May 1968 was the greatest revolutionary general strike in history. This mighty movement took place at the height of the post-war economic upswing in capitalism. Then, as now, the bourgeois and their apologists were congratulating themselves that revolutions and class struggle were things of the past. Then came the French events of 1968, which seemed to drop like a thunderbolt from a clear blue sky. They took most of the Left completely by surprise, because, they had all written off the European working class as a revolutionary force.
Alan Wood’s new book ‘Ireland: Republicanism and Revolution’ takes a serious approach to drawing the lessons of the Irish struggle. With Ireland at another turning point in history, Marxists must be ready to present a programme of Irish liberation. As James Connolly said “the cause of Ireland is the cause of Labour and the cause of Labour is the cause of Ireland”.
The Boluarte regime has arrested 205 students and protestors at San Marcos University in Lima, Peru. We denounce this brutal attack on the movement of workers and peasants. Down with the regime!
The Marxist Student Federation, representing students from over 50 universities and colleges across Britain, stands in full solidarity with the mass movement taking place in Peru.
Marxist Student activists attended and spoke at the emergency demo called the Plataforma 12 de Octubre, in solidarity with the struggle of the workers and peasants of Peru against the oligarchic coup.
The Marxist Student Federation stands in solidarity with workers, peasants and youth in Peru who are fighting against the removal of President Castillo by the oligarchy.
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Two weeks on from the outbreak of the revolutionary uprising in Iran, and the movement continues. In every major city, violent clashes are occurring between the youth and security forces, with repression becoming ever harsher. Well over 100 have been killed and many more have been arrested. On Monday, students responded by commencing a strike, which has now spread to over 100 universities!
As the country’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II represented a bygone age of stability. Her passing marks the beginning of a new era of crisis; another crumbling pillar of the British establishment, heralding revolutionary upheavals.
On the 20-23rd July, two comrades from the Marxist Student Federation were invited to attend the third Gazte Topagune Sozialista.
Zac Lumely and Orla Murphy are facing charges of ‘serious criminal damage’ by the Irish state, for which they could face up to a year in prison.
The Marxist Student Federation, with presence on some 50 university campuses in England, Wales and Scotland, would like to express our solidarity with the National Strike called by CONAIE in Ecuador and our rejection of the repression by the Lasso government, particularly the serious acts of repression that occurred at the University of Cuenca on June 15.