After the wave of occupations and the national demonstration against fees; as Vice Chancellors and the government declare their intention to double fees; as cuts and redundancies rip through our campuses; and as the NUS fails to relate to any of these issues or give leadership to students - it's clear that the student movement is at a turning point.
The thousands of students who are being drawn into campaigns need to co-ordinate our actions nationally: we need a national, fighting student movement!
A group of activists from the university occupations, student union officers and activists from Education Not for Sale have called a national meeting on the 18th of April to discuss the way forward and co-ordinate our actions.
We will hear speakers from the student movements in Europe and a speaker from the UK workers' movement - but this meeting won't be about listening to endless top table speakers: we want an open discussion from the floor, between student activists, to decide on what to do next and hopefully create a permanent co-ordination, network or federation of fighting student unions and activists.
We want the organising process to be open and transparent - all are welcome to take part! Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org studentcoordination@
Watch this space for updates; and check the blog: http://studentcoordination.