There is no other candidate better qualified to lead the NUS International Students’ Campaign than the current London Met SU VP Education, Syed Rumman.
Syed is standing to take on the Tory government’s vicious policies against international students, their racist scapegoating and their savage cuts which are destroying Britain’s education system and public services. Read more
The NUS leadership, led by Labour Students, built a right wing coalition at Conference which succeeded in rejecting all proposals that NUS lead a fight-back against austerity. Candidates that support NUS doing nothing to defend students won all of the full time elections at the conference – including the NUS Presidency and all of the Vice President positions.
Whilst the student left did not leave this year’s conference victorious, we did succeed in polarising NUS National Conference around the key issues facing the student movement. The key dividing lines were:
· Should NUS accept or fight cuts to education?
· Should NUS stand for free education or a lifetime of student debt?
· Should NUS remain silent or challenge the rise of racist scapegoating? Read more
In response to the enormous cuts offensive against students and the huge assaults on the living standards of the majority of society, a concerted opposition needs to be mounted.
Those waging the attacks want us all to be divided so that the opposition to austerity is weak. The left must try to ensure they are unsuccessful and that the movement against austerity is united.
The current NUS leadership is not in favour of opposing the massive attacks on students. Only the left is offering a way forward – for a fighting NUS that actively defends students against cuts, fees and attacks on our living standards. Read more
The National Campaign Against Fees & Cuts National Conference is taking place this weekend in Birmingham (8 & 9 December 2012).
The Student Broad Left looks forward to this opportunity to unite the student left to take on the Tories, austerity and fight for the alternative – free education.
The motions we are putting forward to the discussion are:
1) We need left unity to demand a fighting NUS: take on the Tories & austerity
2) Bring Back EMA!
3) Venezuela shows there is an alternative: free education as a right
4) Fund Education Not War – Scrap Trident, Scrap Fees! Read more
Yesterday over 10,000 students marched against the Tory-led government’s attacks on education in a noisy and angry national demonstration organised by NUS.
Over 100 people packed out Bolivar Hall in London for a meeting marking Black History Month on how social progress in Venezuela under the government of Hugo Chávez has benefited the Black communities in Venezuela and the wider Caribbean.
Leading anti-racist campaigner Doreen Lawrence and Dianne Abbott MP both reported on their recent visit to Venezuela as official elections observers where they witnessed the landslide victory of Hugo Chavez.
Opening the meeting, organised by the NUS Black Students campaign and Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, Aaron Kiely, NUS Black Student’s Officer, said
“Historically Latin America has been dominated by slavery, colonialism and, in many cases, the extermination of its original inhabitants. But today it is a place that is inspiring people across the world as an alternatives to cuts, inequality and scape-goating we are seeing in Europe. Read more
With freshers week underway or just around the corner at colleges and universities across Britain now is the perfect time to start promoting the national demo amongst students.
The NUS Black Students’ Campaign has these produced a fantastic, customisable for local details, #Demo2012 posters to be distributed throughout the student movement.
Order free posters for your campus now by contacting NUS Black Students’ Officer at email@example.com with your name, position, college/university, postal address and phone number. Read more