Tag: UCU

‘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?

2018 in protest photos

Photographer Steve Eason looks back over the movements on the streets in 2018, from the anniversary of the Grenfell fire to the Extinction Rebellion bridge occupation

Notes From Below: Workers’ Inquiries #HM2018

Ian Allinson reports from Historical Materialism conference on the Notes From Below project

Leaders, leaders, leaders and leaders

Unite the Union activist Ian Allinson discusses the different connotations of the word 'leader'.

Three days that shook the UCU leadership

Rank-and-file university workers are pushing UCU's leadership in a bid for democracy, accountability and a fighting union

The death of irony at UCU congress

At the heart of the fight is the question of who controls the union: the officials or the membership?

University picket lines – a place of learning

Footage from Goldsmiths college picket line where staff and students talk about their experience of striking so far.
UCU strike news

Update: what’s new in the UCU strike?

We look at the latest developments in the wave of strikes that has taken employers by surprise across the higher education system.
UCU pensions dispute strike

UCU strike: dispatches from the picket line

Striking academic workers and their student supporters report on the ongoing nationwide action in defence of pensions.

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Refugee Lifeboat: Statement of intent

We work to provide direct practical and material solidarity with migrants, but also to wage a political struggle against the state, racism and imperialism.

Student bans and securitisation at KCL

Politically active students at KCL have been barred from entering campus without any justification. Read KCL Justice for Cleaners' statement here!

The diary of a Scottish Muslim woman after the Christchurch massacre

Tarrant’s racist ideas are sanctioned and practised by the very top of Western state structures, by far-right organisations and by sections of the media; he just put them into practice.

Global youth strikers: declare a climate emergency

From Mauritius to Manchester, young people around the world walked out of their schools and colleges on Friday 15 March, demanding action on climate change.

revolutionary reflections | ‘Green Capitalism’: a critical review of the literature (Part III)

Part III of Stephen Graham’s critical review of the ‘Green capitalism’ literature examines debates between advocates of ‘green Keynesian’ approaches and supporters of de-growth.

revolutionary reflections | ‘Green Capitalism’: a critical review of the literature (Part II)

Part II of Stephen Graham’s critical review of the ‘Green capitalism’ literature examines the relationship between capitalism and fossil fuels.

revolutionary reflections | ‘Green capitalism’: a critical review (Part I)

Today, hundreds of thousands of young people around the world have been taking part in climate strikes. Stephen Graham dissects the discourses of sustainability, Green capitalism and the Green economy.
Bloody Sunday cover-up

Bloody Sunday prosecution: no justice, no peace

Not just one soldier, but the entire British state must be held to justice for its murderous record in the North of Ireland

Some deadlines can’t be extended…

Theresa May's deal has been rejected again and the Brexit deadlock continues. Meanwhile, the entire ruling class is running down the clock on an even more important issue.

On labelling fascists: postscript

Caliban's Revenge revisits his argument that we should identify the fascist core of the new right wing street movement, as part of a broader anti-racist struggle.

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The Communist Women’s Movement

As we mark International Women's Day (8 March), Estelle Cooch talks Darya Dyakonova and Mike Taber about the history of the Communist Women's Movement (1920-22).

revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 3

In the concluding part of our serialisation of his 1978 essay on the state in capitalist society, Colin Barker considers the theory of the Permanent Arms Economy.

LGBT History in 21 pieces of music

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

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.