On the 20th July, 23 members of academic staff at the University of Brighton were issued with compulsory redundancy notices. This follows the voluntary redundancy reluctantly accepted by another 80 members of staff who were otherwise set to face a similar outcome.
Last weekend, comrades from across the British section of the IMT gathered for this year’s Marxist Summer Camp, themed around the Communist International. Attendees left feeling educated, energised, and ready to build the forces of Marxism.
On Saturday, activists marched through the streets of London in protest against the continued oppression of the Palestinian people at the hands of the Israeli state. Socialist Appeal comrades joined the demo, calling for a revolutionary way forward.
May 1968 was the greatest revolutionary general strike in history. This mighty movement took place at the height of the post-war economic upswing in capitalism. Then, as now, the bourgeois and their apologists were congratulating themselves that revolutions and class struggle were things of the past. Then came the French events of 1968, which seemed to drop like a thunderbolt from a clear blue sky. They took most of the Left completely by surprise, because, they had all written off the European working class as a revolutionary force.
Yesterday saw International Workers Day demonstrations in towns and cities all over Britain. Socialist Appeal comrades joined these demonstrations, raising bold revolutionary slogans, and calling on workers and youth to join our ranks.
In an effort to break the ongoing strike by UCU members, university bosses are resorting to all manner of dirty tricks to divide staff and students. In response, workers and students must unite and fight to end the marketisation of education.
With students under growing pressure, and university workers under attack, a wave of direct action has broken out on UK campuses. To win, we must build a mass campaign of students and staff to kick capitalism out of education.
On Wednesday February 1st, Marxist Students from around the country were out at picket lines and protests. Here are some reports of our work. If you would like to attend a picket line or help us build for the next national day of action then get in touch!
In 1911, school students joined the class struggle en masse, taking their lead from the organised working class. Both then and now, the radicalisation of the youth terrifies the ruling class.
The Boluarte regime has arrested 205 students and protestors at San Marcos University in Lima, Peru. We denounce this brutal attack on the movement of workers and peasants. Down with the regime!
As the new year begins, Marxist students are preparing for a busy term of activity: showing solidarity with striking workers; discussing revolutionary events past and present; and building the forces of Marxism on UK campuses. Join the MSF today!
The Marxist Student Federation, representing students from over 50 universities and colleges across Britain, stands in full solidarity with the mass movement taking place in Peru.