"The attack on public education in the US and UK -- higher education in particular -- may bring short-term benefits to small sectors of concentrated wealth and power, but it is a very serious blow to the population at large, and to prospects for a decent society in the future. The protestors [sic] in Aberystwyth -- like those in Tahrir Square, Madison Wisconsin, and many other parts of the world -- are in the forefront of global struggles for basic rights, freedom, and democracy, and merit full and committed support."
Saturday, 5 March 2011
Solidarity from Noam Chomsky
In a statement sent earlier today, acclaimed philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky has condemned the attack on public education as "a very serious blow to the population at large". The full statement can be read below: