students

Rent Strikes: Organisation and Action

Article about the Bristol University Rent Strike from a participant and member of Leeds SolFed.

The Magneti Marelli Workers Committee - the "Red Guard" tells its story (Milan, 1975-78) - Emilio Mentasti

The Magneti Marelli Workers Committee - front cover

This remarkable book about one of the high points of workers' struggles in Italy (and the world) in the 1960s and '70s is now available in English.

I'm making it available here in mobi and epub formats, so you should be able to read it on most electronic devices.

A paper copy of this book can be obtained from the publisher, Autonomedia/Minor Compositions:
https://www.minorcompositions.info/?p=1002
And a fine paper copy it is! Nicely layed out and on good quality paper... And there's a free PDF for you to download too.

The Introduction to the English Edition is below.

Student Protests in Turkey: A Communist Critique

There is an urgent need to break out of the reformist, legalistic, and parliamentarian strait-jacket that these protests confine themselves to.

No Future Without a Fight

Back in 2012 the concept of a "graduate without a future" briefly entered the zeitgeist. Paul Mason was among its key proponents, finding a commonality between the Arab Spring, the anti-austerity movement in Greece and the student protests in the UK: a social strata of young educated people with no prospects who became the driving force of opposition to the "system".

Manchester Students’ Rent Strike Victory

Protest against fencing, which was quickly torn down. Sign reads: HMP UoM

Article from the Liverpool Anarchist on the ongoing University of Manchester Rent Strike. Their recent victory seems to have breathed life into the movement with over 20 strikes being organised for January.

Alienation and Mass Organization

A personal reflection on alienation experienced within National Democratic mass organizations.

Anarchy #090:Student Anarchy

Issue of Anarchy magazine published in August 1968. This issue is dedicated to the events of 1968 in Paris.

Can't Pay, Won't Pay: Rent Striking During the Covid-19 Crisis, a handbook

This handbook was produced by the RENT STRIKE collective in April 2020 in response to the Covid-19 crisis. It is designed specifically to assist students to go on rent strike as a means to win rent suspensions or cuts in response to the financial difficulties the Covid-19 crisis has caused for tenants.

Students, Activists, and Communists in Movement Politics

Student protest during the Marcos administration

An introduction to the history of student struggles in the Philippines and the communist and national democratic participation in student struggles.

Ang Potensyal na Anarkistang Tendensiya ng Diliman Commune

Art piece commemorating the First Quarter Storm

An analysis of the potential for anarchist tendencies in the Diliman Commune, a student uprising against the Marcos Administration.