International Youth and Students for Social Equality
By Peter Schwarz, 15 June 2017
Despite right-wing historian Jörg Baberowski’s defeat in court, the Presidium of Humboldt University continues to defend him. Bremen-based law Professor Andreas Fischer-Lescano has therefore accused the university Presidium of being “an accomplice of right-wing scholarship.”
By Johannes Stern, 14 June 2017
The congress held by the Left Party last weekend in Hanover confirmed that this party, despite its name, has nothing in common with genuinely left or socialist politics, but instead defends capitalism.
By the IYSSE at Humboldt University, 9 June 2017
The university leadership can no longer sustain the assertion that it is protecting the freedom of academic inquiry and defending a scholar “whose integrity is beyond doubt.”
Statement of Mitch Abrams, International Youth and Students for Social Equality representative on the EMU student government
5 June 2017
The IYSSE calls on students to fight to mobilize the working class to defend part-time lecturers and the social right to high-quality public education.
By Peter Schwarz, 31 May 2017
In an interview in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Humboldt University Professor Jörg Baberowski complains of the “cultural hegemony of the left” and calls for the “removal of taboos” on far-right positions.
By Joseph Lorenz, 25 May 2017
Part-time lecturers at Eastern Michigan University are protesting administration demands to slash pay and eliminate promotions and job security.
International Youth and Students for Social Equality member wins student senate seat at New York University
By our reporters, 23 May 2017
Isaac Oseas, a member of the IYSSE, has won the position of student senator for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at NYU, which includes 4,000 graduate students at the university.
By our reporters, 20 May 2017
The poorly attended demonstrations reflected alienation from the NUS and its support for the major parliamentary parties.
“A declaration of hostility towards the principles of humanity”
By Christoph Vandreier, 19 May 2017
On Sunday, the Tagesspiegel published a reader’s comment by Professor Kessler, who wrote that Humboldt University professor Baberowski showed an “elemental lack of feeling” for the victims of the Nazis.
By Sandy English, 18 May 2017
The NYU Board of Trustees includes the super-rich Wall Street financiers, Fink and Paulson.
Australian university student protests
By the IYSSE (Australia), 17 May 2017
The National Union of Students called protests today to confine the growing anger of students to impotent protest appeals to the Labor Party, the Greens and the populist “cross-bench” parties in the Senate.
By Peter Schwarz, 16 May 2017
In the journal Forschung & Lehre (Research & Teaching), Humboldt University Professor Jörg Baberowski claims that Hitler was an “armchair perpetrator who did not want to know about the bloody consequences of his deeds.”
NYU involved in Department of Defense supercomputer project
By Isaac Oseas—IYSSE candidate for NYU GSAS Student Senator, 16 May 2017
New York University accidentally exposed their involvement in a project to develop a code-breaking computer for the Department of Defense.
Vote Isaac Oseas for NYU Student Senate
By Isaac Oseas—IYSSE candidate for NYU GSAS Student Senator, 12 May 2017
The IYSSE at NYU is running a candidate for NYU Student Senate to build a socialist, anti-war movement on campus and defend academic freedom.
May Day 2017
By Sven Wurm, 4 May 2017
In order to wage new imperialist wars and commit fresh crimes, history must be rewritten, and the criminal role of German imperialism minimised and denied.
By our correspondents, 29 April 2017
On Thursday, the Humboldt University Student Parliament passed a resolution by an overwhelming majority demanding that the university administration withdraw its public support for right-wing Professor Jörg Baberowski.
By our reporters, 26 April 2017
The IYSSE and SEP distributed thousands of copies of "The Defence of Historical Truth and the Fight against the Alternative for Germany (AfD)" in Cologne during demonstrations against the AfD’s party conference.
22 April 2017
Sabine Kunst, the president of Humboldt University, has portrayed professors Jörg Baberowski and Herfried Münkler as the victims of a “defamation campaign” in an interview with the Süddeutsche Zeitung.
By Christoph Vandreier and David North, 19 April 2017
The Humboldt University administration is attempting to bar criticism of the right-wing professor.
By Christoph Vandreier, 17 April 2017
The article in Die Zeit reveals the political shift to the right in the media and the academic world. Political and historical views that evoked sharp denunciations three decades ago are now accepted and defended.
By Peter Schwarz, 14 April 2017
Right-wing media and fascistic organizations are rushing to defend Professor Jörg Baberowski after a court ruled that students at Bremen University are permitted to describe him as a “right-wing radical.”
Upcoming SEP/IYSSE public meetings
11 April 2017
WSWS writer Bill Van Auken will be speaking at a meeting in New York City on April 15, and other meetings are currently scheduled in California, Michigan, Oregon, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Illinois.
By Zac Corrigan, 7 April 2017
The documentary film of the Russian Revolution was screened by the IYSSE at Wayne State University.
By the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, 6 April 2017
Public criticism of professor Jörg Baberowski, who claims “Hitler was not vicious,” has been declared “unacceptable” by the presidium of Humboldt University.
By Iason Stolpe, 6 April 2017
The administrative council of the Berlin Student Center decided at its last meeting that it would temporarily not accept any further advertisements for the German army.
1 April 2017
Tsar to Lenin is a film that bears witness to a moment in history when socialist ideals inspired the greatest revolutionary movement in world history.
By our reporters, 31 March 2017
About 70 students at SUNY Geneseo rallied Wednesday to protest the recent arrest of a family of mixed citizenship status, as well as the broader attacks on immigrants.
By Christoph Vandreier, 31 March 2017
The conservative Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published a long article on Monday aimed at defaming and silencing Baberowski’s critics with shameless lies and gross slanders.
By our correspondents, 30 March 2017
Mehring Verlag, the publishing arm of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, sponsored two well-attended meetings on the Russian Revolution and its contemporary significance as part of the Leipzig Book fair.
By Johannes Stern, 29 March 2017
The Cologne District Court issued a ruling on 15 March which confirmed that students at Bremen University can identify Professor Jörg Baberowski as a right-wing extremist.
By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 29 March 2017
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reacted to the Cologne District Court ruling with a denunciation of the Socialist Equality Party and its youth organisation, the IYSSE.
By Sandy English, 29 March 2017
The university is led by a series of Trump administration officials, a multitude of Wall Street bankers and a host of other financial speculators.
Vote Mitch Abrams for EMU student government!
By Mitch Abrams—IYSSE candidate for Eastern Michigan University student government, 28 March 2017
The following statement has been distributed by members of the IYSSE at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti as part of a campaign for elections being held on March 29 and 30.
“A university should be a place for free speech”
By our reporters, 28 March 2017
Following the NYU Student Activities Board’s decision to reject the IYSSE’s appeal for club status on specious grounds, dozens of NYU students spoke out in opposition to political censorship.
New York University Student Activities Board rejects IYSSE appeal on club status: An act of political censorship
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at NYU, 27 March 2017
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality at NYU calls on all students to oppose the perfunctory rejection of the IYSSE’s appeal for club status for the second semester.
Candidate for Student Senate, Mitch Abrams, speaks with international students
By Tim Rivers, 22 March 2017
EMU students from India made arrangements to meet with the IYSSE’s candidate after learning that the club opposes the policies of Trump as well as the Democratic Party.
By Zaida Green and Glenn Mulwray, 21 March 2017
At stake are basic constitutional rights—the right to free speech and political expression—which are severely curtailed by both school-wide and district-wide regulations.
By Isaac Finn, 18 March 2017
On Wednesday, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality appealed a recent decision by the New York University Student Activities Board’s denying the group club status.
By a WSWS reporting team, 9 March 2017
New York University’s Student Activities Board has rejected the IYSSE’s application for club status for the second semester, even though students completed all necessary requirements.
By Daniel de Vries, 8 March 2017
NYU rejected the group’s application, even though the IYSSE met or exceeded all requirements for new clubs, including hundreds of students signing petitions in support of the group.
By Isaac Finn, 4 March 2017
An IYSSE representative recently sat down with NYU professor Bertell Ollman to discuss the issues around the club application process at NYU.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 2 March 2017
Professor Jörg Baberowski, who regularly advances xenophobic, authoritarian and militarist positions in public, is going to court and mobilising right-wing students to suppress any criticism of his views
By our reporters, 2 March 2017
Several professors have written to the NYU Student Activities Board demanding an end to efforts by the university to prevent the IYSSE from organizing a club on campus.
Stop censorship at Loyola University-Chicago
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 1 March 2017
The IYSSE calls on Loyola University Chicago to reverse its decision barring the International Socialist Organization from forming a student club.
By Tim Rivers, 28 February 2017
The IYSSE submitted signatures Monday from more than 120 students in order to qualify for a spot on the ballot in upcoming elections for student government.
Student representative body denounces right-wing positions of professors at Berlin’s Humboldt University
By our correspondents, 20 February 2017
The Assembly of Student Representative Councils at Humboldt University has taken a stand against militarism and anti-immigrant chauvinism, and in support of freedom of opinion.
By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 20 February 2017
As the Australian university year begins, students confront a drastically changed world, where an extreme right-wing administration has come into office in the United States.
By Isaac Finn, 16 February 2017
In replying to the IYSSE’s call that it end its silence on political censorship at NYU, the ISO said it supports the democratic right of students to form an IYSSE club while denouncing the IYSSE’s “aggressive sectarianism.”
By our correspondents, 16 February 2017
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) organised a meeting at Berlin’s Humboldt University to defend the freedom of expression of the Bremen Asta (Student Union).
“We urge students and young people to turn to the working class”
By our reporters, 13 February 2017
Last Thursday members of the IYSSE at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor attended and addressed a rally entitled “No to Visa and Immigration Ban.”
By our correspondents, 13 February 2017
The professor of history at Humboldt University is responding to mounting opposition to his right-wing political positions by launching scurrilous attacks on his critics and inciting students against them.
Berlin students defend University of Bremen student parliament against right-wing Professor Jörg Baberowski
By our correspondents, 11 February 2017
Representatives of the student bodies at two leading universities in Germany have issued statements denouncing the attempt by Baberowski to use the courts to muzzle students at the University of Bremen.
Open Letter to the International Socialist Organization
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 10 February 2017
On February 7, the IYSSE wrote the ISO to demand that it reverse its anti-democratic position supporting NYU’s decision to bar the IYSSE from campus.
By our reporters, 8 February 2017
The strong support provides a powerful rebuttal to NYU’s anti-democratic decision denying the group club status last semester.
By International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 7 February 2017
The right-wing professor of Eastern European history at Berlin’s Humboldt University is attempting to muzzle critics of his reactionary positions.
Germany: Growing support for defense of Bremen University students against right-wing professor Jörg Baberowski
By our correspondents, 6 February 2017
On February 2, about 100 students at the University of Bremen attended a meeting in support of the General Student Committee, which is the target of legal action by Baberowski.
By our reporters, 3 February 2017
Chapters of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality led campus rallies to defend immigrant and refugee rights against the policies of the Trump administration.
By our reporters, 3 February 2017
The meeting “Where is America going? The Trump election and the global struggle against militarism and war” was an important step in the building of the IYSSE in Germany.
By our reporters, 2 February 2017
As thousands protested the editor of Breitbart News, a small section of anarchists played into the police’s hands by physically assaulting some Trump supporters.
IYSSE demonstrations in Detroit, New Orleans and Chicago
1 February 2017
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality is organizing protest demonstrations in Chicago and Detroit on February 7 and in New Orleans on February 10.
“This situation is bad for democracy”
By our reporters, 1 February 2017
The IYSSE gathered dozens of student signatures in support of its application for club status and is holding a rally and meeting on Thursday, February 2.
By Sven Heymanns, 31 January 2017
Humboldt University President Sabine Kunst announced the firing of Holm due to alleged misrepresentations he made about his brief activities with the Stasi at the age of 19.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 27 January 2017
At the student parliament elections, the IYSSE received more votes than the student groups of the Christian Democratic Union, the Greens and the Left Party.
By Isaac Finn, 27 January 2017
The US military/intelligence apparatus exercises immense influence over the school’s political and intellectual life.
The SEP and IYSSE begin nationwide meetings on the significance and implications of the Trump election
By a WSWS reporting team, 27 January 2017
The Socialist Equality Party has held the first of an ongoing series of meetings across the United States in San Diego and Detroit.
By our correspondents, 20 January 2017
The IYSSE, the student and youth organization of the Socialist Equality Party (PSG), received 192 votes, up from the 147 votes it received last year.
For a socialist movement against war and militarism!
By our correspondents, 20 January 2017
The final meeting of the IYSSE took place at Berlin’s Humboldt University on Monday as part of the campaign for the elections to the student parliament.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (United States), 17 January 2017
As the new year begins, students across the country are confronted with a basic problem: they do not have enough money for food.
New York University: College, Inc.
By Isaac Finn, 17 January 2017
New York University announced last month that it will spend more than $1 billion on the construction of a single building, partially financed through contributions from ultra-wealthy individuals.
By Eric Ludlow and Will Morrow, 30 December 2016
In recent years, Melbourne has been transformed into a regional hub for US and Australian military research and development.
By Daniel de Vries, 28 December 2016
The administration at New York University is complicit in Abu Dhabi’s spying on and blacklisting of faculty and staff at the satellite campus.
By IYSSE reporting team, 20 December 2016
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality held a successful meeting to mobilize students against New York University’s policy of blocking the formation of new student clubs on campus.
By a WSWS reporting team, 7 December 2016
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality is winning widespread support from faculty and students after launching a campaign against efforts to block the formation of new clubs.
By our correspondents, 5 December 2016
What are the causes and consequences of Trump’s election? This question was at the centre of the well-attended IYSSE meeting in Frankfurt.
By Johannes Stern, 5 December 2016
Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen wants to increase the size of the armed forces and recruit thousands of new soldiers in the coming years.
By Eric London, 3 December 2016
The decision by the Student Activities Board to reject the IYSSE’s application for group status sheds light on the ties between NYU, the US military and Wall Street.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 30 November 2016
Acts of violence against professors undermine the fight against right-wing ideology and provide a pretext for university administrators to crack down on political opposition.
An open letter to the New York University Student Activities Board
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 29 November 2016
Earlier this month, the Student Activities Board of NYU, in an act of political censorship, blocked the IYSSE from establishing a club on campus.
By our correspondent, 26 November 2016
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) is taking part in the Student Parliament election in order to build a movement against militarism and war.
By our reporter, 24 November 2016
The motion to ban advertising by the armed forces at the university was introduced by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) chapter at Humboldt.
By our reporters, 24 November 2016
In 2017, the centenary year of the Russian Revolution, the IYSSE will wage a fight for Trotskyism in opposition to the pseudo-left politics that have dominated on campus.
Humboldt University Professor Sandkühler’s response to the IYSSE: A declaration of intellectual bankruptcy
By International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 23 November 2016
Professor Sandkühler declares any criticism of the right-wing positions of his colleague Jörg Baberowski “outrageous” and rejects any discussion of the issues involved.
By our correspondents, 21 November 2016
The large attendance and lively discussion at the meeting indicate that a new generation of young workers and students is being radicalized.
By our reporter, 18 November 2016
The large turnout and intense discussion at the meeting indicate that a new generation of young workers and students is becoming politicized.
By our reporters, 18 November 2016
Between 150 and 200 students, workers and youth attended the lecture at San Diego State University, which analyzed origins and implications of Trump’s victory in the US elections.
By Oscar Grenfell, 2 November 2016
The growing use of police against campus protests is bound up with the transformation of universities into for-profit entities reliant on corporate funds and with close ties to the state.
By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Germany), 18 October 2016
As the new academic year begins at German universities this week, the IYSSE is distributing the following statement to first-year students.
By the IYSSE (Australia), 15 October 2016
The meeting was the culmination of a two-and-a-half year fight to establish an IYSSE club at the university.
Oppose imperialist war against China and Russia
By IYSSE (Australia), 10 October 2016
The IYSSE will hold its Inaugural General Meeting at University of Melbourne on October 13 at 1pm.
By Elle Chapman, 4 October 2016
The moves to close Sydney College of Arts are one expression of a broader assault on the social rights to education and culture.
By Mike Head, 29 September 2016
Dawkins appealed for Labor and the Coalition government to develop a bipartisan policy to further slash education spending and deny access to working class youth.
“Democracy doesn’t exist in the United States”
By the IYSSE, 26 September 2016
The IYSSE interviewed students and youth across the country at student welcome week events at the beginning of the school year.
Join the IYSSE! Join the fight against war, inequality and the danger of dictatorship! Join the fight for socialism!
Statement of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality
27 August 2016
The following statement by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US) is being distributed at campuses throughout the country.
Socialist Equality Party (US) 2016 Congress Resolutions
25 August 2016
This resolution was passed by the Fourth National Congress of t he Socialist Equality Party (US), held from July 31-August 5 in Detroit, Michigan .
By Oscar Grenfell, 23 August 2016
The corporate elite is calling for universities to be subordinated ever-more directly to the immediate profit needs of big business.
By Elle Chapman and Richard Phillips, 18 August 2016
Under the plan, academic and professional staff positions will be slashed by 60 percent, or about 50 full and part-time jobs, and various specialised courses eliminated.
By our reporters, 26 July 2016
Many within the arts community have denounced the plans to amalgamate Sydney’s three main arts colleges into one “super-campus.”
Take up the fight against war, austerity and dictatorship!
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 25 July 2016
Developments since the Australian federal election have underscored the preparations by the ruling elite for war with China and authoritarian forms of rule.
By Elle Chapman, 20 July 2016
The plans to close the Sydney College of the Arts are part of a pro-business restructure of the University of Sydney, and a broader attack on the arts.
Chris Marsden speaks at the Humboldt University in Berlin
22 June 2016
Chris Marsden, the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK) explained why the party is calling for an active boycott of Thursday’s referendum.