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Thursday, 23rd February 2017

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Stop Trump Day of Action – unite against his agenda of hate and division

20th February 2017

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Today tens of thousands of people are taking part in the national day of action against Donald Trump and the proposed State Visit.

For the details of the Stop Trump and One Day Without Us national day of action page click here. In addition to other actions across the country, thousands of people are expected to turn out for a rally this evening in Parliament Square from 5pm.

Protest: Stop Trump’s Muslim ban

3rd February 2017

Stop Trump ban

Following the huge protests against Trump’s Muslim travel ban earlier this week, let’s keep up the momentum and build the movement against Islamophobia.

Barbara Ntumy: fight Trump, fight racism! (video)

20th January 2017

Today, the man who has vilified, attacked and threatened African Americans, Muslims, people of Asian descent, Latinx, immigrants, women, Jewish people, the LGBT community and disabled people, gets inaugurated as the 45th President of United States of America.

All that's left to do is to fight back from the minute his presidency starts and over the next 4 years.

Barbara Ntumy

No to Trump’s racism & bigotry: protest his inauguration

16th January 2017

Oppose Trump and his racism protest Join Stand Up To Racism’s protest outside the US Embassy in London on the day of Trump’s inauguration as President of the US – Friday 20 January at 5pm. Check out the facebook event here. 

Save our NHS! Emergency protest – Thursday 12 January 2017

11th January 2017

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The fight to save our NHS is on. Last week the Red Cross declared a humanitarian crisis in the NHS and were forced to intervene.

Brexit will be a disaster for students – we’ve got to fight against it

12th December 2016

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Since the EU referendum in June and the close victory for the Leave campaign, British politics has been dominated by the issue of Brexit. Given the enormous and absolutely disastrous implications of Brexit for Britain – spanning all areas of public life from the economy to education and our freedom of movement - this issue will continue to dominate British politics for months and years to come. Given that Brexit is the main issue in British politics, the main question that the student movement therefore faces is the following: should we embrace, accept, live with, or fight against Brexit? The Student Broad Left believes that the student movement’s priority number one must be to fight relentlessly to stop Brexit as this is essential to defending education and the living standards of students, the working class and all oppressed groups in society.

‘United for Education’: Join the NUS National Demonstration – Saturday 19 November

7th November 2016

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On Saturday 19 November tens of thousands of students, lecturers and others will join forces to defend education on a national demonstration called by the National Union of Students (NUS) and University College Union (UCU).

Defend Malia Bouattia – open letter to the HASC on report titled ‘Antisemitism in the UK’

21st October 2016

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We, the undersigned, note with grave concern the findings of the Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) on anti-Semitism. The report’s findings on the sharp growth in anti-Semitic incidents in the last year is deeply troubling, and is an urgent call to all those involved in fighting against racism, oppression, and for a better society more generally. We welcome the reports calls to take on anti-Semitism, as well as its focus on greater recognition of under-acknowledged areas of abuse, such as online platforms.

United for education – fighting austerity, cuts and fees

19th October 2016

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I’m Joss Knight, member of the Student Assembly Against Austerity national committee for Imperial College.

I will start by acknowledging that these are pretty bleak times for many people in Britain and elsewhere as the right wing have become more vocal and emboldened throughout Europe. Students are feeling this keenly as the basic right to education has been attacked over and over and education has been more and more commodified, segregated and neglected in recent years. Since Theresa May became our unelected prime minister the Tories have redoubled their commitment to an elitist backwards education system with their attempts to bring back grammar schools.

Why Black unity in the student movement is crucial in the fight against racism, discrimination and inequality

19th October 2016

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The Tory Party set a racist, xenophobic and extremely right wing agenda at their Party Conference earlier this month. The new Prime Minister, Theresa May, wants to blame every problem in British society on immigrants, refugees and Black communities. Following the Brexit referendum in June we have already seen a massive rise in racist violence, a situation which is set to become even worse in light of this new, vicious turn in government policy. Uniting and organsing to turn the tide on this racist offensive is critically important.

Agenda ‘Students For Jeremy Corbyn: fighting austerity, racism and war’ – Progressive Students Forum 2016

12th October 2016

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Check out the agenda for this year's Progressive Students National Forum taking place on Saturday 15 October from 10.00am - 5.30pm. This year's overall theme is 'Students For Jeremy Corbyn: fighting austerity, racism and war'.

Brilliant Stand Up To Racism Conference heralds birth of new anti-racist movement

11th October 2016

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Over 1,500 anti-racist campaigners gathered at the Stand Up To Racism National Conference on Saturday to discuss, debate and organise a new movement to confront the Tories’ enormous racist offensive.

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

25th July 2016

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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

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By Fiona Edwards and Aaron Kiely, Student Broad Left