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No more racist police killings! Demonstration at the US Embassy

27th August 2014

London protest No more racist police killings

Join the 'Hands Up! Don't Shoot' protest outside the US Embassy in London - show solidarity with Mike Brown and your opposition to racist police killings. The protest is being organised by Stand Up To Racism.

National Union of Students backing Palestine, backing the boycott

8th August 2014

NUS NEC for BDS  

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.

Viva Palestina: Latin America in solidarity with Gaza

8th August 2014

Chavez Palestine

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.

National Demo for Gaza – Saturday 9 August

7th August 2014

National demo GAZA august 14

National demo for Gaza Stop the killing - end the siege - US & UK stop arming Israel now! Saturday 9 August Assemble at midday outside BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA For march to Hyde Park via the US Embassy

Why NUS should oppose Israel’s assault on Gaza & join the growing global movement in solidarity with Palestine

4th August 2014

NUS4BDS

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.

British students stand with Gaza against Israel’s assault & siege: statement from over 100 student leaders

30th July 2014

Palestine flag

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.

Victory for the student movement: student loan sell-off stopped!

30th July 2014

Victory - SAAA stop the sell off

Last week the government dropped its plans to privatise the student loan book in an announcement made by Vince Cable, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills. Student Broad Left played in key role within the Student Assembly Against Austerity's campaign which has helped to stop the government in its tracks.

EVENT: Progressive Students National Forum 2014 – Saturday 4 October at University London Union

29th July 2014

UEA protest to oppose privatisation of student debt March 2014

Student Broad Left and the National Black Students’ Alliance are proud to present the fifth Progressive Students national event – ‘Fighting austerity, racism, climate change and war’ – taking place on Saturday 4 October 2014 from 10am at the University of London Union. Book your free place today here.

The British student movement standing in solidarity with Palestine!

24th July 2014

Women's Officer and others

Tens of thousands of British students and young people are joining the marches, protests and vigils for Gaza.

Here is a snap shot of solidarity from the British student movement to date.

Oxford University student Barnaby Raine takes on argument that opposition to Israel is anti-Semitic

30th July 2014

Barnaby Raine, a student from Oxford University and one of the organisers of the Jewish Bloc that marched on the London demonstration for Gaza in July 2014 was interviewed about allegations of anti-Semitism on pro-Palestinian demonstrations on Sky News. Here we share the video of his interview.

National demonstration for free education called

3rd July 2014

A coalition of student groups and campaigns – including the Student Assembly Against Austerity, the Young Greens and the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts - have come together to call a national demonstration on Wednesday 19 November.

student demonstration

Exclusive interview: Palestinian student Malaka Shwaikh on her journey from Gaza to becoming the next Education Officer of Sheffield University SU

12th June 2014

Malaka

Student Broad Left is proud to present this exclusive interview with Malaka Shwaikh, a Palestinian student who arrived at Sheffield University in the autumn of 2013, having broken the siege on Gaza to reach her destination. Just a few months later, in March of this year Malaka stood to be the next Education Officer at the Students’ Union. And she won - with the greatest number of votes ever cast for a candidate in the history of Students’ Union elections at Sheffield. She begins her new job, representing over 24,000 students at Sheffield University in a couple of weeks time.

As the opening paragraph of Malaka’s manifesto hints to, her journey to become the next Education Officer of Sheffield University Students’ Union was one of struggle and determination:

“My name is Malaka and I am a Masters student from Gaza City, Palestine, studying Global Politics and Law. I believe students’ unions can change lives. First-hand experience has taught me that student politicians working as a team can have a transformative impact. If the Students’ Union here at Sheffield didn’t lobby the University for a fee waiver, I would not be here.”

National Demo for Gaza – Free Palestine! Saturday 19th July 2014

16th July 2014

Free Palestine demo
NATIONAL DEMO FOR GAZA - FREE PALESTINE! Date: Saturday 19th July Time: midday Location: Opposite 10 Downing Street, Whitehall

Tens of thousands march to say #NoMoreAusterity

26th June 2014

PAAA demo

50,000 people marched through the streets of London last Saturday on a national demonstration organized by the People’s Assembly Against Austerity to demand an end to the government’s austerity agenda.

CONFERENCE: After the Euro elections – Stand up to UKIP, racism & fascism | Saturday 14 June

11th June 2014

Stand Up to Racism Conference

With fascists and far right populists viciously aiming to divide and rule through racist scapegoating, now is the time to unite against fascism and stand up to UKIP, racism and the far right. Come along to this important National Conference on Saturday 14 June to discuss the fight back.