Campaigns

 

The Marxist Student Federation is a campaigning organisation. On the basis of educating a wider and wider layer of students, the Federation can launch campaigns and coordinate interventions in the NUS with the aim of raising Marxist ideas amongst students in a concrete fashion, and ultimately to win the NUS to a Marxist programme.

Our campaigns attempt to forge closer links with the labour movement and working class on and off campus. Workers are invited and encouraged to attend Marxist Student Federation meetings.

 

Explore below for articles by Marxist students about the campaigning work being done on campuses around the country:

SOLIDARITY WITH TEACHING ASSISTANTS  AT KCL

“Marxist Students have lent their support and solidarity to a campaign at King’s College London (KCL) fighting to achieve fair pay and reasonable working conditions for part-time student staff…”

MARXIST STUDENT SOLIDARITY WITH STRIKING POLISH MINERS

“This is a response on behalf of the Marxist Student Federation to attacks by the state against protesting workers in the Polish city of Jastrzebie on the 2nd and 9th of February, where tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets were fired at unarmed protesters, injuring twenty people…”

JUSTICE FOR BLACKLISTED WORKERS!

“In February 2009 a raid by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) exposed the existence of a blacklist containing the personal details of 3,213 people, largely construction workers…”

MARXIST STUDENT SOLIDARITY WITH MEXICO

“On September 26, a bus carrying students from the Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa Teacher Training School was stopped by the local police in Iguala, Guerrero. Without prior warning the police opened fire killing six students on the spot. The police, with the collaboration of notorious drug gang Guerreros Unidos then kidnapped the remaining students…”

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR AYOTZINAPA

“The undersigned organisations join in the call by students from the Rural Normal of Ayotzinapa and the National People’s Assembly for a day of action on October 22 and we extend internationally. We appeal for the organisation of protest actions at Mexican embassies and consulates around the world that day…”

SOLIDARITY WITH THE ANTIFASCIST RESISTANCE IN UKRAINE

“In the last few months the Kiev authorities have been incorporating neo-nazi paramilitary groups into the state apparatus. These paramilitary groups are the government’s answer to the fact that ordinary soldiers are refusing to fight against their own people in the rebellious provinces of the East…”

SUCCESS FOR MARXIST STUDENTS ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

“This academic year has seen significant steps forward for students fighting for the ideas of Marxism on their campuses. This has been reflected in the success of the founding conference of the Marxist Student Federation (MSF) in February 2014, and also in the campaigning and election of Marxists as student representatives in a number of universities…”

UCL MARXISTS CAMPAIGN FOR A SOCIALIST STUDENT UNION

“University College London Union recently held spring elections for full-time and part-time positions to represent students. Standing in the elections were three members of the Marxist Student Federation…”

DEMOCRATISE SOAS

“There is tension and anger in the air at SOAS – as well as in virtually every other university in the country. While students – having woken up from their temporary slumber – are starting to protest again against fees and privatisation of their debt, lecturers and regular members of the staff are striking for an increase in their wages…”

HANDS OFF VENEZUELA (SPANISH  TRANSLATION HERE)

“The motion below was passed by the Marxist Student Federation conference on 15th February 2014. Marxist Students stand in solidarity with the Bolivarian revolution and the people of Venezuela…”

NO TO POLICE BRUTALITY! FOR A MASS MOVEMENT OF STUDENTS AND WORKERS!

“In May 2013 it was announced that the University of London Union (ULU) will close in August 2014. Given its nature as a focal point for student activism and protest in London and nationally, the closure of ULU is likely, in this respect, to be – at least partially – politically motivated…”

DEMONSTRATORS DEMAND LIVING WAGE AT KCL

“Last Tuesday (12/11/13) members of KCL Marxists, along with other groups of the left, assembled in the Strand Lobby at King’s College to help protest the failure of the King’s College Council to establish the London Living Wage (LLW) for all its employees, despite having promised to do so over three years ago…”

KCL TO MOBILISE FOR THE LIVING WAGE

“On Tuesday 12th November 2013 students and staff at Kings College London will be demonstrating for the living wage for University staff. Despite its promise to do so, KCL still hasn’t increased staff pay to £8.80/hour – the living wage in London…”

31ST OCTOBER – SUPPORT THE STRIKE!

“Last week it was announced that UCU, Unison and Unite unions will be taking joint strike action on Thursday 31st October 2013 to demand decent pay and conditions. This action will involve academic and non-academic staff at universities all over the country…”

STOP THE STUDENT DEBT SELL OFF!

“This Friday 18th October students at UAL and Goldsmiths will be demonstrating against the privatisation of student debt. Come along and join the UAL Marxists in calling for no privatisation of student debt, the cancellation of student debt, the abolition of fees and the nationalisation of the banks to fund education…”

UCLU ELECTIONS: VOTE FOR A SOCIALIST NUS!

As autumn elections in UCLU are underway, UCL students are due to give their mandate to 6 delegates who will represent them at the NUS National Conference in April 2014…”