Support from NOAM CHOMSKY

GREAT NEWS! Noam Chomsky has emailed us with a kind message of support and solidarity. Read it here:

Very glad to learn of your protests against the appalling programs being inflicted on England, and hope they awaken others to what is happening. I happen to have returned recently from Mexico, a poor country, unlike the US and UK. I was privileged to speak at the national university, UNAM, and was again impressed by its high quality. Ten years ago the government attempted to introduce tuition, but backed down in the face of mass student protest. It remains free.

Noam Chomsky

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8 Responses to Support from NOAM CHOMSKY

  1. Liz says:

    If only more people knew that! – A) Mexico has free higher education B) That people protesting can actually dissuade the government from implementing an unpopular policy

    • Anon says:

      It’s not an unpopular policy! The vast majority of students agree with it! There are just a small number of left wing loonies who disagree.

  2. Asa says:

    Evidence? I seriously doubt the “vast majority of students agree with” having to pay up to 3000 quid per year tuition fees.

    How “loonie” of me not to want to go bankrupt so that my future kids can have a decent education.

  3. I am reminded of Chomsky’s words :

    “Over the last 25 years, the major popular movements that have had significant impact on the general society and have changed it, that have had a major civilizing effect – the feminist movement, the environmental movement, and so on – these are mostly developments of the ‘70s and ‘80s. Their roots might be in the activism of the ‘60s, but the movements themselves developed and extended later. The same is true of the changes in respect for other cultures, rights of oppressed people, and so on. These are quite significant changes. If you compare the United States now to what it was, say, 35 years ago, the changes are quite dramatic. These are changes in popular consciousness that are quite deeply embedded.”

    The 2010 Student Movement may well prove to be the start of humanity’s fight back in the 21st century.

    If we do nothing, nothing will change – If we do something, something may change.

    Richard W. Symonds

  4. “Philosophers have interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it” – On Karl Marx Tomb in Highgate Cemetery

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