International Youth and Students for Social Equality
“The fight against plant closures should be seen as a fight of all workers”
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 8 December 2018
IYSSE members spoke with students around the United States about the struggle of autoworkers against the corporations and trade unions.
By Josh Varlin, 8 December 2018
NYU faculty closed a December 3 meeting by overwhelmingly supporting a resolution supporting the creation of an independent faculty committee to defend academic freedom.
By Leslie Murtagh, 26 November 2018
Governor Cuomo has made an entirely inadequate proposal to address food insecurity facing state and city public university students in one of the wealthiest states in the US.
By the IYSSE (Australia), 22 November 2018
The following statement will be distributed at high school “walk-outs for climate change” across Australia.
By Genevieve Leigh, 6 November 2018
The fear mongering tactics of the Democratic Party and its allies are combined with a complete absence of any discussion of the actual conditions and concerns of the vast majority of young people.
Against the right-wing attacks of university administrators and the far-right
By our reporters, 2 November 2018
Two hundred students came to a meeting October 25 at Humboldt University called in solidarity with the RefRat, the student administration.
By our reporters, 25 October 2018
David North, chairman of the WSWS International Editorial Board, spoke on the lessons of the 20th century, the attack on Marxism and the fight for socialism today.
By Isaac Finn, 19 October 2018
Protesters gathered outside of NYU’s business school to oppose the appearance of the notorious war criminal Henry Kissinger.
By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Germany), 11 October 2018
Student organisations from Humboldt University and across Germany published an open letter denouncing the cooperation of the university administration with the far right and its attacks on students’ social and democratic rights.
By the IYSSE at UIC, 11 October 2018
Among the many students who oppose the school’s partnership with the CIA is a medical student who told the IYSSE, “The CIA is the greatest terrorist organization in the world, and now it wants its tentacles on our campus.”
By Alex Johnson, 29 September 2018
The following article is part of a series of articles dedicated to exposing the militarization of schools and universities.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 12 September 2018
Youth and students across the US spoke to the IYSSE on a wide range of issues, including social inequality, opposition to war and militarism, and above all, their interest in socialism.
6 September 2018
The lectures will make clear that Marx’s theoretical breakthroughs were inextricably linked to his political work as a revolutionary determined to arm the emerging working class with a program that advanced its independent interests.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 31 August 2018
Join the IYSSE, the only organization fighting against war, authoritarianism and dictatorship, and for the socialist transformation of society.
Notes from the campaign trail
By Niles Niemuth, 29 August 2018
The campaign team and I spoke with hundreds of students about my campaign for Congress in Michigan’s 12th District, about socialism, and about the fight against war and social inequality.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality and Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 9 August 2018
The IYSSE and SGP condemn the attack by university President Sabine Kunst against the Student Council at Humboldt University and her complicity with the far-right Alternative for Germany.
By Hugh Peters, 24 July 2018
The attack on democratic rights points to administration fears that years of cuts have produced seething discontent among students and staff.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 20 July 2018
On July 12 the far-right Identitarian movement attempted to disrupt a meeting of the IYSSE on the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx at the University of Technology in Dresden. The action failed because the meeting was switched to a larger room shortly before it began.
By Oscar Grenfell, 25 June 2018
The poll showed that the growing attraction to socialism is closely related to a rise of anti-capitalist sentiments.
By International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 23 June 2018
With this open letter, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) is protesting against the banning of its meeting on the contemporary relevance of Marxism by the student union at the University of Frankfurt.
By Evrim Yazgin, 21 June 2018
Evrim Yazgin, International Youth and Students for Social Equality president at the University of Melbourne, explained how Assange’s struggle for the truth had politicised a generation of young people.
By our correspondents, 14 May 2018
The meeting commemorated the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx, addressing his legacy and continuing relevance.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Sri Lanka), 8 May 2018
The legislation is a further move toward the privatisation of higher education and increased militarisation of the country.
Political censorship in the name of #MeToo
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Canada), 16 April 2018
The Canadian Union of Public Employee’s resort to political censorship goes hand-in-hand with its determination to isolate and suppress working class struggles whenever they break out.
By Christoph Vandreier, 27 March 2018
The veteran journalist Edith Kresta has spoken out again “moral sectarianism” in relation to far-right positions and against the stigmatization of xenophobic prejudices.
By Eric London, 26 March 2018
The mass demonstrations in the heart of world imperialism point to the intensification of social tensions and the class struggle worldwide.
“No more wars, no more violence!”
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at the University of Illinois at Chicago, 26 March 2018
The March for Our Lives demonstration in Chicago was one of the largest in the city’s history and demonstrates a growing radicalization and movement to the left by youth and students.
“I am motivated to make that change for our future generations”
By Tom Hall, 26 March 2018
High school students and other youth who attended the rally had far more on their minds than gun control and the midterm elections—the issues promoted by the media and the Democratic Party.
By Tom Hall, 25 March 2018
The scale of the demonstrations show that the crisis of American and world capitalism is working its way into the consciousness of young people and propelling a new generation into political struggle.
By Carlos Delgado, 19 March 2018
The protest against the cuts comes as educators and students across the country have mobilized in defense of public education.
By Genevieve Leigh, 16 March 2018
While Democrats and the media have sought to restrict the protests to calls for gun control, there are much broader issues behind the politicization of young people in the US.
By Genevieve Leigh and Kayla Costa, 15 March 2018
Students participated in thousands of demonstrations in the United States and around the world to mark the one-month anniversary of the Parkland high school massacre.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 14 March 2018
The framework of the official debate over the horrific regularity of mass shootings like that in Parkland, Florida obscures the underlying causes: social inequality and war.
By the IYSSE (Australia), 14 March 2018
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) distributed the following statement at university orientation week events across Australia and in New Zealand.
Public conference in Detroit April 22
12 March 2018
On Sunday, April 22, the WSWS, Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are holding a public conference in Detroit, Michigan to mobilize the working class against Internet censorship.
An Open letter from the International Youth and Students for Social Equality to the editors of German daily Tageszeitung
12 March 2018
The following letter was sent by the IYSSE to the editors of the German daily Tageszeitung, after it published a defence of right-wing extremist professor Jörg Baberowski and defamed his critics.
International Youth and Students for Social Equality (UK), 8 March 2018
A fight to build solidarity between lecturers and students involves a political struggle against the University and College Union, National Union of Students and other false leaderships.
International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE), 6 March 2018
The Tageszeitung, a daily close to the German Green Party, dedicated its weekend edition to a frontal attack on the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE).
“I think the working class should be in control”
By our reporters, 3 March 2018
More than 1,500 students and teachers attended a demonstration and march outside the state capitol building organized by high school students.
By our reporter, 23 February 2018
The meeting provided a forum for workers and youth to discuss the root causes of the mounting water crisis in the US and internationally and a socialist perspective to fight back.
By Johannes Stern, 20 February 2018
Kühnert’s appearance on Tuesday evening in Berlin-Kreuzberg made clear which social and political interests, fears and calculations lie behind the campaign of the Jusos.
By Anthony del Olmo, 9 February 2018
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality has held meetings on the defense of immigrants at several US universities.
By the IYSSE at Humboldt University, 20 January 2018
After a successful election campaign, the IYSSE is re-entering Humboldt University’s student parliament with two representatives.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 19 January 2018
About 150 students attended the International Youth and Students for Social Equality meeting at Humboldt University in Berlin Monday, in support of the IYSSE campaign for the student parliament elections.
By Evan Blake, 2 December 2017
Students registered opposition to the suppression of free speech and militarization of police by signing a petition and joining the International Youth and Students for Social Equality.
WSWS Arts Editor David Walsh at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor on December 5
2 December 2017
David Walsh, arts editor of the WSWS, will be speaking at a meeting on December 5 to discuss the impact and influence of the Russian Revolution on art and culture, and its meaning today.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 23 November 2017
As the Alternative for Germany has become the largest party in Saxony, the student council at Leipzig has barred the IYSSE, which combats right-wing forces, militarism and capitalism, from the university campus.
By Christoph Vandreier, 22 November 2017
The denial of working group status for the IYSSE in Leipzig sets a precedent to deprive socialist student organizations of standing as university groups across the country, an attack on basic democratic rights.
By our reporters, 18 November 2017
Around 100 people, including students from several New York-area universities, attended a talk given by David North on the centenary of the Russian Revolution.
By our correspondents, 18 November 2017
About 150 workers, students, youth, professionals and housewives attended the event and around 300 watched it live via the Internet.
By our reporters, 11 November 2017
Speaking exactly 100 years and one day after the working class seized power in Russia, David North reviewed the global impact of the October Revolution, its origins and its political significance.
Students must come to the defense of Ontario’s striking college teachers!
By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Canada), 7 November 2017
The struggle must be broadened, mobilizing students as well as teachers and other workers across Canada in a political struggle to defend public education and win decent-paying, secure jobs for all.
By our reporter, 2 November 2017
The lectures were well attended and prompted lively discussions with members of the audience.
Public meetings in Michigan, California and New York
24 October 2017
The SEP and IYSSE are hosting meetings throughout the country to inform students youth and workers of the fight against Internet censorship.
By our reporter, 21 October 2017
The audience listened attentively to a wide-ranging presentation lasting more than 80 minutes, which was welcomed with warm applause.
By Gabriel Black and Joseph Santolan, 17 October 2017
The new policy requiring clubs to submit their plans to the police and to pay for police presence at their meetings is an attack on free speech on campus.
By Alice Summers, 14 October 2017
Economic and academic pressures on young people are exacerbated by a systemic decrease of funding for mental health counselling.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 3 October 2017
The IYSSE won the support of hundreds of students, and was granted club status after a year of rejections.
“Health care is a human right”
By our reporters, 28 September 2017
While organizers of a rally at UIC promoted Sanders’ single-payer “Medicare for All” bill, the IYSSE outlined the socialist response to health care crisis.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 5 September 2017
Youth, students, and workers must oppose Mayor Emanuel’s new “Learn. Plan. Succeed.” policy for high school students, designed to force working class and poor students into the military.
By Peter Schwarz, 15 June 2017
Despite right-wing historian Jörg Baberowski’s defeat in court, the Presidium of Humboldt University continues to defend him. Bremen-based law Professor Andreas Fischer-Lescano has therefore accused the university Presidium of being “an accomplice of right-wing scholarship.”
By Johannes Stern, 14 June 2017
The congress held by the Left Party last weekend in Hanover confirmed that this party, despite its name, has nothing in common with genuinely left or socialist politics, but instead defends capitalism.
By the IYSSE at Humboldt University, 9 June 2017
The university leadership can no longer sustain the assertion that it is protecting the freedom of academic inquiry and defending a scholar “whose integrity is beyond doubt.”
Statement of Mitch Abrams, International Youth and Students for Social Equality representative on the EMU student government
5 June 2017
The IYSSE calls on students to fight to mobilize the working class to defend part-time lecturers and the social right to high-quality public education.
By Peter Schwarz, 31 May 2017
In an interview in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Humboldt University Professor Jörg Baberowski complains of the “cultural hegemony of the left” and calls for the “removal of taboos” on far-right positions.
By Joseph Lorenz, 25 May 2017
Part-time lecturers at Eastern Michigan University are protesting administration demands to slash pay and eliminate promotions and job security.
International Youth and Students for Social Equality member wins student senate seat at New York University
By our reporters, 23 May 2017
Isaac Oseas, a member of the IYSSE, has won the position of student senator for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at NYU, which includes 4,000 graduate students at the university.
By our reporters, 20 May 2017
The poorly attended demonstrations reflected alienation from the NUS and its support for the major parliamentary parties.
“A declaration of hostility towards the principles of humanity”
By Christoph Vandreier, 19 May 2017
On Sunday, the Tagesspiegel published a reader’s comment by Professor Kessler, who wrote that Humboldt University professor Baberowski showed an “elemental lack of feeling” for the victims of the Nazis.
By Sandy English, 18 May 2017
The NYU Board of Trustees includes the super-rich Wall Street financiers, Fink and Paulson.
Australian university student protests
By the IYSSE (Australia), 17 May 2017
The National Union of Students called protests today to confine the growing anger of students to impotent protest appeals to the Labor Party, the Greens and the populist “cross-bench” parties in the Senate.
By Peter Schwarz, 16 May 2017
In the journal Forschung & Lehre (Research & Teaching), Humboldt University Professor Jörg Baberowski claims that Hitler was an “armchair perpetrator who did not want to know about the bloody consequences of his deeds.”
NYU involved in Department of Defense supercomputer project
By Isaac Oseas—IYSSE candidate for NYU GSAS Student Senator, 16 May 2017
New York University accidentally exposed their involvement in a project to develop a code-breaking computer for the Department of Defense.
Vote Isaac Oseas for NYU Student Senate
By Isaac Oseas—IYSSE candidate for NYU GSAS Student Senator, 12 May 2017
The IYSSE at NYU is running a candidate for NYU Student Senate to build a socialist, anti-war movement on campus and defend academic freedom.
May Day 2017
By Sven Wurm, 4 May 2017
In order to wage new imperialist wars and commit fresh crimes, history must be rewritten, and the criminal role of German imperialism minimised and denied.
By our correspondents, 29 April 2017
On Thursday, the Humboldt University Student Parliament passed a resolution by an overwhelming majority demanding that the university administration withdraw its public support for right-wing Professor Jörg Baberowski.
By our reporters, 26 April 2017
The IYSSE and SEP distributed thousands of copies of "The Defence of Historical Truth and the Fight against the Alternative for Germany (AfD)" in Cologne during demonstrations against the AfD’s party conference.
22 April 2017
Sabine Kunst, the president of Humboldt University, has portrayed professors Jörg Baberowski and Herfried Münkler as the victims of a “defamation campaign” in an interview with the Süddeutsche Zeitung.
By Christoph Vandreier and David North, 19 April 2017
The Humboldt University administration is attempting to bar criticism of the right-wing professor.
By Christoph Vandreier, 17 April 2017
The article in Die Zeit reveals the political shift to the right in the media and the academic world. Political and historical views that evoked sharp denunciations three decades ago are now accepted and defended.
By Peter Schwarz, 14 April 2017
Right-wing media and fascistic organizations are rushing to defend Professor Jörg Baberowski after a court ruled that students at Bremen University are permitted to describe him as a “right-wing radical.”
Upcoming SEP/IYSSE public meetings
11 April 2017
WSWS writer Bill Van Auken will be speaking at a meeting in New York City on April 15, and other meetings are currently scheduled in California, Michigan, Oregon, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Illinois.
By Zac Corrigan, 7 April 2017
The documentary film of the Russian Revolution was screened by the IYSSE at Wayne State University.
By the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, 6 April 2017
Public criticism of professor Jörg Baberowski, who claims “Hitler was not vicious,” has been declared “unacceptable” by the presidium of Humboldt University.
By Iason Stolpe, 6 April 2017
The administrative council of the Berlin Student Center decided at its last meeting that it would temporarily not accept any further advertisements for the German army.
1 April 2017
Tsar to Lenin is a film that bears witness to a moment in history when socialist ideals inspired the greatest revolutionary movement in world history.
By our reporters, 31 March 2017
About 70 students at SUNY Geneseo rallied Wednesday to protest the recent arrest of a family of mixed citizenship status, as well as the broader attacks on immigrants.
By Christoph Vandreier, 31 March 2017
The conservative Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published a long article on Monday aimed at defaming and silencing Baberowski’s critics with shameless lies and gross slanders.
By our correspondents, 30 March 2017
Mehring Verlag, the publishing arm of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, sponsored two well-attended meetings on the Russian Revolution and its contemporary significance as part of the Leipzig Book fair.
By Johannes Stern, 29 March 2017
The Cologne District Court issued a ruling on 15 March which confirmed that students at Bremen University can identify Professor Jörg Baberowski as a right-wing extremist.
By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 29 March 2017
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reacted to the Cologne District Court ruling with a denunciation of the Socialist Equality Party and its youth organisation, the IYSSE.
By Sandy English, 29 March 2017
The university is led by a series of Trump administration officials, a multitude of Wall Street bankers and a host of other financial speculators.
Vote Mitch Abrams for EMU student government!
By Mitch Abrams—IYSSE candidate for Eastern Michigan University student government, 28 March 2017
The following statement has been distributed by members of the IYSSE at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti as part of a campaign for elections being held on March 29 and 30.
“A university should be a place for free speech”
By our reporters, 28 March 2017
Following the NYU Student Activities Board’s decision to reject the IYSSE’s appeal for club status on specious grounds, dozens of NYU students spoke out in opposition to political censorship.
New York University Student Activities Board rejects IYSSE appeal on club status: An act of political censorship
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at NYU, 27 March 2017
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality at NYU calls on all students to oppose the perfunctory rejection of the IYSSE’s appeal for club status for the second semester.
Candidate for Student Senate, Mitch Abrams, speaks with international students
By Tim Rivers, 22 March 2017
EMU students from India made arrangements to meet with the IYSSE’s candidate after learning that the club opposes the policies of Trump as well as the Democratic Party.
By Zaida Green and Glenn Mulwray, 21 March 2017
At stake are basic constitutional rights—the right to free speech and political expression—which are severely curtailed by both school-wide and district-wide regulations.
By Isaac Finn, 18 March 2017
On Wednesday, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality appealed a recent decision by the New York University Student Activities Board’s denying the group club status.
By a WSWS reporting team, 9 March 2017
New York University’s Student Activities Board has rejected the IYSSE’s application for club status for the second semester, even though students completed all necessary requirements.
By Daniel de Vries, 8 March 2017
NYU rejected the group’s application, even though the IYSSE met or exceeded all requirements for new clubs, including hundreds of students signing petitions in support of the group.