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Spain: Student strike gives first mass response to new government

Interview with Ana Garcia, General Secretary of the Sindicato de Estudiantes (Spanish Students’ Union) The socialist world.net website published an initial report of the historic Spanish general student strike on 26 October, called and organised by the Sindicato de Estudiantes (SE). ...

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Glasgow School of Art students “let us learn” revolt

By Matt Dobson The morning of Thursday 27th October saw a “This Is A Protest” revolt of students at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA). Several hundred students boycotted classes and organised a mass picket in the middle of the ...

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Solidarity with striking students in Spain

We publish below a call for solidarity from the Spanish Students’ Union (Sindicato de Estudiantes) who have called a general strike of students for 26 October, which has already won the support of parents’ associations and teachers’ unions. The CWI ...

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Students get organised to fight debt, cuts and capitalism

Sean Robertson, Heriot-Watt Socialist Students Society College and university students starting the new term are facing a damaging cocktail of rising debt, cuts to courses and increased living costs. The Scottish Government have failed to tackle these issues and in ...

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Low pay? No way! Join the day of action against poverty pay

Scott Jones, Usdaw shop steward (personal capacity) Employers around the country – large and small, including the public sector – have created a culture of despair. Poverty pay means millions cannot afford the basics they need for a decent life. ...

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We need £10 an hour and a union

By a young Glasgow call centre worker I wonder how loudly David Cameron would celebrate ‘economic recovery’ if he put himself in my shoes, entered my work elevator, and performed a synchronised sigh of unease with my colleagues in anticipation ...

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Young and want to get organised ? Join Generation Fightback

Matt Dobson Socialist Party Scotland EC A generation has been politicised in Scotland. Thousands have taken part in mass mobilisations on the streets for a Yes vote. Polls show majorities, 71% of 16-17 year olds and 59% of 25 -39 year ...

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£10 now – Join the fight to raise the minimum wage

By Richard Neville Workers across the country will have been left scratching their heads this summer as George Osbourne announced the economy had fully recovered from the crisis that began in 2008. The reality for ordinary working class people is ...

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Supersize My Pay targets Starbucks and Pret a Manger

By Matt Dobson Youth Fight for Jobs Scotland and Fast Food Rights campaigners held a day of action in Glasgow on April 19th. We targeted Starbucks and Pret a Manger, raising demands for a £10 an hour minimum wage, trade ...

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