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From The Socialist newspaper, 22 September 2021

Socialist Students: Youth lit up when they saw us on campus

Students at Birmingham City University joined the Socialist Party campaigning in the city centre

Students at Birmingham City University joined the Socialist Party campaigning in the city centre   (Click to enlarge)

Birmingham City University

Socialist Students have received an enthusiastic response from students at Birmingham City University and its neighbouring colleges. Setting up our campaign stall outside the welcome fair, many young people passing by were visibly lit up when they saw there was an active socialist group on campus.

62 students signed up to receive more details about our meetings and campaigning activity - including the local 'march for jobs' we're organising in October. Nine people attended our first meeting, with a lively discussion about a range of topics. Everyone there walked away with a copy of the Socialist.

Nick Hart

Greenwich

At our campaign stall on 17 September we focused on the needs of students today, and building a Socialist Students society on campus. 18 students left their contact details. South East London Socialist Party is organising regular meetings and activities on campus to channel the frustrations of students into effective action.

Alasdair Cook

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In The Socialist 22 September 2021:


What we think

Workers' politics won't come from Labour


News

Working class under attack

NHS workers reject 3% insult

Energy market chaos makes the case for nationalisation

Tory cuts to Universal Credit: we need a union fightback

Interview: Bakers' union to vote on Labour disaffiliation

Tax fraud could be over 20 billion annually

Life expectancy falls - a condemnation of capitalism


Feature

Socialists and the four-day week


Occupy

10 years since Occupy


Workplace news

End the teaching workload crisis

MOJ pay deal accepted - we demand 10%

Workers at 13 colleges to strike over pay

New strike dates in EMR guards dispute

Stop press: Sparks walk out

Oaks Park strikers call eleven days' more action


International

German general election


Campaigns

Unemployment, low pay, rip-off uni fees, climate change... Join the fight for Socialism

Yorkshire Youth Fight for Jobs relaunched

W Sussex 'disability tax' - protest not going away

Fighting evictions in Cornwall

Leeds taxi drivers and disabled passengers unite to fight station changes

Socialist Students: Youth lit up when they saw us

York: Non-binary and trans rights protest


Readers' opinion

TV Review - Help: Heart-wrenching portrayal of Covid care home crisis

Gleision mine deaths: Still fighting for justice

Corbyn had a social care plan

Who pays for the climate crisis?

Famine in Madagascar


 

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triangleWhy I'm going to Socialist Students conference

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triangleObituary - Pauline Wall

triangleKickstart scheme 'insufficient and flawed'

Students:

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triangleFighting fees and marketisation after 2 March student walkout

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triangleThe Erdington byelection and the fight for a new mass workers' party

Birmingham:

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