Thursday, 12 February 2009

Glasgow Uni occupation wins many demands

After a lengthy set of negotiations between the group, the Principal and senior University management, the occupation ended at around 9 o'clock last night with the students having won major demands on the DEC issue, academic assistance to Gaza, scholarship pledges, a comprehensive investigation/review of the university's investment/research links with arms companies and a serious pledge to negotiate further on the Eden Springs water contract on campus.

Among the media coverage and pledges of support was a pleasing message from Noam Chomsky:
"I am very pleased to learn about the courageous and honorable actions of the Glasgow University students. These are particularly significant because of the crucial British contribution to the savage onslaught on Gaza, and on the occupied territories generally, second only to the decisive role of the United States -- a disgrace for all of us. I hope you have the greatest success in arousing public opinion and bringing these crimes to an end."
All details from the occupation here.

A most stimulating exercise and lesson in the values of direct action.


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