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Women's Liberation


Outrage after court allows police ban of Reclaim These Streets vigils

12 March 2021
In a disgraceful verdict the High Court has refused to set aside the police ban on a Reclaim These Streets vigil on Clapham Common

How can we end this sexist system?

11 March 2021
The apparent police murder of Sarah Everard has lifted the lid on the foul, sexist system that we live in.

International round-up—France, Switzerland, Tunisia and Myanmar

09 March 2021
Thousands of people joined marches in the run-up to International Women’s Day across France last weekend.

Letters—Catalan political prisoners and the fight for independence

09 March 2021
Catalonian struggles + International Working Women's Day + Trans rights + Anti-Traveller racism

Tory failures worsen women’s lives

10 February 2021
A report published by the Women and Equalities Committee has warned the Tories are “turning the clock back” on gender equality.

Back on the streets fighting for abortion rights in Poland

31 January 2021
'A draconian new law amounts to the torture of pregnant women and is a reminder for us all that our rights are never set in stone'

Alexandra Kollontai—a fighter from the struggle

16 January 2021
Writings From The Struggle contains new translations of Alexandra Kollontai’s work. Isabel Ringrose looks at a revolutionary committed to liberation and socialism

Breaking up with marriage—why our relationships matter to our rulers

03 January 2021
With a new law making divorce easier set to be passed in Britain this year, Sarah Bates asks why the people at the top of society still care about marriage

Little known stories of the women who led struggles

18 December 2020
New book Rebellious Daughters of History brings to light inspiring lives of women that fought for change

Protests continue in Poland as support swells for abortion rights fight

29 November 2020
The fight over abortion rights in Poland is continuing with renewed energy

Letters—Free period products provision in Scotland is a win for women

27 November 2020
This week in Scotland marked a victory for grassroots campaigners who have fought a long battle for free and fair access to menstrual items.

Don’t miss this book about women’s liberation battles

20 November 2020
Misbehaving recounts the 1970 Miss World protest in the words of those who made it happen

Tories cannot be trusted with Covid-19 vaccines

16 November 2020
The government’s repeated Covid-19 failures ¬undermine efforts to contain it—and mean we should not trust the Tories with the hopes for a new vaccine.

Mary Wollstonecraft—fighting for women to be free

15 November 2020
The erection of a statue of Mary Wollstonecraft in north London has sparked controversy, Sarah Bates goes beyond the headlines to explore her life and legacy

Police sexism failed women killed by Peter Sutcliffe

14 November 2020
Mass murderer Peter Sutcliffe died in hospital while an inmate in Frankland prison in County Durham at 74 years old.

Fascist-led march in Poland is smallest in years as abortion protests continue

13 November 2020
For years, the 11 November march has attracted tens of thousands of people. But Wednesday saw only thousands on the streets of Warsaw—the smallest march in ten years.

Pro-choice protests transform Poland as state fails to slander the movement

01 November 2020
The mass pro-choice protests in Poland are growing. A march on Warsaw last Friday was 100,000-strong, according to organisers and the city council. People came from all over the country to demonstrate in the capital.

Pro-choice protests sweep through Poland

24 October 2020
An explosion of daily mass demonstrations for abortion rights has swept dozens of towns and cities across Poland. 

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti—Defying colonialism for women’s liberation

23 October 2020
British rulers of Nigeria had hoped that Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti could be an emblem of their “benevolent imperialism”.

New domestic abuse law won’t bring change without new cash

19 October 2020
The Domestic Abuse Bill currently going through parliament can’t solve the problem of victim’s housing—and that’s a huge problem, says Isabel Ringrose

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