Archive for the ‘Germany’ Category

June 16 Day of Action

16 June 2010

People from around the world are participating today in a global day of action for education. In Dresden, Germany, some 10,000 people are protesting outside the parliament building. In Puerto Rico, as UPR students enter the 57th day of the strike, a coalition of humanities and arts students at the Rio Piedras campus are occupying a building and transforming it.

Hamburg & Dortmund occupied

8 June 2010

Dortmund, Germany

GERMANY – Students throughout Germany and Austria participated today in the first day in a series of national days of action and strikes against education reforms, budget cuts, and the de-democratization of education. Students at the University of Hamburg and the University of Dortmund occupied their Economics and Politics faculties. Tent cities are forming on several university campuses throughout Germany as well.

update:

9-June

6am PDT: Around 200 students are currently occupying a castle, an administration building at the University of Erlangen. In Freiburg, 2000 students occupied a railway and reports of arrests. In Marburg, some 1000 people are out protesting. 5000 demonstrate at Stuttgart, 3000 at Münster, 1500 in Sigmaringen and 2000 in Essen. So far, approximately 70,000 demonstrators across Germany.

Düsseldorf, Germany