On 3 April, students in Montreal held a 10,000-strong “national protest against austerity measures and for a more egalitarian budget.”
Delegates to the conference of the National Union of Teachers will meet in Brighton from 18-22 April just weeks after our national strike.
Members of the University and College Union (UCU) will begin a boycott of marking on 28 April unless Higher Education bosses make concessions on pay.
A workplace bulletin by University of London workers, for University of London workers.
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Human Rights Activist News Agency (HRANA) has reported that the imprisoned Iranian trade unionist Shahrokh Zamani, has just entered his 30th day of a hunger strike.
Translated, by Dale Street, from the website of the Russian Socialist Movement.
We reprint below, in abridged form, a range of different (and sometimes conflicting) opinions about recent and current events in Ukraine, expressed by Ukrainian and Russian left activists.
An industrial bulletin by London Underground workers, for London Underground workers.
It would be easy to be snide about Left Unity’s 29 March policy making conference but that would be unfair.
For a report of the conference published on 11 April, see here.
The weakness of the labour movement after the defeat of the public sector pensions dispute has had its effect in the student movement too.
The following Emergency Motion has been submitted to the National Union of Students' annual conference
About 120 attended the Saturday of the political weekend organised on 29-30 March by RS21, the most recent splinter from the SWP. On Sunday there were 50 at the start, and 70 by the end. According to RS21 treasurer Ruth Lorimer, RS21 has about 200 members.
The Annual General Meeting on 29 March of the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy (CLPD) on 29 March heard something which CLPD AGMs have not heard for many, many years: that the best progress in fighting for Labour democracy has been made in Labour's youth wing.
The Annual General Meeting on 29 March of the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy will discuss the idea of proposing to the unions that they set up their own semi-party, tied to Labour by an agreement but able to campaign autonomously.
Amidst the admonitions and international condemnation following the recent introduction of draconian anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda, news from Lithuania (13 March), where a bill proposing Russian-style “gay propaganda” laws was blocked by MPs, came as a relief to LGBT rights activists.
An Egyptian court has sentenced 529 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to death.
15 year-old Berkin Elvan, who was hit by a police canister in the head during the Gezi protests in June 2013 and had been in coma since then, died on 11 March.
The campaign against police and management victimisation of student activists in Birmingham has ended in victory.