Thursday, 5 February 2009

Strathclyde University Success!

a message from the Strathclyde students...

I'll keep it brief for now, but I'm happy to say that after a 24 hour occupation of Registry, three negotiation sessions with the university authorities and a students' association that opposed the actions, we managed to win a series of promises from the University administration:

- The Eden Springs contract has been CANCELLED
- Scholarships will be provided for 1-3 (and potentially more, funded by money that would otherwise have been wasted on Eden Springs) Palestinian students
- The DEC appeal will be publicised on campus and on the University homepage
- The University will re-establish its link with the University of Gaza
- The University denies that it has any links with BAE systems beyond the company funding one student to the sum of £5000 in the engineering department. Whether this is true or not remains to be seen, and we shall investigate this further.

Thank you to everyone for your amazing support in the campaign and the solidarity you expressed.  End the occupation - free Palestine!

Keep up the support for the ongoing occupations - and organise in your schools, universities, communities and workplaces.

Please send messages of support to Manchester Uni students currently in occupation:  "

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