hands off student unions

33 minutes – 16mm b/w opt – 1972

hands off student unions supports the students’ struggle to preserve the autonomy of their union from the conditions of state control embodied in Thatcher’s education proposals. It includes footage of demonstrations in Oxford, Birmingham and Brighton; talking heads of various student activists; a section dealing with the role of students in late capitalist society; various speakers addressing mass meetings; a solidarity speech by Clive Jenkins (ASTMS) plus an interview with Alain Krivine, French Trotskyist leader in May ’68.