Monday, 29 November 2010


Newcastle University occupation has seen its fifth peaceful day. Northumbria University and local sixth form students join students of Newcastle University for an online lecture with David Wearing followed by a question and answer session.

The statement made today by the NUS president, Aaron Porter has been welcomed by members of the occupation. We are glad that the NUS have begun to listen to the voice and opinions of students from all around the country. The Newcastle Occupation urges Aaron Porter to visit all occupations around the country in solidarity.

Again 6th formers joined the occupation to discuss and debate the Second Day of Action on Tuesday. A plan of action has been agreed for the day that will ensure a peaceful protest and safety for all. We have contact the police about the plans for the protest.

We are very pleased to be able to give 6th formers and FE college students a welcoming forum for them to express their ideas, opinions and plans for the future of the anti-cuts movement.

We are overwhelmed with the level of support that we are receiving including a personal message from Noam Chomsky. Lecturers, local businesses and members of the public are braving the bad weather to donate to the occupation.

We are preparing to occupy the Fine Arts building indefinitely until our demands are met.

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