International Youth and Students for Social Equality
International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 6 June 2015
The President of Berlin’s Humboldt University, Jan-Hendrik Olbertz, has taken to the press to accuse critical-minded students of suppressing academic freedom.
By Johannes Stern, 30 May 2015
Münkler’s proposals correspond to the plans of the German ruling elite to again establish the country as a political and military “peacekeeping force” in Europe and in the world.
By Peter Schwarz, 23 May 2015
The attacks on the critics of political science professor Herfried Münkler are now being directed against the freedom of the Internet.
Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG) and International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 19 May 2015
The PSG and the IYSSE unequivocally support the students who publish the blog “Münkler-Watch” and have become the target of a massive intimidation campaign.
A second open letter to the vice chancellor
By James Cogan, 6 May 2015
Socialist Equality Party national secretary James Cogan has written a second open letter to the University of Sydney Vice Chancellor Dr Michael Spence regarding the university’s ban on the SEP holding a public anti-war meeting.
By our reporters, 1 May 2015
Those planning to attend the rally spoke of their deep concern about the dangers of war as well as the necessity of a struggle by the international working class against it.
An open letter to the Clubs and Societies Committee at the University of Melbourne
the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 16 April 2015
The following open letter to the Clubs and Societies Committee at the University of Melbourne is being distributed by members of the IYSSE to students on campus.
IYSSE Meeting in Montreal: The struggle against austerity and lessons of the 2012 Quebec student strike
31 March 2015
Quebec’s striking students must make their anti-austerity strike a catalyst for the independent political mobilization of the working class in Quebec and across Canada.
the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Canada), 26 March 2015
To prevent a defeat like in 2012, students must reject the nationalist-protest politics of ASSE and the Spring 2015 committee.
the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 25 March 2015
The following statement is being distributed by members of the IYSSE at “day of action” rallies called by the National Union of Students in Australia on Wednesday.
By our correspondents, 21 March 2015
Support from students and WSWS readers has forced the university’s authorities to drop their outright refusal to allow the IYSSE to register a club this year.
By our correspondents, 4 March 2015
This is a politically-motivated attack, directed against the only student club opposing the drive to war, austerity and overturning of basic democratic rights.
the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 21 February 2015
Griffith University’s bans are a direct political attack on the IYSSE, and the democratic rights of students.
By Will Morrow, 23 January 2015
An editorial in the Australian newspaper reveals the deeply-reactionary ideological agenda that underlies the bipartisan political assault on the right to university education.
22 January 2015
According to the preliminary election results released early Thursday morning by Humboldt University, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality will have one seat in the student parliament. The ballots were tabulated late Wednesday night following voting that was held over two days.
By our reporters, 21 January 2015
The final meeting of the IYSSE at Humboldt University in this year’s student parliament election campaign took place on Monday.
Humboldt University discussion: “The Charlie Hebdo campaign is being used to suppress freedom of speech”
By our reporters, 21 January 2015
The comprehensive report and discussion at the IYSSE’s final election meeting at Humboldt University encouraged several participants to speak out afterwards.
By our correspondents, 14 January 2015
The meeting was one in a series of lectures on historical and political issues being held as part of the campaign of the IYSSE in the Humboldt University student parliament elections.
27 December 2014
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality in Germany will hold three meetings in January at Humboldt University addressing key historical and political issues.
By Barbara Slaughter, 11 December 2014
These talented young musicians came together to celebrate “Freedom and Friendship: A Century of Jazz.”
For scholarship instead of war propaganda
By our correspondent, 1 December 2014
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality is placing at the center of its campaign the struggle against war and opposition to attempts to transform Humboldt University into a center of militarism.
17 November 2014
These meetings will discuss the Ebola crisis, the social devastation caused by capitalism and the necessity for a fight against it based on a socialist perspective.
By Dan Conway, 29 October 2014
The Supreme Court of Louisiana has ruled that anti-teacher legislation backed by Governor Bobby Jindal is constitutional, paving the way for mass firings and public school closings.
By our correspondents, 25 October 2014
Some 200 people, including many students from Humboldt University, packed the hall for a meeting called by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality on the topic “Why do the German elites once again want war?”
By our correspondents, 20 October 2014
The Socialist Equality Party and its youth movement, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, are increasingly seen as the only serious anti-war organizations in Germany.
the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Germany), 18 October 2014
The IYSSE is seeking to prevent Berlin’s Humboldt University from once again becoming a centre of militarism and dictatorship.
By our correspondent, 15 October 2014
This exchange of letters documents the attempt by the Humboldt University administration in Berlin to censor the International Youth and Students for Social Equality’s meeting on the topic “Why Do the German Elites Again Want War?”.
By our reporters, 15 October 2014
The meeting was called by the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality as part of a campaign against the revival of German militarism.
10 October 2014
The administration has conditioned its approval of a meeting room for the IYSSE on the censorship of any political criticism of members of the University.
Meetings of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (UK): For a new socialist anti-war movement!
23 September 2014
The IYSSE in Britain is organizing a series of meetings at the start of the new university term to discuss the building of a mass movement against war and its root causes, capitalism and the nation state system.
By Will Morrow, 13 September 2014
The pseudo-left organisation Socialist Alternative is being targeted because of its opposition to the Israeli war against Gaza.
the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 19 August 2014
The fight for education rights must be inseparably linked with the broader struggle against austerity, the attacks on democratic rights and the dangers of war.
By Gabriel Black, 3 July 2014
On July 1, the interest rates for federal student loans grew by almost one percent, adding to the already intolerable burden of student debt on young people.
By an IYSSE reporting team, 22 May 2014
Almost every section of students was represented at the rallies, from domestic and international university students, to TAFE and high school students.
International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 21 May 2014
In less than two years, fees will be deregulated, allowing Australian universities to charge tens of thousands of dollars for a degree.
By Andre Damon, 10 May 2014
We are publishing here the text of the speech given by Andre Damon, national secretary of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), to the International Online May Day Rally hosted by the International Committee of the Fourth International and the WSWS on Sunday, May 4.
Link to audio
Oppose the use of SSAF to attack student political clubs!
the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 4 April 2014
Members of political clubs at the university are being denied rights enjoyed by all other students, and attempts are being made to restrict or even proscribe their activities.
International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 25 March 2014
The following leaflet was distributed at the March 25 appearance of Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr at the University of Michigan.
By our reporter, 21 March 2014
The event, sponsored by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, drew a diverse and attentive audience.
1914 to 2014
IYSSE meetings in Australia and New Zealand
22 February 2014
The Australian government has begun a truly grotesque campaign to “celebrate” World War I. It is aimed at promoting nationalism, patriotism and militarism as conflicts between the major powers escalate, creating potential flashpoints all over the world.
IYSSE meeting at the Humboldt University in Berlin
By our correspondents, 12 February 2014
Around one hundred participants discussed the invitation extended by Professor Jörg Baberowski to Robert Service, the author of a discredited biography of Leon Trotsky, at a meeting last Saturday at the Humboldt University in Berlin.
By our reporters, 10 February 2014
The SEP and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality began a series of meetings on the growth of social inequality with a talk and discussion in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 5.
By Isabelle Belanger, 29 November 2013
According to the US Department of Education, the number of homeless students increased by 10 percent in 2013, from 1,065,794 in 2012, to 1,168,354.
IYSSE/SEP public meeting November 9
29 October 2013
The winner of the mayoral election, Bill de Blasio, will continue the policies that have led to unprecedented inequality in the cultural and financial capital of the United States.
By our correspondent, 18 October 2013
At a rally at the University of Newcastle, groups of students held IYSSE placards declaring “No War on Syria” and demanding “Close Pine Gap.”
By our reporters, 28 September 2013
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality held meetings as part of the fight to develop an anti-war movement of the working class against the US preparations for an attack on Syria.
By David North, 19 September 2013
The following lecture was delivered September 17, 2013 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor by David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the WSWS and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US).
By Joseph Kishore, 18 September 2013
Five years after the economic collapse of 2008, young people have suffered a decline on a global level that in many ways is without historical precedent.
18 September 2013
The Australian government has, along with the corporate-controlled media, given unconditional backing to Washington’s militarist agenda in the Middle East.
“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!
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.
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.
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.
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.