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France | Student Strikers Attacked; ‘fascist’ Dean Jailed

By Richard Greeman

firstly published on April 3

Not an April Fool’ joke. Here are the facts:

Four days ago, (March 29) the ultra-conservative Dean of the Montpellier University Law School was summoned to police headquarters, interrogated, hauled into court, and held over in jail for arraignment by the Chief Prosecutor – all on the complaint of nine student strikers, who claim to have been brutally assaulted with Dean Philippe Pétel’s active complicity while ‘occupying’ a school auditorium.

Mexico | Frustrated Classmates of Mexico’s Ayotzinapa 43 Attack Military Base

The protest comes as more evidence surfaces pointing to the involvement of Mexican soldiers in the disappearance of the 43 students.

Classmates of the 43 disappeared Ayotzinapa students attacked a military base in Chilpancingo Wednesday, the capital of Mexico’s violence-ridden Guerrero state, amid frustrations over the failure of authorities to get to the bottom of the case more than two years after the students went missing.

South Africa | Wits injury toll mounts‚ includes students‚ police‚ journalists and a lecturer

Students‚ police‚ journalists and at least one lecturer were injured during running battles at Wits University (South Africa) on Tuesday.

They were hit by rubber bullets‚ trampled in the chaos‚ attacked with stones‚ inhaled teargas and suffered abrasions.

Croatia | Students and professors in Zagreb university oppose Catholic offensive

by Saša Vejzagic

“Vlatko Previšić will go down in history as the worst and the most despised Dean ever! – The dean will fall! – Rector Boras is a disgrace!” are just some of the statements made by students at the University of Zagreb in the course of the past few weeks. During this time an extremely serious situation has been unfolding at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Croatian acronym – FFZG). Among the biggest faculties in Zagreb consisted of 23 separate departments and serving more than 6000 students. The situation escalated when the Dean hired a private security company to use as his own private army while maintaining an inexplicable and illegal state of emergency at the Faculty. Most recently, security guards unjustifiably enforced a complete lockdown of the Faculty building in the middle of the exam period, thus preventing a student general assembly (known as “plenum”) from taking place. The following day the guards blocked a hallway that leads to the library, the registrar’s office, and some of the lecture halls in order to stop elected student representatives and others not on the list provided to them by the Dean to access the Faculty Council meeting taking place that morning. Since the situation at the FFZG has been heating up for some time now, it is best to begin at the inception of these developments.

France | Most French youth support ‘Up All Night’

Nearly seven out of ten French young people believe the “Up All Night” protest movement expresses their wishes, according to a survey published Thursday by the French marketing firm OpinionWay and the newspaper 20 Minutes.