Mark Bergfeld

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Mark Bergfeld is a former member of the National Executive Council of the National Union of Students (NUS)[1] and the Central Committee of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP).[2] He stood in the elections for NUS President in April 2011.[3]

Political career

He was one of the leaders of the UK student demonstrations of November/December 2010[no citations needed here] and the spokesperson of the now defunct Education Activist Network.[4] He was a member the Central Committee of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP)[2] for a year until early 2013, when he resigned from the Central Committee and joined the internal opposition to the Central Committee majority's handling of the 'Comrade Delta' rape scandal.[5] He resigned from the SWP and joined Left Unity in 2014.[6]

Bergfeld holds a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and a Masters in Sociology from the University of Essex.[7]

Media appearances

He has been on television and radio on numerous occasions including ITV's Daybreak,[no citations needed here] Press TV's Big Story,[8] the BBC's The One Show,[no citations needed here] Channel 4 News[9] and BBC Radio 5 Live.[10]

He has been profiled in the Evening Standard,[11] and quoted in the The Daily Telegraph,[12] The Guardian[13] and other international press, namely Le Figaro[14] (France) and El País[15] (Spain).

He now writes regularly for Al-Jazeera English [16]

References

  1. "Breaking point". Sunday Herald. 14 November 2010. http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/politics/breaking-point-1.1068147. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Leadership". Socialist Worker. 10 January 2012. http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=27200. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  3. "Student protests: The Marxist revolutionary aiming to lead the NUS". The Daily Telegraph. 09-04-2011. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/8440413/Student-protests-The-Marxist-revolutionary-aiming-to-lead-the-NUS.html. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  4. "Student protests: police boost presence for tuition fees march". The Daily Telegraph. 24 November 2010. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/8156273/Student-protests-police-boost-presence-for-tuition-fees-march.html. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  5. "SWP crisis: Twilight of the idols". Weekly Worker. 14-02-2013. http://www.cpgb.org.uk/home/weekly-worker/949/swp-crisis-twilight-of-the-idols. Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  6. "Internal Elections 2014: Directly-Elected Section – candidate(s) & statements". Left Unity. http://leftunity.org/internal-elections-2014-directly-elected-section-p1-of-2-candidates-statements/#MB. Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  7. "Mark Bergfeld: The right man for the job?". gair rhydd. 05-03-2011. http://www.gairrhydd.com/comment/politics/945/mark-bergfeld-the-right-man-for-the-job=. Retrieved 11-03-2011. 
  8. "Press TV". Presstv.ir. 2010-12-01. http://www.presstv.ir/Program/153563.html. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  9. "Student protests: more unrest to come - Channel4 News". Channel4.com. http://www.channel4.com/news/student-protests-more-unrest-to-come. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  10. "Radio 5 live Programmes - Stephen Nolan, 10/12/2010". BBC. 2010-12-10. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wdfm1. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  11. "Bring down the Government, says student march organiser". Evening Standard. 12-11-2010. http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23897210-bring-down-the-government-says-student-march-organiser.do. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  12. "Student protests: police boost presence for tuition fees march". The Daily Telegraph. 2010-11-24. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/8156273/Student-protests-police-boost-presence-for-tuition-fees-march.html. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  13. "Tuition fees: Student demonstrators catch a wave of youth fury". The Guardian. 10-12-2010. http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/dec/10/tuition-fees-student-demonstrators. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  14. "Les étudiants anglais prêts à de nouvelles actions d'éclat". Le Figaro. 2010-11-24. http://www.lefigaro.fr/international/2010/11/23/01003-20101123ARTFIG00728-les-etudiants-anglais-prets-a-de-nouvelles-actions-d-eclat.php. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  15. "Los estudiantes se rebelan contra los recortes de Cameron". El País. 2010-11-25. http://wap.elpais.com/index.php?module=elp_gen&page=elp_gen_noticia&idNoticia=20101125elpepieco_9.Tes&seccion=. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  16. "AJE". aljazeera.com. 2014-19-01. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/profile/mark-bergfeld.html. Retrieved 2014-19-01.