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Thoughts on the Sussex Occupation as Dead End

Members of the Queer (in) Crisis collective question the Sussex occupation and demos as empty forms and traditions, and discuss how to maintain the toxicity of protest. The current occupation at Sussex University is in its fifth week, with no […]

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Bedroom Tax: what you need to know, what you need to do

John Bowman explains the policy behind the bedroom tax and the next steps for the campaign Of all the Tories’ cuts to benefits, the “bedroom tax” has provoked the biggest wave of anger. The cuts of 14% to housing benefit for […]

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Support the Syrian people

Mark Booth urges support for a solidarity protest this Saturday The Syrian Revolution is close to its second anniversary. After two years of brutal repression the Syrian people are still fighting. Beginning on March 15th in 2011, since the start of […]

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‘What should radical political organisations look like today?’ at Occupy Sussex

Maia Pal reports back on a meeting on radical activism and organisation, held in Brighton at the Sussex Occupation. Below, Luke Cooper replies to the debate. On Wednesday 6 March, activists put together a forum entitled ‘What should radical political […]

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Video: Zita Holbourne on racism, riots and resistance

In the third of our Radical Voices interview series we spoke to anti-racist activist, poet and trade unionist, Zita Holbourne, about the riots, activism, and the fightback against the cuts.  

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Birmingham: the only democracy we have is resistance

Originally posted at Slaney Street Blog The destruction of Birmingham’s local services leaves people with only one option to express themselves democratically: protests. Today dozens of people blockaded the council house at every entrance, which had Birmingham residents linking arms […]

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The future of the student movement

A grassroots activist meeting in London discusses alternatives to the NUS

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Occupy Sussex: a new wind blowing through student politics?

Maïa Pal discusses the history and wider implications of the current occupation at Sussex University.

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