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    So for anyone living under a rock at York, there are about 30 students camping out in a study area in Physics in 'protest' against the rise of tuition fees. SO far they have been there for about 2 weeks and are planning on staying there until the end of term.

    Does anyone actually support these people or do you think their actions make them look like idiots as they think skipping 3 weeks of lectures is fine?
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    So for anyone living under a rock at York, there are about 30 students camping out in a study area in Physics in 'protest' against the rise of tuition fees. SO far they have been there for about 2 weeks and are planning on staying there until the end of term.

    Does anyone actually support these people or do you think their actions make them look like idiots as they think skipping 3 weeks of lectures is fine?
    Hippies in the title and your picture being of Eric Cartman is quite ironic. You jew hating fat arse
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    We also have marxist hippy students squatting out in our Architecture/Arts block. It's quite funny because it doesn't matter how long they squat there, the asshat politicians are still going to vote in favour of the rises and Plymouth Uni are still a business at the end of the day with budget shortfalls to fill.

    It's a nice sentiment but it just strikes me as a pointless method of protest
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    1) the protest has only been in place for a week
    2) the majority continue to go to lectures and deliberatly chose their location to avoid obstructing other students access to education
    3) to describe them as "marxist hippies" is to be ignorant of the apolitical cross ideology support they have. it is not a politically aligned protest, it is driven by the belief that both the fees rise and proposed cut to uni funding will severly harm students. £19,461,132 is the amount the union of universities believes will be cut from York's teaching budget as a result.
    4) they have made an impact, having had meetings with both jane grenville ( a pro-vice chancellor), and Brian Cantor (vice chancellor). greg dyke (the chancellor) also expressed his sympathy for the cause. the student protests in their various forms across the country have led to a huge amount of political pressure on mps to oppose the bill and a number of lib dems including simon hughes to reconsider their position on the vote. even if the fees do go through a number of concessions have already been made.
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    (Original post by jammierebel)
    1) the protest has only been in place for a week
    2) the majority continue to go to lectures and deliberatly chose their location to avoid obstructing other students access to education
    3) to describe them as "marxist hippies" is to be ignorant of the apolitical cross ideology support they have. it is not a politically aligned protest, it is driven by the belief that both the fees rise and proposed cut to uni funding will severly harm students. £19,461,132 is the amount the union of universities believes will be cut from York's teaching budget as a result.
    4) they have made an impact, having had meetings with both jane grenville ( a pro-vice chancellor), and Brian Cantor (vice chancellor). greg dyke (the chancellor) also expressed his sympathy for the cause. the student protests in their various forms across the country have led to a huge amount of political pressure on mps to oppose the bill and a number of lib dems including simon hughes to reconsider their position on the vote. even if the fees do go through a number of concessions have already been made.

    I'm on hunger strike 10 hours a day (usually between 10pm and 8 am) in protest against death, which severely harms everyone.

    I will keep this up until the government agrees to abolish death.
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    lol why are they hippies or marxist? are they sitting around listening to pink floyd, blazing up whilst reading Das Kapital?
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    (Original post by adam_zed)
    lol why are they hippies or marxist? are they sitting around listening to pink floyd, blazing up whilst reading Das Kapital?
    I don't know about the music, but they sit around playing on guitars, dress like hippies, and think that sitting on their arses doing nothing will change something.


    (Original post by jammierebel)
    1) the protest has only been in place for a week
    2) the majority continue to go to lectures and deliberatly chose their location to avoid obstructing other students access to education
    3) to describe them as "marxist hippies" is to be ignorant of the apolitical cross ideology support they have. it is not a politically aligned protest, it is driven by the belief that both the fees rise and proposed cut to uni funding will severly harm students. £19,461,132 is the amount the union of universities believes will be cut from York's teaching budget as a result.
    4) they have made an impact, having had meetings with both jane grenville ( a pro-vice chancellor), and Brian Cantor (vice chancellor). greg dyke (the chancellor) also expressed his sympathy for the cause. the student protests in their various forms across the country have led to a huge amount of political pressure on mps to oppose the bill and a number of lib dems including simon hughes to reconsider their position on the vote. even if the fees do go through a number of concessions have already been made.
    Last I checked that area of physics was always full with people.......studying.......that thing those idiots do not know how to do and thinking dicking about with guitars is productive to their degree.
    Who cares what their exact motivation is. Sitting around doing nothing is a joke. How about they actually do something and apply their degrees as a few of them are doing PPE - oh the irony.
    They will not have made an impact of any significance as protests never can otherwise is shows the opposition to be weak. If they had any brains they would have firstly chosen somewhere in there own department rather then invading someone else's, and secondly they would have tried a more mature and constitutive way of showing opposition, such as join political parties etc, but I guess that would not have got them the attention they crave.
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    Not that I'm going to try and defend this self-righteous madness, but:

    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    How about they actually do something and apply their degrees as a few of them are doing PPE - oh the irony.
    ...What?
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    I walked past them earlier. They smell bad.
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    (Original post by AirRaven)
    Not that I'm going to try and defend this self-righteous madness, but:



    ...What?
    Oh,just that some are studying PPE, so they should apply the Politics part of their degree and either join a party as they should know that protesting never helps.
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    Tesla coils. Use them.
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    Oh,just that some are studying PPE, so they should apply the Politics part of their degree and either join a party as they should know that protesting never helps.
    A load of them are already members of political parties- it's not necessarily the best way of getting your voice heard.

    Hell. I joined the Lib Dems at least partially to campaign against fees. The events of the past half hour have made rather a mockery of that, I have to say.
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    It's true that little (if anything significant at all) will come of their actions but it's not like they're doing any harm in trying, are they? So who cares?
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      Organise a protest against the hippies.

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      (Original post by rainbow drops)
      It's true that little (if anything significant at all) will come of their actions but it's not like they're doing any harm in trying, are they? So who cares?
      They are camping out/taken over a study area for students, and seeing that it is in the physics building, it was always full of students working. So not only are they doing jack ****, they are also pissing off hard working students .
     
     
     
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