Marx’s Capital in a day

September 2017 marks the 150th anniversary since the first publication of “Das Kapital” – Karl Marx’s masterpiece of political economy. With this magnum opus, Marx revolutionised our understanding of the capitalist system, uncovering and explaining its inner processes and inherent contradictions. Following the financial crash of 2008, and with capitalism today stuck in a seemingly Read more about Marx’s Capital in a day[…]

In Defence of Lenin 2017: final agenda

  Below is the final, full agenda for the national conference of the Marxist Student Federation. Join us tomorrow from 10:30 at UCL, Cruciform B304-LT1 to celebrate the centenary of the Russian Revolution! We’ll be asking all participants for a £5 contribution on the door to the running costs of the conference. A small price Read more about In Defence of Lenin 2017: final agenda[…]

Conference 2017: In Defence of Lenin

This year the fourth national conference of the Marxist Student Federation, taking place at UCL (Cruciform Building B304 – LT1) on 11 February, will be a Bolshevik celebration of the life and ideas of Vladimir Lenin, 100 years since the February Revolution in Russia kicked off events that would lead, a few months later, to the first Read more about Conference 2017: In Defence of Lenin[…]

Why we’re marching as revolutionaries on #Nov19

The Nation Union of Students (NUS) and University and Colleges Union (UCU) have called a demo on 19 November – we’ll be there, united for education. The demo has been called to defend education against cuts, privatisations and marketization. Recently there have been endless attacks on bursaries, grants, teaching standards, lecturer’s pay, and the list goes on. Read more about Why we’re marching as revolutionaries on #Nov19[…]

REVOLUTION! – a three day festival of Marxist ideas

The Marxist Student Federation, Socialist Appeal and the International Marxist Tendency invite you to REVOLUTION! – a three day festival of Marxist ideas. Across the world, it is clear that the status quo has failed and the system has broken: from the refugee crisis to the earthquake of Brexit; from the ever-growing inequality in society to the Read more about REVOLUTION! – a three day festival of Marxist ideas[…]

Left students take over at NUS conference

  The 2016 National Union of Students (NUS) Conference was the most militant in years, reflecting the waves of radicalisation sweeping the student and youth movement. There were electoral victories for the left, radical motions passed and tense confrontations between the stale bureaucrats who have dominated the NUS leadership for decades and a rebellious grassroots, Read more about Left students take over at NUS conference[…]

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[…]

EU – in or out?

The European Union referendum has generated much debate among the British left. Over the decades of evolution of the EU institutions, the majority opinion among left-wingers has shifted from opposition to support. We must clarify our understanding of the EU and the related issues ahead of this referendum to provide a clear perspective. When Britain Read more about EU – in or out?[…]

No to racism – fight for socialism!

This Saturday the Marxist Student Federation marched alongside 20,000 people in London, Glasgow and Cardiff, to show the British and European governments that we reject their appalling handling of the refugee crisis. Thousands of ordinary people took to the streets to declare their rejection of racism and how it is being used by the ruling Read more about No to racism – fight for socialism![…]

Report: Anti-Trident Demonstration in London – Down with Trident, down with capitalism!

On Saturday 27th February, tens of thousands of trade unionists, youth, and local activists gathered in London for Britain’s largest anti-nuclear demonstration in a generation, organised by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. The Marxist Student Federation was present with a lively bloc near the front of the demo, alongside Socialist Appeal supporters selling the latest issue. Read more about Report: Anti-Trident Demonstration in London – Down with Trident, down with capitalism![…]