On Wednesday the 24th of May there was a meeting of nursing students at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. This came about after sustained pressure by the increasingly militant trainee nurses, who demanded answers to the compulsory redundancy (read sacking) of 18 members of staff.
Here we publish an article sent to us by a sixth form student and Labour Party member. It details the hypocrisy of the New Labour agenda, obvious to all ordinary working people, yet ignored by the mainstream media. Expressed is an instinctive distaste for the shallowness of bourgeois democracy, and a desire to fight for socialist policies far removed from the Blairite government a generation of young people have grown up under.
John Pilgers first outing as a documentary film-maker covers the revolution which is taking place in Latin America, despite US imperialisms attempts to wreck a process that is bringing hope to countless ordinary peoples everyday lives.
The weekend of the 21st and 22nd of April saw Socialist Appeal hold their annual National Conference. Delegates and visitors from all around Britain attended, including a high number of young people. On Saturday the Youth Commission met to discuss the past year and the tasks facing them in the next period.
A recent Unicef report has condemned Britain as the worst industrialised nation for children to grow up in. For all the noise the government has made over the years about investing in our children, the realities of privatisation have produced the opposite effect.