People’s Agenda profile 12: National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts

NCAFC have been active on the streets and on campuses since 2010 fighting for a free and democratic education, they tell us in this twelfth People's Agenda profile

April 16, 2015 · 2 min read

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peoples agenda ‘We advocate direct action such as occupations, blockades and we are laying the foundations for a student strike in the coming years. We know that those in power won’t just give in if we sit around a table for a couple of hours; we have to build a movement which can sustain itself for years.’

The National Campaign Against Fees & Cuts is a group which campaigns for free education and an end to student debt. We believe that education is a social good and should therefore be publicly-funded, through means of progressive taxation. This means a system of taxation which would tax the wealthiest in society and shift the burden away from hitting the poorest hardest.

We want an education system which is not only economically free for everyone – including international students – from cradle to grave, but is also free from the interests of big businesses and encroaching privatisation, with a liberated curriculum and democratically-run institutions.

We aren’t going to get what we want by asking nicely. We advocate direct action such as occupations, blockades and we are laying the foundations for a student strike in the coming years. We know that those in power won’t just give in if we sit around a table for a couple of hours; we have to build a movement which can sustain itself for years, like that which recently won in Germany, involving not just students but the wider community. We’re in it for the long term – and we hope you will join us!

To find out more visit: anticuts.com

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