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University workers strike over pay

Picket line at Sussex

Higher education workers at 149 UK institutions are taking strike action today after rejecting a 1% pay offer.

Beyond Thatcher : militant testimonies on miners’ struggles and British syndicalism from yesterday and today

This year, Margaret Thatcher’s death reminded us of the economic policies she initiated in Britain and her anti-social and anti-union fights. In the last months, Autre Futur [French syndicalist website and association] wished to go further and to conduct a series of interviews with different British unionists and syndicalists, about these past struggles but also about the present, in order to get a better grasp of issues which have emerged in recent decades.

Martin Smith given PhD place at Liverpool Hope University

It has come to our attention that Martin Smith – who resigned from the Socialist Workers Party following rape and sexual harassment allegations – is now based in the Social Work department at Liverpool Hope University. Trigger warning: rape, sexual harassment.

Left-wing student union activist in Ukraine attacked by far-right again: Second attack in just one month

On September 11, another activist of left wing student union “Direct Action” was attacked by a fascist paramilitary group with their faces covered. The attack happened in a public place in the city centre, near the subway station. The activist was not robbed, and the attack was video recorded by the offenders. The activist fainted and the passerby witnessed the attack called the ambulance and the police. Pavlo Myronov is in the hospital with a brain concussion and partial memory loss.

Students in revolt: the battle of Berkeley campus - Solidarity

Berkeley students demonstrate for free speech, 1964

Contemporary pamphlet from Solidarity about the 1964 protest movement at Berkeley being waged by students asserting their right to indulge in political activity on campus. Also contains a review of Hal Draper's pamphlet The mind of Clark Kerr by L Campusino.

Reanimating histories of struggle as weapons against neoliberalism – An Interview with Don Kingsbury

Reflecting on the building occupations at UC Santa Cruz in 2009-2010 and cross-pollination between student and worker struggles, Don Kingsbury highlights the need to excavate and reanimate histories of radical movements. Under the conditions of academic precarity, and against the neoliberal privatization of the general intellect, Don calls for turning communities of necessity into communities of resistance.

LSE: a question of degree - Bob Dent

Pamphlet published by Solidarity, not as a Solidarity pamphlet but on behalf of Bob Dent, a student at the London School of Economics between 1969 and 1972. This is an account of his expectations, experiences and radical activity at the university in that time.

Contemporary anarchist studies: an introductory anthology of anarchy in the academy

Cover image of Contemporary Anarchist Studies

This volume of collected essays by some of the most prominent academics studying anarchism bridges the gap between anarchist activism on the streets and anarchist theory in the academy.

Organize to strike, fight to win! Quebec's 2012 student strike

Organize to strike, fight to win! Quebec's 2012 student strike

A pamphlet analysing the 2012 student strikes against tuition fee rises in Quebec.