International Youth and Students for Social Equality
“US is funding counterrevolution”
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.
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.
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.
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.
6 September 2013
Demonstrations will be held in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Berkeley and San Diego.
IYSSE campaigns for rally against war
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Bryan Dyne, 2 August 2013
The law allows interest rates for some student loans to rise to more than 10 percent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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:
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
By Andre Damon, 14 March 2012
Rising default rates on student loans reflect the social disaster facing young people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Graham Beverly, 23 February 2010
Joblessness among Canada’s youth has risen faster than any other segment of the population.
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.
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.
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:
22 January 2010
The ISSE announces a series of meetings examining the social and political roots of the Haiti earthquake disaster.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
29 September 2009
SEP National Chairman David North will speak on the lessons of World War II and their implications for the present period.
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.
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.
26 September 2009
Members of the International Students for Social Equality denounced cuts to public education at a rally on Thursday.
Michigan Public Meeting
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.
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.