Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page:

From The Socialist newspaper, 26 January 2006

ISR/Socialist Students' conference:

A socialist world is necessary

Socialist Students is a national student organisation with active members in over 70 universities and colleges in England and Wales. We have been building campaigns against fees, cuts and closures, against war, terrorism, racism and repressive legislation, for decent pay for student workers and for trade union rights at work.

Zena Awad, Socialist Students national co-ordinator

We have a proud record of linking up with the youth organisation International Socialist Resistance (ISR) and with workers in struggle, while putting pressure on local students' unions and the national NUS to put their resources into active campaigns in the interests of students and workers.

Our generation is not going to accept the system of war, poverty and environmental destruction - one that is run by the rich and for the rich. This is why we need to get organised through democratic discussion in order to develop successful strategies alongside workers and the oppressed internationally.

All Socialist Students members are urged to come to our annual conference to take part in the discussions on the different issues. You decide what issues we take up and campaign on by sending resolutions to be debated at the conference.

We will also vote on the democratic structures of Socialist Students to coordinate the work nationally and between the regions. Now is the time to consider nominations for the different positions to be elected on the day.

Our annual conference will shape our campaigning work and material for the following year and is a preparation for the battles ahead of us. This is an essential event for democratic debates on socialist ideas and to plan activities on and off campuses.

"Unlike the stage-managed conferences of the mainstream political parties and the often dull students' union meetings, ISR and Socialist Students conference will be a democratic and exciting opportunity for students and young people to discuss politics, socialism and how we can change the world!"

Thomas House, University College London

"The conference will be a great opportunity to hear from other Socialist Students societies - to hear about how they take up the issues we all face and to discuss and develop a national plan of action."

Mark Cuthbert, Newcastle University

"I'm looking forward to going to the conference to meet other members from around the country, exchange ideas and experience in terms of campaigns and have democratic discussions."

Emma Linacre, University of Manchester

"It is an important event, to learn from the year gone, in order to go forward next year. Also, it is good for new members to have a say in the plans for the year ahead."

Leah Jones, Northumbria University

"It is a great opportunity to realise the potential to build the movement and to be motivated by all the young people involved. It is also a great chance to build contact with other Socialist Students, be inspired and gain confidence. I could not encourage people more to take part in this great event."

Hannah Walter, Durham University

ISR/Socialist Students' conference

Saturday 4 March 2006, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1 near Holborn Tube station

Student protest in Nottingham

Eighty people gathered on Nottingham University campus on a rainy Saturday morning to protest outside the Labour Party's Policy Forum.

Martyn Crooks, Nottingham

Young people and students, angry at the occupation of Iraq, tuition fees and nuclear power, wanted to show Blair that he wasn't welcome in Nottingham.

The police surrounded us on all four sides once the protest had reached the front entrance of the building where the meeting was being held. They tried to move us on to a 'designated protest area' and threatened to arrest people if we didn't move within ten minutes. No-one moved, so they allowed us to stay but they wouldn't let anyone leave the protest.

Socialist Party members were able to speak to everyone there, especially the youth who had not come with any other group. The otherwise high-spirited and good-humoured demo almost ended in confrontation when the police refused to let people leave. Meanwhile Blair was flown in by helicopter and entered the building by a side entrance.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.

In The Socialist 26 January 2006:

Striking to save jobs & services

Fight cuts and closures

United action planned

City greed hits workers' pensions

PCS youth conference success

'Crisis in working class political representation'

Time for a new mass workers' party

A socialist world is necessary

An antidote to cuts, lies and corruption

Morales' presidential victory - a new phase in the class struggle

Chile: First woman president elected

Venezuela: Nurses protest in Caracas

Blair's 'high wire act' - heading for a fall?

Lincoln fights to defend council housing

Homophobia isn't the exclusive preserve of any religion

Scaring children into believing in Jesus


Home   |   The Socialist 26 January 2006   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  

Related links:

Socialist Students:

triangleSeeing-off the bigoted, billionaire toff!

triangleContinuing the fighting tradition of working class women

triangleStrike continues: set dates for next national action

triangle200 years of Marxism meeting

triangleSocialist Students conference highlights successful work


triangleBirmingham Central Socialist Party: France in May 1968

triangleBirmingham Central Socialist Party: Japan - Stagnation and Military Tensions

triangleSalford Socialist Party: The history of the Labour movement in Ireland


triangleSpain: millions on streets against sexism and capitalist oppression

triangleUCU strike: bosses on the run

triangleNational lecturers' pension strike continues


triangleCardiff Socialist Party: Support the UCU university strike!

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns



Refugee Rights campaigners on the 17.3.18 anti-racism demo - pics


Socialist Party

Socialist Party congress 2018



Strike continues: set dates for next national action


Socialist Party

Members dig deep into their pockets to support the party


North West

Campaigners continue to demand Chorley A&E is fully reopened



Swansea Labour council votes for cuts



Derby public meeting: Women's Lives Matter



Seeing-off the bigoted, billionaire toff!



Continuing the fighting tradition of working class women



Workplace news in brief



Leicester: Blairites block Labour Party democracy



Leaked pay deal: fight for a genuine pay rise



We feel that we will win - a striker speaks



Woolwich ferry workers win automation campaign



UCU strike: bosses on the run

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



Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777


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

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0191 421 6230

North West 07769 611 320

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551



Alphabetical listing

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018