Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Assault on Universities: A Manifesto for Resistance


The UK White Paper on universities that was published in June contains yet more proposals that will embed the market ever deeper into our educational system through the entrance of private providers and the extension of a logic of financialisation. The deadline for submissions is 20 September and we encourage you to make a response (

We would also like to let you know that the manifesto has now been published in a book, 'The Assault on Universities: A Manifesto for Resistance' (Pluto Press) which contains a series of short essays identifying the consequences of the reforms as well as possible alternatives. We are sure you will find it both stimulating and useful in your response to the attacks on higher education.

Details of the book are at:

You can also use the book and manifesto as the focus for a meeting, debate or other form of campaign activity where you work.

We would be delighted to help arrange a meeting on your campus and to build up a head of steam against the government's disastrous reforms.

No university is immune and there will certainly be a good audience for a lively and topical meeting.

Please don't hesitate to contact us: (or if you have trouble accessing gmail).

With best wishes
Des Freedman
Michael Bailey

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