On November 29, student supporters of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) at New York University (NYU) received a letter from the university’s Student Activities Board (SAB) reaffirming their earlier decision denying the application for club status.
The SAB letter is in reply to the IYSSE’s November 19 open letter “Reverse the rejection of club status for the International Youth and Students for Social Equality,” which was published on the World Socialist Web Site and distributed at NYU. The IYSSE’s open letter called the decision “an attack on the democratic rights of students and the entire campus community” and demanded that it be reversed.
The IYSSE rejects the lies put forward by the SAB to justify its anti-democratic decision barring the IYSSE club status. We oppose the political discrimination against socialists and assert our right to participate in the cultural, political, and intellectual life of one of the most important universities in the largest urban center in the Western Hemisphere. The IYSSE will not be bullied by a school administration made up of corporate raiders and war mongers, and we call on all NYU students to support the IYSSE’s petition for club status. » READ MORE
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