National Sections of the L5I:

Youth

France: students and workers on the streets again

In scenes reminiscent of May 1968, albeit on a smaller scale, CRS riot police stormed the Sorbonne in Paris at four o’clock on Saturday morning, to drive out 200 students and others who had been occupying the building for four days. They used tear gas grenades, and batons to clear the main building. At least two people were injured and eleven arrests made. Read more...

Workers must unite in struggle with the youth

On 19 November around 30,000 people demonstrated in defence of public services and against privatisations. The turnout reflected the fact that the main union federation, the CGT, effectively boycotted it. Read more...

France: Workers must unite in struggle with the youth

On 19 November around 30,000 people demonstrated in defence of public services and against privatisations. The turnout reflected the fact that the main union federation, the CGT, effectively boycotted it.

This explains why it fell so short of the last day of action on 4 October that mustered one million people. It most certainly was not a sufficient expression of anger given the blows presently raining down on workers and the repression against the rebellious youth in the banlieues, the run down suburbs of Paris. Read more...

Austrian school students call for a European Day of Action

The question of youth was absent from the agenda of the Florence meeting. So too were young people. This was curious because Franco Russo of RC specifically encouraged Revolution to attend and even to submit a section of youth for the Charter. Whilst Revolution representatives spoke to it, no one else did. In summing up, Franco commented on the obvious lack of young people as protagonists. Indeed. Read more...

Austria: Strike against education cuts!

Before this parliamentary decision, entry to Austrian universities was not limited (with the big exception that you have to pay 364 Euros in tuition fees per semester - another legal change this right wing government enforced three years ago). Now, with the new laws, universities are allowed to take the arbitur exams (the notes of the high school exams) or make one or several special tests at the beginning of the semester and to select the students. Read more...

London ESF: Youth assembly report

At this year’s European Social Forum on the Saturday afternoon of the three day event 200 young activists came together for 2 hours of debate and discussion on the way forward for the movement against war, racism and neo-liberalism. Read more...

London ESF: Resolution of the youth assembly

The Youth Assembly of the 2004 European Social Forum declares opposition to the world of war, racism, poverty, and the system that causes it – global capitalism. Read more...

London ESF: Berlin meeting sidelines youth

The ESF Preparatory Assembly for the London European Social Forum came together in Berlin on the 17-18 June, while the ’Programme Workgroup’, as now seems routine at these meetings, met on the two days prior to the Assembly itself. Read more...