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We would like to welcome students to our website,  particularly to those who have just begun their time at university and may have come across the publication for the first time at Freshers’ Fayres up and down the country. We find ourselves at a time when – despite the obvious instability of the world, growing social ...

Oasis between bible groups

Students need a united left

Communists on campus are still swimming against the tide, reports Ben Lewis The annual start-of-the-year freshers’ fairs, where students new and old get a glimpse of some of the weird and wonderful societies, clubs and associations they can get involved in at university, provide a decent opportunity for the scattered forces of the far left to ...

Peace, Peace, No Peace

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As the long process of rebuilding Gaza ‘begins’ once again, it may often seems as though the Palestinian people are doomed to suffer an endless cycle of slaughter and impoverishment.  Israeli Antizionist Author and member of Left Unity’s Communist Platform ,  Moshé Machover has a better grasp of the situation than most. We sent Communist ...

Cameron: Boxed into a tight corner.

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David Cameron’s incompetent campaign against Jean-Claude Juncker has exposed his lack of bargaining power within Europe, says Eddie Ford Just as the Corn Laws haunted the Conservative Party throughout the 19th century, Europe acts as a running sore for the modern-day Tories. Desperate to steal the clothes of the UK Independence Party and appease the Eurosceptics ...

NUS: Left in the basement

Bureaucrats still in charge

Communist Students were stirring things up at this year's conference of the National Union of Students Members and supporters of Communist Students made a stand for principled Marxist politics at the 2014 conference of the National Union of Students, where CS member Robert Eagleton was standing for the ‘block of 15’ individually elected members of the ...

Clara Zetkin: Preached principle, promoted unity

Admired by contemporaries, ignored by subsequent history.

Marilyn J Boxer and John S Partington (eds) Clara Zetkin: national and international contexts Socialist History Society occasional publications, series No31, pp118, £7 It would appear that in historical research we are beginning to witness something of a revival of interest in a figure who must surely count as one of the most outstanding Marxists in ...

Fighting for Marxism

Communist Students member Robert Eagleton outlines the platform he is standing on for the National Union of Students ‘Block of 15’ From April 8 to 10 students from across Britain will gather in Liverpool for the annual conference of the National Union of Students. This year, comrades in Communist Students have decided to stand me as ...

Storms, floods and a deluge of crap

Winds, floods and the revenge of nature

Natural flood management is part of the solution, not dredging. But if we seriously want to preserve and restore nature, argues Eddie Ford, then we need to challenge capitalism Parts of southern and central England have experienced the wettest January since Met Office statistics began in 1910 and, according to the Radcliffe Meteorological Station in Oxford University, ...

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