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National Union Of Students (United Kingdom)
The National Union of Students of the United Kingdom (NUS) is a confederation of student unions in the United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed. The Guardian' and Telegraph' use Britain as a synonym for the United Kingdom. Some prefer to use Britain as shorth .... Around 600 student unions are affiliated, accounting for more than 95% of all higher and further education unions in the UK. Although the National Union of Students is the central organization for all affiliated unions in the UK, there are also the devolved national sub-bodies NUS Scotland The National Union of Students Scotland ( gd, Aonadh Nàiseanta na Oileanaich na h-Alba, sco, Naitional Union o Collegianers Scotland) is an autonomous body within the National Union of Students (United Kingdom), National Union of Students. It ... in Scotland, NUS Wales (''UCM Cymru'') in Wales and NUS-USI in Northern Ire ...
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London
London is the capital Capital most commonly refers to: * Capital letter Letter case (or just case) is the distinction between the letters that are in larger uppercase or capitals (or more formally ''majuscule'') and smaller lowercase (or more formally ''minusc ... and largest city The United Nations The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and international security, security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, ... of England England is a that is part of the . It shares land borders with to its west and to its north. The lies northwest of England and the to the southwest. England is separated from by the to the east and the to the south. The country cover ... and the United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed. The Guardian' and Tel ...
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Ivison Macadam
Sir Ivison Stevenson Macadam (18 July 1894 – 22 December 1974) was the first Director-General of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), and the founding President of the National Union of Students (United Kingdom), National Union of Students. He was also the Editor and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the the Annual Register, Annual Register of World Events; a longtime member of the editorial board of the The Round Table Journal, Round Table and sat on the governing bodies of King’s College, London and other organisations. Early life Born 18 July 1894 at Slioch, Lady Road, Edinburgh, he was the second son of Colonel William Ivison Macadam, (1856–1902), and Sarah Maconochie MacDonald (1855–1941). He was the grandson of Stevenson Macadam. Educated at Melville College, Edinburgh, he was the second King's Scout to be invested in Scotland, and the first Silver Wolf Scout in Scotland, awarded for "services of the most exceptional character by gift of ...
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Digby Jacks
Digby Jacks (16 May 1945 – 21 October 2011) was a British student activist and trade union official. Jacks became the President (government title), President of the UK's National Union of Students (United Kingdom), National Union of Students in 1971, serving until 1973, and was subsequently an official for the Manufacturing, Science and Finance trade union. Jacks was raised in Charlton, London, Charlton, south London, the son of a building surveyor, and read biology at King's College London, King's College, London, and gained a teaching diploma at the UCL Institute of Education, Institute of Education. He taught for a time at Holland Park School, Holland Park Comprehensive School before his election to the NUS Executive in 1969. A member of the Communist Party of Great Britain when elected NUS President, Jacks was the second candidate from the left, in this case the Radical Student Alliance, succeeding Jack Straw, also elected on the RSA ticket, to win since the beginning of the ...
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Vietnam War
{{Infobox military conflict , conflict = Vietnam War , partof = the Indochina Wars The Indochina Wars ( vi, Chiến tranh Đông Dương) were a series of wars fought in Southeast Asia Southeast Asia, also spelled South East Asia and South-East Asia, and also known as Southeastern Asia or SEA, is the geographical southeas ... and the Cold War The Cold War was a period of tension between the and the and their respective allies, the and the , which began following . Historians do not fully agree on its starting and ending points, but the period is generally considered to span ... , image = VNWarMontage.png , image_size = 300px , caption = Clockwise, from top left: U.S. combat operations in Ia Đrăng, ARVN Rangers Image:ARVN Rangers defend Saigon, Tet Offensive.jpg, Vietnamese Rangers in action in Saigon during the Tet Offensive in 1968 The Vietnamese Rangers, properly known in Vietnamese as the Biệt ...
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Tony Blair
Sir Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom The prime minister of the United Kingdom is the head of government The head of government is either the highest or second-highest official in the Executive (government), executive branch of a sovereign state, a federated state, or a ... from 1997 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour PartyThe title Leader of the Labour Party may refer to: *Leader of the Labour Party (Ireland) *Leader of the Labour Party (Netherlands) *Leader of the Labour Party (UK) **Leader of the Scottish Labour Party *Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party See als ... from 1994 to 2007. On his resignation he was appointed Special Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East The Quartet on the Middle East or Middle East Quartet, sometimes called the Diplomatic Quartet or Madrid Quartet or simply the Quartet, is a foursome of nations and international and supranationa ...
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New Labour
New Labour is a period in the history of the British Labour Party Labour Party or Labor Party may refer to: Angola *MPLA, known for some years as "Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola – Labour Party" Antigua and Barbuda *Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party Argentina *Labour Party (Argentina) Armenia ... from the mid to late 1990s until 2010 under the leadership of Tony Blair Sir Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party (UK), Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007. On his resig ... and Gordon Brown James Gordon Brown (born 20 February 1951) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom The prime minister of the United Kingdom is the head of government The head of government is either the h .... The name dates from a conference slogan first used by the party in 1994, l ...
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Communist Party Of Great Britain
The Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) was the largest communist party A communist party is a political party A political party is an organization that coordinates candidates to compete in a particular country's elections. It is common for the members of a party to hold similar ideas about politics, and part ... in Great Britain Great Britain is an island in the North Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe. With an area of , it is the largest of the British Isles, the List of European islands by area, largest European island, and the List of i ... between 1920 and 1991. Founded in 1920 through a merger of several smaller Marxist Marxism is a method of socioeconomic Socioeconomics (also known as social economics) is the social science that studies how economic activity affects and is shaped by social processes. In general it analyzes how modern societies progress, ... parties, the CPGB gained the support of many socialist ...
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Bert Ramelson
Baruch Rahmilevich Mendelson (22 March 1910 – 13 April 1994), commonly known as Bert Ramelson, was an industrial organiser and politician A politician is a person active in party politics A political party is an organization that coordinates candidate A candidate, or nominee, is the prospective recipient of an award or honor, or a person seeking or being considered for some ... for the Communist Party of Great Britain The Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) was the largest communist party A communist party is a political party A political party is an organization that coordinates candidates to compete in a particular country's elections. It is .... He held the post of National Industrial Organiser from 1965 to 1977, and was editor and a member of editorial board of the ''World Marxist Review ''Problems of Peace and Socialism'' (Russian: ''Проблемы мира и социализма),'' also commonly known as ''World Marxist Review'' (WMR), ...
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Jack Straw
John Whitaker Straw (born 3 August 1946) is a British politician who served in the Cabinet from 1997 to 2010 under the Labour governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. He held two of the traditional Great Offices of State, as Home Secretary from 1997 to 2001 and Foreign Secretary from 2001 to 2006 under Blair. He was Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for Blackburn (UK Parliament constituency), Blackburn from 1979 United Kingdom general election, 1979 to 2015 United Kingdom general election, 2015 Straw was born in Essex and educated at Loughton#Independent schools, Oaklands School, where his mother worked as a teacher, and later at Brentwood School, Essex, Brentwood School. He studied Law at the University of Leeds before having a career as a barrister. He served as an adviser to cabinet minister Barbara Castle and was selected to succeed her as MP for the Blackburn (UK Parliament constituency), Blackburn constituency when she stood down at the 19 ...
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Trevor Fisk
Trevor Fisk (8 May 1943 – 14 March 1993) was a British British may refer to: Peoples, culture, and language * British people The British people, or Britons, are the citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ir ... student union leader, executive at British Steel Corporation British may refer to: Peoples, culture, and language * British people The British people, or Britons, are the citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ir ... who was later involved in the field of healthcare marketing in the United States Fisk was elected President of the London School of Economics , mottoeng = To understand the causes of things , established = 1895 , type = Public In public relations Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing and disseminating information from an individual or a ...
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Protests Of 1968
The protests of 1968 comprised a worldwide escalation of social conflicts, predominantly characterized by popular rebellions against state militaries and the bureaucracies. In the United States, these protests marked a turning point for the civil rights movement, which produced revolutionary movements like the Black Panther Party. In reaction to the Tet Offensive, protests also sparked a broad movement in opposition to the Vietnam War all over the United States as well as in London, Paris, Berlin and Rome. Mass movements grew not only in the United States but also elsewhere. In most Western European countries, the protest movement was dominated by students. The most spectacular manifestation of these was the May 1968 protests in France, in which students linked up with Wildcat strike action, wildcat strikes of up to ten million workers, and for a few days the movement seemed capable of overthrowing the government. In many other countries, struggles against dictatorships, politic ...
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Communism
Communism (from Latin Latin (, or , ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. Latin was originally spoken in the area around Rome, known as Latium. Through the power of the Roman Republic, it became the dominant la ... la, communis, lit=common, universal, label=none)Ball, Terence; Dagger, Richard. (2019) 999999 or triple nine most often refers to: * 999 (emergency telephone number) 250px, A sign on a beach in the coastguard in the event of an emergency 999 is an official emergency telephone number in a number of countries which allows the caller to ...br>"Communism"(revised ed.). ''Encyclopædia Britannica The (Latin Latin (, or , ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. Latin was originally spoken in the area around Rome, known as Latium. Through the power of the Roman Republic, it be ...''. Retrieved 10 June 2020. is a philosophical Philos ...
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