Occupations spread around the UK

The wave of university occupations against the war, blockade, violence and repression in Gaza has continued to grow. Students in Leeds, Oxford, Nottingham and Mancester have occupied buildings and issued demands.

The London wing of the International Solidarity Movement, which sends activists to Palestine for non-violent direct action and solidarity work, has issued a statement supporting the occupations:

ISM London offers support and solidarity to the numerous student occupations and sit-ins around the UK in recent weeks. This response to the most recent Israeli onslaught on Gaza has been one of the most important initiatives in the movement. Generating pressure on our higher education establishments to take a stand against Israel and the war crimes it commits is vital. We stand in solidarity with the many Palestinians, students, activists, academics and members of the public who are now being more and more vocal about the boycott of Israel as a means of both exerting international pressure on the Israeli apartheid system, and standing in solidarity with the resistant Palestinian people.

For further information:

* http://occupiedoxford.wordpress.com/
* http://occupiedmmu.wordpress.com/
* http://leedsunioccupation.blogspot.com/

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