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Celebrate election of Malia Bouattia as NUS president

21 April 2016
Racists and the right wing press went into meltdown over the election of a black Muslim woman as president of the students’ NUS union.

Nightly mass meetings in Paris organise resistance to new law

12 April 2016
Dave Sewell talks to activists about how they are organising a movement and inspiring thousands to join unions and take to the streets

Campaigners push Tories into U-turn over hated baseline tests for four year olds

08 April 2016
Teachers, parents and campaigners are celebrating after the Tories were forced into an embarrassing U-turn on baseline testing.

Solidarity boosts West Dunbartonshire teachers' fight against cuts

05 April 2016
Striking teachers formed large picket lines as secondary schools across West Dunbartonshire in Scotland shut on Wednesday and Thursday of last week.

Springtime of struggle in France

05 April 2016
A rising movement of workers and students has unleashed a wave of anger against Labour-type president Francois Hollande—and is an opportunity to push back against the fascist Front National. Dave Sewell joined the thousands on the marches and college barricades in Paris during a mass strike last week

France: over a million workers and students march

05 April 2016
The revolt against French president Francois Hollande's attack on workers' rights reached new heights today, Thursday. People struck and protested all over the country.

Striking Chicago teachers say funding crisis takes the biscuit

05 April 2016
A teachers’ strike in the US has gained widespread support, reports Kristine Mayle from Chicago Teachers Union Local 1 branch

French students defy repression to protest against new law

24 March 2016
French police failed to smash striking students off the streets on their third national day of action against a vicious new employment law today, Thursday.

Students in revolt defy French cops to fight proposed employment law

22 March 2016
A protest movement in France against an employment law is gathering support, reports?Dave Sewell

Reports round-up

22 March 2016
Social work students hold campaigning conference | Final curtain for Opera pay dispute | Holiday hold-up for hot cross buns | Electric action at Network Rail | Heathrow Tube strike takes off | Buses set to stop around Manchester | Coop lorry drivers win talks at Acas | London left rallies against bosses’ EU

Teachers slam Tory academy plan—and prepare for mass protests

22 March 2016
The Tories want to force every school in England to become a privately-run academy—but the plan has sparked fierce resistance.

The youth in France are telling the government to get lost

15 March 2016
Parisian student Gael Braibant reports from huge protests against the centre-left government’s vicious new employment law

Don't deport Luqman - Sussex students protest to save their classmate

10 March 2016
Students in Sussex University were set to protest tonight, Thursday, against the deportation of student Luqman Onikosi. Some 17 students occupied a university building on Wednesday night.

Half a million workers and students march in France against anti-worker laws

09 March 2016
 New laws designed to reduce workplace rights have sparked a revolt against the Labour-style government of President Hollande

Indian students march against government's 'war on democracy'

02 March 2016
A wave of protests has gripped India since the arrest of students’ union leaders in the capital, New Delhi, last month. With a march to the parliament planned for today, Wednesday, Kavita Krishnan explains what is at stake

South African students ignite growing protest movement

25 February 2016
SOUTH AFRICAN university campuses are burning with revolt. Protests are bursting out across the country over fees, racism, exclusions and the way the apartheid past still shapes education. At least eight universities have seen battles in the past week.

Reviews round-up

23 February 2016
Leonardo da Vinci: Mechanics of Genius at the Science Museum | America in Revolt: the Art of Protest at the Shapero Modern | The Glass Bead Game podcasts

How defiant dancers took on the bigotry of the US South

23 February 2016
Students organising an openly gay dance in the Ku Klux Klan’s heartland helped to create a new era, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

India - protesters vow to continue struggle to free arrested student union president

19 February 2016
The biggest wave of student unrest for 25 years has hit India following the arrest in Delhi of Kanhaiya Kumar, a student union president.

Lecturers' action over pay can test SNP's anti-austerity image in Scotland

16 February 2016
The Scottish further education (FE) lecturers’ EIS-Fela union launched a strike ballot for equal pay last week.

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