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125th Anniversary of the Matchworkers’ Strike

On the 125th anniversary of the matchwomen’s strike in the East End of London, Joy Macready examines the strike’s origins and how it sparked the “New Unionism” movement “Born in…

Rape and the Left – The enemy within

By Rebecca Anderson THE RAPE AND assault charges against members of the Socialist Workers Party, the RMT union and the Socialist Party have dragged into the light a long overdue…

How Bolshevik women fought for liberation

In celebration of International Women’s Day and as part of an ongoing debate about the principles of women’s organisation and the revolutionary movement, Joy Macready looks at the history of…

Marxism and Feminism

Revolutionary communists start from the view that working class women are the central agency in the struggle against their own oppression, aided at every step by class-conscious working class men.…

Why can’ t rape victims get justice?

The vicious beating and gang-rape of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi, who died in hospital two weeks later, sparked outrage across India and the world, writes Joy Mcready The…

Socialist Workers Party: Rape, sexist behaviour and the working class movement

The following is a shortened version of an online statement (see) The Socialist Workers Party (SWP) is presently undergoing its most serious crisis since the 1970s. This is entirely the…

SWP rape and democracy crisis – what now?

The Socialist Workers Party, the largest revolutionary socialist organisation in Britain, and one of the largest in the world, is presently convulsed by the most serious crisis in its history.…

Bolshie Women: waging a war on inequality

By Joy Macready Women council workers in Birmingham, including cooks, cleaners, caterers and care staff, have struck another blow against inequality. On 24 October a Supreme Court ruling upheld 174…

Free abortion on demand

Joy Macready reports on the growing backlash against a women’s right to choose In September, a woman was jailed for terminating her pregnancy in its final stage. Sarah Catt took…

Free Marian Price

VETERAN IRISH Republican Marian Price has been imprisoned without trial since May 2011. This harks back to the British government’s widespread use of internment in the 1970’s as a way…