students

Statement from the national demonstration of students in Tehran, 7th December 2019

Students holding banners at the national demonstration in Tehran, December 2019

After weeks of mass protests in Iran, this is a translation of the statement from the national students' demonstration in Tehran, 7th December 2019.

Reflections on the Student Movement in the UK

In 2010 the announcement by the Coalition government that university tuition fees would be tripled sparked a wave of student protest. Remaining largely within the confines of the campus, the movement exhausted itself and failed to spread to other sectors. Nine years later, what’s left?

1974: The Brockwell 3

Account of student protests against the assault and arrest of three Black youths in 1970s Brixton.

KCL Justice for Cleaners statement on student blacklisting

On 19th March 2019, a minimum of ten politically active King’s College London students were blocked from entering the University. Vague justifications offered by security suggested that the Metropolitan Police had advised the University to ban all students that could be considered a security threat, on the basis of a visit by the Queen to open Bush House.

Primary courtesies

CHARLOTTE FRANKLIN lives in North London and has four boys who have experienced a variety of schools.

Stunted to School

LEILA BERG who used to run a nursery school at her home is a writer of children’s books who contributed to ANARCHY 39.

1848: Students of Paris

An article about the politicisation of the students of Paris and the role they played in the revolt and reaction of 1848.

The Brazilian Dictatorship and the Battle of Maria Antônia

An interview with two former students about one of the most famous events in Brazil during the dictatorship period. The student street battles at Maria Antônia street and its impact. As well as a discussion on the legacy of the battle and the dictatorship particularly on contemporary Brazilian politics.

The Poverty of Student Unions

Institutions exist to do the exact opposite of their stated aims. The police force don’t exist to protect you and stop crime, but instead to keep you in line and to facilitate a unilaterial class war.

Schools don’t exist to educate people and teach them how to think independently, but rather to indoctrinate and create obedient workers.

Governments don’t exist to enact the political will of the people but to frustrate it.

The Gambia student massacre, April 10th 2000

Protesters remember the massacre

On April 10th 2000, Gambian police shot live ammunition at a demonstration of students protesting the torture of a fellow student in March of that year, and the rape of a 13 year old girl by a soldier in early April.