India: Progressive Democratic Students Union holds 22nd conference in Nizamabad

Harsh Thakor

Countercurrents | December 12, 2022

The 22nd State Conference of Progressive Democratic Students Union was successfully staged at Nizamabad, Telangana on 1-3 December.

Very positive to witness such a resurgence of democratic revolutionary spirit within the student community, when forces of reaction are operating at helm to patronise globalisation and Hindutva fascism. The legacy of the PDSU was continued which was born in the turbulent decade of the 1970’s.creating a turning point in the revolutionary student movement. Its cadre played an important role in shaping East Godavri Adivasi Movement,tribal movement in Nizamabad and in the field of industrial workers. The organisation seemed determined to resurrect the days of student upheaval of the 1970’s.It gave priority to confronting the twin menace of Brahmanical and Hindutva fascism ,as well as the ascendancy of globalisation and privatisation.

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Chilean High School Students Occupy the Ministry of Education

teleSUR | January 04, 2021

The organized high school students' union protested the country new neoliberal university entrance exam by protesting and occupying the Ministry of Education.

The organized high school students’ union protested the country new neoliberal university entrance exam by protesting and occupying the Ministry of Education. | Photo: Twitter/@PaoladrateleSUR

Carabineros (Chilean police force) arrested nine people, including a cameraman from Chilevisión and CNN.

Student union leaders of the Coordinating Assembly of Secondary Students (ACES) took over the Ministry of Education (Mineduc) in protest of the country’s University Transition Test (PTU).

The incident was recorded on Monday morning when the protesters arrived at the Mineduc headquarters and chained themselves to the front of the building.

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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Panjab University Students’ Plea on Farmers’ Protest

The Wire | January 05, 2021

Mohali: The apex court has agreed to hear a plea submitted by 35 students of Panjab University in the form of open letter addressed to Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde on December 2, 2020.

The letter highlighted human rights violations at the farmers’ protest around the borders of New Delhi. The Supreme Court (SC) registered the open letter as a public petition on January 4, 2021.Read More »


‘Must Protect Our Inheritance’: Why College Students Are Joining the Farmers’ Protest

Ismat Ara

The Wire | December 05, 2020

New Delhi: Hundreds of police personnel have surrounded the protest site at Tikri Border, one of the borders between Delhi and Haryana. After crossing several rounds of barricades, a man wearing a pagdi or turban was addressing a crowd from the stage that has been set-up at the farmers’ protest site.

The speaker’s closing remarks invite a huge round of applause from the audience consisting of farmers, young and old, male and female. He had said, “They are calling us Khalistani, terrorists. Let them. To them, we say, ‘Yes, we are terrorists. We are the same terrorists who grow food, because of whom you are able to eat’.”Read More »

Students Strike, Protest Across Brazil as Moro Orders Crackdown

teleSUR | August 13, 2019

Students take to the streets in Maceio, state of Alagoas, Brazil. The banner reads,

Students take to the streets in Maceio, state of Alagoas, Brazil. The banner reads, “Brazil deserves education” August 13, 2019. | Photo: Twitter / @MidiaNINJA

Researchers, professors and students protest against measures that seek to privatize education.

Brazil’s Justice Minister Sergio Moro ordered his ministry’s National Public Security Force (FSNP) to be stationed at the Ministries Square in Brasilia to crack down on student protests scheduled for Tuesday.

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Oregon teachers, parents, students walk out to demand more school dollars

by Mark Gruenberg

People’s World | May 09, 2019

Oregon teachers, parents, students walk out to demand more school dollars

Oregon Education Association photo.

PORTLAND, Ore.–More than 20,000 Oregon public school teachers statewide — at least two-thirds of all teachers in the state — walked out of classes on May 8 to demand more state funds to fix crumbling schools and provide up-to-date textbooks.

Tens of thousands of students and parents joined the teachers, with 25,000 people marching in Portland alone. The Oregon Education Association, the state’s NEA affiliate, organized the walkout, and NEA national President Lily Eskelsen-Garcia addressed the crowd.

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UK: Students occupy SOAS’s famous library in protest at staff cuts

by Phil Miller

Morning Star | January 16, 2019

FIFTY students at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) staged an overnight occupation of their famous library in protest against savage cuts to staffing.

The action came after university managers apparently threatened to slash a quarter of the librarians, including highly trained archivists.Read More »