Student Movement

Millions Protest Labor Reforms in France

Yesterday afternoon in France, students and workers took to the streets in droves to protest the so-called socialist government’s proposed labor reforms, expressing deep anger over unemployment, low salaries, and generalized precarity.

Voices from the Rhodes Must Fall Campaign

The Rhodes Must Fall movement (#RhodesMustFall), sparked by a protest action at the University of Cape Town on March 9, 2015, spread quickly to other university campuses in South Africa. It has been echoed by a campaign at Oxford University to bring down a statue of the Victorian imperialist Cecil Rhodes, attracting enormous public attention.

Behind the Scenes of the Revolt

In 1968 there was an upsurge in class struggle in many parts of the world – including in Germany. The Trotskyist movement in West Germany actively participated in the revolt, but did not benefit much from it. What were the German Trotskyists doing in ’68? Why couldn’t they rally important sectors of the revolutionary youth around their banner? The following is a study on Trotskyist policies before and after ’68 with some lessons for today.

Albania: Tens of thousands march against the government

Last week almost 50,000 people demonstrated in Tirana, the capital of Albania, against the socialist government of Prime Minister Edi Rama. The protest was organised by the right-wing opposition Democratic Party and demanded the resignation of the government. The strength of the demonstration, together with the current student movement against neoliberal reforms, expresses a growing social discontent against the political caste which has been in power for 25 years. Left Voice interviewed Redi Muçi, reader at the Polytechnic University of Tirana and a militant in the student movement Për Universitetin.

Mexico, One Year After the Disappearance of 43 Students

September 26 marked the passage of one year since the “Night of Iguala” and the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa. Their whereabouts are still unknown. Thousands poured into the streets of Mexico City, demanding the return of the 43 “normalistas” who attended Ayotzinapa Rural Normal School. Protesters signaled the State as the culprit.