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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 (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.
- March for jobs and a future for young people on 9 October
- West Mids regional demo
- 1pm, Victoria Square, Birmingham
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.
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In The Socialist 22 September 2021:
What we think
Workers' politics won't come from Labour
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
Socialists and the four-day week
10 years since Occupy
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
German general election
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
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
The Socialist 22 September 2021 |
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