spotAfrica

spotAmericas

spotAsia Pacific

spotEurope

spotMiddle East

spotSouth Asia


All keywords


Americas keywords:

Argentina (19)

Bolivia (30)

Brazil (87)

Canada (17)

Caribbean (6)

Chile (46)

Colombia (8)

Costa Rica (2)

Cuba (40)

Ecuador (2)

Guadeloupe (3)

Haiti (12)

Honduras (5)

Jamaica (6)

Latin America (41)

Mexico (32)

Minneapolis (5)

Montreal (1)

Nicaragua (7)

Peru (4)

Puerto Rico (1)

Quebec (6)

Seattle (58)

US (1156)

USA (134)

United States (20)

Uruguay (1)

Venezuela (79)

US


Highlight keywords  |Print this articlePrint this article
From: The Socialist issue 957, 26 July 2017: Barts health strike: Low pay, no way!

Search site for keywords: Young people - Socialist - Fees - US - Tuition Fees - Debt - Student - Zero-hour contracts - Housing benefit - Jeremy Corbyn - Minimum wage - Youth - University

Young people...fight for a future, fight for socialist policies

PA anti-austerity demo 1.7.17 (3), photo Mary Finch

Click for gallery. PA anti-austerity demo 1.7.17 (3), photo Mary Finch   (Click to enlarge)

Dan Crowter, Coventry Young Socialists

Young people in the UK have faced brutal attacks from successive governments on our living standards and our futures. The introduction of university tuition fees by New Labour, paving the way for the Tory-Lib Dem coalition to triple fees to 9,000 a year, has left those of us who want to get a degree with a lifetime of crippling debt.

Bosses exploit us with poverty pay, zero-hour contracts and in the insecure 'gig economy', further threatening the few rights we have. Housing benefit for under 21s has been axed and for most people under 35 is limited to paying for a single room in a shared house - so many young people are forced to live at their parents' home.

Jeremy Corbyn's policies have offered a beacon of hope to youth that change is possible. While not committing to scrapping student debt is disappointing, abolishing tuition fees would be a huge step forward and empower the rest of us to demand that our debts are wiped as well.

That's why the Young Socialists support his leadership and policies but will be campaigning to go further and demand the scrapping of all tuition fees and student debt, an immediate 10 an hour minimum wage with no exceptions, an end to zero-hour contracts, and trade union rights for all.

If capitalism 'can't afford' our demands, then we can't afford the profit system - that's why we fight for socialism, for the economy and society to be run by and for "the many, not the few".







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: info@socialistparty.org.uk

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

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


February 2018

January 2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999