★ ISM - UK
Call for Protests in November
by Education Activists across Germany
We, the supporters of this paper, call on all pupils, students, trainees, teachers, lecturers and all, who want to be active for education, to join the "Education Strike for Solidarity and Free Education". November 17th and the days around should be marked with demonstrations, protests, occupations and other actions. With these we want to achieve changes in education policies, politicise people and strengthen self-organisation. We put our activities in the context of the youth and social protests worldwide and the „Global Weeks of Action for Education“ (Nov. 7-20th) in particular.
We want to stand together for these demands as well as those on the regional level and fight for them. To achieve them we will get organised locally and call on all people to initiate alliances. We suggest that these alliances arrange actions with a strong public outreach during the middle of November, especially on November 17th: they could be flashmobs, rallies, occupations or strikes. We also want to push forward our content of education and discuss this issue during events. For a broad education movement!
Adopted at the federal "education strike" conference in Berlin (Sept. 9-11th 2011).
The original in German can be accessed here.