Why it’s Time for Trade Unions to Follow the Youth and Strike for Climate Justice

By Abel Harvie-Clark, UK Student Climate Network This article is from Issue One of Icecap, a zine about climate change and class struggle produced by the Student Left Network. Read the full issue here, and if you want to write an article for the next issue, send it to studentleftnetwork@gmail.com.  The Green New Deal calls for an economic … Continue reading Why it’s Time for Trade Unions to Follow the Youth and Strike for Climate Justice

Manchester People and Planet occupation: “UoM invests £11m in the destruction of our futures”

Fossil Free University of Manchester activists occupied their Vice Chancellor's office yesterday campaigning for UoM to remove its £11.3 million investments from the fossil fuels industry. They went into occupation as the university hosted the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges Conference. In response to their calls for open dialogue with management about divestment from … Continue reading Manchester People and Planet occupation: “UoM invests £11m in the destruction of our futures”

Surrey students occupy over cuts to Guildford School of Acting courses!

Surrey students are occupying the Nodus Centre on campus to protest the cutting of the BA Dance and BA Theatre and Performance courses in the Guildhall School of Acting, part of Surrey University. Last week students and staff voted overwhelmingly that they had no confidence in senior management, who threaten 300 job losses on top … Continue reading Surrey students occupy over cuts to Guildford School of Acting courses!

Surrey students and staff overwhelmingly vote NO to university management

By Surrey Vote No A referendum recently took place at the University of Surrey, spanning across just 5 days of campaigning (13th May - 17th May), over what the students thought of the University management team. The referendum question was: ‘Is the performance and leadership of the governing bodies of the University of Surrey satisfactory?’ … Continue reading Surrey students and staff overwhelmingly vote NO to university management

Fight for an NUS controlled by its 7 million members, not its 600 student union CEOs

By Maisie Sanders, Student Left Network Committee Member Full details have been released of the NUS democracy cuts, which look set to block almost all remaining opportunities for ordinary students to control or influence what the union does. NUS will be stripped back into a “lean campaigning machine” that scraps the majority of its committees … Continue reading Fight for an NUS controlled by its 7 million members, not its 600 student union CEOs