Resolution adopted by the General Assembly of students at Paris Nanterre University on Monday 10th December 2018: In the last two weeks the movement of outrage against Macron has done nothing bug grow. High school students are showing the way forward: tens of thousands have taken to the streets en masse. On university campuses there
On Thursday 6 December, high school students demonstrated outside a school in Mantes-la-Jolie, west of Paris. After a demonstration to protest the new reforms to the exam system, the students were brutally arrested by police officers. Shocking images of the arrest have been circulating on social media. Police officers, armed and equipped with helmets, the
Yesterday the General Assembly at Paul-Valery University in Montpellier passed a resolution calling for a general strike to bring down the Macron government. The same resolution is being brought to university General Assemblies in Toulouse Jean-Jaures today, and in Nanterre (Pairs) and Lyon in the near future. Inspired to link up with the Yellow Vest
Since this article was written, Macron’s government has backed down on the rise of fuel taxes. This has come in the context of rising support for the yellow vest movement – reaching 84% on 27th November – and the threat of a general strike from the major trade unions. More protesters have died or
On 25 and 26 October 2018, 100 meal couriers came together in Brussels. They are part of 34 courier collectives and/or trade unions that fight the exploitation by platforms such as Deliveroo, UberEats, Foodora and Glovo. They set up the Transnational Federation of Couriers to share their experiences and the fight against the multinationals.
Far-right presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, was elected with 55 percent of the vote in the Brazilian elections last Sunday. He defeated the Workers’ Party (PT) candidate, Fernando Haddad, who received 45 percent. From day one, students and youth have been first into the breach, leading the fight against the reactionary new regime. How did
Last July, Elin Ersson, a 21-year-old Swedish student stopped the deportation of a 52-year old Afghan man who was set to be deported back to Afghanistan from Gothenburg Airport. She refused to sit down, which meant the plane they were on was unable to take off. She faced the contempt and, in some cases,
On 20 September, an open letter from a representative of the Peking University (PKU) Marxist Society (MS) in Beijing, China began circulating on Chinese social media. The letter detailed the significant difficulty that the society faced this month in finding a faculty advisor required to re-register as a recognised student club on the campus.
New waves of student protest have been erupting in the universities and colleges in Mexico City. Students in all the major universities in the capital have come out en masse in solidarity after 14 students at UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) were injured by porros (semi-fascist shock group) earlier this month. The protesters
A little over a year after a fire consumed 72 lives in Grenfell Tower, another avertable blaze incinerated Brazil’s National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, home of 20 million items charting the country’s history. Most of those – current estimates stand at 90 percent – will be irretrievably lost. Just as with Grenfell, the
At the recent international congress of the International Marxist Tendency, two British comrades, members of the Marxist Student Federation, had a discussion with some of our comrades working in Pakistan, about the present situation there and the work that the comrades in Pakistan are doing, with particular reference to the student movement. The current
Since 2008 social welfare institutions have been attacked on a global scale because capitalism in crisis is unable to afford them. In this context the French ruling class has tasked President Macron with smashing every gain the working class has made since the beginning of the post-war period: from the Labour Code to National