This is a Dutch video about the occupation of Amsterdam University in 1969.
They are protesting against Education Minister Ronald Plasterk’s plans for cutbacks in higher education. They are particularly opposed to the abolition of the basic grant and are demanding that the universities and their umbrella organisation the VSNU reject the cutbacks.
The students have the support of the opposition Socialist Party. MP Jasper van Dijk says, “The more young people show their opposition to the cutbacks, the sooner the government will realise its plan is wrongheaded.”
Civil service working groups are currently looking for ways to save billions of euros in higher education. The SP is worried that the basic student grant will be changed into a loan of tens of thousands of euros and “studying will become a luxury item”.
The [British] government has been accused of “getting its priorities wrong” after it was announced that higher education teaching budgets would be severely affected by the £600 million worth of cuts across the sector: here.
Students Strike in California: here.
Students, parents, faculty, and union members in San Diego gather to build for March 4 protest against budget cuts: here.
Alex Fu describes police attempts to infiltrate the student movement against budget cuts at San Francisco State University: here.