Tag : protest

Comment | A revival in student activism

5 years ago / 0 comments

Ask several people what the point of a Students’ Union is and it’s not unlikely that you’ll get completely different answers from each of them. Some will say that it’s a cheap bar; others will preach activism and campaigning. A few might even say that they serve no real purpose … Read More

News | Students demand Living Wage for Uni staff

5 years ago / 0 comments

Dozens of students gathered on Parkinson steps on Wednesday to demand the University introduces the Living Wage. On a Facebook page promoting the event Leeds Labour Students stated one of the protest’s aims was for “Leeds University to agree to only hire external contractors who pay their staff a Living … Read More

News | University staff strike

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Lectures and seminars across the University were cancelled yesterday as lecturers and staff took to the streets over cuts to pay and working conditions. Pickets were held at every entrance to the University followed by a march from Parkinson steps to Victoria Gardens. The strike marks the first joint union … Read More

News | Students stand up to Tequila

5 years ago / 0 comments

Tequila UK is under investigation following an LS petition to shut the event. Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police have opened investigations into the licensing of the event following a series of complaints. The release of a video promoting rape continued to cause widespread anger across campus this week, … Read More

News | Protestors back ban on BAE

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Protestors stormed the University’s careers fair on Monday after discovering BAE Systems stall. The group organised a sit in, handing out information about the company’s arms dealing. BAE’s presence at the fair directly contradicts a motion passed by students in March which pushed for BAE not be allowed on campus … Read More

Exec rally students before EDL protest

6 years ago / 0 comments

The Union Exec has called for students to “come together” against racism ahead of a student rally this weekend, organised in opposition to an English Defence League (EDL) demonstration in Leeds. On Saturday, the EDL will hold a protest against a community centre planned by the UK Islamic Mission, in … Read More

Big Debate: Protest Without Progress

6 years ago / 0 comments

The recent NUS demo in London failed to attract a crowd anything like that of the 2010 march against the rise in tuition fees. Big Debate asks, was Demo 2012 a waste of time?   YES: Benjamin Conway In an ideal world, the answer to this question would be a … Read More

NUS branded ‘incompetent’ as thousands march on London

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National Union of Students’ (NUS) President Liam Burns was pelted with eggs and thrown out of his own rally during the ‘Demo 2012’ demonstration in London on Wednesday. At a rally held at the end of the march through the capital, Burns attempted to address the crowd. As soon as … Read More

Demo 2012 gains momentum

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16.11.12 Ever felt a bit sleepy on campus? Well this week a conveniently placed bed was placed outside the Union. The stunt was all part of a push to promote next week’s ‘Demo 2012’ protest in London. The idea behind the bed was to make students ask the question ‘what … Read More

The Soapbox: Fascism: Let it be fought, not forgotten.

6 years ago / 0 comments

I would like to express my concern towards some of the criticisms posed to the LS regarding the publication of the interview with Nick Griffin (Volume 43, Issue 4: Leeds Student speaks to Nick Griffin, leader of the BNP). Whilst the idea of “No Platform” for fascists is important to … Read More