Nottingham Trent University has declared war on the University and
College Union (UCU). On 4 July 2008 the university wrote to UCU and
said it was aware that it should give nine months' notice, but had
decided to terminate the agreement to recognise the union on 4 October
A successful ‘Marx in London’ tour was organised last
Saturday by ULU Marxists as part of its activities in promoting the ideas of
Marxism. About 20 students came on the tour to see the sights where Marx
worked, lived and drank in London. Rob Sewell introduced the tour with an account of Marx’s
life and times.
Following the government’s £50 billion plus handout to the
banks and city gents, they are now short of cash. We can all expect to be
forced to pay for this through higher taxes and cuts in government services,
with the money from the taxes used to fund the millionaires’ bailout. For
students going to university this has begun sooner than expected.
Why should students
fight for socialism? The dominance of the market on all aspects of life is
crushing students and threatening the public nature of our education system.
This was a huge conquest of the working class against capital. Since the
government has been opening up education and student life to the market, the
crisis of capitalism will inevitably affect education. Of course, students now
have to take out loans, sucking them into debt and tying them up with the
Supporters of Hands Off Venezuela intervened at the University of
Sussex's freshers fair on 1st October. Sussex holds a long standing
anti-capitalist tradition which was reflected the enthusiasm of
students for the HOV stall.