Glasgow students reject the “alt-right”

  The Glasgow University Rector elections attracted media attention this year, with the nomination of “alt-right” personality Milo Yiannopoulos. The racist, sexist, transphobic and all-things-reactionary Trump supporter drew criticism as he casually insulted students, staff and called for the Muslim society to be banned. In spite of endorsing this ban and his campaign ripping down Read more about Glasgow students reject the “alt-right”[…]

The crisis in Kent and Canterbury hospital

As the crisis facing the NHS deepens, even apparently affluent and seemingly middle class areas such as Canterbury are now confronted with the dangerous reality of our public health service’s degradation. Kent and Canterbury hospital has been instructed by Health Education England to transfer 42 of 76 junior doctors to ​the William Harvey Hospital in Read more about The crisis in Kent and Canterbury hospital[…]

Strategy and tactics in student politics

Student politics is forever an interesting world. In 1959 Colin MacInnes spoke of the youth’s ability to overthrow the entire system in his novel ‘Absolute Beginners’, 9 years later in Paris when combined with the strength of the workers they almost did. Many of the Bolsheviks were exceptionally young, and throughout history the youth have Read more about Strategy and tactics in student politics[…]

Should we ban the Sun from university campuses?

Last term Queen Mary Student Union banned the university shop from selling copies of the Sun newspaper, which is fair enough because the Sun is a sexist, racist, homophobic, anti-working class rag. But this ban was voted through by a small meeting of the student union council, without much publicity or explanation for the wider Read more about Should we ban the Sun from university campuses?[…]

Build council houses – give everyone a secure home

In 1991, almost four million local authority dwellings were in use in England alone. By 2007, that figure had halved and remains desperately low today. This doesn’t reflect a fall in demand (there are over three million people in the UK on council house waiting lists) but rather a deliberate neglect of crucial low-cost housing Read more about Build council houses – give everyone a secure home[…]

Strong support for Marxist candidate in KCLSU elections

A Marxist Student Federation member came a respectable second in the King’s College London student union elections, which concluded last week. Running on an openly socialist programme, Joe Attard of the KCL Marxist Society received 500 votes (compared to 700 for the winning candidate) from fellow students and postgraduate TA colleagues, demonstrating a real appetite Read more about Strong support for Marxist candidate in KCLSU elections[…]

In defence of the hammer and sickle: Cambridge Marxist debates Peter Hitchens

On Monday 13 March Keelan Kellegher from the Cambridge Marxist society debated Peter Hitchens – notorious right-winger and Daily Mail columnist at a meeting of the Kings College Cambridge politics society. The debate was over a framed Soviet flag that hangs in the student bar at Kings College, Cambridge. Hitchens argued that the flag should Read more about In defence of the hammer and sickle: Cambridge Marxist debates Peter Hitchens[…]

FE lecturers in Scotland vote for strike action

College lecturers across Scotland have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action in a dispute over the non-delivery of a pay agreement that was reached almost exactly one year ago. The consultative ballot of members of the EIS Further Education Lecturers’ Association closed on Friday 10 March, with 97% of lecturers backing industrial action, on a turnout of Read more about FE lecturers in Scotland vote for strike action[…]

A woman’s place is in the revolution: new pamphlet for International Working Women’s Day

We’re delighted to announce the publication of a new pamphlet, edited by Natasha Sorrell of the Sheffield Marxist society, to celebrate International Working Women’s Day. The pamphlet contains an introduction by Natasha which discusses the lessons that can be learned from the history of the struggle of working class women. Natasha explains how today’s fight Read more about A woman’s place is in the revolution: new pamphlet for International Working Women’s Day[…]

Marxist student stands for KCLSU vice-president postgraduate

Voting has now begun for elections to the Kings College London Student Union (KCLSU) sabbatical positions. Joe Attard, President of the KCL Marxist Society, is standing for the position of vice president for postgraduate students on a political and socialist platform. Here’s Joe’s manifesto. Postgrads and workers: unite and fight! A vote for Joe is a vote Read more about Marxist student stands for KCLSU vice-president postgraduate[…]