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Pat Stack Interview (3/2/18) Transcript

Pat Stack was a member of International Socialists/Socialist Workers Party. He studied at Highbury College in Portsmouth and later at Middlesex Polytechnic. He was the full-time student organiser for SWP in the 1980s. He was on the national executive for … Continue reading

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NUS at the World Festival of Youth and Students, 1973

The National Union of Students had a major part in the setting up of the International Union of Students (IUS) in 1946. But its participation in IUS was short-lived as the Cold War began, and NUS was also involved in … Continue reading

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Jack Straw and Black Dwarf

Jack Straw was elected NUS President in 1969 as part of the organisation’s political turn. NUS changed its constitution to be able to debate and pass policy on political issues, and Straw was part of a new left-wing national leadership. … Continue reading

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CALL FOR PAPERS – The 1970s: The High Tide of British Anti-Racist Activism?

The 1970s: The High Tide of British Anti-Racist Activism? Call for Papers: Day-long Symposium, 22 September 2017, Edge Hill University’s Ethnicity, ‘Race’ and Racism Seminar 5th Annual Symposium. 2017 will mark the fortieth anniversary of two seminal events in the … Continue reading

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“Warwick management’s plot to dismiss politically-active staff stopped by statute in the 1960s”

Connor Woodman is the Warwick Globalist’s World of Warwick Editor and former Editor-in-Chief. He is in his fifth year at Warwick, currently undertaking an MA in Modern History. This article is reposted from the Warwick Globalist and offers historical context … Continue reading

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Workshop, 17th June: Radical Student Activism – A History

The UK Student Movement Research Project has been invited to the summer conference hosted by the National Campaign Against Fees & Cuts. This is the first opportunity for those interested in research on the student movement in the UK – … Continue reading

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NUS & Palestinian Solidarity (Part 1 of 2)

Carlus Hudson – PhD Student at University of Portsmouth, researching student anti-racist activism in the ‘long seventies’. As of 2012, the National Union of Students (NUS) has supported the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign regarding Israel. The original policy … Continue reading

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