Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
30 November 2016
Lift the benefit cap, end austerity: By 2020 women will have shouldered 85% of the burden of changes to the tax and benefits system, claims a new report. This highlights the disproportionate effect of austerity.
26 October 2016
Letters to the Socialist's editors including the Ched Evans case, Marmite brexit, NHS 'savings' and homelessness.
5 October 2016
Socialists in Leeds called on the Irish government to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution at a city centre solidarity protest on 27 September. The amendment bans abortions.
21 September 2016
Three in five young women aged 13 to 21 have faced some kind of sexual harassment at school or college in the last year. Tokenism at the top has gone together with retaining practices like sexist school and workplace dress codes.
31 August 2016
International outrage has resulted from the decision of over 20 town mayors in the south of France to ban from beaches the wearing of 'burkini' swimsuits, on the grounds of 'inciting terrorism' and 'threatening public safety'. Despite a court decree rejecting the ban as unconstitutional, the mayors say they will ignore the ruling. Judy Beishon reports on how the issue has become the focus of an ugly backlash to the recent terrorist attacks in France.
13 July 2016
Short stories on workers' struggles around the world including the fight for abortion rights in Ireland, solidarity with striking Walmart workers in China and a CWI member contesting a council seat in Brazil.
2 March 2016
Confusion, soul-searching and outright horror. These words could accurately describe the response of the establishment press and political figures, world over, to the growing support for Bernie Sanders
17 February 2016
Hannah Sell answered the false claim of sexism on the part of Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters really well in issue 885 of the Socialist, writes Clive Walder, Birmingham Socialist Party.
10 February 2016
Anti-sexism campaigners have humiliated "pro-rape" activist Roosh V. Over 40 turned out to protest against rape culture in Cardiff.
20 January 2016
Cologne sex attacks show need to fight sexism and racism: An article in the last Socialist responded to the mass and seemingly coordinated sexual assaults on women in Cologne
20 January 2016
Policies are what matter for working class women: The attempts of the Blairites to undermine Jeremy Corbyn know no bounds. One of their latest ruses has been to accuse Corbyn and his supporters of sexism, writes Hannah Sell.
13 January 2016
The shocking attacks on scores of women in Cologne, where up to 1,000 North African or 'Arab-looking' men were said to be on the rampage, brought the inevitable baying from the far right and a backlash from the establishment media and politicians.
26 November 2014
Misogynist comedian Dapper Laughs was recently set to tour the whole UK, performing in Glasgow, London, and among other places, Leeds
30 October 2013
Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball video and appearance at the Video Music Awards, created a flurry of opinion, writes Becci Heagney.
1 May 2013
'Get a job!' is the constant refrain of privileged Tory ministers and vicious right-wing tabloids. A million unemployed young people are the subject of a relentless campaign of smears and lies
11 April 2013
A statement "Our movement must be a safe place for women" by two Unison activists has been posted online and has received the support of trade union activists, including leading figures
11 March 2013
On International Women's Day the 'Rape is No Joke' campaign was launched in London with a night of comedy without misogyny
7 March 2013
The 'Slutwalk' protests have been an 'in your face' challenge to the reactionary idea that how women dress and behave can 'invite' rape, writes Eleanor Donne in this International Women's Day feature
29 January 2013
Following high profile cases such as those of Julian Assange and Dominique Strauss Khan, there has been much debate recently about rape and sexual assault...
16 January 2013
Rage, disbelief and above all a deep sense of solidarity were on display at a protest outside the Indian embassy on 7 January, writes Claire Laker-Mansfield.
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