Knife crime and the myth of the friendly copper

Mitch Mitchell argues that putting more police on the streets will not solve the problem of knife crime and will lead to more targeting of BAME youth.

How students supported the miners’ strike: an activist remembers

On 6 March 1984, the walkout at Cortonwood Colliery signalled the beginning of the 1984-85 miners' strike. Colin Revolting remembers how he and his fellow students supported the miners.

The story of the LA teachers’ strike

Jesse Hagopian talks to LA teacher Gillian Russom about how the teachers in Los Angeles organised, what they won, and what it means for wider education struggles in the USA.

Rape culture and the neoliberal university

Warwick University's response to sexism, racism and rape culture on campus has been appalling but sadly predictable, writes Warwick graduate Rachel Jones.

Caring enough to strike: US teachers’ strikes in perspective

Last week, 33,000 Los Angeles teachers went on strike. Tithi Bhattacharya analyses the past year's teachers strikes from a social reproduction framework.

What we mean when we talk about benefits cuts

The Secret Housing Barrister describes the consequences of the UK government's continued enforcement of an illegal benefits cap.

‘Courageous conversations’: students occupy SOAS library

This week students at SOAS occupied the library in opposition to cuts. Seth Uzman points to the wider education struggles they are part of.

What exactly does a university Vice Chancellor do?

As HE workers prepare for action over pay, Mike Haynes asks: what do VCs actually do?

Happy NEU year?

The newly formed National Education Union is currently balloting for action. What are the prospects for the new union and the left within it?

Immigration White Paper: We treat #PatientsNotPassports

The government published its delayed Immigration White Paper yesterday. Here a doctor tells us about the damage current immigration policies is already causing patients.