Tag: sexism

Sexism is not an imported product

Dozens of women were sexually harassed on New Year's Eve in Germany. But rather than connecting the events to everyday sexist violence in Germany,...

Migration FAQ: why now?

Nick Evans answers some common questions around the migration crisis Why now? More people around the world were forcibly displaced in 2014 than ever before in recorded history....

Sexist Tory Austerity: why Sisters Uncut are marching this May Day

A member of Sisters Uncut writes about their May Day action coming up this bank holiday Monday The crisis facing domestic violence services across the UK is one...

A reponse to Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale’s “What gender does”

Colin Wilson responds to Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neal's discussion of What gender does in ISJ 139. Nancy and Jonathan's response to Colin will...

Trafficking and sex work in Latin America: are women really being rescued?

Jessica Gutiérrez is a therapist working with survivors of sexual violence based in Buenos Aires. She describes how her experience of a brothel raid in...

Social reproduction – what it is and why it matters

Reproduction involves more than just the creation of human beings – it involves the reproduction of the “capital relation” itself – the worker and the capitalist.

Fighting oppression is at the heart of socialism

The fight against oppression needs to be fully integrated into the fight against capitalism and for socialism.

The radical roots of International Women’s Day

Though celebration of IWD today is often dominated by governments and NGOs, the day has its origins in revolutionary struggle.

Poland’s Gender Trouble

Dan Swain examines the debate over gender issues that is dominating Polish politics.

Rennard and the culture of sexism

Estelle Cooch writes on the Rennard scandal and its lessons The Liberal Democrat party inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment against Lord Christopher Rennard –...

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Video: Black Lives Matter

Black activists in Britain talk about the response to the murder of George Floyd, underlying racism and economic factors, links with the pandemic and how we build anti-racist solidarity.

Ten Days That Shook the World

In the ten days since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, an anti-racist uprising has spread across the United States. Across the world, people are taking action in solidarity and mobilising against state racism.

Paris: A historic day against police violence and state racism

50,000 people took to the streets in Paris on Tuesday 2 June, only two days after 10,000 undocumented migrants had protested against the immigration system.

‘Justice for Belly! Justice for George!’

Mass protests have returned to British streets, calling for justice for George Floyd and Belly Mujinga, and an end to systemic racism and police violence.

50 years after the Equal Pay Act

Money can’t buy you love – but it does pay the bills. Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act, women are still fighting for equal pay. What lessons we can now learn from the Covid-19 pandemic?

Johnson’s 1 June plans in tatters – how do we build our strength?

Rob Owen argues that the NEU has won a convincing, but not complete, victory over the government and addresses how we develop workplace organisation in the coming weeks.

Government shuts door on child refugees

Amid the coronavirus chaos, the UK government is quietly shutting the door on child refugees.

Beijing gambles on Hong Kong’s future

Beijing’s attempt to impose the ‘National Security Law’ on Hong Kong is being met with fierce resistance. Unity with workers on the mainland and international solidarity will be key.

The pandemic lays bare a government out of its depth

How did Boris Johnson's government so quickly lose its grip?
Viktor Orban at the European Parliament.

Trans rights and ‘gender ideology’ in Hungary

The Hungarian parliament has passed new legislation that will eradicate any recognition of transgender people. Hanna Gál situates the new developments in the context of the far-right ruling parties’ hostility to ‘gender ideology’ and argues for a trans-inclusive feminist fightback.

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Rent strike in the Covid conjuncture?

As the knock-on effects of the Covid-19 pandemic make it impossible for many workers to pay rent while meeting their own basic needs, Allan Struthers examines the prospects for large-scale rent strikes in Britain
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Debt in a time of coronavirus

Video: How has coronavirus boosted household debt, the impact on working-class people and on the capitalist economy, and the possibilities for campaigning and resistance?

Obituary: Neil Davidson, 1957–2020

Neil Davidson, who died on 3 May 2020, was a socialist militant and the foremost Scottish intellectual of his generation. Obituary by Raymond Morrell.

Obituary: Pete Gillard, 1949–2020

Pete Gillard, who died on 21 April 2020, was a life-long revolutionary socialist, campaigner and trade union activist. Obituary by Charlie Hore.

revolutionary reflections | Marxism and childhood

Estelle Cooch traces the contradictory history of childhood under capitalism. How do we defend childhood and fight for a world where play and creativity are not limited to children?