Friday, 10 December 2010

Denial of basic human rights

In a clear denial of our basic human rights, Newcastle University management has stopped food and water entering the occupation. Please publicise this disgraceful behavior in order to hold them to account.

8 comments:

  1. On Human Rights Day as well... utterly disgraceful.

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  2. can you contact Sarah Scott at the Journal please 01912016273

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  3. They cannot close down protests in this way. We don't live in China!

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  4. Oh deary me. What's next? No wigs?

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  5. oh come on!!!!
    this is f**king ridiculous!

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  6. SEND YOUR MESSAGE OF CONDEMNATION TO VICE CHANCELLOR CHRIS BRINK:
    chris.brink@newcastle.ac.uk

    SEND YOUR MESSAGES OF SUPPORT TO:
    ncluniocc@gmail.com

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  7. Just wrote this letter: Okay to reuse?

    Dear Chris Brink,

    Denying entry of people (and therefore supplies of food and water) to the peaceful occupation of the Fine Arts building is a disgrace. The students involved were allowing lectures to continue in the building and their occupation has huge support in the student body, as shown by the masses of donations made and the official support given by the Students' Union.

    Their cause is just and they must have the right to protest peacefully in a democracy, especially when politicians act in an anti-democratic fashion.

    The actions of university management are hypocritical in that a letter sent demanding an end to the occupation cited the illness of students as a problem and said "we are concerned about the health of students in the occupation." Denying students food and water shows a real lack of concern for their health.

    We demand that you immediately allow the entry of students to the Fine Arts building so that they can eat, drink and continue to protest.

    Your Name Here

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