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The Socialist 15 September 2021 |
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Campaigning for socialism at Oxford Brookes Uni
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.