On 28 September, the Tory government banned using ‘anti-capitalist material’ in English schools. This was announced as part of a wave of restrictions on teaching, under the guise of stopping young students from being radicalised.
What is becoming clearer and clearer is that it is the situation itself that is radicalising young people. The onslaught of crises, attacks, and material deprivation is leading people at younger and younger ages to question the system.
Alongside this, students are being forced to re-enter schools and universities, to the detriment of their health. With every reckless decision that the Tory government makes in favour of profits over lives, this mood of anger and dissent grows.
The Tory government and the capitalist establishment can try their hardest to keep young people from questioning their system. But the reality of the situation means that attempts to curb the growth of revolutionary moods is futile.
The Marxist Student Federation (MSF) has launched a campaign to counter these latest restrictions. The Tories want schools to lie or omit parts of history and current events in order to protect the profits and privileges of the powerful. We will not be kept in the dark!
The British education system wont #tellthetruth. Let the Marxist Student Federation do it. Join our campaign and send us a video! #anticapitalist #anticapitalism #politics #education pic.twitter.com/jrc5uj5S1f— Marxist Student (@MarxistStudent) November 2, 2020
Throughout November and December, the MSF will be campaigning to tell the truth about economics, history, and politics. And we need your help!
November will see a huge social media campaign. We will post short videos, written contributions, and pictures from textbooks to expose the lies and omissions made by the current curriculum.
Hundreds are already involved, with Marxist students sending in exposés on the reality of the Monarchy, the Iraq war, the partition of Ireland, and many more important issues.
In December, the Marxist Student Federation will host a series of seminars for young people who want to discuss these questions. Come along and discuss the revolutionary ideas and history that is being hidden away by the establishment and their education system.
Capitalism is a system responsible for the daily deaths of thousands of people across the world. The pandemic has only worsened this. It’s clear that people have lost their lives needlessly, all because of the capitalists’ pursuit of profit.
Learning the reality of this system leads people towards anti-capitalist ideas. This is why the capitalist establishment wants to shut down the truth – because it threatens their interests.
In order to change the world, we must first understand it. The rigged education system won’t tell you the truth. Let the Marxist Student Federation do it.