Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9780745337340 Published November 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Student Revolt

Voices of the Austerity Generation

Matt Myers

Student Revolt

Matt Myers

Distributed for Pluto Press

With an Introduction by Paul Mason
208 pages | 5 x 7 3/4
Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9780745337340 Published November 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
In 2010, young people across Britain took to the streets to defy a wave of government education cuts that slashed grants to college students and astronomically increased tuition fees. Education was no longer accessible for all, and students across the country refused to stand by silently. A well-publicized year of occupations and protests followed—ultimately, to little effect. The current government continues to threaten fresh budget cuts on higher education. What happened to the student revolt? And what can we learn from its failure?
 
Matt Myers tells the story of that momentous year through the voices of the people involved: activists, students, university workers, and politicians. He weaves their testimonies together to create a narrative that starkly captures both the deep divisions of the movement and the intense energy generated by its players. With an extended introduction by Paul Mason, Student Revolt provides a lively, poignant oral history of the 2010 movement for today’s activists, as well as a long-overdue reflection on its many lessons.
Contents
Series Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction to Paul Mason
 
1 Revolt
2 Millbank
3 Expectations
4 Street Fighting Youth
5 Occupy, Agitate, Organise
6 Why Did the Students Lose?
Conclusion
 
List of Contributors
Notes
Bibliography
Index
 
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