The Mob is A Movement: In the final extract from A People's History of London, Lindsey German and John Rees conclude their explanation of the roots of rebellion and protest in the nature of London as a city
In the first extract from A People's History of London, Lindsey German and John Rees explain that the recent Occupy camp outside St Paul's Cathedral lies in a long line of Londoners' gatherings and protests in that very place, stretching back centuries
Looking at the history of student struggle, the key to the involvement of workers, as in '68, was the intensity of the student struggle and its capacity to create a social crisis into which workers could be drawn.
Those running the education system are desperate to turn universities into skills factories in the interests of British capital. Defending humanities and social sciences is part of the struggle to prevent this attack on education.
The assault on universities has not only curbed the expansion and accessibility of higher education, but within it the idea of a universal, holistic education that is critical, radical and capable of changing the world.
The logic of the bureacratisation of academia, forcing academics to 'publish or perish' and cut corners when it comes to teaching, has more to do with the marketisation of universities than learning and scholarship.
Exposing the government’s attempt to transform higher education into a commodity for the market, The Assault on Universities documents last year's student revolt and provides a guide for taking the fight forward.
Ilan Pappé’s research on the Nakbah uncovered difficult truths about the expulsion of Palestinians in 1948, including evidence of war crimes committed by Israeli forces, and he was eventually hounded out of his academic post and Israel altogether. Here he questions standard accounts of the foundation of Israel and the Nakbah.