International Youth and Students for Social Equality

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.