Palestine

The Berlin Wall fell in 1989. The sound of its crumbling cement crushing against the pavement was met with cries of joy from the crowd below. As soon as possible, people watching, climbed over the decaying bricks and greeted…

Hive demolition: a great opportunity

Unless you happen to be one of our 4000-odd freshers not yet up to speed with university goings-on (likely), or perhaps on Mars for the last week or so, then it is highly probable that you…

A divisive yet useful occupation

The Free Hetherington Occupation divided the student community like little else I have witnessed in my five years as a student here. While there were two very defined sides – those for and those against the occupation – there…

‘It woz the Occupation wot did it‘ doesn’t quite hold true

The occupation of 13 University Gardens dubbed the “Free Hetherington” ended on the 31st August after securing a number of concessions from University Management. They promptly declared victory, and caught in a flurry of camera shutters they were propelled…

Why Protest? Why Not?

The occupation was not an isolated event, it tied itself into a huge series of ongoing debates about the people we are, the society we live in, and world politics. While the occupation took place revolutions occurred in the…