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From The Socialist newspaper, 2 February 2022

Socialist Students getting organised for 2 March walkout

Some things Socialist Students groups are doing to build support for the 2 March walkout and other protests this term.

Photo: Isai Priya

Photo: Isai Priya   (Click to enlarge)

Coventry - More see capitalism as problem

While some students came over to our 19 January campaign stall out of curiosity, stopping for tentative chats before eventually signing up, we also had some who saw us and practically ran over to find out more.

A growing number have seen how cruel capitalism has been during the Covid crisis, and want to be part of fighting for change. Standing in the wind and cold is well worth it when you catch people who are interested.

Adam Harmsworth

London - We need to get organised

London Socialist Students organisers are making plans, starting with a meeting on 16 January.

Students are fed up with the marketisation of higher education, and the treatment of students as cash cows. The mood is changing on campus - that we do need to fight back.

But nothing is automatic. It is an important step forward for the NUS to call the 2 March demo, but our job is to organise locally to build support and fight for a wider strategy to defeat fees.

At our meeting, we agreed to write to student unions calling on them to organise and build for a mass meeting on campus with students and university staff. Socialist Students will also help organise local campus protests before the national demo.

UAL Socialist Students has already organised a campaign stall on campus to talk about the day of action, and we met students who wanted to get involved. Other London Socialist Students groups are organising regular campaign activities and meetings too.

Berkay Kartav

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In The Socialist 2 February 2022:


News

Tories attack UC recipients with 'get any job' threat

NHS mandatory vaccination to be ditched

NI rise piled onto shoulders of the lowest paid

Gas and electric bills set to soar by 50% this year

Covering basic costs is hard, and it's getting worse


International news

Ukraine: Workers' unity needed

Northern Ireland: Bloody Sunday 50 years on

School students strike in Austria

Coup d'état in Burkina Faso

France: Education workers and students walkout


TUSC

Tories Out!

Dave Nellist standing for Birmingham Erdington

Why a socialist candidate for Birmingham Erdington is vital

Hackney Unison to encourage anti-cuts candidates

Essex cuts racket must end

Portsmouth: Council workers leaving and tenants' double whammy

TUSC by-elections round-up


Workers fighting back

The winter strike wave escalates as workers fight back and win

NHS workers begin strike for 15% and against outsourcing

Victory at NewVIc college! 'The picket line gives us power'

Coventry bins: all-out against strike-breaking Labour council

Scunny scaffs strike restarts with a bang, barricades and a win!

PCS 2022 elections

Workplace news in brief


Campaigns news

Tories sinking, workers rising - help fund the socialist fightback

May Day Greetings: Back the paper that backs the working class

Why I joined: I'm tired of austerity and status quo

Socialist Students getting organised for 2 March walkout


Review

Belfast: Worth watching portrayal of previously airbrushed workers' unity


 

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