From factories to universities, those at the sharp end of the economic slump are rediscovering the power of direct action
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 26 May 2009
".......But of course it's not just in industry that direct action and sit-ins have been delivering results since the current crisis became critical. From January to March, British universities saw the largest wave of student occupations since the 1960s. Then, Vietnam was the trigger; this year, it was the carnage inflicted on Palestinians in Gaza. Students ended up staging occupations at 35 universities, from Sussex to Glasgow, and most won concessions from the authorities: from scholarships for Palestinian students to disinvestment from companies linked to the Israeli occupation......."