Resisting Oppression Sexism in Activism: ROSA Statement: Oppose Violence Against Women in the Labour Movement

UPDATE MESSAGE ABOUT THE ‘DIFFERENCE’ BETWEEN ROSA (Resisting Sexism and Oppression in Activism) and the Socialist Party Ireland’s own ‘ROSA’ organisation 27 Juin 2013 Hello, Laura Fitzgerald of Socialist Party Ireland has contacted me to complain about our decision to use the acronym ROSA (Resisting Oppression Sexism and Activism) as part of the title of […]

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The Coalition Government and broadening the fight to end violence against women and girls beyond the Criminal Justice System

Originally posted on Karen Ingala Smith:
On the 25 November 2010, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Coalition Government launched the Call to End Violence against Women and Girls, just over six months after it had come in to power. It was followed in March 2011 by an action plan…

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Iain Duncan Smith’s most shocking statistical lie yet: Child poverty

Originally posted on Vox Political:
Still poor despite the statistics: IDS and his DWP spin-doctors need to get something clear – children haven’t stopped becoming poor, just because of a skewed set of statistics. Incomes have dropped – meaning MORE children are in poverty than before. According to a TUC report, average wages have dropped…

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Details of Claimant Commitments Emerge And Show the Biggest DWP Farce Yet

Originally posted on the void:
A recent response to a Freedom of Information request reveals the first clear details of what will be expected of claimants when Universal Credit is launched. The new benefit, which will be rolled out nationally from October, will replace all unemployment and sickness/disability benefits along with housing benefits and working…

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The Coalition is hoodwinking us towards totalitarianism. Will the ‘People’s Assembly’ halt this?

Originally posted on Vox Political:
Wise words: The ‘People’s Assembly’ hopes to stir people out of their apathy and encourage them to oppose the unelected and unmandated right-wing, ideologically-driven and austerity-led destruction of British society. Are you interested, or is it too much like hard work? “The people are not ready to embrace Socialism and…

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open letter about the Socialist Party England and Wales and the Women’s question

I sent this letter to Hannah Sell privately (even though I’d titled it as ‘open’) back in Feb 2013 and never received a full written reply from Hannah or the E.C. – unless you count Hannah’s dismissal of my position of reservations about¬† pro-sex work forms of unionisation and organisation¬† of prostitution as ‘petty bourgeois’ […]

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