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From The Socialist newspaper, 8 December 2010
Socialist Students conference
On 5 December Socialist Students members met for our conference to discuss how we can build the fightback against the government's brutal onslaught on education.
In the opening speeches we heard from Neil Cafferky from Ireland and Navid Lari from Belgium giving an insight into youth movements in Europe.
Closer to home, Claire Laker-Mansfield gave a speech summarising the excellent work done by Socialist Student members in the movement against cuts and fees in higher education over the past month.
In the discussion we heard about the successful protests that had happened across the country and how our members played a key role in organising them, including from some who had come straight from occupations at Leeds and Brighton universities. We also discussed the demands that socialists should raise regarding tuition fees and how we can help sustain and build the movement into the new year.
We ended by voting on a resolution describing our view of the movement and potential developments within it, as well as one on fundraising for Socialist Students. We also elected activists to the positions of National Organiser, Chair and Treasurer.
All those who attended should now be ready to go back to their universities and colleges and take a lead in building a movement that can defeat the Con-Dems' attacks on our right to a decent education.
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In The Socialist 8 December 2010:
Fighting cuts and fees
This is just the start!
The fight goes on against fees and cuts
Resisting police intimidation
Youth Fight for Education
Youth Fight for Education launch
Youth Fight for Jobs conference report
Socialist Students conference
30 November: student day of action on cuts and fees
Con-Dems can be defeated: Welsh Assembly backs down on EMA and fees
Organising a college walkout
Cuts cost lives
Tories' secret job cuts plan exposed
'We need fighting unions to halt cuts'
Nottingham march against billionaire tax dodgers
National Shop Stewards Network
All-Britain Anti-Cuts Campaign to be launched
Building the anti-cuts movement
Scotland: Unison votes for fighting cuts strategy
TUSC calls election campaign conference
Keep the post public campaign
Keep the Post Public campaign
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Housing under attack: Ripping off the roof over our heads
Socialist Party NHS campaign
Medirest health workers need help to fight multinational
Campaign stops health bosses' closure plan
Don't let profit become the bottom line in care
Battle for Barking
Hull: racist BNP demo stopped
International socialist news and analysis
Protesters demand halt to opencast coal mining in Bangladesh
Egypt's regime perpetrates a massive election fraud
Warmonger Rajapaksa forced to abandon his Oxford Union speech
Kazakhstan - a repressive and corrupt state
The Socialist 8 December 2010 |
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