By Jennifer Nash
On Saturday 150 students from more than 50 campuses attended the Student Assembly Against Austerity to discuss ideas and actions to take forward the struggle against austerity nationally and on campuses. Upbeat, energetic, optimistic – students are ready for action against austerity and to play our part in the upturn of struggle.
The event was one of the biggest gatherings of the student anti-austerity movement since the height of the student fight back against tripling tuition fees and the scrapping of EMA in 2010.
VENUE: University College London, Christopher Ingold Building, Chemistry Auditorium 20 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AJ Map to location here.
The annual national conference of the National Union of Students (NUS) last week resolved to stand on the sidelines while the Tories’ attacks on education go unchallenged. It threw out all proposals to fight the attacks on students and elected a new NUS leadership that endorsed this programme of selling students out.
On 21 November tens of thousands of students will be marching on the streets of London to protest against the government’s ongoing attacks on students and education.
‘Student Fightback 2012’ takes place this coming Saturday, on 13 October at the University College London.
The conference will be a key opportunity for student activists from across the country to come together and plan the next steps in the student fight-back to the Tories, cuts, racism, inequality and war.
On Wednesday 21 November tens of thousands of students will march in central London on NUS’ national demonstration against the government’s attacks on education. This will be the first time NUS has organised a national mobilisation to defend students against the coalition’s intensifying attacks in two years.
By Jennifer Nash The youth movement for Palestine in Britain has continued to strengthen, with a number of significant advances.The growing support for Palestine amongst young people in Britain has finally encouraged the National Union of Students (NUS) to join the growing movement for justice and peace for Palestine.
The new rise in the revolution in the colonial world that began in Latin America with Chavez’s Bolivarian revolution and ‘21st century socialism’, and which is now – on a higher level of mass struggle – sweeping through the Middle East, is of a scale to create a radicalisation in the imperialist countries.
The fundamental lesson of the struggle in Egypt is that when millions of people rise even the most well-armed dictatorship can be forced to give way. This lesson is not lost on young people in the imperialist countries.
By Stephen MacAvoy
The huge upturn in student militancy in the past month is a significant boost to every progressive who wants to defeat the Tory-led offensive against the working class. It is the beginning of forces in Britain joining the resistance against the capitalist offensive which has been unfolding across Europe.
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