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    Hey guys

    I'm at LSE and I'm pissed off with the whole occupation. I think it's pretty annoying that students are camping out in lecture theatres and forcing staff to rearrange lecture locations.

    I disagree with the cuts, but the way the LSE activists seem to approach the issue is through an ingroup where if you are in the ingroup you feel part of the movement. There's not much sense of a communal spirit with regard to the ill-feeling.

    There is definitely the desire on campus, but the fact that it seems to be run from the top in a group dynamic seems to undermine the point of individuals acting collectively.

    That's my view. Anyone from LSE have a view, and are there occupations at other universities and how are they set up?

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    Isn't LSE going to lose all government funding because it's isn't a sciences based university, I can certainly understand their frustration

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    I'm not particularly sure, but it is going to be hard on us. We get a lot of private funding though, and we get a LOT of overseas fees. Only 40% undergrad here so I guess it's not TOO bad for us.

    But still, I don't feel that all all the paid sabattical officers do a great job of harnessing a communal spirit.
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    (Original post by SeanChamp)
    ... but the way the LSE activists seem to approach the issue is through an ingroup where if you are in the ingroup you feel part of the movement. There's not much sense of a communal spirit with regard to the ill-feeling.

    There is definitely the desire on campus, but the fact that it seems to be run from the top in a group dynamic seems to undermine the point of individuals acting collectively.
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    Yeah that sounds like student politics at it's finest.

    Course if it's any consolation it isn't really happening cos as TSR-ian 'Margaret Thatcher' has clearly stated it's only plebs at run down ex-polytechics who object to the fees changes.
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    (Original post by Joinedup)
    Yeah that sounds like student politics at it's finest.

    Course if it's any consolation it isn't really happening cos as TSR-ian 'Margaret Thatcher' has clearly stated it's only plebs at run down ex-polytechics who object to the fees changes.
    Haha, that's actually quite funny. As I arrived at one of the buildings where a room was being occupied, there were a group of students who were part of the occupation and they were carrying 'Socialist Worker' magazines and were referring to Marxism. What garbage!

    I think 'Thatcher' (lol) is wrong though, those fees are pretty silly considering the percentage change since '97.
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    I'm totally in favour of (most forms) of direct action. Fair play to them, really.
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    I think it's important, but still it seems like it's just a small group of radicalists making the school a lot less efficient. LSE is small and space is always scarce so these people aren't really advancing much.

    With regard to the marches, though, I think LSE does good.
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    (Original post by SeanChamp)
    Haha, that's actually quite funny. As I arrived at one of the buildings where a room was being occupied, there were a group of students who were part of the occupation and they were carrying 'Socialist Worker' magazines and were referring to Marxism. What garbage!

    I think 'Thatcher' (lol) is wrong though, those fees are pretty silly considering the percentage change since '97.
    Keep an eye on them, they'll all be politicians, special advisors or quango jockeys in 10 years time. All furiously feathering their own nests and saying I'm alright jack.
 
 
 
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