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About suicideally

DJ, philosophy student, flâneuse.

Alberto Toscano letter re: the suspensions

Dear members of the Middlesex University board of governors, the decision taken today to suspend students and staff at Middlesex for their legitimate and courageous attempt to reverse the disastrous and narrow-minded closure of the philosophy department is an act … Continue reading

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News Round-Up & ICA Broadcast

The Times: Philosophy hasn’t been this newsworthy since Wittgenstein threatened Popper The New Statesman: Philosophers United Against Cuts Times Higher Education: Students forced to end sit-in, but vow to fight on Hendon and Finchley, Barnet and Potters Bar, Edgware and … Continue reading

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Etienne Balibar letter re: the suspensions

Board of Governors Middlesex University in London The Burroughs …London NW4 4BT Sirs, As a scholar and professor who spent a life in the academia, inheriting and transmitting certain traditions of intellectual independence and professional dignity, I must say that … Continue reading

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Campaign news, Thursday 13 May

UCU SPECIAL BRANCH MEETING: ‘NO CONFIDENCE’ MOTION IN SCHOOL MANAGEMENT The Middlesex University Branch of the University and College Union (UCU) held a Special Meeting yesterday (12 May) to discuss the closure of the Philosophy programmes. Members expressed their unanimous … Continue reading

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Radical Poetry

On Wednesday evening at 7.00pm, we’ll be having a performance of contemporary radical poetry by Sean Bonney. Some others from his network of radical poets might be coming along as well. Do come along and enjoy the power of the … Continue reading

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New email list

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Writing to the Board

A few people have asked us about writing to the board of governors. We believe the time has indeed come to start sending letters and emails to the board and hence we urge you all to write to them. Feel … Continue reading

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Programme – Monday

We’re continuing to host events at the Mansion. Watch this space for more updates. 7pm-10pm – Toni Prug – Cyber Activism

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Press Round-up

There’s a new article by Lynne Segal (who came to speak to us today) up on the Guardian’s site. See also Friday’s piece by Frederika Whitehead. There is an article in the Observer today (although please approach the figures with caution … Continue reading

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Timetable for Sunday

12.00pm Daniel Renwick: Criminalising Dissent 1.00pm Plenary discussion on university occupations and protest movements 2.00pm Andrew McGettigan: Political Remembrance – the place of Proust in Walter Benjamin’s concept of history // Simon Brind: Thinking Like a Bastard 3.00pm Ozlem Onaran: Global … Continue reading

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