Students across the world have been on the frontline of struggles for change. Most recently, people of all ages have been joined by radical students in the #BlackLivesMatter movement, demanding justice for George Floyd and for an end to racist policing.
We have been central to the climate strikes movement, and played a huge role in building solidarity for the UCU strikes. More and more of us are drawing conclusions about how the problems facing us – racism, climate crisis and all oppression – are systemic issues.
As a system, capitalism only knows the language of what is profitable for an exploiting elite – not what is needed by the mass of people around the world, which is becoming more and more obvious each day with the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.
More than ever, our movement needs a Marxist and revolutionary voice. This is why we have taken the decision to launch Student Socialist Alternative.
We stand in solidarity with Socialist Alternative – ISA in England, Wales and Scotland and its international organisation – International Socialist Alternative, active in 30 countries around the worldWe believe that the fight against oppression, exploitation and climate chaos has to be the fight for socialist change. This means co-ordinating struggles wherever they emerge. We also believe that to change society we need to understand how capitalism works and that we need to educate ourselves in socialist and Marxist theory. With a movement of students and workers united with anti-racist, climate and anti-oppression campaigners, to build a movement for revolutionary change!
We publish below the introduction to the latest publication from Student Socialist Alternative – “Climate Change and Socialist Struggle”. To order your copy today, click here! 36 pages, £2/£3 solidarity price + postage. Student Socialist Alternative has produced this pamphlet to coincide with the mass mobilisations around November’s COP26 UN […]
Capitalism today is riddled with crisis. Official death tolls place the global loss of life from Covid-19 at around 4 million, which is bound to be an underestimation. At the same time, the ongoing and deepening wildfires across Canada and elsewhere reveal starkly that, for all the talk of ‘greening’ […]
A recent ‘consultation’, launched at short notice by the Office for Students (OfS) – a subsection of the Department for Education – has proposed a 50% cut to courses in the arts at UK universities for the 2021-2022 academic year, coming into effect from September onwards. This suggestion has been […]
Two reports have recently emerged trying to whitewash the Tories of blame and deny the racism that is endemic within capitalist society. On 30 March, the Met Police investigated themselves, only to find that they had “acted appropriately” when forcibly clamping on vigils to Sarah Everard and other victims of […]
A review into racism at the University of Glasgow has shown that 1 in 20 Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students and staff have experienced at least one or more incidents of racial harassment. The report, prompted by a study from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in 2019, […]
Socialist change means taking the big polluters out of private hands, with no shareholder compensation except for those with proven need. It means democratically planning the economy across borders. This would lay the basis for a rapid and just transition away from fossil fuels. It would secure a bright future for our world.
COP26 protest sign-up
If you want to be part of the most important contingent at the COP26 protest, you can! We can help you with transport or accommodation. We’ll put you in touch with other socialist campaigners. Our members will support you to mobilise others and spread the word. And we’ll help you to be part of making history this November. If you’re interested, or if you just want to find out more, then you know what to do.
Capitalism is in a historic crisis. We are entering an ‘age of disorder,’ marked by deepening polarization, instability, and inequality. Billionaires have increased their wealth by $5 trillion during the pandemic while workers lost $3.7 trillion. In the past year, millions have flooded onto the streets in movements against racism, police brutality, war, and state violence.
Mass movements and revolutions have broken out across the globe from Colombia to Myanmar. Working class youth have led the way in revolts against racism, sexism, and the climate crisis. Now more than ever it’s clear that the capitalist system offers no answers for working and oppressed people.
In over 30 countries across every continent, International Socialist Alternative is building a world party to tackle exploitation and oppression at its root – the capitalist system. Join us for a rally for a socialist world to hear from socialist activists from across the globe and learn more about getting involved with ISA!
Tune into the livestream on Facebook or YouTube to listen in English and Spanish. Join via zoom to hear interpretation into Deutsch, Nederlands, Français, עברית, Polish, Português, Svenska, Русский.
Sunday 25 July at 10am Vancouver // 12pm Mexico City // 1pm NYC // 14.00 Buenos Aires & São Paulo // 18.00 London // 19.00 Brussels & Joburg // 20.00 Moscow
Millions around the globe have been outraged at the revelations of abuse Britney Spears has faced as a result of her so-called conservatorship. This de-humanising coercion has seen Britney stripped of control over most aspects of her life – from work and money, to marriage, and even contraception and family planning.
So many of us feel solidarity with her plight because, while an extreme example, the abuse, manipulation and objectification she is experiencing are things all women and gender-non conforming people will be familiar with.
Why is this the case? How do we end this misogyny? Join Socialist Feminist Alternative to discuss