Campaigning for Socialism in Oxford Brookes United


Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/1147/33013

From The Socialist newspaper, September 15, 2021

Members of the Socialist Party held a booth at the Oxford Brookes Freshers Fair on Monday, highlighting the need for a new socialist student society on campus.

We made contact with around 20 students and had broad discussions on issues such as free education, the fight against racism, climate change and the oppressive role of gender under capitalism.

Many students said they were interested in socialist ideas through Jeremy Corbyn, but criticized his surrender to Labor immediately after his leadership victory.

A student was outraged by plans to increase national insurance contributions, after a period when British billionaires increased their wealth by 35%.

Another student told us that he is already planning to start a new socialist society at Oxford Brookes, but looks forward to joining Socialist Students, as a militant group with ties to campuses across the country.

Financial appeal

The coronavirus crisis has exposed the class character of society in many ways. This clearly shows to many that it is the working class that makes society run, not the CEOs of big companies.

The results of austerity have been shown graphically as utilities struggle to cope with the crisis.

  • The material of the Socialist Party is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report workers fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels etc.
  • We must be prepared for the stormy events to come and the need to arm the labor movements with a socialist program – a program that puts the health and needs of mankind before the profits of the few.

Inevitably, during the crisis, we were not able to sell the socialist and raise funds as we normally would.


We therefore urge all our viewers to donate to our Fight Fund.


In The Socialist for September 15, 2021:


NHS

Take wealth from the super-rich to fund: NHS and social care, wages and benefits go up

Deaths of despair: health crisis – capitalism on the dock

On the front line, and still fighting for the NHS

Solidarity with the strikers of the Charité and Vivantes hospitals in Berlin


What we think

We need a new political party for workers and youth

What is behind labor shortages and what can be done to address them?


Climate change

Climate change, capitalism and the struggle for socialism


Young people and students

We will not pay for the failures of capitalism

Scrapped Tuition Fees – End of University Commercialization

Back to campus: students must stand up and fight

Campaigning for Socialism in Oxford Brookes United

Youth Fight for Jobs launches campaign in Brighton


Workplace News

NSSN union rally reflects working class anger to fight back

Oaks Park School: Redbridge Labor supports scabs

Save jobs and services – nationalize rail

Weetabix – workers have had enough

Carmarthenshire Unison: “Recognize Our Union Now!”

Goodlord conflict: Labor leaders withdrew from support for strike


New

Social assistance plans: sticking plaster instead of surgery

Hands off the increase in universal credit

Unite young and old to defend the triple lock of pensions


Campaigns

Putting socialism on the map in Chichester

Claiming pride in protest in Nottingham

Fight Fund Goal Met: Help us continue to raise our banner and program


Review

Nuclear Madness: A New History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

TV Review – Grenfell: The Untold Story


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