Education Protests are Worldwide

International Student Movement
What's happening: 
Posted on November 15, 2009
Don't ignore all these protests on the same day - for the same cause: free and emancipatory public education and against the commercialisation and privatisation of education!

Let the public and the media know, that we stand united!
Education is Not for Sale!
* General assembly at the occupied University of Tuebingen (Germany) @3pm GMT

* BIG demonstration in Wiesbaden (Germany) together with teachers who will be on strike (~ 15,000 people are expected)
* Further protests and demonstrations across Germany, arranged by close to 100 local alliances:

* Rally and sit-in at the San Francisco State University (U.S. of A.)

* Student led discussion on "The Role of the University" at the University of North Dakota (U.S. of A.)

* Demonstration against tuition fees in Freetown, called for by the National Youth Coalition Student Assembly (Sierra Leone)

* Pupils across France are mobilising for a day of action against reforms, that will promote a "two-class" public education system. Demonstrations expected in at least 26 cities. Close to 3,000 high schools are involved;

* Flashmobs and open discussions about the importance of free and emancipatory public education in Skopje (Republic of Macedonia); Sloboden Indeks (Free Index) -

* Various protests - among which are also demonstrations - are being arranged in Bern, Basel, Zürich and Geneva (Switzerland):

* Demonstrations - and maybe further actions - across Italy, supported by the Unione degli Studenti (UdS) -

* Day of Action across Austria: demonstrations, rallies, flashmobs, public discussions;

* Simultaneous flashmobs in at least 7 cities across Poland; Demokratyczne Zrzeszenie Studenckie -

* Demonstration in Budapest (Hungary) in front of the Austrian embassy.

* Demonstrations are to take place in Yogyakarta, Makassar and Palu (Sulawesi), Samarindo (Borneo), Ternate (Maluku) and Madura - all in Indonesia;

* Opening of gallery showing pictures of student protests around the world on campus of the Jagannah University (Dhaka; Bangladesh)

What you can do: 

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