Today marks the 44th anniversary of the Soweto Uprising, a watershed moment in the anti-apartheid struggle and an event that drew much of the world’s attention to the atrocities committed by the apartheid regime in South Africa
Teachers and students in Greece observed an education strike on June 9, Tuesday, and staged protests across the country denouncing a controversial education bill proposed by the conservative New Democracy (ND) government.
The controversial bill presented by the Greek minister for education for public consultation on April 23 is likely to be voted on by the Greek parliament on June 10
Student leaders fear that violence in the universities is a precursor to the larger scheme of privatizing the education system in the country
Hundreds of youth associated with the Students’ Federation of India and the Democratic Youth Federation of India, were beaten up by the state police for participating in a protest to demand affordable education and employment
The administration of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences shut down its Hyderabad campus after students protested fee hikes that will affect those from marginalized sections
The wave of student action in Europe on the issue of climate change continued last week with thousands marching in Switzerland, Germany and Belgium with the demand that political leaders take concrete action on climate change
The call for the protest was given by two students who were inspired by 15-year-old climate activist Greta Turnberg from Sweden, who addressed the climate summit in Katowice in Poland.
The university had been witnessing massive police repression since 2015 the Telema uprisings against President Joseph Kabila.
Protesters accuse that rise in expenditure for studies had resulted in large number of school dropouts in the country
Thousands of students across the country will be on strike today in defense of public universities and to demand that President Ivan Duque increase the budget of public universities
This latest crackdown comes amidst various incidents of Indian government led by far right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi using police force to clamp down on dissenting voices from universities across India.