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Breaking news: Snap occupations at Sussex Uni

March 11, 2010

Arts A2 occupation: contempt for the bosses, contempt for their courts

Following a large demonstration against the suspension of the Sussex 6, hundreds of students have staged a snap occupation in defiance of management and the state, following the granting of a High Court injunction banning ‘occupational protest.’

The injunction is based on the testimony of John Duffy, who claimed students had taken members of staff hostage during an occupation of Sussex House last week, a claim vehemently disputed by eye witnesses. Despite the heavy police presence, no charges have been brought for hostage taking or any other offences.

UPDATE: Students moved en masse from Bramber House to Arts A2, a large lecture theatre, where an assembly agreed a set of demands. The occupation is ongoing (16:22).

More info as always on the Defend Sussex blog.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Occupier permalink
    March 11, 2010 2:33 pm

    UPDATE: the occupation has moved to a lecture theatre, defying the High Court injunction and demanding VCEG come and collect the petition for the reinstatement of the Sussex 6.

    WE ARE ALL OCCUPIERS!

  2. Occupier permalink
    March 11, 2010 8:38 pm

    Occupation statement

  3. Wayne permalink
    March 11, 2010 10:48 pm

    Revolution will take place in many countries, including the USA in 2010. Students and workers will make this occur. The Bourgeoisie has destroyed people’s life by having held power illegally for many years. They do not represent the working Class. They must go. Police will join the people, for they are part of the working class. keep the fire burning! No let up!

  4. Wayne permalink
    March 11, 2010 10:52 pm

    Strikes and protests must begin in the USA anytime. Must learn from Greek! Workers and students’ leaders have to commence.

  5. Wayne permalink
    March 11, 2010 11:04 pm

    uprisings have always been possibilities in various places and various times. But in reality uprisings have taken place. That was when man involved himself in the uprising. This involvement demands courage, determination and understanding of the necessity for which an uprising is indicated.
    By turning a possibility into a reality, man actually applies reality to his own life. That distinguishes him (or her) of the rest, whose lives are just contingencies. This acquired reality makes a person infinite, which is to say indispensable. The act of uprising at this time, now, has never been so needed. Thus, man has never been so fortunate as now, to commit to the reality of uprising.
    possibilities will fade away; realities will come to being. And with that the indispensable man will be born in the act of uprising.

    long live the unity between the workers and students.
    long live the Revolution

  6. Spiredex permalink
    March 19, 2010 6:25 am

    Good info. I bookmarked your page.

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