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From The Socialist newspaper, 24 March 2021
Police attempt to silence mothers
Marching against the housing crisis, photo Paul Mattsson (Click to enlarge)
Following a vigil in Liverpool, a mother has been issued with a £200 fine and been threatened by police to have social services called because she brought her son along. She has said that police had tried to silence her after the event with bullying behaviour.
It is correct for people to protest. Bringing a child along to such protests is a mother's right. It is laughable that when men and women are protesting on the streets to oppose women's oppression, a women is labelled a 'bad mother' for showing her son his right to protest against injustice.
I have proudly taken my toddler on climate strikes and massive anti-racism demos. I have seen her take in and understand a lot of what is being expressed. My hope is that this will lay the foundations for her to stand up when her rights come under attack in the future.
Bharathi Suba, Liverpool Socialist Party
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In The Socialist 24 March 2021:
Protesting is not a crime
Defying the anti-protest restrictions
Police attempt to silence mothers
Police invade student homes
NHS pay: 15% now
Fighting NHS privatisation
Haringey: Hands off our GP practices
Battle for a fighting, anti-austerity Liverpool mayor
Why I am standing for TUSC
Help fund the Socialist Party's stand as part of TUSC
Fighting Sexual Harassment
Fighting sexual harassment and gender violence on campus
Justice for Blessing Olusegun
Film Review: Moxie
Paris Commune 150 Years
150th anniversary of the Paris Commune
2011 Pensions Strike
Lessons of the 2011 pensions strike: when workers showed their power
PCS elections: increased support for Broad Left Network
Engineering workers strike against 'fire and rehire' in Leicester
'Sleep-ins' ruling must lead to a huge campaign for social care workers' rights
Shrewsbury Pickets win: Convictions overturned
Sparks continue protests against deskilling
Beal High school strike as management refuse to negotiate over fair sick pay scheme
Preparing to organise workers in Enfield
Support victimised bus driver reps and Socialist Party members Declan and Moe
Goodlord workers continue all-out strike
Save John Carroll - fight is far from over!
Stop evictions and drop the debts
Online meeting - Ending violence against women, the socialist approach
Socialist Party regional conferences meet online
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