Public Statement

Dear all, On 22 November the SOAS4GAZA occupation came to an end due to both the announcement of a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza, and an agreement reached between SOAS management and the occupation, brokered by the students’ union. Negotiations were successfully concluded with regard to three of the concrete demands mandated by the students’ […]


OCCUPATION COMES TO AN END!   The students occupying the Brunei Suite ended their occupation last night after hosting various speakers and performers to celebrate the ceasefire. Jeremy Corbyn (Labour MP) and Lindsey German (National convener Stop-the-War Coalition), Riyah Al-Sanah (Palestinian activist) spoke to a room full of students about the need for activism and […]


TO CELEBRATE THE CEASEFIRE TONIGHT AT 6 PM  in the OCCUPIED BRUNEI SUITE at SOAS SPEAKERS: Jeremy Corbyn (Labour MP) Lindsey German (National convener Stop-the-War Coalition) Catherine Brogan (Poet) Rafeef Ziadah (Activist/Poet) COME AND ENJOY FOOD, DRINK AND MUSIC AND MUCH MORE!!! Venue: Brunei Suite, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, […]

Day One

DAY ONE – TARIQ ALI Within the first 24 hours of occupation, SOAS Occupy has been flooded with messages of solidarity and support from students and activists from all over the world, and many other universities in the UK have decided to take a lead and plan occupations of their own. Tariq Ali – novelist, journalist, […]

Occupation Press Release

SOAS students today occupied their university in solidarity with the people of Gaza. This followed an overwhelming vote of support at a packed union general meeting. Over 100 Palestinians, including 24 children have been killed thus far over six days of Israeli bombing. The Israeli Interior Ministry has declared its intent to “send Gaza back […]