Over the past week, people who support the current US/UK bombing campaign in Iraq have attacked those who are against the imperialists’ intervention. As part of a campaign to build support for the West’s military operations in the Middle-East the anti-war position is being caricatured.
The anti-war and peace movements in Britain oppose the bombing. The bombing of Iraq and Syria is already leading to civilian deaths and widespread destruction. The anti-war position is being deliberately misrepresented as a demonstration of support for the terrorist group ISIS. On the contrary, the West and its military campaigns have been responsible for the creation and current growth of this terrorism, and the bombing campaign will exacerbate this situation - which is one of the reasons why the anti-war movement opposes the bombing.
Last weekend’s Progressive Students Forum brought together a wide range of groups and people from across the student movement and discussed the serious ways in which the broad left in the student movement can deliver on our key priorities of fighting racism & bigotry, standing up for international peace and justice and for an alternative to austerity and cuts.
This weekend on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 October student activists from campuses across the country will be gathering in Sheffield a national conference to discuss and plan ‘Building the National Student Movement for Palestine’. Come along and join the discussion!
MPs, trade unionists, senior student leaders, campaigners, writers, filmmakers and actors have signed a united statement against the bombing of Iraq & Syria – outlining that such an attack will only strengthen terrorism.
We condemn Camden School for Girls Sixth Form’s decision to ban a 16-year-old student from studying at the school as she wears a niqab. A niqab is worn by some Muslim women, as part of their religious practice.
Defend a woman’s right to wear what she chooses – oppose Islamophobia – sign the petition calling on Camden School for Girls to reverse their decision now.
Student Broad Left and the National Black Students’ Alliance are proud to present the 'Progressive Students Forum: Fighting austerity, racism, climate change and war’ – taking place on Saturday 4 October 2014 from 10am at 'Student Central' (formerly the University of London Union).
Matt Sellar, student of International Environment and Climate Change Law at Edinburgh University, looks ahead to the People’s Climate March and explains why students should join with thousands of people on the streets of London on Saturday 21 September to demand action on climate change.
By Aaron Kiely, NUS NEC
The National Union of Students – which represents 7 million students in the UK – have voted to condemn Israel’s murderous assault on Gaza, demand the siege on Gaza is lifted, demand the UK government stop arming Israel and call upon the student movement to boycott companies and corporations that facilitate Israel’s military capacity, human rights abuses and illegal settlement activity.
In contrast with western complicity with Israel’s attack on Gaza, Venezuela and its allies are offering concrete help to Palestine, says Matthew Willgress of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign. This article was first published in the Morning Star.
Today the National Executive Council of the National Union of Students will be debating Palestine and the student movement’s response to Israel’s ongoing horrific assault on Gaza. NUS National Executive member Aaron Kiely explains why NUS should back justice for Palestine.
On 29 July 2014, the student movement issued a powerful united statement in solidarity with the people of Palestine. Amongst the signatories are National Union of Students Officers representing millions of students across Britain and over 100 pro-Palestine student leaders and activists from colleges and universities. The statement follows a wide array of solidarity activities that have taken place in recent weeks in protest of Israel’s brutal offensive in Gaza.