LSE students have occupied the senior commons room to demand the immediate restitution of Gaddafi’s blood money to the Libyan people.
(picture: Socialist Worker)
I just received the following message from a friend at Cambridge:
“LSE students have occupied the senior common room where all the lecturers and vice chancellor eat and meet. This is in solidarity with the Libyan uprising and against ties with Saif Gaddifi, and to demand the school gives back £300k he has so far donated to the school of global governance. Send messages of support to firstname.lastname@example.org”
According to the Socialist Worker:
The students are also demanding that the university revokes Saif’s alumni status and reject the annual instalments of £1.5 million from the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation.
They also want management to pledge that they will not accept grants and donations from oppressive regimes in the future.
Hurray for global solidarity! We wish you all the strength, courage and persistence you need to achieve the goals of your occupation. We also reiterate our call upon the LSE to return the £300.000, and once again urge Professor David Held to immediately issue a personal apology for his indefensible statements in praise of Gaddafi.
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