The ruling class is clearly
finding the state of it's forces in Iraq in a dire situation. The army relies on young working class
people signing up; unsurprisingly they have not been coming forth in large
numbers after seeing so many others killed. In light of this desperation, efforts at military
recruitment have hit new heights.
In the education
field Brown is continuing where Blair left off. In his endorsement of city
academies, Brown has called on Britain's big business to form partnerships with
every primary and secondary school in order to get the kind of education
EIS Delegates at the Scottish teachers annual conference in Perth successfully passed a motion calling for the banning of army recruitment units in Scottish schools. This matter must now be placed firmly on the political agenda at the Scottish Parliament, the Executive having responsibility for education.
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.