Carmeli Argana takes us back to the July 24 ‘freedom’ protests.
Students emphasised that the merger would threaten the independent and radical nature of GCS.
It opposed government and university attacks on staff jobs and students’ quality of education, which has intensified during the COVID pandemic.
Students unionists face expulsion from university, imprisonment, terror charges and torture.
Protestors demanded increased income support payments and vaccine, test and isolation leave for all workers.
The protest platformed international solidarity in decolonisation.
Students and staff united against the potential dissolution of SLAM and closure of departments.
A number of student protestors who are contesting their fines are yet to have their cases resolved.
It has been 13 years since Kevin Rudd's apology.
Thousands of protesters called for an end to Israeli occupation.