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?[…]

Fighting for the NHS in Leeds

  Comrades from the Leeds University Marxist Society attended last Saturday’s demo defending our NHS from the vicious attacks by the Tories. The NHS crisis is only another symptom of the crisis of the capitalist system. Austerity and privatisations are not ideological decisions, but organic necessities stemming from the impasse we’ve reached under capitalism. This Read more about Fighting for the NHS in Leeds[…]

Young workers will lose out of the Tory apprenticeship scheme

British capitalism has been mired in industrial decline for decades and is now in the grip of what is called stagnant productivity. We have a low skill, low wage economy. On Thursday 6 April, the Tory government is putting into practice a plan to train three million new apprentices which is apparently intended to tackle Read more about Young workers will lose out of the Tory apprenticeship scheme[…]

Fortnightly Socialist Appeal hits campuses

The Socialist Appeal newspaper is now a fortnightly publication – a big step forward from the previous monthly setup. Marxist students, labour movement activists and comrades all over the country have been selling the paper on campuses and beyond. Have a look at the photos below. If you haven’t already, make sure you pick up Read more about Fortnightly Socialist Appeal hits campuses[…]

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[…]