Mashal Khan

Rest in Power Mashal Khan: Solidarity with class fighters in Pakistan

  The following article was published on In Defence of Marxism on April 18. Original here. On April 13, Mashal Khan, a 23 year old student of journalism in Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan was lynched by a mob. He was dragged out of his hostel room and shot at with bullets while the mob Read more about Rest in Power Mashal Khan: Solidarity with class fighters in Pakistan[…]

Latin America: From Revolution to Counter-Revolution?

In this video from the LSEsu Marxist Society, Jorge Martin – editor of the Marxist magazine America Socialista and secretary of the Hands Off Venezuela campaign – discusses the political developments in Latin America over the last two decades. Jorge explains the factors that lay behind the Bolivarian Revolution and other mass social movements in Read more about Latin America: From Revolution to Counter-Revolution?[…]

Beyond political neutrality: the fight for revolution in Brazil

The article below is a translation of an article that originally appeared on the website of the Brazilian Marxists – Esquerda Marxista It’s already 2017. But June 2013 was a landmark in the debates about what the involvement of a young person in politics should be. When we say ‘young person’, we mean it in Read more about Beyond political neutrality: the fight for revolution in Brazil[…]

Students fighting for socialist revolution in Multan, Pakistan

On 17 February the Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA) organised its city convention of Multan at the Multan Tea House hall. More than 200 students from various colleges and universities of Multan participated in this meeting. Representatives from various educational institutes of other cities also came to witness this important meeting. Just one day before the Read more about Students fighting for socialist revolution in Multan, Pakistan[…]

Capitalism is squeezing international students in the UK

£24,000. This is how much you may be required to pay for one year of university education in the UK if you’re international student. Exorbitant tuition fees are a symptom of what has been done to universities over the past 30 years. Institutions of higher education, once considered to be sacrosanct temples of knowledge, gradually Read more about Capitalism is squeezing international students in the UK[…]

Workers of the world unite! – international greetings to the Marxist Student conference 2017

In advance of our conference last weekend we received messages of greeting and solidarity from all over the world. Below is the text of those messages. ———- Comrades, The Swedish Marxist Students wish to extend our revolutionary fraternal greetings to your conference this weekend. With the onslaught against workers and youth, brought upon us by this Read more about Workers of the world unite! – international greetings to the Marxist Student conference 2017[…]

Solidarity with students at the American University of Cairo

The recent actions of the administration of the American University of Cairo represent an direct assault on the student body. The sudden decision to raise tuition fees by 40% will severely affect the students, many of whom would have to chose between leaving their studies or become heavily indebted. The students have embarked on a Read more about Solidarity with students at the American University of Cairo[…]

Trump and the lessons of 2016

  There’s an old Chinese curse which roughly translates into English as “May you live in interesting times” and it certainly seems that in recent months these words do make for a particularly painful curse. It seemed laughable this time last year that there was any chance of a Donald Trump presidency after this year’s US Read more about Trump and the lessons of 2016[…]

President Trump: why, how and what next? [videos and upcoming events]

Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential elections has delivered the biggest political upset in history; a political earthquake that has shattered the entire global Establishment, making Brexit look like a minor tremor in comparison. In reality, however, Trump is not the problem, but a symptom of a more general malaise in society. The system Read more about President Trump: why, how and what next? [videos and upcoming events][…]

The US election: what does it mean for Marxists?

Around the world, millions of people are waiting nervously for the upcoming presidential election in the United States on November 8th. Will Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump become the most powerful person in the free world? Comedians and economist alike foretell of impending political catastrophe, social ruin, and the fall of the world economy, should Read more about The US election: what does it mean for Marxists?[…]

Solidarity with South African students #FeesMustFall

In 2015 the ruling class of the Republic of South Africa promised to the Fees Must Fall movement that there would be no more rises in tuition fees. As we know now – they’ve simply lied. Since the very beginning of the rises they didn’t shy away from openly admitting why they’re doing this. Rising Read more about Solidarity with South African students #FeesMustFall[…]

Canada: Huge success for socialist Fightback students at freshers 2016

Throughout the month of September, Socialist Fightback clubs at UVic, UofT, Ryerson, York U and Seneca, Trent Durham, McMaster, Waterloo, UdeM, Concordia, and McGill, engaged with hundreds of students interested in Marxist ideas during the frosh campus club days and street festivals. In total, over 1000 students expressed interest in learning more about socialism and Read more about Canada: Huge success for socialist Fightback students at freshers 2016[…]