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We are an open heterogeneous group including Goldsmiths staff, students and many others who believe the university is a public resource that should be open to all. We stand with all those affected by the privatisation agenda and against those who profit from its misery.

Goldsmiths is now occupied in solidarity with the UK-wide strike on November 30th and the global occupy movement. We are here because we reject the privatisation of the university, symptomatic of the neo-liberal agenda that permeates all aspects of life. For this reason we have strategically occupied the building housing Goldsmiths’ finance offices, responsible for executing the cuts and the privatisation agenda. This building also houses the Ian Gulland lecture theatre. Lectures can go ahead as planned on the condition that they are open to the public. All groups on and off-campus are encouraged to use this space to host meetings, events, and planning sessions for actions on November 30th. Where the current government agenda not only encourages, but enforces the transfer of public resources to private hands we join people worldwide in taking them back!

Programming at the occupation is open to everyone to design.

* General Assemblies, 5.30pm daily * Drop in banner-making and Adbusting * Film screenings * Teach-ins

 Stay in touch on email: goldoccupation@gmail.com

FAQ

WHO IS OCCUPYING?

We are an open, heterogeneous group including Goldsmiths students, staff and many others who believe the university is a common resource that should be open to all. Join us!

WHERE ARE WE OCCUPYING?

The Whitehead Building – to blockade the finance department, where your student fees, departmental budgets and salaries are mis-directed. The Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre has been liberated as a communal and democratically organised space.

WHY ARE WE OCCUPYING?

  • To stand with all those affected by privatisation and commodification of life.
  • To stand against those who profit from this global misery.
  • To organise for the N30 strike.
  • To create and debate.
  • To make university space accessible to everyone.
  • To sabotage the marketisation of education.

WHERE ARE OUR DEMANDS?

Our aspirations for society can in no way be met by the management of the university. We cannot address an authority we do not recognise. We know that whatever comes next is something we will make, not something we will ask for. The crisis of the university is a manifestation of the broader crisis of capitalism. Join the action!

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