The Communist Party has issued the January edition of its news sheet Unity! focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rolls Royce workers win, Brexit, student occupations, the upcoming CP trade union aggregate and plans for the YCL centenary.
The Young Communist League has issued an updated statement on the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic in response to the massive increase in deaths and new infections and the government’s total failure to battle the crisis.
Since the new year, Istanbul’s University campuses have become a battleground of violent clashes between students and police. The protests were sparked by President Tayyip Erdogan’s appointment of Melih Bulu, an active member of Turkey’s ruling AKP party, as new rector of the prestigious Boğaziçi University by presidential decree.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announced delays in the reopening of schools and colleges a few days ago, against a backdrop of the UK COVID-19 death toll reaching over 70,000.
On the students’ “Day of Rage” Lebanese students clashed with riot police in Beirut outside of the American University of Beirut (AUB) with tear gas being fired at the students, who responded by throwing bottles at riot police. The protest turned confrontation was organised by students as a response to the AUB and another top university in Beirut deciding to massively hike tuition fees in the midst of an economic crisis.
The Young Communist League has issued a statement on the news that for the first time in history, UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, have been forced to intervene to help feed hungry children in Britain this winter.
YCL #Brighton have issued a statement on the University of Brighton’s rollout of redundancies, putting 49 IT staff at risk during a national lockdown. 🏫✊👩🎓#UniversityofBrighton #UCU
Fresh from the victorious Owens Park Occupation, Hannah Philips says the success must be a call to action for students across Britain to fight against sky-high fees, extortionate accommodation and inadequate courses.
The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) celebrated International Day Students’ Day by highlighting the analysis and demands for education made during WFDY’s 20th General Assembly held in Cyprus last year. You can read the full resolution here.
YCL Greater Manchester have issued the following statement on the recent negotiations between University of Manchester management and the Student Union: