Fight for NUS democracy

If the left wants to defeat the NUS bureaucracy in its attempt to abolish the last vestiges of democracy in the student union, our campaign against the attacks must say more than just 'no'. Communist Students member Tina Becker reports

What started as a slightly dull 'conference' of about 35 people, organised by Education Not for Sale on October 21, suddenly sparked up when a small delegation from the Socialist Workers Party came along for the discussion over the proposed attacks on the democracy of the National Union of Students. The NUS leadership has just published an NUS white paper on NUS governance, which proposes dramatic changes to its functioning. In effect, national conference and the national executive committee are to be abolished.

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Letters

Book battles; INLA’s past; ‘Innocent’ art; Clear slogans; It's a shame; Anti-semitism

In the footsteps of WRP?

The pro-Iran apologetics at the Stop the War conference brought back unsavoury memories of Gerry Healy's 'Libyan gold'. James Turley examines the history

Why the witch-hunt?

Cameron Richards examines why Hands Off the People of Iran and Communist Students have been made scapegoats

Filling a political gap

Yassamine Mather of Hopi spoke to Mark Fischer after the Stop the War Coalition conference

Bleak white paper

The White paper on NUS governance in brief

'Lie number five: Iran is undemocratic'

Extracts from Somaye Zadeh's speech, moving the main motion on Iran on behalf of Campaign Iran

'Don't confuse the poor workers'

At the STWC conference, Campaign Iran played the role of blatant apologist for the Iranian regime. Tina Becker takes a closer look

Friends of Tehran

The annual conference of the Stop the War Coalition upheld the decision to exclude Hands Off the People of Iran and Communist Students. Mohsen Sabbagh reports

Debating perspectives

Mary Godwin reports on the CPGB's members aggregate on October 28

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