The end of the first week of UCU strike action coincided with the latest climate strike on Friday 29 November. rs21 members report on pickets from around the country.
Eight days of strikes got off to a confident start across sixty Higher Education institutions today.
20 November is Trans Day of Remembrance. Patricia Lockhart, an activist with Sisters Uncut, reports on developments in Scotland and argues that socialists need to stand against transphobia now more than ever.
Toxic masculinity and the hetero-normative dominant culture in our institutions has created a "rape culture" environment leaving victims not believed when they report an attack. The #MeToo solidarity campaign has shown just how pervasive misogyny and gendered violence is at all levels of society. When Cambridge students attempted to obstruct a fascist and sexist group from holding meetings on campus they were not supported by the institute. Cambridge rs21 will host an open forum discussion on "Rape Culture & Gendered Violence" to discuss how we can overturn this status quo.