The Anti-Cuts and Austerity Movement in the UK

As protests against the cuts and austerity measures in the UK pick up pace, we’ve put together a collection of online resources to keep track of what’s going on and ways to get involved.

Coalitions and Info-Portals Against the Cuts and Austerity Measures

Coalition of Resistance

Right to Work (Local groups can be found by clicking on the side-bar):

Anti-Cuts Protests website “The site allows you to find your local anti-cuts groups and protests… It also facilitates the promotion of events via social networking.”:

National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC): | |

O is for Occupations:

Education Activist Network (EAN), “Building and coordinating the resistance in further, higher and adult education.”: | Founding statement:

National Union of Students (NUS) (NUS President)

See also…

Clare Solomon (President of University of London Union): |

A Few Links to a Few Anti-Fees/Cuts Groups

[NOTE: A map of anti-cuts groups across the UK, with links to local projects can be found here]

University of Strategic Optimism “A university based on the principle of free and open education, a return of politics to the public, and the politicisation of public space.”:

The Really Open University (Leeds)

Merseyside Network Against Fees and Cuts “aim is to coordinate and organise the resistance across Liverpool and the Wirral to to the proposed changes in education funding”:

University Occupations

The following is a list of websites and Twitter feeds of universities either currently in occupation, or else set up during recent occupations:

UK Occupation ‘Tumblr’, “An online resource for media teams from University Occupations – listing new and existing content, advice for occupiers and recording mainstream press presence.”

University College London:

Sussex University:

Brighton University: |

King’s College London:

Nottingham University: |

Leeds University: | |

Cardiff University:

Birmingham University:

Edinburgh University

London South Bank:

Manchester (ROSCOE) University:

Newcastle University:

Oxford University

Plymouth University: http//!/pages/Plymouth-Students-Against-Cuts/142291359155295

Roehampton University:

Royal Holloway University:

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS):

University of East London (UEL):

University of West of England (UWE) Bristol:

Slade School of Fine Art at University College London: | | |

London School of Economics (LSE): |

London Metropolitan University:

Bradford University:

Goldsmiths University:

University of the Arts London (UAL) Camberwell:

St. Andrews University:

Sheffield University:

Royal College of Art (RCA) London: |

Exeter University: |

Birkbeck College, University of London: |

School and Sixth Form Occupations

Camden School for Girls (London): |

Protests Against Arts Cuts

Arts Against Cuts, “This space is for students, artists and cultural workers to display and align their ideas and actions against the cuts.”: | |

Pamphlet: User’s Guide to Demanding the Impossible:

Trade Unions Fighting the Cuts

Rail, Maritime and Transport workers’ union (RMT):

Fire Brigade Union (FBU):

News, Reports, and Coverage

Red Pepper:

Counterfire: |

Socialist Worker: |

Indymedia UK:

Morning Star:


Manchester Mule:

Laurie Penny’s coverage: | |

Infinite Thought (Nina Power’s blog with plenty of updates about the protests):

International Stuff

Uninomade (a multi-lingual site of the nomad university): | English language articles:

Edu Factory “Conflicts and transformation of the university”: | Journal:

UniRiot (Italian student movement website with occasional English-language articles):

Occupied London (News about Greek movements against austerity, including coverage of solidarity actions in support of students in the UK):

Legal Information and Defence

Legal Defence and Monitoring Group

Activists’ Legal Project

Green and Black Cross:

‘No Comment’ Defendant’s Guide to Arrest

Bust Card’ with legal information to carry with you: |


The following hashtags are currently being used to spread information about cuts and austerity protests: #ukcuts | #solidarity | #ukuncut | #UNIty

NOTE: If you would like to be added to this listing, email us at editors [at] turbulence [dot] org [dot] uk or Tweet us @turbulence_mag

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