January 14, 2009

SOAS Solidarity for Gaza

I first saw the announcement of this new blog and yet another occupation on Solomon's Mindfield.
SOAS students are currently occupying a Ministry of Defence exhibition on campus - following a Union General Meeting at which a motion was passed condemning the college for allowing the MOD to use space which should be for students to portray the armed forces as a liberal, anti-racist organisation - in the week that Prince Harry's racist remarks came to light! They also demand that the college produce a statement condemning the attacks on Gaza - so as to represent the majority view of the student body.

Students will spend the night adding to the exhibition and invite "guided tours" during the day tomorrow examining the reality of war both for the victims and ethnic minorities in the armed forces.

They are occupying the Brunei Gallery Suite on the ground floor of the Brunei building (opposite the main building) - please come down to visit or send messages of support to soas.occupation@googlemail.com
For the one or two readers who don't know, SOAS, is the School of Oriental and African Studies.


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