Just four days before A-Level results day, King’s College London announced that Clearing spaces will no longer be available, despite having offered them in previous years. By responding to a comment under an Instagram post, the university explained their position by saying ‘we’ve been able to fill the required spaces on all our undergraduate courses for 2021 entry. Therefore, we will not be entering Clearing and Adjustment this year’.
Another results day, another devastating headline on educational inequality. Despite the partial good news, that grades were high and many people could accept University places, the results showed a darker side: rising inequality in education.
A new parliamentary investigation into racist policing finds that the situation facing black communities is worse today than at the time of the Macpherson report, 22 years ago. To end police violence and racism, we must end capitalism.
From its inception, major concerns have been raised about reductions in CAMHS while demand increases, and waiting list times soar. Young people are forced to travel hundreds of miles for faltering and underfunded healthcare, with some having to wait over a year. CAMHS referrals are also notoriously hard to receive, and some young people with multiple diagnoses have been unable to receive help on the NHS.
In August 1917, Lenin took pen to paper to write one of his most seminal works, The State and Revolution. This preceded the Russian Revolution, and was used to organise and educate the Russian working class. The spreading of communist propaganda has always been a key task of revolutionaries. Similarly, The Communist Manifesto was smuggled across borders and into factories to get the ideas of Marxism to the workers. The role of Read more…
In a time of mass conflict in Israel/Palestine, imperial blockades on Cuba and Latin America in turmoil, Keir Starmer is flag-waving and calling for ‘progressive patriotism’ . We must fight back against this with the genuine internationalism that socialists stand for. Read why here.
Originally published 20 July 2006, and republished today to mark the anniversary of Ted Grant’s passing. You can celebrate Ted’s legacy by purchasing his books and collections of his writings at Wellred Books.
Following confirmation that the Labour right wing are set to proscribe Socialist Appeal at tomorrow’s NEC meeting. solidarity has flooded in from across the labour movement. The left must fight back against this politically motivated attack.
The Labour right wing are bureaucratically manoeuvring to permanently ban Socialist Appeal from the party. This scandalous political attack is the latest attempt to crush the left. Activists across the left must mobilise and fight back.
A huge backlash has occurred in response to the racist abuse suffered by England’s black players. Boris Johnson and Priti Patel have hypocritically offered their support. It is the capitalist establishment who are responsible for racism.
In early July, , the University of Manchester (UoM) announced that they would continue online lectures in the new academic year, without reducing the tuition fees paid by students. This has sparked outrage among students, with over 3000 students immediately signing a petition to condemn the move.
The past year has been a traumatic one for students, facing isolation and uncertainty. But it has also provided a valuable experience in organising and taking action. These lessons must be taken forward in the fight to defend education.