International Youth and Students for Social Equality
IYSSE holds second meeting in campaign for student parliament elections at Berlin’s Humboldt University
By our reporters, 28 January 2020
Christoph Vandreier, the author of the book “Why Are They Back?” spoke on how the ideological preparations for war and fascism are taking place 75 years after the end of World War II.
By Trévon Austin, 17 January 2020
“We know who war benefits. It benefits the rich, and it’s always the poor and the working class who suffer the consequences. My father fought in World War II and the Korean War and it totally destroyed him.”
No to war against Iran! For an international movement against capitalism and war!
IYSSE holds first meeting in campaign for student parliament elections at Berlin’s Humboldt University
By our reporters, 17 January 2020
The meeting focused on the dangerous developments in the Middle East since the beginning of the year and the need for a socialist and internationalist programme to put an end to war.
By Kate Randall, 3 December 2019
Harvard officials’ hard line in relation to collective bargaining on grad students’ pay is in line with a recent NLRB proposal that would curb the establishment of graduate student unions at private universities.
By our reporters, 2 December 2019
Last week, nearly 100 students at Berlin’s Humboldt University and representatives of student organisations from numerous other universities met to protest against right-wing and militaristic teaching and defend students who criticize it from right-wing attacks.
By our correspondents, 6 November 2019
The meetings are part of a series being organised by the IYSSE across Germany to oppose the rise of the far-right on university campuses and in political life.
4 November 2019
By Christoph Vandreier and Johannes Stern, 1 November 2019
Hundreds of Hamburg students have protested against the return of Bernd Lucke, founder of the far-right Alternative for Germany, to their university in the past two weeks.
By our reporters, 31 October 2019
“The real root ideas of socialism were not implemented in China from the bottom-up. I learnt that Trotskyism is internationalism, but Mao did not agree with that perspective.”
By the IYSSE Leipzig, 30 October 2019
The student council refused IYSSE official club status, effectively imposing censorship on left-wing and socialist views on campus.
Germany: Humboldt University student parliament supports lawsuit against far-right Professor Baberowski
By Christoph Vandreier, 25 October 2019
The legal complaint is an important step in defending students’ freedom of opinion in the face of an offensive by radical right-wing forces within the academic milieu.
An open letter to all members of the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 19 October 2019
Bernhard Kempen is using his position as president of the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers to defend the right-wing extremist historian Jörg Baberowski.
At New York forum in defense of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning
By Sandy English, 17 October 2019
A panel discussion at Columbia University on Tuesday laid bare the fraudulent character of the charges brought against Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning and put the spotlight on those who committed the war crimes that WikiLeaks exposed.
By our reporters, 7 October 2019
The final lectures will be held at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) later today, and at Western Sydney University on October 9, the University of New South Wales on October 16, and Macquarie University on October 17.
A call to action:
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE)–US, 1 October 2019
The IYSSE calls on students and youth throughout the US and the world to actively support the 48,000 striking General Motors workers and to bring them an international and socialist perspective.
23 September 2019
In this video, Peter Symonds, SEP national WSWS editor, explains the relevance of his upcoming lecture “70 years after the Chinese Revolution: How the struggle for socialism was betrayed” to contemporary events. Details of dates and venues in Australia and New Zealand are available here.
By Bryan Dyne and Will Morrow, 21 September 2019
“Any talk about climate change must include socialism and the economic system.”
Climate strike protesters speak out: “There’s willful blindness on this issue, because fixing it conflicts with capitalism”
By our reporters, 21 September 2019
WSWS reporters spoke with climate strike protesters in cities around the globe.
19 September 2019
16 September 2019
By Casey Gold, 9 September 2019
Sonny Rugani, 17, had been charged as an adult and was detained at the Broward County main jail. He had told his arresting officers that he planned to hang himself in prison.
By our reporters, 31 August 2019
One student commented: “What is happening is an injustice to him and his rights and freedom of speech. Young people should join together and fight for what is true and what is honest.”
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 27 August 2019
Students and youth must fight to build an independent political movement of the working class, in opposition to all the parties and organizations that support capitalism.
By the IYSSE group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 16 July 2019
The IYSSE’s electoral success shows widespread opposition to militarism, war and the rise of the far-right and the growing support for a socialist perspective.
By our reporters, 9 July 2019
SEP and IYSSE campaigners campaigned for a July 10 picket that will be held in defence of the WikiLeaks founder in the war-ravaged city.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 4 July 2019
The Trotskyist youth movement is running two candidates in the elections for the Student Parliament in at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
3 July 2019
By International Youth and Students for Social Equality at Humboldt University, 29 June 2019
The attempt of far-right professor and Eastern European historian Jörg Baberowski to set up a think tank at Humboldt University has failed.
By Martin Scott, 25 June 2019
The University of New South Wales management has put commercial interests ahead of education.
By our correspondents, 7 June 2019
University students voice their concerns about the US-led assaults on Assange and Manning and speak out in defence of free speech.
7 June 2019
The meeting will discuss the issues raised by events at Cambridge University, providing a rebuttal of the claims made by Carl’s defenders and proposing a socialist perspective with which to take on the right-wing ideologues.
An appeal to young people
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 24 May 2019
The following statement is being distributed today at climate change protests across the UK.
By our reporter, 14 May 2019
SEP and IYSSE campaigners have distributed thousands of leaflets and put up hundreds of posters in workplaces, universities, and shopping centres to promote the “Freedom for Julian Assange” rally in Berlin.
By our reporters, 10 May 2019
The meetings reviewed the right-wing, subjective idealist roots of the pseudo-left philosophies and politics that dominate college campuses.
By our reporters, 4 May 2019
On Tuesday, several dozen students and workers gathered at Humboldt University in Berlin to protest the persecution of Julian Assange and discuss the political and historical background to the attack on the courageous journalist.
”Dictatorships as alternative political orders?”—We say no!
By the IYSSE at the Humboldt University, 30 April 2019
The StuPa resolution condemns not only the right-wing historian's dictatorship project, but also the efforts of the university administration to stifle broad student opposition.
By our correspondents, 22 April 2019
“We demand the Australian government cease its collaboration with the US vendetta against Assange.”
“If you agree with our analysis, you’ve got to decide what you’re going to do.”
By David North, 20 April 2019
North, the Chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, urged a meeting of students and workers at Wayne State University to build the Socialist Equality Party in order to fight against the threat of fascism and war.
The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It
By our reporters, 20 April 2019
Christoph Vandreier, deputy national secretary of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, and WSWS chairman David North concluded their lecture tour with a well-attended meeting at New York University.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 20 April 2019
Students at the meeting voted unanimously for a resolution to fight for the freedom of the WikiLeaks publisher.
By Gabriel Black, 10 April 2019
Christoph Vandreier spoke to an audience of 70 university students and workers, in the first of six meetings on “The Threat Of Fascism And How To Fight It”
By Josh Varlin, 18 March 2019
Two New York University students who confronted Chelsea Clinton have been piled upon by Donald Trump, Jr., Bill de Blasio and a significant portion of the international media.
“Free Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange now!”
By our reporters, 16 March 2019
Students and workers across the United States and internationally continue to speak out against the jailing of whistleblower Chelsea Manning and the ongoing persecution of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at University of Michigan, 14 March 2019
The rally at the University of Michigan advanced an international strategy to mobilize youth, students and the broadest layers of the working class against the imprisonment of Chelsea Manning.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 7 March 2019
The OEA has declared the strike over, but students, teachers and parents are determined to continue and expand the fight to defend public education.
By Oscar Grenfell, 6 March 2019
“They’re persecuting Julian Assange because they know how much he and WikiLeaks have done to politically educate an entire generation of young people.”
By our reporters, 25 February 2019
Students from the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University attended the meeting, at which IYSSE member Thomas Scripps gave the opening report, followed by the German Socialist Equality Party deputy-leader Christoph Vandreier, who joined via video link from Berlin.
25 February 2019
The following resolution was adopted by a meeting in Cambridge convened by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (UK), on Saturday February 23, 2019.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality - Berkeley, 23 February 2019
The IYSSE supports and applauds the tens of thousands of teenage students in Oakland who have protested in solidarity with their striking teachers.
By John Marion, 22 February 2019
The MIT president announced the university’s commitment to maintaining relationships with Saudi Arabia in the wake of the murder of the Saudi dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October.
By Hugh Peters, 21 February 2019
The Defence Innovation Network is aimed at subordinating university research ever more directly to the ruling elite’s preparations for war.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 19 February 2019
The IYSSE demands that NVCC repudiate all ties to the CIA, including barring it and other agencies of the US military-intelligence apparatus from recruiting students.
By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (UK), 15 February 2019
Young people are organising across national boundaries in recognition that climate change has global causes and global consequences. In doing so, they are meeting up with an international resurgence of the class struggle.
By the IYSSE (Australia), 9 February 2019
The defence of Assange is at the cutting edge of the fight against growing authoritarianism and an assault on democratic rights around the world.
By International Youth and Students for Social Equality US, 31 January 2019
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) calls on young people to support autoworkers in their fight against General Motors’ plans to close five plants in the US and Canada.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at PSU, 31 January 2019
Two political meetings on college campuses in Portland were shut down by campus police after provocations from the far-right group Patriot Prayer.
By the IYSSE chapter at Humboldt University, 26 January 2019
The IYSSE increased its share of the vote by a third, from 3.75 percent to over 5 percent, and will be represented by three deputies in the student parliament.
How can the rise of the far-right be stopped?
By our reporters, 24 January 2019
More than 50 students and young workers participated in the IYSSE’s final meeting in its campaign for the student parliament election at Humboldt University.
By the IYSSE at Humboldt University, 17 January 2019
Baberowski is using his Twitter and Facebook accounts to incite his right-wing periphery against students who criticize his racist and reactionary statements.
16 January 2019
Lessons of 1933 and the fight against fascism today
By our reporters, 16 January 2019
Some 60 students attended the meeting at Humboldt University to discuss the rise of the Nazis, the lessons of history and a socialist perspective to oppose fascism and war today.
By our reporters, 17 December 2018
The student parliament unanimously passed a resolution defending the International Youth and Students for Social Equality against attempts by the right-wing extremist Alternative for Germany to disrupt its meetings.
“The fight against plant closures should be seen as a fight of all workers”
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 8 December 2018
IYSSE members spoke with students around the United States about the struggle of autoworkers against the corporations and trade unions.
By Josh Varlin, 8 December 2018
NYU faculty closed a December 3 meeting by overwhelmingly supporting a resolution supporting the creation of an independent faculty committee to defend academic freedom.
By Leslie Murtagh, 26 November 2018
Governor Cuomo has made an entirely inadequate proposal to address food insecurity facing state and city public university students in one of the wealthiest states in the US.
By the IYSSE (Australia), 22 November 2018
The following statement will be distributed at high school “walk-outs for climate change” across Australia.
By Genevieve Leigh, 6 November 2018
The fear mongering tactics of the Democratic Party and its allies are combined with a complete absence of any discussion of the actual conditions and concerns of the vast majority of young people.
Against the right-wing attacks of university administrators and the far-right
By our reporters, 2 November 2018
Two hundred students came to a meeting October 25 at Humboldt University called in solidarity with the RefRat, the student administration.
By our reporters, 25 October 2018
David North, chairman of the WSWS International Editorial Board, spoke on the lessons of the 20th century, the attack on Marxism and the fight for socialism today.
By Isaac Finn, 19 October 2018
Protesters gathered outside of NYU’s business school to oppose the appearance of the notorious war criminal Henry Kissinger.
By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Germany), 11 October 2018
Student organisations from Humboldt University and across Germany published an open letter denouncing the cooperation of the university administration with the far right and its attacks on students’ social and democratic rights.
By the IYSSE at UIC, 11 October 2018
Among the many students who oppose the school’s partnership with the CIA is a medical student who told the IYSSE, “The CIA is the greatest terrorist organization in the world, and now it wants its tentacles on our campus.”
By Alex Johnson, 29 September 2018
The following article is part of a series of articles dedicated to exposing the militarization of schools and universities.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 12 September 2018
Youth and students across the US spoke to the IYSSE on a wide range of issues, including social inequality, opposition to war and militarism, and above all, their interest in socialism.
6 September 2018
The lectures will make clear that Marx’s theoretical breakthroughs were inextricably linked to his political work as a revolutionary determined to arm the emerging working class with a program that advanced its independent interests.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 31 August 2018
Join the IYSSE, the only organization fighting against war, authoritarianism and dictatorship, and for the socialist transformation of society.
Notes from the campaign trail
By Niles Niemuth, 29 August 2018
The campaign team and I spoke with hundreds of students about my campaign for Congress in Michigan’s 12th District, about socialism, and about the fight against war and social inequality.
28 August 2018
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality and Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 9 August 2018
The IYSSE and SGP condemn the attack by university President Sabine Kunst against the Student Council at Humboldt University and her complicity with the far-right Alternative for Germany.
By Hugh Peters, 24 July 2018
The attack on democratic rights points to administration fears that years of cuts have produced seething discontent among students and staff.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 20 July 2018
On July 12 the far-right Identitarian movement attempted to disrupt a meeting of the IYSSE on the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx at the University of Technology in Dresden. The action failed because the meeting was switched to a larger room shortly before it began.
By Oscar Grenfell, 25 June 2018
The poll showed that the growing attraction to socialism is closely related to a rise of anti-capitalist sentiments.
By International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 23 June 2018
With this open letter, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) is protesting against the banning of its meeting on the contemporary relevance of Marxism by the student union at the University of Frankfurt.
By Evrim Yazgin, 21 June 2018
Evrim Yazgin, International Youth and Students for Social Equality president at the University of Melbourne, explained how Assange’s struggle for the truth had politicised a generation of young people.
By our correspondents, 14 May 2018
The meeting commemorated the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx, addressing his legacy and continuing relevance.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Sri Lanka), 8 May 2018
The legislation is a further move toward the privatisation of higher education and increased militarisation of the country.
Political censorship in the name of #MeToo
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Canada), 16 April 2018
The Canadian Union of Public Employee’s resort to political censorship goes hand-in-hand with its determination to isolate and suppress working class struggles whenever they break out.
By Christoph Vandreier, 27 March 2018
The veteran journalist Edith Kresta has spoken out again “moral sectarianism” in relation to far-right positions and against the stigmatization of xenophobic prejudices.
By Eric London, 26 March 2018
The mass demonstrations in the heart of world imperialism point to the intensification of social tensions and the class struggle worldwide.
“No more wars, no more violence!”
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at the University of Illinois at Chicago, 26 March 2018
The March for Our Lives demonstration in Chicago was one of the largest in the city’s history and demonstrates a growing radicalization and movement to the left by youth and students.
“I am motivated to make that change for our future generations”
By Tom Hall, 26 March 2018
High school students and other youth who attended the rally had far more on their minds than gun control and the midterm elections—the issues promoted by the media and the Democratic Party.
By Tom Hall, 25 March 2018
The scale of the demonstrations show that the crisis of American and world capitalism is working its way into the consciousness of young people and propelling a new generation into political struggle.
By Carlos Delgado, 19 March 2018
The protest against the cuts comes as educators and students across the country have mobilized in defense of public education.
By Genevieve Leigh, 16 March 2018
While Democrats and the media have sought to restrict the protests to calls for gun control, there are much broader issues behind the politicization of young people in the US.
By Genevieve Leigh and Kayla Costa, 15 March 2018
Students participated in thousands of demonstrations in the United States and around the world to mark the one-month anniversary of the Parkland high school massacre.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 14 March 2018
The framework of the official debate over the horrific regularity of mass shootings like that in Parkland, Florida obscures the underlying causes: social inequality and war.
By the IYSSE (Australia), 14 March 2018
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) distributed the following statement at university orientation week events across Australia and in New Zealand.
Public conference in Detroit April 22
12 March 2018
On Sunday, April 22, the WSWS, Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are holding a public conference in Detroit, Michigan to mobilize the working class against Internet censorship.
An Open letter from the International Youth and Students for Social Equality to the editors of German daily Tageszeitung
12 March 2018
The following letter was sent by the IYSSE to the editors of the German daily Tageszeitung, after it published a defence of right-wing extremist professor Jörg Baberowski and defamed his critics.
International Youth and Students for Social Equality (UK), 8 March 2018
A fight to build solidarity between lecturers and students involves a political struggle against the University and College Union, National Union of Students and other false leaderships.