Youth

NI: Scrap fees in the FE Colleges

STUDENTS OVER the age of 18 in Belfast and other Further Education Colleges have to pay as much as £1,000 a semester for A-levels and GCSEs. The Socialist spoke to Socialist Youth member Colm Smyth, an A-level student in Belfast Metropolitan College, about crippling effect of fees on students in colleges.

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QUB protest against US Consulate visit

By Kevin Henry, QUB Socialist Society

20 STUDENTS and workers joined a picket organised by the QUB Socialist Society and Socialist Youth against the visit of US consulate representatives to Queens.

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Stop the fascist Irving

By Richard Manton

ON 19 March, the convicted Holocaust-denier and fascist David Irving will try to speak at NUI Galway.

In March last year, Irving attempted to speak at UCC in Cork, but was stopped by the Stop Irving Campaign initiated by the Socialist Party. There are a few important differences between the two attempts. Firstly, Irving will speak on his views on the Holocaust rather than free speech, making it even easier for him to cut straight to his fascist and anti-Semitic programme. Secondly, there have been huge developments in the economic and political situation in Ireland in the last year that could assist Irving in building the far-right.

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