Occupy Goldsmiths Statement, OPEN ASSEMBLY: 5.30pm This Eve

Goldsmiths is now occupied in solidarity with the UK-wide strike on November 30th and the global occupy movement. We are here because we reject the privatisation of the university, symptomatic of the neo-liberal agenda that permeates all aspects of life. For this reason we have strategically occupied the building housing Goldsmiths’ finance offices, responsible for executing the cuts and the privatisation agenda. This building also houses the Ian Gulland lecture theatre. Lectures can go ahead as planned on the condition that they are open to the public. All groups on and off-campus are encouraged to use this space to host meetings, events, and planning sessions for actions on November 30th.

Where the current government agenda not only encourages, but enforces the transfer of public resources to private hands we join people worldwide in taking them back!

Programming at the occupation is open to everyone to design.

To date, the schedule includes:

* General Assemblies, time to be confirmed daily

* Drop in banner-making

* Film screenings

* Teach-ins

And anything else you can suggest.

Stay in touch on email: goldoccupation@gmail.com

Who are we?

We are an open heterogeneous group including Goldsmiths staff, students and many others who believe the university is a public resource that should be open to all. We stand with all those affected by the privitisation agenda and against those who profit from its misery.

Where are we?

Whitehead Building

Goldsmiths, University of London

New Cross, SE14