Why we strike: on the education strike in the Netherlands
"We are not striking to fill our pockets. But to demand an end to the bossing around of our universities by politicians and bureaucrats."
Why we occupy: Dutch universities at the crossroads
The Netherlands, a mere 10 years behind the UK, seems eager to catch up. Twin pressures of authoritarianism from above and neoliberalism from below make it necessary to develop the democratic alternative put forward by the movement for a new university.