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NUS Conference Model Motions 2015 – free education, anti-racism, Palestine and climate change

17th February 2015

NUS National Conference

Here are some model motions for NUS National Conference 2015. We are supporting the Student Assembly Against Austerity’s model motions on range of issues from free education to opposing racist scapegoating and we have also drafted a two other important motions on Palestine and climate change.

NUS National Conference 2015 takes place in April and is the place where next year’s policies and priorities for the national student movement are decided.

Every Students’ Union has the right to submit policies – and every student has the right to put forward policies you want your Students’ Union to be putting forward.

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Fund education not Trident – join the mass demo in London on Sat 24 January

22nd January 2015

On Saturday 24 January CND is organising a mass protest in London against government plans to spend £100 billion replacing the Trident nuclear weapons system.
Wrap up Trident

We say instead of nuclear weapons of mass destruction - fund free education, stop the cuts and bring back EMA!

Join the facebook event here.

London protest against Trident 12 noon - 3pm Saturday 24th January 2015 Ministry of Defence, Horseguards Ave, London Nearest tube: Charing Cross/Embankment/Westminster

After the 2015 general election, MPs will vote to make a final decision on replacing the Trident nuclear weapons system.

We have to send a clear message to MPs: Trident must be scrapped, not replaced. Join us encircling government and parliament buildings with a peace scarf knitted by thousands of people.

Let's meet people's real needs.

Cut Trident - not jobs, health or education!

ARRANGEMENTS

12:00 Gather outside the Ministry of Defence, Horseguards Avenue, Westminster 13:00 Encircle the Ministry of Defence and MPs' Offices, before marching together from Whitehall to Parliament Square 14:00 Rally at Old Palace Yard, outside Parliament

RALLY SPEAKERS

Initial speakers confirmed are: Jeremy Corbyn (Labour MP), Julie Ward (Labour MEP), Shahrar Ali (Deputy Leader, Green Party), Kate Hudson (CND), Bruce Kent (CND), Lindsey German (Stop the War), Heather Wakefield (UNISON), Rt Revd Alan Williams (Bishop of Brentwood), Khalil Charles (Muslim Association of Britain), Ben Griffin (Veterans for Peace) and spoken word artist Potent Whisper.

TRANSPORT

Transport arranged from Leeds - contact Yorkshire CND on 01274 730795 to reserve your space.

Transport arranged from Bridgend, Carmarthen, Swansea area - contact Swansea CND on swanseacnd@phonecoop.coop / 01792 830330 to reserve your space.

Please let us know if you’re arranging a coach or minibus from your area and we can advertise the details here.

For more information, contact information@cnduk.org / 020 7700 2393

Showing Solidarity with Those Building A Better World in Latin America

25th November 2014

Student Broad Left previews the Latin America ¡Adelante! Conference 2014 taking place on Saturday November 29 at Congress House. The Conference is now in its 10th year, and offers a unique opportunity to hear all about the latest developments in the region.

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Defending students and their representatives from the attacks of the pro-war lobby

14th October 2014

peace not war

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.

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Don’t bomb Iraq & Syria – student leaders join national statement

26th September 2014

Stop the war

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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IRELAND: Choices for 2015 and Beyond

4th February 2015

Sinn Fein Syriza

By Joe Dwyer, Liverpool University student

How Sinn Fein delivers for Students and Young people north and south & details for Sinn Fein’s upcoming London Public Briefing on the 11th February.

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Student Broad Left’s top 10 highlights of 2014

8th January 2015

Great photo of the demo

What a year 2014 has been. Not only did we stop the sell off of student’s loans, but a whole new movement for free education was born.  In the same year as students joined the biggest ever demonstrations against the war on Gaza, NUS has taken a stand against the new US/UK war on Iraq and Syria. And the tide of racism both here and in the US is being challenged by a movement that is not afraid to take to the streets.

Here’s Student Broad Left’s top ten highlights from 2014 that show if we fight together, we win together.

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Queen’s University Belfast’s poll on Irish unity

24th October 2014

QUB ref 2014

Next Monday (27th October) the Students of Queens University Belfast will be asked to vote on the proposition “Should Ireland be a united and independent country?”

The petition for such a campus poll garnered 700 signatures at the University’s Fresher’s Fair. Sean Fearon, chairperson of QUB Sinn Fein, said that it was signed by “almost two persons per minute”. This shows the enthusiasm and dynamism amongst many young people in the north of Ireland for a debate on their constitutional future. As demonstrated during the recent Scottish Referendum, such debates can galvanise younger people to get involved, including those previously detached from politics. By initiating this debate the students of Queens have also taken a step towards the making the case for an actual border poll for the people of Ireland, as outlined in the a Good Friday Agreement.

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Conference: Building the national student movement for Palestine

9th October 2014

Palestine demo

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!

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AGENDA: Progressive Students Forum 2014 – fighting austerity, racism, climate change & war

25th September 2014

Pro students profile picture

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).

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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.

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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.

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