Elf en twaalf maart vonden studentenprotesten plaats in Wenen vanwege de gelijktijdige viering van het Bolognaproces door Europese onderwijsministers. Onder de slogan “Celebrating Bologna? We don’t think so.” nodigden Oostenrijkse en andere activisten alle Europese Bolognaprocesslachtoffers uit om het feest te verstoren. En dat is redelijk gelukt. Zie hieronder filmpjes, foto’s en meer informatie hierover…en over studentenacties elders in de wereld.

Dankzij een Spaanse groepering genaamd de Comisión Internacional Autonoma Barcelona, hebben we de acties in Wenen een beetje op een rijtje. In hun laatste nieuwsbrief schrijven ze over deze Anti-Bologna acties, maar lees vooral ook de rest over studentenacties in Griekenland, Frankrijk, het Verenigd Koninkrijk, Colombia, Hongarije. En ook de Nederlandse studentenbeweging is door hun opgemerkt.

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NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Vienna
► 10/03: A group of 500 people occupied the NIG building for accomodation – they de-occupied the next morning.
Photos: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3543987&id=158948343468&fbid=358636318468
► 11/03: Demonstration, roadblocks and a siege of the parliament building. There were between 5k and 30k participants (according to different sources) and 3,000 police who attacked the crowd with tear gas. There were approx. 100 detained.
The events in chronological order: http://at.indymedia.org/node/17499
Video (siege of parliament): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG-sanoGKHY&feature=channel
Video (quantity of police): http://zurpolitik.com/2010/03/12/video-vom-polizeiaufgebot-bei-bolognaburns/
Video and photos (demonstration): http://derstandard.at/1267743788258/Anti-Bologna-Demo-behinderte-Minister-Gipfel
► 12/03: There was an antirepression demonstration in the afternoon (300 people) and the counter-summit was held
Schedule of Events: http://unsereuni.at/?p=14985

Greece
► 26/02 – 02/03: Occupation of the administration of the University of Aristotle in Athens (ΑΠΘ). A group destroyed the entrance of the university and put up with the police while another group entered through another entrance.
► 10/03: The cops have killed an activist in Athens, he was 35 and was called Lambros Foundas.
News: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2010/03/447383.html
► 10/03: Action with students and employees of the University of Aristotle in Athens (ΑΠΘ)
Photos: http://arefeaak.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/%CE%B4%CE%B5%CE%AF%CF%84%CE%B5-%CE%B5%CE%B9%CE%BA%CF%8C%CE%BD%CE%B5%CF%82-%CE%B1%CF%80%CE%BF-%CF%84%CE%B7-%CF%83%CE%B7%CE%BC%CE%B5%CF%81%CE%B9%CE%BD%CE%AE-%CE%B4%CF%81%CE%AC%CF%83%CE%B7-%CF%84%CE%B7-2/

Colombia
► 03/03: After a demonstration by public transport workers, police and brigades mobiles entered the University of Caldas with stun grenades, tear gas and water jets. They also arrested 64 students.
Denunciation: http://asambleautp.blogspot.com/2010/03/denuncia-publica-desde-manizales.html
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpGghYTxWlo

United Kingdom
► 05/03: After the occupation of the University of Sussex (Brighton, England) and the subsequent police repression (including dogs and tasers) 6 students have been expelled. Also, the management of the university have won a court order so that protest actions (which does not have the consent of the administration) are now automatically considered as crimes.
Communiqué: http://defendsussex.wordpress.com/2010/03/05/press-release-suspensions-and-arrests-after-university-of-sussex-management-call-riot-police-on-non-violent- student-protestors /
► 06/03: Glasgow, Scotland. Primary and secondary education strike (led by the unions). Including a demonstration with 8,000 participants against cuts in public funding to schools.
Video: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8551588.stm
► 11/03: In protest at the expulsions the University of Sussex has been occupied again. They’re still occupying!
Communiqué: http://defendsussex.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/occupation-demands/

France
►?? / 03: There is an occupied faculty in Toulouse, the only form of communication is a poem-statement
http://indytoulouse.nokods.org/spip.php?article42877
► 12/03: National Day of action against education reforms (led by the unions)
Demonstrations in Caen, Vierzon, St-Amand Montrond, Evreux, Nîmes, Bordeaux, Rennes, Grenoble, Orleans, Nancy, Perpignan, Lyon, Rouen, Le Havre, Amiens, Limoges, Osny
Full list of actions: http://www.fabula.org/actualites/article36409.php

Netherlands
► 05/03: After 4 days of occupation, there was a demonstration with approx. 400 participants at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam (Netherlands). Students demonstrated together with university workers.
Communiqué with photos (in Dutch): http://sosrotterdam.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/demonstratie-was-een-succes-de-strijd-gaat-door/

Hungary
► 09/03: Mini-actions with the counter-summit in Budapest, a workshop with 22 participants and a demonstration with 30.
Story with pictures: http://indymediacall.blogspot.com/2010/03/bologna-burnt-in-budapest.html

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