Day 3: UCU Strikes

The final day of picketing is now finished. In Manchester, our comrades marched down Oxford Road to show solidarity with the strikers. In London, there has been a protest of all London UCU branches and Loughborough University has once again been showing that the Students’ Union were not acting in students’ best interests in not backing the strike. Manchester Metropolitan  Geoffrey Manton out bright and early #UCUstrike #FourFights #OneOfUsAllOfUs pic.twitter.com/R3N9dw4M3n — MMU Read more…

UCU Strike: Day 2

And we’re off, with the second day of strike action. Our comrades on the pickets have told us the mood is still energetic and workers and students are very angry. The success of the first day has spurred on the strikers. In Glasgow, our comrades were literally beating the drum of revolution (see below) whilst across the border in Goldsmiths (London), we marched to the Lewisham NatWest and Lloyds chanting ‘Lloyds and Read more…

UCU Strike: Day 1

UCU workers have started 3 days of strike action to fight against University management. Our comrades were out in solidarity. The mood on the picket lines has been militant and strong. People are very angry at the University bosses and false media which is trying to undermine the strikes. Here are some updates from the strikes around the country. Glasgow  We’re out here bright and early supporting the @UCUGlasgow strike. Don’t cross Read more…

Marxist Students Support the Strike

This week, from the 1st to the 3rd, the University and College Union (UCU) will be striking over pensions, pay and conditions, and the ‘four fights’ dispute. The MSF has been up and down the country preparing to intervene in the UCU strikes, and to build solidarity amongst the students. In London all Marxist Societies are ready to support staff, covering every picket line in the city. Marxist Societies are holding solidarity Read more…

5 years since the death of a giant: In memory of Fidel Castro

5 years ago, Fidel Castro died. Castro was a giant of revolutionary history. Here we re-publish the statement we published upon his death as well as a new podcast entitled ‘The Cuban Revolution: Where is it going?’ This is a message in the name of the IMT to friends and comrades in Cuba. On behalf of the International Marxist Tendency we send our most profound sympathy and condolences to the people of Read more…

Introducing the Giants: Trotsky

View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Marxist Student (@marxiststudent) Introduction Lev Davidovich Trotsky was, alongside Lenin, one of the two greatest Marxists of the twentieth century. His whole life was entirely devoted to the cause of the working class and international socialism.  Leon Trotsky was born on the 7th of November 1879 and died on the 21st of August 1940. He was a great Ukrainian-Russian Marxist, who developed Read more…

Cavallo shines light on homophobia in football

On the 27th of October, Australian footballer for Adelaide United, Josh Cavallo, announced through a social media post that he is gay. He is the first professional footballer to do so, and has been supported by many who hope to see football become a welcoming sport for all to participate and watch.  Homophobia, unfortunately, is present in different aspects of ‘football culture’. Chanting and homophobic abuse can be hurled at referees and Read more…

Girls Night In: Spiking is proof of a sick system

The Night Time Industry Association (NTIA) has said they have seen a rise in drink-spiking throughout the UK over recent weeks. This confirms again what women already know; that we are not safe. Whether it be walking at night like Sarah Everard or Sabina Nessa, going to the club, or even just existing in our homes, we are at risk of assault and violence no matter where we are. But increasingly, young Read more…

Gutting Academia: Goldsmiths University

The UCU is enthralled in battles across at the moment. This is shown by the situation of deep crisis in Goldsmiths. The History and English departments both stand to be completely gutted. This is a crisis of capitalism.  Karl Marx once said that “the education of all children, from the moment that they can get along without a mother’s care, shall be in state institutions.” What happens when these state institutions are Read more…

University Snoops on Student

Zac Larkham, a student at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) recently exposed his university management for tracing his physical and online activities with the student rent strike movement last academic year. In a tweet thread about this scandal, Zac revealed 190 pages of records obtained via a subject access request, showing how SHU management had continually discussed and followed his whereabouts.  Screenshots of emails showed that management had been monitoring and looking through Read more…