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Stop the EDL in Birmingham 20 July

The fascist English Defence League are planning a march in Birmingham on the 20th July. Their motivation is the racist myth that East Birmingham has become a ‘no-go’ area dominated … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Live from Cairo – the fall of Morsi [interview]

An interview with Hannah Elsisi. This was originally posted at the International Socialist Network website. Is today a victory for revolution or counterrevolution? In a way, both. I’m currently sitting … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Sheffield: two kinds of antifascism

The recent antifascist mobilisations in Sheffield reveal the kind of antifascism we need – and the kind we don’t. Last weekend, up to 1500 antifascists mobilised against the English Defence … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Tories turn on Student nurses

Student nurses hit the headlines last week as Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced that in order to receive NHS funding, who currently pay for your fees and provide a means … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why we need a revolutionary youth organisation

Across the world young people are in the forefront of mass movements for democracy and human rights and against the exploitation and oppression of a system which enriches the 1% … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Our movement will be intersectional or it will be bullshit

I’ve paraphrased the iconic words of my title from an amazing Tiger Beatdown blog, and although that was referring to feminism, the message is central to the legitimacy of every … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · 3 Comments

Rape: Assad’s secret weapon

This is a guest post by Leeds Friends of Syria Trigger warning: contains details of female and male rape. The use of rape as a weapon is commonplace throughout history … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Workfare = exploitation

Workfare refers to the government policy of working for benefits, often for 30+ hours per week, under threat of sanctioning.  It is argued that the welfare to work scheme “helps … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Room at the bottom?

I get quite annoyed when calls for class consciousness are labelled ‘the politics of envy’. It assumes a desire amongst us to emulate the lifestyles of the wealthy, our politics … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Leeds Friends of Syria update

This is a guest post by Leeds Friends of Syria On Friday 31st May, Leeds Friends of Syria (LFS) were delighted to work alongside the Humanitarian Group for Syria (HG4S) … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fela Kuti

In 1978 riots broke out in Ghana as the Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti performed ‘Zombie’ to a packed stadium in Accra. The song was a bold and defiant … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

The LUU “leadership” race

So, the dust has finally settled on the LUU Exec elections. The “Leadership” Race, a modern day beauty pageant for the idiot sons and daughters of the middle classes, has … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

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