Anastazja Oppenheim reports -This week we’ve learned that, without any consultations with students or trade unions, the management of University of the Arts London decided to cut over 800 places on our Further Education courses. Dozens of staff woke up on Monday to an email informing them that they’re at risk of redundancy. Students and sabbs were quick to react – on Thursday, we started an open-ended occupation, taking over management rooms at Central Saint Martins (King’s Cross)
The Student Assembly Against Austerity sends warm solidarity greetings to the LSE student occupiers, who are occupying a meeting room of the university administration to demand a change to the current university system and as a contribution to the national campaign for free education which has gone from strength to strength over the past year.Read more
The Sweetsway estate was bursting with community spirit last night. Residents of the estate and hundreds of supporters gathered around a bonfire chatting.Read more
Chancellor George Osborne tomorrow presents his final Budget of the current parliament.Read more
Met backs down on refusal to police climate and women's marches
Scotland Yard reverses earlier decision not to police Time to Act and Million Women Rise marches, after criticism from campaigners and Boris Johnson
The ‘People’s Climate March’ in London last year was attended by 40,000 people as part of a global day of action. Photograph: Nils Jorgensen/Rex FeaturesRead more
**Campaigners will not hire private companies to facilitate demonstrations**
A range of campaign groups, including organisations responsible for some major forthcoming demonstrations in London, today announced that they would not be paying for traffic management for their protests. This follows the recent announcement that the Metropolitan Police intend to withdraw from this role, which they have carried out in the past. The campaign groups stated:Read more
Back in 2010, before the last election, Tories courting the environmentally conscious vote claimed that you could ‘vote blue and get green’ and that theirs would be the greenest government ever. Last year, the run up to the next election, they capped their term of inaction on climate change with a demonstration of how far they are really committed to environmental sustainability: they persuaded the EU to include in their definition of renewable energy nuclear power and fracking.
Support needed at the Guinness Trust Estate in Brixton where an occupation by residents and supporters is taking place against the eviction of many tenants.
Occupiers plan to keep the occupation running until Guinness agree to halt all evictions and rehouse all the tenants in local social housing.Read more
Anyone who is interested in coach travel to the national "Britain Needs a Payrise" demo in London on the 18th October should get in touch as soon as possible.
North Staffs People's Assembly is working with Unite Community Branch and North Staffs Trades Council to co-ordinate coach places with local Union branches...Read more