Students march out victorious
February 5, 2009
Following the overnight continuation of our occupation and a hugely succesful solidarity rally on the steps of the McCance, University of Strathclyde Principal Andrew Hamnett has conceded the following:
“1. We will not place any further orders with Eden Springs for operational reasons.
2. Funds for 1-3 scholarships.
3. Co-operation between students and management in posting Gaza Appeal on campus. Link on Uni website advertising Gaza Appeal.
4. Press Release reiterating Strath Uni longstanding relationship with the University of Gaza.”
We have also secured the uni’s commitment to a public debate between representatives of BAE Systems and anti-war student activists, on the weapons manufacturers’ ethical credentials and whether the talents of our engineering students should be used for BAE’s benefit.
We consider this a victory and have already done a lap of the uni in celebration. We are simultaneously elated, exhausted and looking ahead to the battles to come. The struggle must continue until BAE is evicted from Strathclyde and freedom and justice is secured for the people of Palestine.
Today we have taken a tiny step towards the final victory.
The Strathclyde Uni Occupation