John Fisher School strike: Defeat oppression with class struggle!

NEU members at a Catholic school in Croydon have voted to strike against the scandalous decision to ban a gay author from speaking to students. This shows the way forward in the fight against oppression: through united class struggle. Last week, on 16 April, 90% of National Education Union (NEU) members at the John Fisher School (JFS) in Purley, Croydon, voted to take strike action against the decision to ban gay author Read more…

Why you should read Bolshevism: The Road to Revolution

Should history be objective? The answer seems self-evident – of course, it should. However, as Trotsky pointed out, “under the influence of the market and of the historic process in general…” no historian is ever truly free of subjectivity.  Indeed, this is most proven by the many distorted histories of the Russian Revolution. For an event as momentous for the world working class as this, “objectivity” in any account of the Russian Read more…

Marxists at London Met secure an official society!

Marxist Students at London Metropolitan University (LMU) have been working hard to gain a recognised society at the University. This is a task we have recently fulfilled!  We are very excited about this as it allows us to develop the work in North London, and at LMU. We can now host theoretical events inside the University, discussing topics like philosophy, economics, past and present revolutions as well as much more!  We can Read more…

Striking workers at City University speak out!

Guy from City, University of London Marxist Society interviewed Keith Simpson, President of City UCU, and Daniel, a City UNSION rep on the picket line this week about ongoing strike action over pay, conditions and pensions.  Keith, first of all, could you give us an idea of how it’s been going over the past few weeks striking over the four fights and pensions dispute, and what the mood is like among those Read more…

Marxist Students force Edinburgh Students’ Union to support strikes!

A motion submitted by the John Maclean Society (JMS) to Edinburgh University Student Association (EUSA) calling for a concrete support for current and future UCU strikes has passed! The motion, which was in response to vague EUSA statements in response to UCU industrial action, called primarily for the student union to explicitly advice students not to cross the picket line. The motion also demanded a wider and more concrete EUSA involvement on Read more…

Tory education plans: An attack on working class students

According to the Tories’ new plan for university education, applicants who don’t pass GCSE English and Maths will no longer be eligible for student loans. This disgraceful policy will effectively block off a quarter of young people from getting into university.  Not only will many university students have to shoulder lifelong debt, but should these plans go ahead, some will now be expected to pay £9,250 up-front every year if they want Read more…

NewVic College: Marxist students organise in solidarity with Child Q

Students at Newham Sixth Form College and members of the NewVic Student Activist Committee rally in solidarity with Child Q, the black schoolgirl who was brutally strip searched by Metropolitan Police at the Age of 15. There were passionate speeches from Marxist students, who organised the rally, about how the institutionally racist and sexist police do not represent the interests of ordinary people, and in fact are an oppressive body that exists Read more…

Child Q: Fight racism and police brutality! Fight capitalism!

Protests have erupted across London in solidarity with Child Q – yet another victim of police racism, misogyny, and violence. It is clear that the Met Police are rotten to core. To end this oppression and repression, we need to end capitalism. Twice over the last week, on Friday 18 March and Sunday 20 March, large crowds gathered in Hackney, London, in support of ‘Child Q’ – a black schoolgirl who, in Read more…

Workers and students unite in Birmingham

On March 2nd, comrades of the University of Birmingham Marxist Society held a student strike rally with the help of the local UCU. After hearing from a range of student groups and labour movement speakers, such as the Coventry bin strikers and Unison, a Marxist Society member spoke, addressing the roughly 100 people in attendance, a mix of students and striking staff. Our comrades raised the demands for free education and the Read more…