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From The Socialist newspaper, 23 June 2021
Anti-protest bill breaches human rights
Defending the right to protest, in Bristol, photo Mike Luff
Even Parliament's human rights committee (JCHR) has lambasted the Tories crime and policing bill. Restricting the right to protest will breach human rights laws and criminalise peaceful protesters, it claims.
Giving Home Secretary Priti Patel powers to define 'serious disruption', the JCHR says, is "unacceptable". Clauses such as that allowing protests to be restricted for being too noisy should be scrapped. We say the whole bill should be ditched. It is the Tory government tooling up to crack down on any future opposition to their attacks on workers and young people.
But we can't rely on legal arguments and parliamentary niceties. This government will only listen if we organise mass action. We need to step up the 'kill the bill' protests. And the trade union leaders need to take a lead and mobilise their more than six million members in that fight.
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In The Socialist 23 June 2021:
What we think
Chesham and Amersham by-election
NHS in crisis - 'It's time for action'
Outsourced London hospital workers fight for better pay
Leicester private healthcare tragedy
Exeter Trades Council backs NHS protests
Northern Ireland and Brexit
Sacking non-vaccinated care workers will not save lives
Furlough reduction risks job losses
Building back better? Fight for a socialist recovery
Anti-protest bill breaches human rights
Tories deliberately underfund childcare
Unite general secretary contest: Vote for Sharon Graham
NSSN conference 2021
NSSN conference 2021: When given a lead workers will fight
Women and the criminal 'injustice' system
Tory review won't deliver justice for rape victims
Iran's presidential election
Are Biden's immigration policies a break with Trump's?
Interview with newly elected Unison NEC member and hospital worker
Gateshead: Bosses sack sparks protesting for safety measures
Oaks Park school strike against bully bosses
Leicestershire engineers' fifth week of strikes against fire and rehire
DVLA dispute: Escalation needed
Warehouse workers fight 50% cut in redundancy pay
Carmarthenshire: Fighting for trade union recognition at council-owned company
TUSC calls for local 'People's Budget' campaigns
Youth Fight For Jobs: more urgent than ever
London Socialist Party young members' day school
'Socialism is the hope of the world'
Fighting Fund target smashed!
Book review: Shuggie Bain
Response to Observer article on China
The Socialist 23 June 2021 |
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