I was going to write my own report on Saturday's protest, but then thought it'd be much easier to pinch the one from the Herald:
Students March Against Fees
I do have original photos courtesy of the other half:
Monday, 18 October 2010
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Monday, 4 October 2010
In the past, society had its villains. On the one side was the working class – the cotton mill worker, the miner, the small boy sweeping chimneys. On the other was the top hat wearing, cigar smoking, port drinking capitalist. This jaded view of the past, with sharp class distinctions, not only serves as a means of simplifying class based politics, but is used by the modern ruling class to pretend that society is now “classless” and more equal.
However, while the ruling elite is not seen to be directly oppressing the people by locking them up in workhouses, their influence and control is now more subtle, and through this subtlety, much more powerful.