Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/1147/33013

From The Socialist newspaper, 15 September 2021

Campaigning for socialism at Oxford Brookes Uni

  (Click to enlarge)

Socialist Party members held a stall at the Oxford Brookes freshers fair on Monday, raising the need for a new, fighting Socialist Students society on campus.

We made contact with about twenty students and had wide-ranging discussions on issues such as free education, the fight against racism, climate change, and the oppressive role of gender under capitalism.

Many students said that they had become interested in socialist ideas through Jeremy Corbyn, but criticised his capitulation to the Labour right following his leadership victory.

One student was outraged at the plans to increase national insurance contributions, following a period when UK billionaires have increased their wealth by 35%.

Another student told us that he was already planning to start a new socialist society at Oxford Brookes, but was looking forward to instead joining Socialist Students, as an activist group with links to campuses across the country.

Donate to the Socialist Party

Finance appeal

The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

  • The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
  • We must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
Inevitably, during the crisis we have not been able to sell the Socialist and raise funds in the ways we normally would.
We therefore urgently appeal to all our viewers to donate to our Fighting Fund.

Please donate here.

All payments are made through a secure server.

My donation £

 

Your message: 

 


In The Socialist 15 September 2021:


What we think

We need a new political party for workers and youth

What's behind the worker shortages, and what can be done about it?


News

Social care plans: A sticking plaster instead of surgery

Hands off the Universal Credit uplift

Unite young and old to defend the pensions triple lock


Climate change

Climate change, capitalism, and the struggle for socialism


Youth and students

We won't pay for capitalism's failings

Scrap tuition fees - end university marketisation

Returning to campus: Students need to fight

Campaigning for socialism at Oxford Brookes Uni

Youth Fight for Jobs launches campaign in Brighton


Workplace news

NSSN trade union rally reflects working-class anger to fight back

Oaks Park school: Redbridge Labour council backs strike-breaking bullies

Save jobs and services - nationalise rail

Weetabix - workers have had enough

Carmarthenshire Unison: 'Recognise our union!'

Goodlord dispute: Labour's leadership weasled out of backing strike action


NHS

Take the wealth off the super-rich to fund: NHS and social care, pay and benefit rises

Deaths of despair: Health crisis - capitalism in the dock

On the frontline, and still fighting for the NHS

Solidarity to the striking workers at Charité and Vivantes hospitals in Berlin


Campaigns

Putting socialism on the map in Chichester

Reclaiming Pride as protest in Nottingham

Fighting fund target reached: Help us continue to raise our banner and programme


Review

Nuclear Folly: A New History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

TV review - Grenfell: The Untold Story


 

Home   |   The Socialist 15 September 2021   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Oxford:

triangle'Cut the Rent!' campaign kicks off

triangleOxbridge gets private Covid tests: pool resources to test us all!

triangleEnthusiastic Southern region socialists plan for the struggles ahead

triangleThem & Us

triangleLondon: National NHS demo

Socialism:

triangleObituary - Tony Davison: "I work for Militant, but Laing's pay my wages"

triangleLeeds Socialist Party: Socialism and the fight for black liberation

triangleSouth East London Socialist Party: Food production and the need for socialism

triangleSocialism 2021 event: 19-21 November 2021

Socialist:

triangleYouth climate protests

triangleCOP26: protest for Socialist change to reverse climate chaos

triangleUnite policy conference

Students:

triangleFighting sexism and harassment, and for a safe night out

triangleMore market chaos: York students given digs in Hull

Socialist Students:

triangleYouth climate protests are back

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

27/10/21

Stagecoach

Gwent Stagecoach workers driving for victory on pay

27/10/21

Unite

Unite policy conference

27/10/21

Youth

Youth climate protests

27/10/21

Strike

Clarks shoe workers strike to give 'fire and rehire' the boot

27/10/21

Royal Mail

Royal Mail workers stand against 'unachievable workloads'

27/10/21

Health

GPs vote to reject government plans

27/10/21

Hackney

The fight for Hackney's children's centres continues

27/10/21

Budget

Southampton People's budget Building an alternative to Tory and Labour austerity

27/10/21

Southall

Save Southall youth centre - stop all cuts

27/10/21

Carlisle

Carlisle says make the richest pay, not the poorest!

20/10/21

Housing

Housing crisis: Tories and Labour are not on our side

20/10/21

Brighton

Brighton bin workers' victory in sight

20/10/21

Unite

Unite union policy conference

20/10/21

UCU

University workers ballot for strike action

20/10/21

Napo

Napo AGM 2021: Union placed on war footing

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: [email protected]g.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 079 8202 1969

East Mids: 077 3797 8057

London: 075 4018 9052

North East: 078 4114 4890

North West 079 5437 6096

South West: 077 5979 6478

Southern: 078 3368 1910

Wales: 077 7221 5281

West Mids: 024 7655 5620

Yorkshire: 078 0983 9793

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


October 2021

September 2021

August 2021

July 2021

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999