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East Slope protestors had heating cut off and toilets removed during Occupation

Students occupying the half-built East Slope accommodation complex had their access to toilets removed, the heating shut off in sub-zero temperatures and a dog handler sent onto site. The occupation…

Remembering protests past

Cuts, occupations, strikes, suspensions, demos and even riot police. The last academic year at Sussex had it all. This week, one student activist offers a retrospective account of 2010-11 Laying…

Squatters in Taj building, Old Steine, ordered to vacate or face eviction

A group of squatters who have taken over the former site of the greengrocers, Taj, at Old Steine, have been told to vacate the premises or they will be evicted.…

Students from University of Brighton go into occupation

Students from the University of Brighton began an occupation of one of the university’s buildings on Wednesday 24 November. The occupation of G7 Pavilion Parade, started after the march in…

Management gets heavy-handed

Those of you that noticed the fleet of riot vans and police cars surrounding Sussex House last Thursday may have wondered if some disastrous or imminent threat had just been…

'Stop The Cuts' must stay on track

At the time of writing, an occupation of the Arts A2 lecture hall is underway. As of late, occupations have not been a rarity on campus thanks to the Stop…

The occupation served only to divide

I feel as strongly as anybody about supporting those members of staff who are facing redundancy in the light of management’s cuts. I also fully support any student demonstration which…

The movement must box-clever

Following the occupation at Sussex House, in which a few senior members of staff effectively held their own occupation within that building by refusing to leave without police escort, a…

Management back-tracks over student suspensions

Last Wednesday 10 March, six students formerly suspended from the University of Sussex had their penalisations modified so as to permit them to continue with their academic studies. Around 600…

What next for Stop the Cuts? An open letter to the Stop the Cuts Campaign, from the Stop the Cuts Campaign

Fellow students, staff, and interested parties, We know the cuts are bad, we know they are only the beginning (a few more million next year, and after the election –…

Who’s the Orientalist?

The extent of some people’s arrogance, ignorance and shamelessness can indeed be revolting sometimes. That’s what I thought when I read the recent Badger article entitled ‘Balance it out!’. I…

Balance it out!

As an anti-war campaign, it would not make sense to support Hamas. Hamas of course believe a military resistance to be the only solution. As you know, for Hamas a…