New Group Begins to Fight the Cuts

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Glasgow Against Education Cuts is a new group that aims to bring together students and staff from all Glasgow’s schools, colleges and universities who are opposed to cuts.

We aim to meet at least every couple of weeks in order to plan joint action and mobilise for mass demonstrations and direct action. We also want to start educating ourselves about why the cuts are taking place, how we can stop them, and how we can develop an alternative model of education.

The group has been set up after the inspirational national day of action against cuts and fees on November 24th. In Glasgow, this saw students walk out of university, to be joined by college students and spontaneously organised school strikes from across the city.

Now we want to bring all these groups together to begin developing a real alternative. Over the next two weeks we’ll be travelling around Glasgow to try and get as many people involved in our next meeting as possible. Look forward to seeing posters and flyers in your place of education. We need your help to spread the word any way you can – invite every student or staff member you know. We’ll have materials uploaded here soon which you can download and print off for use where you are. Let us know how you get on in the comments!

Although the group is focused primarily on education for now, we stand in solidarity with everyone affected by the cuts, and welcome participation from anyone who’s interested – you don’t have to be a student or staff member to come along, and we’d very much welcome communication and support from everyone fighting back against the government.

In the meantime, we want you to let us know what you think the group should be doing. How can we resist the cuts to our education? How can we develop our own alternative models of education? What skills can you offer to help? How can you help build Glasgow Against Education Cuts?

NEXT MEETING: MONDAY DECEMBER 13TH, 5.30pm, CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS, 350 SAUCHIEHALL STREET

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