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Interview with Greek Anarchist Rouvikonas collective on the students protests [Video]

In Greece, university students protested after the government passed a bill allowing police to enter campuses under the pretext of intervening in crime.

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Police rioting in Greece against universities and students

After boiling situations for some weeks at the ΑΠΘ in Thessaloniki and in front of the Zografou campus in Athens about the implementation of a new special police force in the universities, the repression against the education sector escalated in the last days. For months now, a cycle of asymmetric violence has been opened by the Mitsotakis government in order to attract a far-right voter base, seeking revenge for the dissolution of the fascist organisation that expressed them under the name “Golden Dawn”.

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Greece: The revolt and the repression spread to Thessaloniki [Video]

Thursday, March 11, 2021. Dimitris Koufontinas is still alive. Tension continues to rise in Greece.

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Thousands of Students in Athens Clash With Police During Protest Against Police in Universities

Athens. Greece. Thousands of students took to the streets of Athens on February 11, 2021, demanding the end of the law proposed by the Minister of Education which would bring police back to university campuses.

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#UK: Exam results debacle

UK. There cannot be that many people that don’t believe that the Conservative government has not made a mess of handling the assessment of A-Levels, BTECs and GCSEs, even traditionally Tory-friendly papers are mocking the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson. And it is hard not to conclude that the actions of the government have been inept. What happened in Scotland should have provided advance warning to the problem coming in England, Wales and Northern Ireland but the government carried on regardless, only to then follow Scotland’s example of announcing a U-turn and accepting teacher assessed grades as well as those predicted by the algorithm. This about-face has resulted in its own problems with some Universities/Programmes becoming oversubscribed (with resultant health and safety concerns) and others undersubscribed (and in greater financial difficulty and threat of bankruptcy).

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Coordinamento Studenti Medi di #Padova: from #Covid-19 towards a “new normality”

Padova. Italy. April 6, 2020. While the Council of Ministers approves the so-called “School Decree”, we publish a contribution of the “Coordinamento Studenti Medi di Padova” that addresses the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in a world of education already largely transformed by neoliberalism.

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Santa Cruz #California: Grad Students Prepare to Launch Full Strike Next Week

California. Following up on our previous coverage of the wildcat strike and work stoppage launched by UC Santa Cruz grad student workers, participant Cameron A. writes on the workers next move: launching a full strike this coming Monday, February 10. See below for how you can follow and support.

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#Nantes: How prinicpals are threatening struggling high school students

French territory. In Nantes as everywhere in France, high school students are mobilized against the “new Bac” E3C. An absurd project, badly prepared, and putting high schools in competition with each other.

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