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Hello All

It has been some time since the WordPress page has been active, although you may be aware LTSAC as a body of students has still been continuing its campaigns.

Since our last post members of LTSAC have gained a majority position on the Students union and as of July there official began, they hold positions in Welfare, Women’s’, men’s and general secretary positions.
As well as this other members of the students union are supportive of the work the anti cuts campaign has and continues to undertake.

You may or may not also be aware that the general Horsforth Community has set up a anti cuts movement in hope of highlighting how the governments austerity measures are and will impact the community and those living in it.

There is currently an ongoing scenario on the locality of LTSAC as recent events have seen the imminent repossession of the agreed office space (AG46) over the summer period.

We hope to continue to use this WordPress page to keep you up dated on events in the future. However, for the time being it will be largely innactive.

Thank you all
and solidarity.

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Old clegg has come out with some nonsense today that the “economy had been “lopsided” since the mid 1980s and its “fundamentals” needed to change”. This coming from a former member of said party that made the 80’s the dreaded era we talk about now. Now I’m sorry, but to be quite frank the situation is pretty clear. This government has been cowardly. It still is cowardly and has not come forth with the right attitude, we all know about the tax dodgers and the profits of the highest grossing people in the world gaining still. This has to stop. And these peddled lies about the concerned coalition trying to make up for labours mistake are no excuse and a tired one at that. They need to realise that no one is buying what their selling. (Excuse the capitalist phrasing.) The local election run so far have been proof people are done with this government who cut and hoard and yet show nothing stable and no concept that is not half baked.
Labour has no real way to hide either. After blanketing the nation in borrowed debt and drugging the nation with its lies, this apathetic nation must begin to break free of this consistently narrow minded view that the government is there to control us and instead that it is our choice who to put there to help and assist us. But first we need the party, not of the big three, but one who can take the steps needed to enforce the main issues are dealt with properly, and not slink around them and makes low income families pay more than any others. They may want to change things but it is definitely not for the better. The confirmed studies report from the IFS states that the cuts are “regressive” and a clear oppressive push on the lower class. I’m not comfortable when economic experts such as CBI boss Sir Richard Lambert statements “It’s (the coalition) failed to articulate in big picture terms its vision of what the UK economy might become … (The government has) taken a series of policy initiatives for political reasons, apparently careless of the damage they might do to business and to job creation” when Clegg speaks about finding a sustainable economic system. They are clueless comrades, and it is time to say No more.
It is apparent that the rights of British citizens are ever increasingly being removed; this can clearly be seen in a legislation that is to be discussed in the commons next week. This is in regard to teachers being able to search students phones and remove information that ‘they deem’ inappropriate. While we would not condone the sharing of inappropriate materials between students at an educational facility, this does not condone such breaches of privacy that the bill would implement.
The current government seems once again to be systematically attempting to legislate in a way that aims to remove basic human rights of its citizens and this should not be allowed.
Solidarity and good health.

The events in Egypt are a global phenomenon and are being watched and heard about all over the world, it bears considerable weight here in the U.K with the majority of people. The left wing groups in the U.K seem to be keeping considerable track of events, with our twitter page going crazy with updates on the situation, due to the cuts the government are carrying out many left wing groups feel they share an affinity and empathy (as everyone should) with the Egyptian people.

Many people in the U.K make reference to the protests and the activism in Egypt being the same as that here in the U.K which while on a basic level is true, though it is also something that we personally do not agree with. The simple fact is that while activists in the U.K and activists in Egypt struggle against an oppressive government that seeks to exploit and ideologically attack its poorest citizens, the levels in which the government are acting is completely different.
Egypt’s citizens faced their own military, a frightening concept indeed. Where as in the U.K the ever growing prospect of a police state is becoming apparent even to the most a political of people.
As of this morning however the Egyptian military have begun supporting the efforts of the anti government movement clearing the square of Mubarak’s supporters.
2011 is looking to be a real time of global change and as such, it should be a time where everyone looks around at the troubles abroad and in our own society and begin to realise that ideological assaults are targeting all but the richest citizens. People need to start pulling together and helping the anti cuts movement in any way they can. If this means just dropping in to chat with us at the LTSAC office, which operates a 9-5 open door drop in Monday to Friday or even helping with awareness and participation in events and attending protests, that is great. Everyone’s contribution is valued and everyone’s opinion will be heard, we are a community and part of being a student community and a member of Leeds Trinity University College is to become an informed and socially active individual.
Leeds Trinity encourages ”empowerment of individuals, enabling them to contribute to their community as productive, enterprising and creative citizens of the world.” (Quote from page 2 of Leeds Trinity University College strategic plan 2007-2012, revised Nov 2009).
This is something that we encourage from all students and certainly something that LTSAC are passionate about; by following this concept it means we aim to address the attack on education and this country’s most vulnerable by the government. We want to offer our students a campus that they are proud of and want to spend time on after their daily education is over.

Solidarity to all that strive to combat the oppression and greed of the worlds richest and their attack on the vulnerable.

The office is starting to come together, with our core group setting up campaign events in order to connect better with the student community, one of our LTSAC members is beginning to arrange entertainment that will mean that the students have a reason to spend time on campus at the weekends and not spend large amounts of money going home every week.
We have contacted a few friends and acquaintances in order to arrange music gigs on campus, but we are also looking in to events such as laser tag, these events will be arranged by LTSAC and aim to improve the ‘student experience’. If this word is banded about we feel that it should be used in a way that actually addresses what the students may want from their time at university, we want the student body to be a community and to get more involved in events and societies on the campus. We encourage the student body to attend events run at the university such as society activities, a disability awareness event later on next month which LTSAC are going to be helping the psychology society with.
We would also like to inform you that there is also going to be a Psychology Society charity event very soon in aid of a mental health charity, this will raise money for a good cause and we think will be enjoyable for all that attend so please keep an eye out for that.
The anti cuts movement is still LTSAC primary focus but we are looking at ways to get students involved in any way, even if this means popping in to our office in AS46 to have a chat or even helping out with fund raisers. We would love to see our students getting more informed about the anti cuts campaign but at the same time we want every student to feel like part of a community in which their voices are heard and their opinions matter.
So if anyone has any suggestions for helping students get involved in the anti cuts campaign just leave us a message or come and see us in the office, our door is always open to visitors and we would happily consider and appreciate any contribution to raising awareness of our campaign. We want to make this campus a place that students want to stay at on weekends, not flee as if the plague is approaching.