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Urgent: Solidarity needed with South African students

The enormous #feesmustfall movement that swept South Africa in the autumn has inspired students around the world and was able to score a substantial victory against the ANC government. Below is a letter written by student socialists in South Africa, describing the #outsourcingmustfall campaign which has developed out of this. The letter is a request for solidarity from students there, and for assistance with the setting up of the new Socialist Youth Movement in South Africa. We are asking Socialist Students societies to urgently raise this issue in students unions and to do all they can to help provide this much needed assistance.

This call is given added urgency by the shocking news of the abduction of an #outsourcingmustfall activist. For details of how to arrange any donations from students unions or societies please fill in a ‘join’ form on this site, leaving contact details, and a comment explaining that you wish to support this solidarity appeal. We will then get in touch directly.

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Report: Biggest ever Yorkshire Socialist Students regional conference

Socialist Students regional conference in Yorkshire - Saturday 25th October
Socialist Students regional conference in Yorkshire – Saturday 25th October

by Lily Green, Greenhead College Socialist Students

Yorkshire’s Socialist Students regional conference was held in Leeds Beckett (Met) University on 25th October. Fellow socialists came together to discuss their views, learn more about Marx’s theories and debate issues from a socialist perspective.¬† Attendance was double what we had last year, 30 students from every campus around Yorkshire (with the exception of Hull who couldn’t make it!). Socialist Students groups are active on every university campus in Yorkshire. » Read more..

1st ever North-West Socialist Students conference is a big success!

Socialist Students held an excellent first north-west conference on 16 Februrary, bringing together student activists from Salford, Stockport, Lancashire, Liverpool and Manchester to discuss the way forward. » Read more..