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Power in the Union? Against Student Union Elections

(Note – The views in this article aren’t shared by everyone involved in the Syndicalist Students blog) “Meaningful action, for revolutionaries, is whatever increases the confidence, the autonomy, the initiative, the participation, the solidarity, the egalitarian tendencies and the self … Continue reading

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Statement: Sheffield Building Federation of Assemblies

From September 2013, the students of Sheffield University will be creating a network of departmental assemblies as a space for democratic participation and political action. Implementation is still in its early stages, but the assemblies will exist in every department … Continue reading

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Departmental Organising

Students are spreading a model of departmental organising in universities across the UK loosely based on Quebec student union structures. The following is a Q&A between Matthew Brett and an organiser from a university in the North of the UK. The interviewer … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Federalism

I’ve been in a number of big organisations. In the ones large enough that they are made up of a number of smaller groups, there seems to be three basic ways the organisation can be structured: “centrally”, as a “federation”, … Continue reading

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A reaction – the importance of pro-choice activism.

Trigger warning: abortion, rape, sexual and domestic abuse.   Worldwide, one in eight pregnancy related deaths each year are a result of unsafe abortion. According to the World Health Organisation, just under half of all unsafe abortions are due to … Continue reading

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SOAS Anti-Cuts: For a Directly Democratic Alternative to the NUS

SOAS Anti-Cuts are publishing this statement indicating our full support for the creation of, and our desire to join, a union of federated local assemblies. We call on other anti-cuts groups and departmental general assemblies to have similar conversations and, … Continue reading

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Defend Education Birmingham: for federal organisation

Defend Education Birmingham are publishing this statement indicating that we want to join a federation of similar organisations. We call on other anti-cuts groups to have similar conversations and, if possible, make a similar commitment. Following the success of students in Quebec, … Continue reading

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