Archive for 'Universities'
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.
We on the left must defend Socialist Alternative, its right to free speech and to organise.
In defence of free speech; in defence of the Socialist Alternative club at Monash University against its banning by Zionists
If you support Palestine, and if you support free speech, I call on you to support Socialist Alternative at Monash University and across Australia in defence of Palestine, in opposition to Pyne’s higher education armaggedon and to join the fight against political repression.
Education Minister Christopher Pyne labels Socialist Alternative, with no evidence whatsoever, anti-Semitic. This calumny is the last refugee of Zionist scoundrels who cannot rebut the evidence of Israel’s war crimes in Gaza. In fact recent analysis shows that there has not been a global increase in anti-Semitism but rather in anti-Israeli sentiment, based on the reality of the crimes Israel is committing in Gaza. To conflate the two is a crude attempt by Zionists to bury the crimes of Israel alongside the bodies of the hundreds of murdered children in Gaza.
A four minute video from the University of Wollongong paper The Tertangala of a recent UOW Uncut Forum there against cuts. “It’s education for rich people, not education for people who deserve it. I think that’s the fundamental issue here and that’s the one we should be speaking up against.” – Dr Colin Salter, UOW […]