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ISR and Socialist Students' conference - a political voice for young people
COME TO ISR and Socialist Students' conference on Sunday 18 March - put the date in your diary now. This year is set to be a busy year for youth and student activists and socialists with the demo against Trident on 24 February, the battles over the privatisation of the NHS, including a national demo on 3 March, and the anger mounting against tuition fees.
Sarah Sachs-Eldridge, ISR national treasurer
Last year we also saw significant battles in the workplace involving young and often previously unorganised workers. ISR and Socialist Students members across the country are making plans to build effective and fighting campaigns in all areas. We are also looking forward to our conference on Sunday 18 March for the opportunity to get a national overview, meet with like-minded people from around the country and democratically discuss and plan our campaigns.
We will have inspiring speakers such as Jody Long, who helped to organise young agency workers in Cumbria, and Tracey Edwards, who co-ordinates the youth network of the PCS union, one of the fastest growing and most militant unions when it comes to defending members' pay and conditions. We are also set to have a number of lively debates with Wes Streeting, NUS Vice President (Education) and Colin Smith, Respect Students' publicity officer already confirmed.
ISR and Socialist Students' conference
Sunday 18 March 2007
10am-5.30pm Holloway Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Road,London N7 6PA
Discussion forums will include: lFighting fees and cuts in education. lFighting for rights at work. lA political voice for young people. l Building the anti-war and anti-Trident movement. lFighting discrimination. lWhat is socialism? lHow can racism be stopped? lWhat is the solution to the problems of the environment? lHow can young people achieve a political voice? lHow to organise a campaign. lNo to the privatisation of our NHS - defend our jobs and services.
All young people who want to change the world and fight for a socialist alternative to war, low pay, fees and the destruction of the environment are welcome to attend and to have their say in the discussion forums.
The conference is not limited to members only but only members have voting rights. The deadline for motions from ISR and Socialist Students groups is 23 February. Call 020 8558 7947 for more info or to buy a ticket.
In The Socialist 11 January 2007:
Socialist Party news and analysis
Violence against women
Socialist Party review
International socialist news and analysis
Socialist Party workplace news