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
by Laurie Smith, Communist Students
The five rebel delegates from Sheffield University who broke a mandate to vote for the NUS governance review were called to a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday 14th. We were found guilty of breaking the mandate imposed by SRC (Student Representative Council) and have been banned from delegate elections for a year.
At NUS … read this post
Here is our full report of NUS conference, following on from the teaser produced midway through conference by Dave Isaacson.
Although the right’s governance review was not passed at this year’s National Union of Students conference, the fragmented left suffered a series of defeats. Chris Strafford and Ben Klein report
If last year was a rightwing orgy, then this year’s … read this post
Although the NUS is hardly the fighting organisation that students need, we must defeat the right-wing attacks on democracy in the NUS – and the April 1-3 conference is the last chance to stop the bureaucrats. By Tina Becker
It wasn’t really a surprise that at the NUS extraordinary conference on December 4 2007 just over two thirds of delegates … read this post
All democrats, socialists and democrats should reject efforts by student unions to actually increase state censorship. By Shelley Martin
The NUS has an automatic ‘no platform policy’ in place, which bans all members of the British National Party and the Islamic organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir from standing in NUS elections on any levels. It also bans them from participating in any … read this post
The sectarianism and economism of the left has prevented a united challenge in the NUS elections. By James Turley
Sofie Buckland, it seems, is very annoyed indeed.
Buckland, member of the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty (AWL), its student front Education Not for Sale (ENS), and the NUS’s ‘block of 12′ (a part-time group of officers), had been at the forefront … read this post
It sounds almost farcical: why would the leadership of the National Union of Students try to abolish democracy in its own organisation? CS member Tina Becker reports
Let’s be honest. Most students don’t really know what the NUS is, let alone what it does or how it operates. And who can blame them? Currently, it is not much more than … read this post