Lancaster and Morecambe College
Facebook page: Joe Haslam Independent Student Activist
Hey there, I’m Joe Haslam and I’m a Film and T.V. design student at Lancaster and Morecambe College.
I have served 1 year as Student Union President and just finished serving 2 years as Student Governor. During that time I have campaigned tirelessly for real and progressive social change, particularly for free education, voting reform and votes at 16, protecting the environment, a progressive taxation system and fighting poverty and against capitalism, corporatocracy, the marketisation of our education system, cuts to public services and censorship. I believe that together we can fight for, and achieve a better world. A world of free education & healthcare, a world free from economic inequality, a world without war and poverty, a world against austerity.
Historically, revolutions have always started in the universities and colleges; academics, professors, intellectuals and students, followed by the working class. I believe that together, the student movement, alongside the people, can change the country, and eventually the world.
Heroes of mine include; Martin Luthor King, Ghandi, Serj Tankian (Musician& poet), Einstein, Nicola Tesla, Jack E Cheal (Unofficial leader of Love Activists), Akala(Musician & poet), JFK, Abraham Lincoln, Hugo Chavez, Natalie Bennet, Russell Brand, Caroline Lucus, Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, Buddha and Jacque Fresco (Social engineer & inventor, founder of The Venus Project).
As far as I see, the 2 biggest enemies we face in society right now is capitalism & austerity and I will work with anyone who will help me fight those evils. Forget the "divided left", I'll work with people from the Green Party, Labour Party, Socialists Workers Party, Pirate Party and more. I'll work with communists, anarchists and socialists, union members and social campaign groups. I'm excited to be working with the Students' Assembly Against Austerity and I look forward to making a difference!
I'll see you in the meetings, on the streets, in the petitions, and the occupations, and together, we will change the world.