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More Whitehall protests 07, 08 & 09 Dec 2010 Watch

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    Three protests on education in as many days:

    07 Dec = School Sports
    08 Dec = NUS/UCU anti-fees
    09 Dec = The grassroots one.

    This thread is for discussion of all of these protests. From what I've heard, the movement lobbying for school sports has been particularly effective.

    Any thoughts?
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    Im finding the logic hard to comprehend tbh. No political party is supporting the students, surely many must realise this is not going to work.
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    A pointless waste of time and money.
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    im going to a protest locally on the 8th and then to the big national one in London on the 9th
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    To be honest, i find it rather disheartening to see TSR users giving up or looking down on students. Surely the students should protest if there is no political party looking out for their interests? The liberal democrats used to be the vanguard of the student voice, and the champions of fairness until they got into government and are likely to betray them. With no active voice in the public sphere, students really have little alternative to make themselves heard. Doing it peacefully through student media is unlikely to work (for example, in my university there is a sit in to act against the government, but it is out of the way for teachers and students, thus it has recieved no press at all) and violence, though undesirable, at least gives students a public platform.

    This is not a failure for students. It is a failure of politicians who basically **** in the mouth of the electorate and tell them they should enjoy it- and unfortunately many self righteous students on TSR being totally fine with it. Ultimately however, it is a failure of politicians communication with students- had they been honest in the first place, i highly doubt protests would have been as violent and ongoing as they are.
 
 
 
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