Strategy of the Marxist Student Federation 2017

The document below is being discussed, amended and voted on at this year’s Marxist Student Federation national conference. Every Marxist Society affiliated to the Federation can send up to five delegates to the conference. Amendments passed by societies should be sent to contact@marxiststudent.com by Thursday 9 February. The context for the document is enormous political Read more about Strategy of the Marxist Student Federation 2017[…]

Unison members vote unanimously for KCL strike

The Marxist Student Federation offers its solidarity with Unison comrades at King’s College London, who have just voted overwhelmingly for strike action against their private-sector employers, Servest. Much of the university’s non-academic workforce has been privatised and sold off to parasitical firms like Servest, who abuse their workforces with impunity and are subject to zero Read more about Unison members vote unanimously for KCL strike[…]

Leeds: For a socialist NUS vote Nick Hallsworth and Robin Hanford

Voting is now open for Leeds delegates to the NUS national conference! You have until 12 noon on Friday 9th December to vote for Nick Hallsworth and Robin Hanford on the Marxist slate. Vote here: https://www.luu.org.uk/elections/ Here is our platform: Free education, the scrapping of all tuition fees and associated debt, introduction of living grants, Read more about Leeds: For a socialist NUS vote Nick Hallsworth and Robin Hanford[…]

Solidarity with exploited student nurses! Bursary or Bust campaigner says: ‘we’re not done yet.’

  Revolution, the youth paper of the International Marxist Tendency, met up with a representative of the Bursary or Bust campaign to discuss the terrible conditions faced by student nurses in Britain, who have lost their NHS bursary to Tory austerity measures. With this financial lifeline cut and further junior doctors’ strikes called off, the future seems Read more about Solidarity with exploited student nurses! Bursary or Bust campaigner says: ‘we’re not done yet.’[…]

Labour wards, branches and CLPs come out for Corbyn

Labour groups all over the country are coming out in defence of Jeremy Corbyn. See below for a selection of motions and statements that have been passed in the last few days. Using these and the model resolution below as a guide, activists should move resolutions in wards, branches and CLPs (Constituency Labour Parties) all Read more about Labour wards, branches and CLPs come out for Corbyn[…]

Marxist Student Federation statement on the expulsion of Owen Walsh from the Labour Party

  Recently we have become aware of the news that one of our members, Owen Walsh, has been expelled from the Labour Party. The reason cited in his letter of expulsion was membership of Leeds University Marxist Society. Owen has been a member of the Labour Party since he was 16 years old and has Read more about Marxist Student Federation statement on the expulsion of Owen Walsh from the Labour Party[…]

Victory for King’s College London GTAs!

The Marxist Student-led Fair Pay for GTAs campaign has won a 20% pay increase for student teachers at King’s College London following an 18-month struggle with university bosses. Ever since the Tory-led Coalition government lifted the cap on student intake at universities in 2012, Higher Education institutions have leaned on the casual labour of Graduate Read more about Victory for King’s College London GTAs![…]

UCU strike: mood in universities for long struggle

The strikers at the picket line at King’s College London are striking about far more than the measly 1.1% pay offer from UCEA and the government. A member of the History faculty holding up the UCU banner told me that she is not paid well, but for her the strike was about far more than Read more about UCU strike: mood in universities for long struggle[…]

SOAS, you have run out of excuses

The Justice for Cleaners movement held a militant and determined protest on Monday 18th April at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) University of London, which was well attended by approximately 200 people. This included unions, student groups, societies, academics and even Guardian journalist Owen Jones, and this was a particularly positive sign given Read more about SOAS, you have run out of excuses[…]

NUS Conference 2016: Marxist student live blog

  Wednesday, 20:30 – Roundup of the late afternoon This afternoon saw two right wing candidates elected to the remaining vice-presidential positions. The candidate for VP Society and Citizenship, who was backed by the Labour students, gave a particularly uninspiring hustings speech in which he criticised the NUS for debating ideas and disavowed himself from Read more about NUS Conference 2016: Marxist student live blog[…]

Cut the Rent and Homes for All

The resolution below, supporting the rent strike taking place at UCL, was passed unanimously by the Marxist Student Federation conference last weekend. In addition we publish below a policy motion on housing that has been submitted to the Young Labour national conference by a group of Marxists. Please get in touch if you would like Read more about Cut the Rent and Homes for All[…]