Students plot next wave of rent strikes
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Students plot next wave of rent strikes

Charlie Lawrence-Jones

Students and activists around the UK met in South London last weekend to discuss how to fight tenants’ escalating costs and free-falling standards of living. More than 25 campuses are now considering strikes as a tactic to demand improved conditions, affordable rent or other changes to university accommodation. For the first time, the NUS is…

Post Office workers strike as pensions perish
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Post Office workers strike as pensions perish

Mattha Busby

Post office workers affiliated to the Communications Workers Union (CWU) struck on Thursday in protest against the closure of town centre offices, the “relentless attack” upon their pension scheme, and the pay freeze imposed last year. The pension scheme, which has been running at a £130,000,000 surplus (and is estimated to remain in surplus until 2022…

Algiers – ‘Symbolic Intervention’
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Algiers – ‘Symbolic Intervention’

Sam Taylor

In 1965, with war raging in Vietnam and racial tension at home, Marvin Gaye asked himself: “With the world exploding around me, how am I supposed to keep singing love songs?” From Bob Dylan to Public Enemy, Billie Holiday to Fela Kuti, protest music has never gone away. Algiers are part of a new generation of…

City joins the University of London
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City joins the University of London

Emma Yeomans

Fifty years after being granted university status, City has joined the University of London. From now on it will be known as City, University of London, and students will have access to Student Central, Senate House Library, and exchange opportunities within London. Professor Sir Paul Curran, President of City, said: “By seizing opportunities to share…

#SREnow: women reveal experiences of poor sex education and inequality in school
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#SREnow: women reveal experiences of poor sex education and inequality in school

Rebecca Pinnington

Content note: descriptions of sexual assault, gender dysphoria, homophobia Twitter users today lambasted major shortfalls in UK sex and relationships education (SRE) and in-classroom handling of sexually motivated harassment and bullying. Tweeting to the hashtag #SREnow, they shared their experiences of poor sex education and rampant sexism, cissexism and homophobia they encountered in school. There…

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