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Students Occupy University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
25 Mar 2015

A new wave of student movements and occupations of university buildings is taking place around Europe. In Amsterdam, the 25th of March marked the one month anniversary of the occupation of the Maagdenhuis, an administrative building of the Universiteit van Amsterdam located in the center of the city in Spui street. A group of students are now living in the university space and organising a whole range of activities such as lectures, workshops and presentations with local and international intellectuals who support the movement. They are demanding direct democracy, participation in the management processes, the halt of the financial cut and of the progressive corporatization of the university.

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University of Amsterdam 07
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
25 Mar 2015

Student movement leaders discuss the main events of the occupation.

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University of Amsterdam 08
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
25 Mar 2015

Posters in the Maagdenhuis carry the slogans of the student movement.

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University of Amsterdam 09
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
25 Mar 2015

Posters in the Maagdenhuis carry the slogans of the student movement.

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University of Amsterdam 10
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
25 Mar 2015

The Maagdenhuis, the University of Amsterdam's administrative hub, has been occupied since the end of February 2015.

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University of Amsterdam 11
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
25 Mar 2015

Former students who witnessed student demonstrations in the 1960's visit the Maagdenhuis.

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University of Amsterdam 12
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
25 Mar 2015

A schedule in the Maagdenhuis details the events student movement leaders have organized for each day.

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University of Amsterdam 01
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
24 Mar 2015

Students listen to a lecture by French philosopher Jacques Rancière one month after the occupation of the Maagdenhuis, the University of Amsterdam's administrative hub.

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University of Amsterdam 02
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
24 Mar 2015

Students listen to a lecture by French philosopher Jacques Rancière one month after the occupation of the Maagdenhuis, the University of Amsterdam's administrative hub.

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University of Amsterdam 03
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
24 Mar 2015

Students listen to a lecture by French philosopher Jacques Rancière one month after the occupation of the Maagdenhuis, the University of Amsterdam's administrative hub.

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University of Amsterdam 04
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
24 Mar 2015

Students listen to a lecture by French philosopher Jacques Rancière one month after the occupation of the Maagdenhuis, the University of Amsterdam's administrative hub.

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University of Amsterdam 05
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
24 Mar 2015

Students listen to a lecture by French philosopher Jacques Rancière one month after the occupation of the Maagdenhuis, the University of Amsterdam's administrative hub.

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University of Amsterdam 06
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
24 Mar 2015

Student protesters gather at the entrance of the occupied Maagdenhuis.

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Teachers Protest in Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
26 Sep 2012

Public school teachers in Barcelona protest against austerity measures following the mobilization of public school teachers in Catalonia. Today was the first day of the two-day strike called for by teachers in Catalonia. The protest, held in front of the Palace of the Generalitat, the seat of the regional government of Catalonia, had a festive tone. They protest against layoffs of more than 3000 teachers, budget cuts in public schools, increased student-teacher ratio, rising prices and taxes and for the decrease in grants and financial assistance to families.

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THE BLIND SHEIKH; 14 SENTENCED IN SIN...
Middle East
By Editor's Picks
24 Sep 2012

On Monday, September 24, Ismailia Criminal Court sentenced 14 members of a militant group with the death penalty for attacking a police station in the city of Al-Arish, North Sinai, last year and killing several army and police officers.

With Egyptian President Morsi's visit to New York for UN General Assembly meetings, the family of the blind Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman appealed to him to seek the release of the Sheikh, who is imprisoned in the US having been convicted of seditious conspiracy in the World Trade Center Bombing in 1993.

With massive destruction in the city of Aleppo apparent on this street behind Dar Al Shifa hospital, along with a lack of employees due to the ongoing crisis, garbage accumulates threatening the spread of contagious diseases.

The American University of Cairo raised tuition prices by 7%, increasing the cost of education to nearly $25,000 and leading students to stage an ongoing strike that forced the administration to suspend all classes until further notice.