Tag: austerity

Action against the 24% cut in Adult funding

Mark Winter, a lecturer at Tower Hamlets college, reports  200 lecturers and students marched on Downing Street on Wednesday (25 March) as part of a protest organised by UCU against a 24% cut to funding for...

The Budget: four reflections and a rule of thumb

by Michael Rosen 1. In the post-Budget fog, there are occasional dissident voices that say something along the lines that obsessing about small differences in "the deficit" is some kind of smokescreen for what's really going...

rs21 magazine Spring 2015 launches tomorrow

The Spring 2015 issue of the rs21 magazine will be launching at our event for International Women's day 50 Shades of Struggle: Women and the New Social Movements taking place at LSE tomorrow (Wednesday 11...

Tory cuts hitting FE hard

Mark Keating, a lecturer in a London college, discusses the cuts that are hitting the further education sector hard The Tories delivered another body blow to the further education (FE) sector when they announced swingeing...

An alternative to austerity is growing in Merseyside

Clara Saraiva shares the experiences of an anti-austerity conference bringing together grassroots activists across Merseyside. 100 people took part in the "No Austerity Conference" February 14 in Liverpool, with participation from representatives from trade unions, community organisations, leftist...

A national NHS campaigners’ convention: A view from the inside

    Sophie W, a medical student in rs21, interviews Joanna Adams from 999 Call for the NHS , a grassroots campaigning organisation, in advance of their national convention on Saturday 28 February.  The NHS is in the midst of...

The Assault on London Housing Rights

Graham Campbell reports on two local struggles to defend council housing in London, and draws some conclusions about the social significance of the Coalition's assault on social homes. February 14th to 23rd is designated by...

‘The rocky road ahead…’ The movement against Irish Water

Five activists from rs21 spent a weekend in Dublin and took part in a city-wide demonstration against the Irish Government's recent Water Charges bill, and spoke to several activists on the Irish left.

Tens of thousands join parade of the labour movement

Amy Gilligan reflects on Saturday's TUC demonstration. The large TUC demonstration on Saturday saw tens of thousands of trade unionists march through central London. Branch banners from across the country were visible in many of the...

Fight for your right to read

Alan Gibbons, author, organiser of the Campaign for the Book and lifelong socialist discusses the attacks that the library service is facing in Britain. He is based in Liverpool where proposals to cut eleven...