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Women’s Assembly: how not to organise

On 22 February around 200 women attended the Women’s Assembly in London. Joy Macready reports Tightly stage-managed by Socialist Action and Counterfire, the top-table speakers were predominantly Labour, Green Party…

Global day of rage against India’s anti-gay law

By Joy Macready Hundreds took to the streets in major Indian cities and other countries on 15 December for a ‘Global Day of Rage’ against the Supreme Court’s decision to…

Bolshevism and the fight for women’s liberation

In this article Joy Macready examines the relatively unknown history of the Bolshevik’s ground-breaking policies for the liberation of women, which were subsequently reversed in the 1930s under Stalin.  …

Intersectionality – not the basis for the liberation struggle

The methodology of ‘intersectionality’ is currently gaining increased support on the left in the UK. Joy Macready argues why it shouldn’t be used as the basis for a socialist approach…

Roma and the recession: new crisis, old racism

Fuelled by racist myths, a new wave of anti-Roma racism is sweeping Europe. KD Tait argues for solidarity In October, Irish police kidnapped two young Roma children from separate Roma…

French youth raise barricades against racism

  By KD Tait In October, thousands of French school and college students blockaded schools and took to the streets to protest the deportation of 15-year-old student Léonarda Dibrani.  …

The AWL’s anti-anti-imperialist Islamophobia

By Marcus Halaby It’s difficult sometimes not to feel sorry for the rank and file members of the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty (AWL), possibly one of the few groups on…

From civil rights to Black Power

By Richard Brenner On 1 February 1960, an impulsive and practically unplanned act of bravery by four black college students sparked the great civil rights’ revolt in the USA. The…

Beyond the Fragments?

Review: by Joy Macready 2013 edition Authors: Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal, Hilary Wainwright Beyond the Fragments: Feminism and the Making of Socialism was a seminal book in the 1980s. It…

Q&A: Do men benefit from women’s oppression?

Put simply – yes. Working class men derive a material benefit from the social oppression of women. They benefit from the free labour that women do in the home, such…