Students & Anti-Cuts Groups Link Riots to Cuts

12 Aug

UK students and anti-cuts groups have released a statement linking the riots to the cuts, police brutality and systematic inequality. They call for an investigation into Mark Duggan’s death, the disbanding of the IPCC to be replaced with independent body, and no punishment of rioters with increased sentences, violence or elimination of benefits.

They call for the reversal of the punitive programme of cuts that is targeting most heavily areas of deprivation and marginalised groups, including young people, to be replaced by a policy of positive investment and wealth re-distribution.

They call upon those involved in community and campaigning groups, including trades unions, for their support and a refusal to condemn and disown those involved in riots; stating that instead everything possible must be done to engage with them, recognising their actions as part of the broad range of responses to the neoliberal cuts programme.

Read more, sign and share at Nottingham Students Against Fees and Cuts.

One Response to “Students & Anti-Cuts Groups Link Riots to Cuts”

  1. Eliakim August 14, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    Education is certainly an issue and so is unemployment. However, the unions knew in the 70’s that there would not be jobs for everyone. Hence, why there was so much investment in the leisure industry. The fact of the matter is that there will never be jobs for everyone, and if there were enough jobs, the land would run out of natural resources very fast indeed.

    Humanity have to start living life in a completely new and different way. Academic education is not the long term solution. People have to reconnect with the land, live on it and grow their own food. Due to what is coming environmentally. This is a new era and it is the end of the world as people have known it.

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