go UCL go

I was pleased to see that students at UCL have voted to kick the army out of union buildings. This is the third university in London that has seen such radical action. It’s pleasing to see that student unions are taking the lead even if the universities lag behind. This was particularly cheering news for me because a few years ago I witnessed the army move from their camp miles outside the union building at UEA to inside Union House. They’d been banned for their anti-homosexual attitude and once that was ‘rectified’ they let them back in to tout their wares at graduate fairs and socmarts. I found it depressing that huge numbers of civilian causalities, participation in genocide, use of the most horrific weapons and the elitist and oppressive structure of the army where not also seen as reasons to ban them.

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