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[…]

Grunwick: class unity and the fight for union rights

The Grunwick strike exhibition beautifully marks the 40th anniversary of when Jayaben Desai, a middle-aged Gujarati woman who was a migrant from Tanzania, led a walk out from the Grunwick Film Processing Laboratory in Willesden in 1976. As you enter the exhibition, you are welcomed with sheets hanging down from the ceiling with images of Read more about Grunwick: class unity and the fight for union rights[…]

Elections and boycotts at Leeds University Union

The morning of February 17th 2017 saw two headlines concerning the Leeds University Union executive (LUU exec) in the local student press. The first bemoaned the year on year decline in turnout for the elections that see students run for sabbatical positions as union officers in the LUU exec (http://www.thegryphon.co.uk/2017/02/17/leadership-race-turnout-decreases/). This comes at the end Read more about Elections and boycotts at Leeds University Union[…]

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[…]

100 Marxist students commemorate 100 years since the Russian Revolution

Last Saturday, 11th February, around 100 students and young workers from at least 20 schools, colleges, and universities across the country gathered in London for the annual national conference of the Marxist Student Federation (MSF), hosted by the UCLU Marxist Society. The number of attendees not only demonstrated the growing strength of the MSF and Read more about 100 Marxist students commemorate 100 years since the Russian Revolution[…]

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[…]

What did we learn from last term’s occupation at Warwick?

  In early December last year at Warwick University, a group of student activists cut through the winter lethargy with an occupation of the Slate, a newly-built £5.3m conference building. Organised by the student activist group Warwick for Free Education, the occupation pushed for three demands to be met by the university’s management. The first Read more about What did we learn from last term’s occupation at Warwick?[…]

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[…]

Willy Wonka’s Exploitative Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory predates almost all my political knowledge, and the capitalist undertones of the novel could hardly be interpreted and analysed by a seven-year-old. As the question of class and race became an increasingly conscious factor in my political outlook, however, the connotations of the Oompa-Loompas being shipped from Africa Read more about Willy Wonka’s Exploitative Chocolate Factory[…]