Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Sheffield Hallam occupation

'With the success of occupations throughout the UK, Sheffield Hallam students and workers from around the city voted to occupy the tenth floor of the Owen building. This is to make practical demands of the university in solidarity with Palestinians and to condemn the actions of the Israeli state.'

excellent news!


  1. New from Sheffield Hallam Occupiers

    We have been told by the University administration that they want us to leave at 9pm this evening and will involve the police if we refuse to leave.

    They have refused all of our demands, and specifically refused to grant an amnesty to all participants. At this time we do not know what this means as far as consequences brought by the university against Hallam students.

    The group will be making our decision on whether we will continue the occupation closer to the time.

    Any offers of advice that could be offered by other campaigns would be much appreciated.

  2. Hi

    I think it is a good thing that you are making the issues around Gaza more public- I noticed your banner earlier when I was walking past- so I congratulate you on your success.

    I'd like some clarification on why you're occupying the university specifically. What are your demands from SHU? If there is somewhere you could point me to where you've posted that I'd be interested to know more information about what you're doing.


  3. Could you publicize that Nottingham have been forcibly removed and Sheffield Hallam occupiers are to be suspended from uni.

  4. Strathclyde University Occupied by Students

    Students at the Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland have occupied the main administration building (McCance) in solidarity with the people of Gaza.

    UPDATE: The University has called in the police. Please express your support by publiczing this widely. Also call the protesting students on: 0759 5626057