We have a big decision to make.
The university says it has divested from BAe Systems and the aerospace arm of General Electric, and has 'asked its external fund managers not to invest in these areas in the future'. This is a massive gain for Cardiff Students Against War, but this only came to us in an email from Louise Casella, the Strategic Development Director, with whom we have been in negotiations. In reality it might mean little unless it is presented to us on university letterheaded paper, signed by someone important. Furthermore there are still many demands left unanswered. Either way, this isn't the end and we are looking to step up our lobbying, petitioning and awareness-raising activities whether or not the occupation continues.
We're having a debate at 1.00 about whether / how to end the occupation on this victory, so we need EVERYONE involved in the campaign to come down and thrash this out.
Large Shandon lecture theatre.
Stay tuned for developments.