Laurie Smith reports on last Saturday’s surprisingly positive conference of leftwing student activists
Over 100 student activists gathered on Saturday February 6 for the Convention Against Cuts and Fees. Hosted by University College London Students for Free Education and given the green light by both the Socialist Workers Party’s and Alliance for Workers’ Liberty’s student fronts, the convention was the … read this post
Dave Isaacson argues for a united revolutionary student organisation
On Saturday February 6 student activists from across the country will be attending the National Convention Against Fees and Cuts hosted by University College London Students for Free Education. The organisers have written that the convention “aims to strengthen and broaden the campaigns against cuts, and for free education. Like fees, … read this post
Below is a letter which we emailed to both Another Education is Possible and Education Not for Sale on January 29.
we understand that Another Education is Possible and Education Not for Sale are in talks, along with Daf Adley (NUS LGBT Chair) and Bellavia Ribeiro-Addy (NUS Black students Chair), about the possiblity of standing a united left … read this post
Laurie Smith reports on Saturday’s ‘student coordination’ event
On April 18, around 70 student activists met at University College London for the ‘student coordination’ instigated by Revolution, the youth group of Workers Power.
Though 70 people is not bad for a new student left initiative – testament to the impact of the university occupations over Gaza in radicalising students – … read this post
The AWL are pushing for a new student’s union now they can no longer play ball in NUS- but could only get 12 people to a meeting. Ben Lewis reports…
The Alliance for Workers’ Liberty student group, like the organisation more generally, appears to be somewhat at a loose end. Their chauvinistic rightism on the question of Israel and ‘Zionism’ … read this post
Wednesday 25 Free Education Demonstration: Educate, Agitate, Organise!
Around 600 students gathered at SOAS University to demand free education and a living grant for all. Although numbers were slightly lower than had been initially expected, it was very encouraging to see students turn out in such numbers in an action that was organised completely independently of the National Union of … read this post
The left’s sub-minimum programmes have led to a bureaucrats’ victory, writes Boz Cirrik
After protracted birth pangs, the National Union of Students has finally passed its governance review under the ‘inspirational’ presidency of Wes Streeting.
The package achieved infamy among student left activists for the comprehensive manner in which it destroyed what remained of NUS democracy. Conference is replaced by … read this post
I wonder what the answer to this one is…
NO: Wes Streeting, NUS President
YES: Aled Dilwyn Fisher, LSESU General Secretary and ENS
4pm, Wednesday 15 October, in the JCR, School of Oriental and African Studies, Russell Square, London
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org… read this post
Click image below to download PDF
Click here to read and comment on the articles online
… read this post
Here we republish two letters concerning Communist Students attitude towards the ‘Reclaim the Campus’ conference which re-launched the Education Not for Sale front of the Alliance for Workers Liberty. These letters appeared first in the Weekly Worker.
I write in astonishment at the absurdity of Ben Klein’s article, ‘Rebranding exercise flops’ (May 22). As part of the “so-called anti-capitalist … read this post
As expected, the Reclaim the Campus conference on May 17 did not cohere the student left around a worthwhile set of principled politics. Instead it was a rebranding exercise for Education Not for Sale, the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty’s student front. Ben Klein reports… read this post
The following are a letter and proposals that we have submitted to ‘Reclaim the Campus‘:
We feel that, as this conference is being billed as a discussion of “the need for a political, campaigning student movement which integrates and focuses this activism, which fights to transform our education system as part of the fight to transform society” then the … read this post