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From The Socialist newspaper, 15 February 2012

Students to walk out 14 March

Young Socialist Party members prepare

Young people march for a future: Youth Fight for Jobs and Socialist Students on the 29 January London demonstration against education cuts, photo Senan

Young people march for a future: Youth Fight for Jobs and Socialist Students on the 29 January London demonstration against education cuts, photo Senan   (Click to enlarge)

Paul Callanan, National organiser Youth Fight for Jobs and Education

On Saturday 11 February the National Union of Students (NUS) announced the date for a walk out against education cuts. On the same day 80 young people met on the first day of the Socialist Party's youth weekend. The discussion focussed on how to build for that walkout and how to take forward the struggle for a decent future for young people.

This move by the NUS is a historic step - never in its 90 year history has the NUS called a national walkout. It is now the job of every university and college activist to make sure that the action is a big, militant show of anger. But will the NUS build to make this a success? The movement of protests, occupations and strikes in late 2010 was built from outside of the official structure of the NUS.

Calling a walkout is a positive move however which gives activists the chance to take action with the authority of NUS behind us.

Youth Fight for Jobs and Education will now campaign for local student unions to mobilise for the day and completely shut down education. The day of action needs to be the start of building a mass and democratic student movement.

To aid this the demands of the walkout should make a broad appeal to all students and young people and call for a genuinely fair education system. That would be education as a right, not a privilege to be enjoyed only by those who can afford it.

NUS needs to demand not just lower fees but for them to be scrapped altogether. We call for grant funded higher education. Students in universities also need to build links with those in further education colleges and schools to demand the bringing back and expansion of EMA.

The youth weekend reinforced the determination of Socialist Party activists to fight for a future for young people. We will build for the student walkout alongside building strong local Youth Fight for Jobs campaigns.

There was also discussion on the need to link the struggles of young people to those of workers in the trade unions. All agreed that one of our tasks is to mobilise young people to protest alongside workers on the day of the next pensions strike in order to build a mass movement that can stop the coalition in its tracks and bring down this rotten system.


Socialist Students petition in support of walk-out Wednesday, March 14th

Socialist Students leaflet: WALK-OUT MARCH 14

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