Tag: reproductive rights

Poland’s feminist uprising

Women in Poland are making their own cause for hope by taking the streets. rs21 spoke with several feminist activists in Polish union Inicjatywa Pracownicza about the recent wave of feminist strikes and protests.
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Video: What future for Ireland?

Eamonn McCann and Maev McDaid discuss the future of Ireland, 50 years after British troops went in, as the DUP prop up a Tory British government grappling with Brexit, and in the light of feminist struggles on both sides of the border.

What future for Ireland? 50 years after British troops went in

Eamonn McCann and Maev McDaid talk about the political situation in Ireland 50 years on from British troops going in, as the DUP prop up a Tory British government grappling with Brexit, and in the light of struggles for women's and LGBTQ rights on both sides of the border. Eamonn McCann is the author of "War and an Irish Town" and a People Before Profit Councillor in Derry. Maev McDaid is a researcher, reproductive rights activist and socialist from Derry. Free professional childcare is available, but must be booked at least a week in advance.
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What future for Ireland, 50 years after British troops went in?

On 22 August Eamonn McCann and Maev McDaid will be speaking in London about the political situation in Ireland 50 years on from British troops going in.

Neither Westminster nor Stormont

This week, buoyed by the #NowForNI campaign, Labour MPs have made multiple attempts to extend reproductive rights to the North of Ireland. On Tuesday 23 October, Diana Johnson’s largely symbolic ten-minute rule bill to...

AUDIO: My body, my choice

In a discussion held at rs21's September 2018 National Meeting, Kate Bradley introduces pro-choice activist Maev McDaid (3:40) and transfeminist Joni Cohen (17:50) on reproductive rights and freedoms for cis and trans women. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR6znZ1vOnY The recent referendum...

The people versus the parliament in Argentina

The Argentine Senate's vote against legal abortion is a bitter setback - but Argentine women will not be silenced

Repeal: A fight against misogyny and the legacy of imperialism

The British ‘resolution’ to conflict in Ireland was to entrench the power of the reactionary sectarian forces in Irish politics.

50 years on from 1967 Abortion Act

Throughout the fifty years that the Act has been on the statute book pro-choice activists have had to repel repeated attempts to curtail its provisions.

8 Radical Actions across the UK and Ireland for International Women’s Day

A hundred years ago in Russia, huge numbers of women used International Working Women's Day to strike for food and better conditions, and sparked a movement that would ultimately overthrow the tsar and completely reorder...