Violent disorder again: the topsy turvy world of protest law

By Susan Matthews, DtRtP and Justice for Alfie Meadows If something seems to good to be true, it probably is: the belief that the police and CPS had learnt their lesson from a series of embarrassing failures to prosecute student protesters (including the Hilliard brothers and my son Alfie Meadows) in the wake of the 2010 student protests, turns out to be false. … Read More

Sussex disciplinary hearings adjourned due to bias – but the fight is not over

By Jelena Timotijevic Today’s disciplinary hearings of the Sussex students (four happened today; the fifth is to occur later in the term) took place in the context that has become familiar to public sector workers not just in schools, colleges and universities, but also in the NHS, the post office, our public libraries and community centres: mass privatisation and outsourcing of public services.… Read More