UCU strike: outrage, resentment and cheeky chants

UCU union members in higher education went on strike across England and Wales today for two hours.

All out student strike in Kiev

(picture via direct-action.org.ua) Ukrainian students are on strike against the police and for workers rights. Nick Evans reports. Since 10am on Monday 20 January, students at...

Our University, Our Streets demo

Students and workers marched from ULU to the Royal Courts of Justice via SOAS and Holborn police station, demanding #copsoffcampus, #justice4mark and #fairpay.

The case for a higher education workers inquiry

Jamie Woodcock and Sølvi Goard make the case for a workers’ inquiry in higher education: Higher education is the second most casualised sector in the...

Sussex disciplinary hearings adjourned due to bias

Students at Sussex University “have been victimised and made examples of”, writes Jelena Timotijevic at Defend the Right to Protest: The kangaroo court set up by...

Demo attacks Benefits Street as ‘poverty porn’

(report and picture by Stef) Around 60 people demonstrated outside the office of TV firm Love Productions in central London today to call for an...

“I was unable to eat” : food banks in Tory Britain

From the Kent International Socialists The sight of Tory MPs laughing at stories of hungry families during a debate on the use of food banks...

Standing up to state violence

The state continues to use violence and intimidation against protesters, minorities and the working class. Mitch Mitchell looks at how our rights to demonstrate...

The Sussex university Pop-Up Union: a myth buster

The Pop-Up Union is not a “red union”, does not divide workers, and is not a short cut born of frustration.

Postgraduates v marketisation

Graduate students often work as adjuncts, what is their role in struggles within the university?

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A brief history of the Teddy Boys

The post war youth subculture that became the subject of a moral panic.

Labour split: meet the gang of seven

At long last, the new centrist party is here. Meet the seven Blairite relics promising to #ChangePolitics.

‘We are not going to let our world be ruined’

Laura Di Chiara and her school-friends joined the climate strike today and it was much bigger than they expected.

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.

LGBT History in 21 pieces of music

For LGBT History Month, Colin Wilson presents a history of queer music in 21 tracks.

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.

Obituary: Colin Barker

Ian Birchall remembers the life of revolutionary socialist Colin Barker.

revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 2

In the second of a three part series Colin Barker continues his investigation into the relationship between capital and the state.

Breakthrough for striking rail guards

Striking rail guards have forced a major climb-down from the Northern rail franchise, but questions remain over what will happen next.

Anti-imperialist resistance against the coup

"From our many different countries, we will join in united anti-imperialist actions to condemn this attempted coup in Venezuela."

Highlights

revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 2

In the second of a three part series Colin Barker continues his investigation into the relationship between capital and the state.

I Bring Her a Flower

On the 100th anniversary of the murder of Rosa Luxemburg, we republish a poetic tribute to her written by Sylvia Townsend Warner.

Yellow vests: Macron’s fuel tax was no solution to climate chaos

Why Macron's 'eco-tax' on fuel was never a fair or effective way to tackle climate change

Bolsonaro elected president of Brazil: how did we get to this point?

Following the recent election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil, Marcelo Badaró Mattos asks how we got here.

Care, consent and coercion under capitalism

Alan Sears, a socialist activist based in Toronto, spoke to Hazel Croft about sexuality, sexual coercion and consent, and the possibilities for sexual liberation today.