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Students are keeping the flame of free speech alive with their ‘unauthorised’ protests against Pyne and his attempted destruction of Universities. To defend free speech and Universities join with students in their just campaign against fee deregulation and funding cuts on 25 March across Australia.
About 30 students in Sydney were protesting against Education Minister Christopher Pyne and his attacks on Universities. Here is the ABC video of a policeman pepper spraying the students. This is what their ‘democracy’ looks like.
For the unions and students fighting alongside Labor and the Greens, the job to convince crossbenchers and the public that deregulation is in itself a problem – the real fight – starts now.
Alexis Vassiley in Red Flag argues for free higher education.
The Illawarra Mercury on opponents of the higher education reforms and Pyne’s supposed back down.
John Passant, of protest group UOW Uncut, said the concessions were a temporary measure designed to persuade undecided senators.
Free education was won through consistent protest in the 1970s and can be won back now through consistent protest writes John Rainford in Green Left Weekly.
Mr Passant believes the university will rein in pay rises, opt not to renew contracts and employ fewer casuals to meet the target.
[And that is before redundancies.]
To read the whole story click Jobs at risk as UOW eyes spending cuts.
Me in today’s Illawarra Mercury on the rally against University cuts and fee de-regulation at Wollongong University
Me in today’s Illawarra Mercury.
The government and the capitalists are the primary beneficiaries of higher education Duncan Hart writes in Red Flag. “Fairness” would be the exact opposite of the government’s plans to cut subsidies and introduce deregulated fees. Rather it would mean a system in which education is free and accessible to all and paid for by a tax on employers.
Jeff Sparrow in Overland: It’s shameful to use bogus allegations of anti-Semitism to shut your opponents down.