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Letter: USP Student Association

Thursday 16 November 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion


Letter: USP Student Association

Whoever representing USPSA said USPSA was “apolitical” (Fiji Times 3/11 ) clearly does not know its history of student activism/political activism against tyranny, dictatorships, political persecution of freedom fighters in the region and beyond, nuclear testing and armament, solidarity with anti-colonial struggles, and solidarity with indigenous people against State violence and dispossession.

One of my earliest memories of USPSA engagement is its demonstration against the Pinochet military coup in Chile in 1973 that violently toppled the democratically elected socialist government of President Allende with the active involvement of a foreign power.

The current USPSA spokesperson should go to USPSA archives to acquire a better understanding of the student activism of the student body at the region’s premier university.

Rajend Naidu