Solidarity from London, UK
The Goldsmiths branch of University College Union (UCU) in London, UK wishes to express our support for staff and students who have walked out to protest the cuts, tuition fee hikes and denigration of workng and learning conditions at the University of California, as well as those at the University of California Santa Cruz who are occupying one of the buildings on campus.
The issues you are dealing with in California (massive cutbacks to education and public services, the marketisation of education, the destruction of access to education for all but the most privileged)are global issues, as we are also experiencing them on this side of the Atlantic.
The fact that you have taken such a bold stand is inspiring, and also will hopefully encourage others to both take action, and also to ask some very urgent questions about what we want education to be.
Solidarity, all the best and good luck
Goldsmiths University College Union