International Youth and Students for Social Equality

“US is funding counterrevolution”

University of Michigan IYSSE opposes war on Syria

By Tim Rivers, 13 September 2013

Students at the University of Michigan joined a rally of the IYSSE denouncing war in Syria, cuts in education and attacks on the working class.

IYSSE holds anti-war rallies in San Diego and Berkeley, California

By our reporters, 12 September 2013

International Youth and Students for Social Equality groups at San Diego State University and UC Berkeley held demonstrations against the drive for war in Syria on Tuesday.

Video: Students speak against war at Wayne State University demonstration

By James Brewer, 11 September 2013

In this video, the WSWS interviews students and workers who attended the demonstration against the threat of a US war in Syria.

SEP and IYSSE hold demonstration in Detroit against war in Syria

By Shannon Jones, 10 September 2013

Speakers at Wayne State University stressed the need for students to turn to the working class as the only social force that can halt the drive to war.

IYSSE, SEP to hold demonstrations against war

6 September 2013

Demonstrations will be held in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Berkeley and San Diego.

IYSSE campaigns for rally against war

Detroit students speak out against Syria war drive

By a WSWS reporting team, 5 September 2013

The International Youth and Students for Social Equality at Wayne State University campaigned for a demonstration against war in Syria to be held this coming Monday.

US teen unemployment hits new record

By Shane Feratu, 5 September 2013

For the fourth consecutive summer, unemployment among young people age 16 -19 is at a record high, creating unprecedented hardship for teenage job seekers.

SEP and IYSSE public meetings: No to war and dictatorship!

2 September 2013

The Socialist Equality Party and International Youth and Students for Social Equality are launching a meeting series to discuss the way forward in the fight against war and the defense of democratic rights.

One quarter of world’s youth without jobs or education

By Andre Damon, 21 August 2013

Earlier this year, the British Economist magazine reported that, according to its analysis, fully one quarter of the world’s young people are neither employed nor studying.

Fight Australian Labor’s cuts to education! Support the Socialist Equality Party’s election campaign!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE), 19 August 2013

The National Day of Action called by the NUS and NTEU has not been called to mount a genuine struggle against the attacks on education, but to promote the Greens in the lead up to the federal election.

US Congress approves plan that will increase student loan rates

By Bryan Dyne, 2 August 2013

The law allows interest rates for some student loans to rise to more than 10 percent.

Democrats, Republicans conspire to hike student loan rates

By Andre Damon, 13 July 2013

As millions of students prepare to return to college this fall, the already intolerable burden of student debt is being increased.

Fight Labor’s cuts! For a socialist perspective to defend education!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) Australia, 17 April 2013

The following statement was distributed to Australian students who attended rallies in opposition to the Gillard Labor government's $2.3 billion in cuts to university funding.

Quebec’s Education Summit and the failure of ASSE’s protest perspective

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Canada), 5 March 2013

Supporters of the IYSSE distributed this statement at the February 26 demonstration organized by the student group ASSE to protest the Quebec government’s education summit.

Australia: Join the International Youth and Students for Social Equality!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 13 February 2013

Students and working class youth are struggling to survive on the poverty-level dole, education allowances and in poorly paid casual jobs.

Resolution of SEP (UK) Congress: “Build the International Youth and Students for Social Equality”

10 January 2013

Published here is the fourth resolution, “Build the International Youth and Students for Social Equality”, adopted unanimously by the First National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), held November 17-19, 2012

The Quebec Student Strike and the global struggle to defend education

By ISSE, 2 July 2012

For nearly five months, students in the Canadian province of Quebec have been waging a courageous struggle to oppose the government’s drive to increase tuition rates by 82 percent.

David North speaks in defense of Leon Trotsky at Cornell University

By Tom Mackaman, 3 May 2012

Socialist Equality Party National Chairman David North spoke to an overflow crowd at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York, in defense of Leon Trotsky against attacks by academic historians.

Germany’s ISSE, SEP denounce attacks on meetings in defence of Günter Grass

28 April 2012

The International Students for Social Equality has issued a statement to the German press denouncing the attacks on their meetings held in defence of Günter Grass

SEP/ISSE meetings in Australia and New Zealand

Oppose the US-Australia war preparations against China

26 April 2012

Through the military agreements with the Obama administration, the Gillard Labor government has unconditionally aligned itself with US war preparations against China.

In the face of state repression, government intransigence:

Quebec student strike at a crossroads

By the International Students for Social Equality, 18 April 2012

The two month-old Quebec student strike must become the catalyst for a working class counter-offensive against the destruction of jobs and public services.

ISSE Emergency Meeting in Montreal this Sunday

Quebec student strike at the crossroads: Students must turn to the working class

14 April 2012

The International Students for Social Equality is holding an emergency meeting in Montreal this Sunday to discuss the way forward for the militant struggle students are mounting against the Quebec government’s plan to raise university tuition fees by 75 percent.

Oppose the job cuts at University of Sydney!

By the International Students for Social Equality, 3 April 2012

The cuts are bound up with the federal Labor government’s market-driven “education revolution” funding scheme.

Taser death in Australia: A warning to youth

By the International Students for Social Equality, 29 March 2012

The ISSE condemns the police killing of young Brazilian student Roberto Laudisio Curti in Sydney’s CBD on March 18.

Quebec student strike:

A strategy to mobilize the working class is needed

By Richard Dufour, 27 March 2012

The student strike against the Quebec Liberal government’s drastic increase in university tuition fees is at a crossroads.

The student debt explosion

By Andre Damon, 14 March 2012

Rising default rates on student loans reflect the social disaster facing young people.

Quebec’s striking students must turn to the working class!

By International Students for Social Equality, 29 February 2012

Students must consciously reach out to workers as allies in a common battle and fight to transform the student strike against tuition fee increases into a unified struggle in defense of all public services, all social programmes, and all jobs.

ISSE opposes extradition of UK student Richard O’Dwyer

By Julie Hyland, 13 February 2012

The International Students for Social Equality held a meeting in defence of student Richard O’Dwyer, on his campus at Sheffield Hallam University.

International Students for Social Equality (UK) meeting: Oppose extradition of Richard O’Dwyer to the US!

3 February 2012

Sheffield Hallam University computer science student Richard O’Dwyer faces extradition to the US on copyright infringement charges, where he faces five to ten years imprisonment.

Oppose extradition of Richard O’Dwyer to the US!

By International Students for Social Equality (UK), 23 January 2012

The International Students for Social Equality calls on all students, young people, academics and workers to oppose the extradition of Richard O’Dwyer to the United States on copyright infringement charges.

Unite the working class to defend public education and democratic rights!

By International Students for Social Equality, 28 November 2011

The attack by campus police against a peaceful protest at UC Davis raises the need for a mass movement of the working class to protect the right to education and democratic rights.

The police attack at UC Davis: The working class and the defense of democratic rights

By Statement International Students for Social Equality, 21 November 2011

Friday’s assault by University of California Davis police on a peaceful protest is part of a nationwide wave of police repression against the Occupy movement.

Public meetings in Britain

The Occupy movement and beyond

Inequality and the fight for socialism

12 November 2011

The eruption of global protests, sparked by the Wall Street occupation in New York, has given voice to the mass opposition to social inequality, unemployment, war and the corporate domination of political life.

London student protest: Defend education with class struggle methods

By International Students for Social Equality (UK), 9 November 2011

This statement is being distributed at today’s protest in London in defence of education.

Ann Arbor: “End the influence of corporate money in politics”

8 October 2011

A crowd of at least 200 gathered on the central square of the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus Thursday evening to support the growing protests against Wall Street. The event was held as a planning meeting, or general assembly, in preparation for upcoming demonstrations in Detroit and Lansing.

Nearly two thirds of US student borrowers behind on repaying loans

By Nancy Hanover, 5 October 2011

With US student loan debt just under $950 billion, only 37 percent of young people with student loans are actually able to repay them on schedule.

New Zealand universities cut staff and courses

By Tom Peters, 8 September 2011

The cutbacks are a result of the government’s austerity measures over the past three years, and are a part of a global assault on workers and youth.

The capitalist crisis and the conditions facing the youth

By Andre Damon, 31 August 2011

The conditions facing youth at the beginning of the new academic year are an indictment of the capitalist system.

Foreign exchange students at Pennsylvania Hershey factory walk out over abuse

By Naomi Spencer, 22 August 2011

Hundreds of foreign students walked out of a Hershey’s chocolate plant in Palmyra, Pennsylvania August 17, protesting against exploitative working conditions.

Defend Sri Lankan university teachers

By the International Students for Social Equality (Sri Lanka), 16 June 2011

The ISSE in Sri Lanka calls on students to defend the right of university teachers to fight for a wage increase and improved conditions.

Only one in four US teenagers will find summer jobs

By ISSE reporters, 14 June 2011

Two and a half years after the Wall Street crash, the conditions of life for young people throughout the country are only getting worse.

Defend Catherine Ferguson Academy!

Unite all sections of the working class! Public education is a social right!

By Socialist and International Students for Social Equality, 10 June 2011

Students, teachers, parents and the working class as a whole must mobilize to reject the closure of Catherine Ferguson Academy.

Young people have the right to a job!

By International Students for Social Equality, 6 June 2011

This summer, as schools go on break, and millions of students graduate from high school and college, young people throughout the United States are confronted with a basic problem: there are no jobs.

Obama budget to hit low-income students and families

By Tom Eley, 15 February 2011

The White House budget will cut $100 billion in funding for higher education by eliminating Pell Grants that help low-income students attend summer courses, and by imposing interest rates on federal loans for graduate students.

Oppose Brown’s cuts in California! Education must be a social right!

By International Students for Social Equality, 25 January 2011

This statement is being distributed by members of the ISSE in the US state of California as the new college semester begins.

WSWS/ISSE meeting discusses New Zealand mine disaster

By our correspondents, 24 December 2010

Meeting told that last month’s Pike River coal disaster constitutes a devastating indictment of the company’s safety procedures and of the profit system itself.

ISSE/SEP meetings in Germany defend Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

By our correspondents, 24 December 2010

The International Students for Social Equality and the Socialist Equality Party held two meetings in Germany in defense of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.

Statement of the International Students for Social Equality (UK)

Britain: Which way forward for the student movement?

By International Students for Social Equality (UK), 30 November 2010

As students and school pupils in Britain organise a third day of action against the brutal cuts in education, it is necessary to review the experience so far.

Police attack students involved in nationwide protests in UK

By Robert Stevens, 26 November 2010

Tens of thousands of university and college students, as well as school-aged youth demonstrated across the UK on Wednesday, in opposition to higher tuition fees and cuts in further and higher education.

Sri Lanka: ISSE/SEP public meeting against university privatisation

22 November 2010

The International Students for Social Equality and the Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka have called a public meeting to discuss a socialist program for the working class to fight the privatisation of university education.

ISSE and SEP hold meeting on Detroit Symphony strike at the University of Michigan

By Shannon Jones, 18 November 2010

The ISSE and SEP held a meeting at the University of Michigan November 15 in Ann Arbor to discuss the broader social and cultural implication of the strike by members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Oppose the witch-hunt of student protesters in Britain

By Socialist and International Students for Social Equality (Britain), 13 November 2010

The Socialist Equality Party and the International Students for Social Equality call on working people and students to oppose the vicious witch-hunt of those involved in the anti-education cuts protest at Conservative Party HQ.

Sri Lanka: Fight against university privatisation

By Statement International Students for Social Equality, 2 November 2010

The ISSE calls on students to oppose the Sri Lankan government’s new higher education act, which will pave the way for private universities.

Break with Obama and the Democrats

Build a socialist movement against mass unemployment and war

By Socialist and International Students for Social Equality, 30 October 2010

The following leaflet will be distributed to participants at the October 30 “Rally to Restore Sanity” in Washington DC called by comedian Jon Stewart.

Great interest in lecture by Professor Rabinowitch in Berlin

By our correspondent, 16 October 2010

The American historian Alexander Rabinowitch introduced his new book The Bolsheviks in Power: The First Year of Bolshevik Rule in Petrograd at a meeting Thursday evening at Humboldt University in Berlin.

ISO opposes break with Democratic Party at Berkeley planning committee meeting

By Kevin Kearney, 29 September 2010

Paralleling an event earlier in the month in San Diego, members of the International Socialist Organization participating in a planning committee meeting in Berkeley worked actively to defeat any move to break with the Democratic Party in the struggle against education cuts.

Planning committee on education cuts—the ISO supports the Democratic Party

By Jack Cody, 23 September 2010

A meeting called to discuss a “day of action” to protest education cuts in California exposes the role of ex-left organizations like the International Socialist Organization as front groups for the Democratic Party.

Join the International Students for Social Equality!

By ISSE, 18 September 2010

This statement has been issued by the International Students for Social Equality in the US, the student organization of the Socialist Equality Party, for the beginning of the fall semester.

ISSE meeting in Wellington, New Zealand

The global financial crisis and the National government’s assault on the working class

11 August 2010

The International Students for Social Equality (ISSE) will hold a meeting at Victoria University, Wellington to discuss the impact of the deepening global economic crisis on the working class, internationally and in New Zealand.

SEP candidate addresses student rally at University of New South Wales

“This fight is first and foremost a political struggle against the Gillard government”

By Oliver Campbell, 22 July 2010

Zac Hambides, the SEP candidate for Kingsford-Smith, advanced the need for a political struggle against the Gillard Labor government at a demonstration of University of NSW students on Tuesday.

Socialist candidate’s open letter exposes attempted political censorship at UNSW rally

By Zac Hambides, 22 July 2010

Zac Hambides, the Socialist Equality Party candidate for Kingsford-Smith, issued an open letter condemning a bid by the Student Representative Council to bar him from speaking at a student rally at Sydney’s University of NSW.

Australia: The political issues in the University of NSW work bans dispute

By Statement International Students for Social Equality (ISSE), 19 July 2010

The following statement is to be distributed at a July 20 student meeting called by the SRC at the University of New South Wales, a university with more than 44,000 domestic and international students in Sydney.

ISSE meetings in Germany: “Education is a class issue”

By our correspondents, 29 June 2010

Last week, the International Students for Social Equality completed a series of meetings across Germany under the title “Massive Social Cutbacks and the Attacks on Education.”

The way forward for a defense of education in Germany

By Johannes Stern, 8 June 2010

Nationwide demonstrations to defend education are planned for June 9 in Germany.

ISSE meetings in Australia and New Zealand

The social crisis facing students: For a working class movement to defend education

11 May 2010

The ISSE meetings at campuses in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle and Wellington will discuss the socialist political perspective required to fight back against the unrelenting attack on the social rights of students and the working class as a whole.

Britain: SEP campaigns at University of Manchester

By our correspondent, 5 May 2010

A Socialist Equality Party campaign team and members of the International Students for Social Equality have been campaigning at the University of Manchester campus on Oxford Road.

Jersey City high-school students defend April 27 walkout

By a reporting team, 3 May 2010

High school students in Jersey City defended the statewide April 27 walkout, even as students in various parts of New Jersey faced suspensions and other retaliation, and plans were announced for new protests against budget cuts.

Liberian students protest increase in university fees

By our correspondent, 19 April 2010

On March 31 and April 1 thousands of students at the University of Liberia—the nation’s highest institution of learning—protested against the hiking of tuition fees by 148 percent.

A socialist program to defend education

27 March 2010

This meeting hosted by the ISSE and SEP will discuss a socialist perspective on which a struggle for the defense of public education must be based.

The revolutionary perspective of Trotskyism

13 March 2010

The ISSE is regularly asked by students about the differences between the organisations that claim to be socialist. Are these differences important? Do they centre on semantics and tactics or fundamental political issues? What is their significance for the struggles of students and the working class as a whole?

Thousands rally in San Diego, California against education cuts

By a WSWS reporting team, 6 March 2010

Members of the International Students for Social Equality addressed large demonstrations in San Diego, California, as part of protests throughout the state and country on March 4.

ISSE members speak at San Diego rallies

6 March 2010

Members of the International Students for Social Equality spoke March 4 at rallies in San Diego, which drew thousands of people to protest cuts to public education. The demonstrations were part of events throughout the state and country to oppose school closures, tuition increases, and teacher layoffs.

Students and staff protest against education cuts in US

By a WSWS reporting team, 5 March 2010

Tens of thousands of students, teachers and workers participated in protests Thursday against cuts in education across the US. Many of the largest protests occurred in California.

For a working class movement to defend education!

By International Students for Social Equality, 4 March 2010

This statement is being distributed at rallies on March 4th throughout the US in opposition to attacks on public education. Click here for a pdf version to download and distribute in your area.

Huge increase in Canadian youth unemployment and student indebtedness

By Graham Beverly, 23 February 2010

Joblessness among Canada’s youth has risen faster than any other segment of the population.

For a socialist movement to defend education!

By International Students for Social Equality, 23 February 2010

On March 4, students and workers throughout California and the US will demonstrate against the attack on public education and increases in tuition that are making a college education unaffordable for the majority of working class youth. The following statement is being distributed by the International Students for Social Equality.

As academic year begins: ISSE to hold meetings in Australia and New Zealand

19 February 2010

The International Students for Social Equality will be holding a series of meetings in Australia and New Zealand over the next three weeks.

International Students for Social Equality meetings in Britain

A socialist programme to defend education

9 February 2010

The International Students for Social Equality is holding a series of meetings in the UK to advance a socialist programme in opposition to the cuts in higher and further education by the Labour government of Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

ISSE Public Meetings:

The social and political roots of the Haiti earthquake tragedy

22 January 2010

The ISSE announces a series of meetings examining the social and political roots of the Haiti earthquake disaster.

Join the International Students for Social Equality!

14 January 2010

The following statement is being distributed by the International Students for Social Equality in the US as schools open for the new semester.

Quebec’s Villanueva inquest: Whitewashing a police killing

By our reporter, 10 December 2009

Initial testimony at a coroner’s inquest into the police killing of Fredy Villanueva has revealed that a police-media disinformation campaign was launched immediately after the shooting so as to whitewash the actions of the police.

For a working class movement to defend higher education!

By International Students for Social Equality, 24 November 2009

The sharp increase in fees at the University of California is part of a national and international trend to block access to higher education for millions of working class youth.

For an independent working class movement to defend education

By ISSE (Germany), 17 November 2009

This statement has been issued by the ISSE in Germany in response to protests that have erupted in Europe against the profit-oriented restructuring of the education system.

New Zealand university administration calls police on protestors

By the Victoria University of Wellington ISSE, 16 November 2009

In a blatant attack on democratic rights, two former university students were arrested when they attempted to deliver a petition to the administration of Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) in New Zealand on October 21.

ISSE meetings in Britain

End the war in Afghanistan

No to wars of colonial conquest!

10 November 2009

The International Students for Social Equality proposes a new and socialist movement against war. Come and discuss this strategy at our meeting.

ISSE meeting in Canada

70 years since the outbreak of World War II—Lessons and Warnings

5 November 2009

As part of an international campaign, the International Students for Social Equality in Canada will hold a meeting in Montreal to examine the causes and consequences of World War II and to draw out the lessons of this tragedy for today.

ISSE meetings in Britain

End the war in Afghanistan

No to wars of colonial conquest!

30 October 2009

The International Students for Social Equality is holding a series of meetings to demand an end to the war in Afghanistan and the withdrawal of all occupying forces.

Public Meeting in Richmond Virginia

Obama: The Class Issues

30 September 2009

The International Students for Social Equality calls this public meeting to discuss the historical origins of the Obama administration’s policies, as well as the perspective by which workers and students can oppose them.

Public meetings

70 years since World War II: Origins & consequences of a historical catastrophe

29 September 2009

SEP National Chairman David North will speak on the lessons of World War II and their implications for the present period.

ISSE meeting: Health care–the socialist response

28 September 2009

This meeting will analyze the character of Obama's health care overhaul and explain the socialist response—which proceeds from the interests of social need, not corporate profit.

ISSE holds rally in San Diego in defense of public education

By Reem Nour, 26 September 2009

The rally on the campus of San Diego State University was called to opposed budget cuts to higher education throughout California.

ISSE members speak on education cuts at rally

26 September 2009

Members of the International Students for Social Equality denounced cuts to public education at a rally on Thursday.

Michigan Public Meeting

Lessons of the Oakland University professors’ strike

23 September 2009

The SEP and ISSE will be hosting this public meeting in Rochester, Michigan on September 24 to discuss the crisis of education and the lessons of the Oakland University professors’ strike.

Seventy years since World War II

Its causes and its lessons for today

22 September 2009

World War II was the bloodiest and most tragic event in world history. Up to 70 million people lost their lives during the six year conflict. It witnessed unimaginable barbarism, including above all the mass murder of 6 million European Jews by the Nazis. The war ended with the dropping of the atomic bomb on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.