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A Fiery Moment

Students who have never been involved in anything suddenly stood up and fought back.

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thank you very much for covering the student movement, it's a critical time for everyone — not just the students; we're trying to show everyone that they need to get involved.

i was there on day X3 in london (where that series of incredible photographs in the video comes from) and i hope it got the maximum amount of attention it could have achieved. at my university, portsmouth, it's proven so difficult to get anyone interested in the education funding campaign let alone the anti-cuts agenda overall, and it gives me strength to see that i'm not the only one who feels angry, oppressed and subjugated when i see those fences torn down in whitehall and parliament square. the student movements in the UK and europe have far greater revolutionary potential than people give them credit for and now that the media-created stereotype has been seriously debased, hopefully people can start to realise that what they hear on a daily basis on the television, radio, etc is a network of lies. just take a look at this biased interview with jody mcintyre, a boy with cerebral palsy dragged from his chair by police and receiving zero sympathy from the bbc: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXNJ3MZ-AUo

i think 'md' and 'm...m/c...c/p...p are being terribly dismissive and short-sighted in their comments; does it not occur to you two (the article video even stated this) that "billions of dollars spent on a ridiculous war" could be used to build and fund more schools or colleges? everything is connected in one way or another; for one economic problem, the solution must come from elsewhere, you can't just stop funding a war and do nothing with the money saved. why do you think we at the socialist worker's student society took to the streets chanting "money for jobs and education / not for bombs and occupation?" (or "not for corporate tax evasion" as we passed vodafone) you can't dismiss the problems of a nation at the expense of your evidently pretentious interests — i don't care what zizek said, all i know is i'm glad that adbusters are giving the necessary attention to a new generation of dissenters, a generation i am proudly part of (and i've never been proud of much at all in my life, having suffered under a society that actively labels my beliefs/feelings as wrong).

outside the houses of parliament: "that's not what democracy looks like / this is what democracy looks like!"

thank you very much for covering the student movement, it's a critical time for everyone — not just the students; we're trying to show everyone that they need to get involved.

i was there on day X3 in london (where that series of incredible photographs in the video comes from) and i hope it got the maximum amount of attention it could have achieved. at my university, portsmouth, it's proven so difficult to get anyone interested in the education funding campaign let alone the anti-cuts agenda overall, and it gives me strength to see that i'm not the only one who feels angry, oppressed and subjugated when i see those fences torn down in whitehall and parliament square. the student movements in the UK and europe have far greater revolutionary potential than people give them credit for and now that the media-created stereotype has been seriously debased, hopefully people can start to realise that what they hear on a daily basis on the television, radio, etc is a network of lies. just take a look at this biased interview with jody mcintyre, a boy with cerebral palsy dragged from his chair by police and receiving zero sympathy from the bbc: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXNJ3MZ-AUo

i think 'md' and 'm...m/c...c/p...p are being terribly dismissive and short-sighted in their comments; does it not occur to you two (the article video even stated this) that "billions of dollars spent on a ridiculous war" could be used to build and fund more schools or colleges? everything is connected in one way or another; for one economic problem, the solution must come from elsewhere, you can't just stop funding a war and do nothing with the money saved. why do you think we at the socialist worker's student society took to the streets chanting "money for jobs and education / not for bombs and occupation?" (or "not for corporate tax evasion" as we passed vodafone) you can't dismiss the problems of a nation at the expense of your evidently pretentious interests — i don't care what zizek said, all i know is i'm glad that adbusters are giving the necessary attention to a new generation of dissenters, a generation i am proudly part of (and i've never been proud of much at all in my life, having suffered under a society that actively labels my beliefs/feelings as wrong).

outside the houses of parliament: "that's not what democracy looks like / this is what democracy looks like!"

These students aren't standing up for anythign noble. When they cry against cuts to education, what they are really crying for is the state to use its authority against others (taxpayers, future generations). They don't want justice or freedom. They don't want to stop the bully, they just want to be in control of the bully.

These students aren't standing up for anythign noble. When they cry against cuts to education, what they are really crying for is the state to use its authority against others (taxpayers, future generations). They don't want justice or freedom. They don't want to stop the bully, they just want to be in control of the bully.

wrong — there is an increasingly growing number of us calling for a dismantling of capitalism, because more and more students are waking up to the fact that capitalism oppresses everybody, not just students. i'm not going to defend the millions who don't care and the large number who have mummy and daddy to pay for it all, but i haven't met a single campaigner who hasn't proclaimed justice for all. by confronting riot police in civil disobedience on the streets of london, are we really "crying for the state to use its authority against others?" are you saying we shouldn't campaign for an end to war in favour of more money spent on not just education, but health, etc? are we really calling for the abuse of future generations? not at all, as the majority of people i rally with are college students rather than university students; they will bear the full brunt of tuition fee hikes and spending cuts and we want what's best for them and whoever comes after.

don't be so quick to stereotype a group of people that you evidently don't understand.

wrong — there is an increasingly growing number of us calling for a dismantling of capitalism, because more and more students are waking up to the fact that capitalism oppresses everybody, not just students. i'm not going to defend the millions who don't care and the large number who have mummy and daddy to pay for it all, but i haven't met a single campaigner who hasn't proclaimed justice for all. by confronting riot police in civil disobedience on the streets of london, are we really "crying for the state to use its authority against others?" are you saying we shouldn't campaign for an end to war in favour of more money spent on not just education, but health, etc? are we really calling for the abuse of future generations? not at all, as the majority of people i rally with are college students rather than university students; they will bear the full brunt of tuition fee hikes and spending cuts and we want what's best for them and whoever comes after.

don't be so quick to stereotype a group of people that you evidently don't understand.

Its still poses a question... why do we fight to show that fighting is wrong?
Its a doomed generation to think we are 'cool' for sticking up for ourselves with fists and parading violence or taunting the peace of a neighbor. We only have one thing we truly can still fight for and that's knowledge and its not done with the fist or marches, its done with the mind.

Its still poses a question... why do we fight to show that fighting is wrong?
Its a doomed generation to think we are 'cool' for sticking up for ourselves with fists and parading violence or taunting the peace of a neighbor. We only have one thing we truly can still fight for and that's knowledge and its not done with the fist or marches, its done with the mind.

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