The Marxists Are Back!

    The Marxist Student Federation has come back in force for this academic year. Although we have to shift our usual pattern, the current crisis has opened up some of the most radical attitudes from young people that we have ever seen. Students are suffering under the system, and the Marxist Student Federation is, as always, fighting alongside those students! As well as being out on protests and rallies with students, Read more…

International solidarity with the Haitian revolution: down with the injustice of the Moïse regime!

  We ask worker and student activists and organisations around the world to show their solidarity with the struggle in Haiti by sharing this statement, taking pictures and making statements of their own on social media using the hashtags #SolidaritéAvecLaLutteEnHaïti and #ABasLeRégimeMoïse. To add the name of your organisation to the statement please contact webmaster@marxist.com. The regime of Jovenel Moïse in Haiti is completely illegitimate and corrupt. With parliament dissolved, Moïse rules Read more…

Why we need revolutionary theory

  2020 will go down in the history books as a turning point. The Tories have played dice with our lives and livelihoods. Boris Johnson has presided over nothing short of catastrophe as a result of confusion, callousness and incompetence.  We are all living in a tinderbox. The fault does not lie with not this or that politician or party alone, but the crooked capitalist system that inescapably prioritises profit before our Read more…

Fight Racism with Socialism! (200 students ready to fight)

(One of 10 Zoom screens!) Last night (October 7th) over 200 people joined the Marxist Student Federation, over Zoom, to discuss Marxism and Black Liberation. Radical students from across the country, as well as around the world (Sweden, China and India, to name a few) met with the Marxist Student Federation to talk about a topic which has been forced into public consciousness in recent months.  The struggle to end racism and Read more…

How British capitalism grew rich through slavery

  The toppling of the statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol on 11 June has brought to attention Britain’s involvement in the Atlantic slave trade. Although officially abolished in Britain in 1807, this horrific trade in human beings was central to the rise of capitalism and the rise of Britain as a world power in particular. Slavery has existed throughout the history of class society in various places. But it Read more…

Fight parasitic landlords with a rent strike!

  Students up and down the country are furious with their current living conditions. Thousands of students have been trapped in their accommodation halls, with minimal help or guidance from their universities on what will happen next. Meanwhile university management, and the Tories, are continuing to blame young people and students for the rise in COVID cases.  We have been brought to university, by management and the government, under false pretenses. Why Read more…

Slavery and the Beginnings of Black Struggle

  Black Africans first arrived in the lands that would later become the original Thirteen States around 1619, as indentured servants, although the Spanish had brought Black slaves with them to what would later become New Mexico and Arizona as early as 1539. At that time, they were in a similar position to the many poor English people who, in exchange for passage to America, had sold several years of their labour Read more…

Tory bans won’t stop us: anti-capitalism is the only way forward

Last week the Department of Education (DfE) released their new guidance for how to ‘Plan your Relationships, Sex and Health Curriculum’. In the report, under the sections ‘Using External Agencies’ and ‘Choosing Resources’ they laid out their plans to stop materials from organisations with “extreme” political stances being used in schools. The first on the list of examples given is “a publicly stated desire to abolish or overthrow democracy, capitalism, or to Read more…

Students in lockdown: Marketisation and profit to blame

Students across the UK have been flooding into universities in recent weeks for the start of the new academic year. Armed with face masks and empty promises of safety from university administrators, these young people have embarked on an unusual journey into higher education (HE) in the age of COVID. Prior to students’ arrival, lecturers and staff in the University and College Union (UCU) had raised concerns about the lack of clear guidance and leadership from Read more…

Cambridge Staff Defense Campaign Launched!

  Fight cuts and redundancies! Join the Cambridge Staff Defence Campaign!    University Layoffs At the start of the Covid-19 crisis in April this year, Stephen Toope, one of the country’s highest-paid Vice-Chancellors, informed university workers that ‘savings will need to be made’.  Now, the University is going on a sacking spree. Not only university departments, but university-affiliated organisations and colleges have ruthlessly started laying-off their staff members. Ironically, redundancies include front-line Read more…

Like Lambs to Slaughter

  The COVID-19 pandemic has brought British capitalism to its knees. With unemployment soaring and the economy spiralling into the deepest recession ever recorded, Boris Johnson is desperate to restart the machinery of exploitation. To this end, the British ruling class and their ministers are above nothing and are fully prepared to put school students and their families in huge danger. From the very beginning the callous disregard of the conservative government Read more…

School students meet and agree to fight back!

  On the evening of September 10th, young people from across the country gathered to discuss the inequality in education that currently exists. This came off the back of the A-Level debacle which happened in mid August.  In this meeting, students and teachers discussed the massive cuts which have been made to schools over the last decade, and how this has affected the futures of students. Natasha, a teacher and member of Read more…