Saturday, October 13, 2012

Support Ian Parker!

A campaign to reinstate Ian Parker, co-director of Manchester Metropolitan University's Discourse Unit, which promotes "radical theory and practice" in psychology, has been launched by students and staff outraged at his exclusion from campus. 

Ian participated in the NSK State Dublin event in 2004 and was a key facilitator at the First NSK Citizens' Congress in 2010.

His suspension seems to have followed on from his raising legitimate concerns about workload and other issues. It seems horribly like an attempt to silence a radical, critical voice.

You can read the THES report on the story here.

Messages of protest can be sent to the Vice-Chancellor John Brooks ( and the Head of the Department of Psychology Christine Horrocks (
These messages can be copied as messages of solidarity to the MMU UCU chair Pura Ariza (

Update: Ian has now returned to work at MMU following the extensive campaigning against his suspension.

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