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Pro-choice protesters in Birmingham block demo by bigots

Pro-choice protesters in Birmingham block demo by bigots Pro-choice protesters stopped anti-abortionists from marching in Birmingham last Saturday

Birmingham protest to take on the anti-abortion bigots

Birmingham protest to take on the anti-abortion bigots Abortion rights campaigners are planning a mass demonstration against the “March for Life” in Birmingham this Saturday.

Reports round-up: London Bridge 3 dispute to spread across Tube

Reports round-up: London Bridge 3 dispute to spread across Tube Also: Bectu conference | DHL pay victory | EHRC cuts strike dates | Scottish councils pay ballot | Abortion demo in Birmingham | March remembers mining disaster in Barnsley

How protests beat back the Benyon Bill in 1977 and defended abortion rights

How protests beat back the Benyon Bill in 1977 and defended abortion rights Forty years ago this month some 10,000 people marched in London to defend abortion rights. The demonstration, organised by the National Abortion Campaign (NAC), opposed a bill brought by Tory MP William Benyon.

Reports round-up

Reports round-up Includes short reports from the latest strikes in manufacturing, IT services, higher education, local government, plus news from abortion rights, housing and climate change campaigns

Big protests in Ireland, the US and across the world mark International Women's Day

Big protests in Ireland, the US and across the world mark International Womens Day Protests for abortion rights and against sexist governments took place across the world to mark International Women’s Day

Thousands march in Ireland demanding an end to deadly anti-abortion law

14 March 2017
Thousands took to the streets in Ireland on International Women's Day to demand a repeal of the 8th Amendment which makes abortion illegal in Ireland

LETTERS: Stuff the bigoted Daily Mail and decriminalise abortion

14 March 2017
The Daily Mail newspaper complains that Marie Stopes’ doctors are effectively providing abortion on demand by certifying women for the procedure without actually seeing them.

Defend women's right to choose

07 March 2017
The Daily Mail newspaper launched an attack on abortion rights this week. Its front page on Monday raged against Marie Stopes charity doctors for approving abortions “for women they have never even met”.

In Ireland movement grows for a referendum on abortion rights

14 February 2017
The 8th Amendment in Ireland makes abortion illegal but there is growing support for repeal and safe access to abortions

Attacks on abortion in the US meet resistance

14 February 2017
Activists are fighting Donald Trump’s new attacks on abortion rights, writes Eleanor Claxton-Mayer

Reports round up—Southern rail dispute, housing campaigns and abortion rights

14 February 2017
Why was there no second worker on these trains?: Copeland council strikers confront the fat cat mayor: Fight against eviction threatened by a charity: Now step up the pressure after another Tory attack: New challenges in the battle for abortion rights.

100,000 join Women's March in London

21 January 2017
Tens of thousands of people joined the Women's March from the US embassy in Grosvenor Square to Trafalgar Square in London today, Saturday. They were rejecting Donald Trump and the bigotry he represents and thrives on.

Anti-choice bigots launch new attack on abortion rights after Trump's election

13 December 2016
We are already feeling the effect of Donald Trump’s election in the US. The war on women’s rights has started.

Reports round-up: Join the boycott of London Met

01 November 2016
Also: Stop the cuts to civil service redundancy payments | Pension strike votes at BMW Group and AEW | Action called off for talks at EHRC | Polish abortion protest in Bristol | Conference slams Turkish clampdown

Brid Smith on the growing fight for abortion rights in Ireland

27 October 2016
People Before Profit TD (MP) Brid Smith challenged the Irish government to prosecute her for possessing tablets which can be used to cause an abortion. She held up the tablets during a debate on a bill calling for a referendum to repeal the state’s anti-abortion constitutional amendment.

Victory for abortion rights movement shows how Polish society is changing

11 October 2016
A wave of mass protests in Poland has smashed a proposed total ban on abortions in a humiliating defeat for the right wing government.

Fight for abortion rights explodes onto Poland's streets

03 October 2016
The fight for abortion rights in Poland has exploded onto the streets. 

Michael Moore is taking aim through rose-tinted glasses

21 June 2016
US radical director Michael Moore’s film Where to Invade Next? makes some serious points, but badly idealises European society, writes Simon Shaw

Irish abortion law ‘breached rights’

14 June 2016
Ireland’s government subjected a woman to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment because of its abortion laws, according to the United Nations (UN) human rights committee.

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