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About sussex against privatization

Workers and students at the University of Sussex who are opposed to the plan to privatize 235 jobs.

Public statement regarding the decision to ask the Socialist Workers Party to stop bringing their paraphernalia to demonstrations

I am writing this to provide an update about the decision to ask the SWP to stop bringing their paraphernalia to demonstrations. I write to you as both a survivor who was affected by the visible SWP presence at demonstrations, … Continue reading

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University of Sussex disciplinary hearing collapses, as the top QC’s stand alongside students, for not holding fair trials.

Friday, four students suspended from the University of Sussex, and now being dragged through politically motivated internal disciplinary hearings, were told that the proceedings would not go ahead, in light of the fact that the Chair of the panel was … Continue reading

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Disciplinary hearing 2.0

In 2010, ‘the Sussex 6’, were suspended for protesting. In 2013, ‘the Sussex 5’, were suspended for protesting against privatisation and pay cuts in higher education. The evidence given for the suspensions were as ridiculous as ‘encouraging a team of … Continue reading

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Statement of the Students’ Union on the “reinstatement” of the Sussex 5

The five students who were suspended and excluded from the University have been informed that their suspensions and exclusions from the campus have been lifted, but they still face disciplinary action. The students were suspended by the Vice-Chancellor on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Reinstate the Sussex Five! Week of Action

Five Sussex students have been suspended indefinitely for taking part in legal demonstrations and occupations against uni management’s privatisation plans and in support of the recent staff strike. This is an attempt by management to intimidate students from exercising their … Continue reading

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Solidarity statements for the Sussex Five

Five Sussex Students have been suspended indefinitely for taking part in protests against the privatisation of the university and in support of the recent staff strike for fair and equal pay. Management are trying to intimidate and deter students from … Continue reading

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Northfield workers support the suspended students because the suspended students supported the northfield workers

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OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON SUSPENSIONS

Five Sussex students were today, Wednesday 4th December, suspended by Vice-Chancellor, Michael Farthing as he exercised his “authority to temporarily suspend [their] studies and exclude [them] from the University campus.” The suspensions follow protests against the outsourcing of Sussex services … Continue reading

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5 protesters got suspended

Wednesday the 4th of December, 5 students were suspended by the Vice-Chancellor Michael Farthing for their involvement in the occupation of the Bramber House Conference Centre which ended yesterday. The occupation left peacefully to support the nation-wide strike in defence … Continue reading

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Final statement from the Bramber House occupation

We, the occupiers of Bramber House, are leaving our occupation in order to join our staff at the picket lines in the fight for fair pay in higher education. These staff are fighting against a 13% pay cut since 2008, … Continue reading

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