Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
28 March 2018
50th anniversary of the assassination of MLK jnr in Memphis: This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King junior, who was shot and killed on 4 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, while supporting striking sanitation workers, writes April Ashley, Unison national executive council, black members rep (female) (personal capacity).
7 March 2018
International Women's Day:
When the twenty first century dawned, young women in the US and much of Europe were being told that equality was within their grasp.
7 February 2018
Featured letter: It's 100 years since women in Britain won, through militant struggle, limited adult suffrage
22 November 2017
This shift in attitudes is in large part because of the tireless efforts of LGBT+ rights activists
8 November 2017
This is the first time figures have shown the situation is going backwards
11 October 2017
When the government announced a new website to show the widespread racial inequality in Britain, many will have viewed it as a sick Black History Month joke
20 September 2017
Non-fiction - Bitch Doctrine: Laurie Penny's latest work is clearly anticapitalist, but reflects the defeatism of much of the left in Britain and the US today
13 September 2017
Fighting racism means fighting capitalism: David Lammy's report highlights the oppression faced by black and Asian people without addressing its key causes
31 July 2017
Unison's successful Supreme Court challenge to the government's tribunal fees policy on 26 July is an important victory for workers and the trade union movement.
26 April 2017
Around 400 people gathered in Leeds on 22 April to rally in solidarity with LGBT+ people facing violence and imprisonment in Chechnya, Russia.
27 February 2017
Unite activists demonstrated outside Malmaison hotels to fight against tip stealing and workplace bullying
1 February 2017
One of the most reactionary, bigoted and predatory administrations in modern history has taken office. The Trump presidency, from the vicious tweets to the bizarre press conferences to the reactionary cabinet picks and executive orders, has millions of people understandably feeling they are in an unfolding nightmare.
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.
9 November 2016
About 54,000 women a year are pushed out of their jobs within 12 months of returning from maternity leave - that's 11% - according to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
5 October 2016
The police killing spree in the United States has unleashed a mass movement. It has also uncovered anew the ties between the profit system and endemic racism. The struggle against racism must also be the struggle for a socialist society.
21 September 2016
Refugee rights campaigners took part in a 'Refugees Welcome' demonstration on 17 September which demanded many democratic rights for refugees
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.
24 August 2016
The Tories have handed the contract for the government's Equality Advisory and Support Service discrimination helpline to notorious privatisers G4S.
24 August 2016
Ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson was repeatedly tasered by police at his home in Telford, Shropshire on 15 August. His death follows those of many other black people at the hands of police.
10 August 2016
Five years on from the wave of riots that swept across cities in England, many of the underlying social problems are still there or have got worse. There is a real possibility of new upheavals breaking out today.
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