Royal Holloway is a university based in Egham, in Surrey, outside West London. Traditionally its political culture has been quite conservative, but the building of a strong anti-cuts group and a big occupation last November changed that, with socialist Daniel Lemberger Cooper winning the student union presidency (see here).
On Thursday 24 February, immediately after a packed Israel/Palestine report-back addressed by AWL solidarity delegation members Jade Baker and Sacha Ismail, Royal Holloway activists put into action their plans for occupying the Arts building on their Egham campus. The next day, having issued a set of demands to university management, the occupiers travelled to central London to transfer the occupation to an RH building in Bedford Square. They have now been joined by activists from other London universities and colleges, creating an 'Anticuts Space' for use by the broader anti-cuts movement, workers as well as students.
What you can do:
1. Send a message of solidarity to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Drop by to visit the Space (map here).
3. Organise a meeting in the Space - there five large rooms and several smaller one. Email to make a suggestion.
4. Circulate information about the Space in your workplace/union, university/college/school or campaigning group.
How to make solidarity with Egyptian workers
A meeting at the student-occupied Anticuts Space, organised by Egypt Worker Solidarity
8.30pm, Thursday March 3
The Anticuts Space, 11 Bedford Square, WC1b
After our second ever organising meeting on Thursday night (6.30, Unite HQ, 128 Theobald's Road, Holborn), the Egypt Worker Solidarity campaign will be coming to the student-occupied Anticuts Space to lead a discussion on how student and labour movement activists in the UK can make solidarity with Egypt's new independent workers' movement.
Facebook event here.