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Report of NUS NEC July 2016 – uniting against austerity and racism

25th July 2016

Barbara Ntumy

By Barbara Ntumy, NUS NEC (Black Students’ Campaign) and Deputy President of London Met University Students’ Union

On Monday 18 July I attended my first ever NUS National Executive Council (NEC) meeting.

Black Lives Matter – British students stand in solidarity

13th July 2016

Black Lives Matter The recent murder of two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police officers last week has sparked another round of protests and demonstrations of how America has and continues to treat its Black citizens.

Defending the NUS left leadership – we’ve defeated the disaffiliations campaigns, the next threat is a right wing governance review

13th July 2016

Aaron and Fiona

By Fiona Edwards and Aaron Kiely, Student Broad Left 

The fight over the EU is not over: defending students, immigrants and living standards – no to racism and xenophobia

12th July 2016

Barbara Ntumy

By Barbara Ntumy, Deputy President of London Met SU & NUS NEC (Black Students' Campaign)

The decision of the British people to leave the EU – by a very small majority - in the referendum last month has caused an earthquake in British politics.

Racist and xenophobic hate crime has soared following the result, after what many supporters of the Leave Campaign believe is a vote against immigrants and “foreigners.”

NUS national demo to defend education called – Saturday 12 November 2016

5th July 2016

NUS demo 2016

Today the National Union of Students and the University College Union (UCU) announced they will hold a national demonstration on Saturday 12 November 2016 to stop the government’s attacks on higher and further education.

Student politics has a fight on its hands. We will only win by working together

9th June 2016

Shelly Asquith By Shelly Asquith, NUS Vice President Welfare.

As the government formalises its plans for another rise in tuition fees, the student movement stands at a crossroads: will we force the government to backtrack, or will we descend into division?

Education is our right – we should be cutting tuition fees, not raising them

18th May 2016

Malia Bouattia

The government have announced plans to increase tuition fees yet again. As the new NUS President Malia Bouattia makes clear in this article, originally published in the Guardian, the student movement will fight this disastrous plan. We need to build a mass, vibrant campaign to force another Tory u-turn.

The NUS is under attack – step up the fight to save it

17th May 2016

By Fiona Edwards and Aaron Kiely, Student Broad Left

A massive campaign is underway from right wing forces inside and outside the student movement, backed up by a hostile right wing media, to seriously weaken the National Union Students (NUS) by pushing for affiliated Students’ Unions to leave the national union.

This is unambiguously an attempt to break up the NUS and therefore undermine the national voice of students, with the aim of leaving students defenceless against the huge national attacks which are being driven forward by the Tories.

11 reasons to say YES to NUS!

5th May 2016

NUS national demo

Since the left won NUS President along with a majority of the NUS leadership positions last month, a huge struggle has begun. The right wing both within the student movement and in wider society have launched attacks and smears against this new, progressive leadership.

In response to this historic turning point for the student movement, campaigns to disaffiliate Students’ Unions from NUS have emerged at over 25 campuses.

Defeating these attempts to disaffiliate is not simply about defending NUS’ new left wing leadership and defending NUS democracy – it’s a question of defending the student movement itself. Disaffiliations from NUS at a time of savage education cuts and huge attacks on students risk significantly weakening the student movement’s ability to defend itself at this critical time.

Left wins NUS President – defend Malia, defend NUS

29th April 2016

Malia President speech Student Broad Left report of NUS National Conference 2016 – by Fiona Edwards and Aaron Kiely (Student Broad Left Secretary and Co-Convenor)

Last week’s NUS National Conference was historic. Malia Boauttia was elected NUS President - the first Black woman and the first Muslim to win this position in NUS’ 94 year history. It was also the first time since 1969 that an incumbent President lost their re-election.

Student Broad Left Guide to NUS Conference 2016 – Let’s kick out the Tories!

19th April 2016

Students fighting racism Check out Student Broad Left’s guide to NUS National Conference 2016 – and if you are attending pick a free copy of this on the first day of conference.

NUS Conference 2016: vote for a fighting student movement that takes on the Tories, austerity and racism

23rd March 2016

Shakira Martin

At this year’s Conference it is crucial that the left maintain and aim to increase these huge advances we made last year – with the election of four (out of six) left wing NUS Vice Presidents as well as a winning a majority of the NUS National Executive.

Since that massive breakthrough for the left the student movement has been increasingly active, with NUS leading campaigns against cuts, racism, climate change and more. We’ve got to keep up this transformation!

Under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, the Labour Party is taking the fight to the Tories on the need for an alternative to austerity. We need a progressive student movement that links up with and supports this left wing leadership of the Labour Party, as well as support all progressive movements and campaigns.

Read this article to find out who Student Broad Left is backing in the NUS Vice President and President positions at this year's Conference.

Defend our NHS! Defend our Education! National week of action

3rd February 2016

Save our NHS

Student Broad Left is supporting the Student Assembly Against Austerity's national week of action from Monday 8 - Sunday 14 February 2016.

The Tories are savagely cutting back on healthcare and education. Our public services are under attack and our futures are at risk too.

Join the fight back – take part in the national week of action from Monday 8th – Sunday 14th February.

​Check out the facebook event here.

Unite Against Fascism National Conference: Welcome refugees – unite against Islamophobia, racism and fascism

3rd February 2016

UAF Conference

Come along to the Unite Against Fascism National Conference on Saturday 6 February.

Students join the Stop Trident national demo

3rd February 2016

Student CND

Student Broad Left is supporting a major national demonstration called by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) to Stop Trident, Britain’s nuclear weapons system.

We will be joining Youth and Student CND, the Student Assembly Against Austerity, the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts and Stop the War on the student bloc of this demonstration to say: Fund Education Not Trident, we want Books Not Bombs.