We’ve had enough – End Detention Now! 7 May 2016 Assemble 1.30pm, British Library, 96 Euston Rd NW1 2DB On Saturday 7 May, simultaneous demonstrations at 8 UK detention centres and in 10 other countries (see below) are being held to demand their closure. In the UK alone, 30,000+ adults and children are imprisoned every…

The Second Print Edition: It’s Coming, We Promise! Some of you are no doubt wondering what’s happening with the second print edition of Screaming Violets that we so confidently announced would be appearing in December of last year. Just to dispel all doubt at the outset, there will be a second print edition of Screaming…

“If feminism means that we should treat people equally then yes, absolutely, absolutely”  That was David Cameron’s response when Labour MP Rupa Huq asked if he was a feminist. It’s so absurd that it should be written in flashing lights outside number 10 Downing Street this Christmas, as an ironic, ‘festive’ message. Cameron’s ‘feminism’ is, of course, disingenuous. We know this for several reasons. Firstly, when people feel the…

Already plunged back into the old sexist bargain – depend on a partner or watch your children suffer – the women of Britain now face another appalling prospect. They face having to beg a jobcentre adviser for the money to raise their rapists’ children.             – Laurie Penny, The Tory rape exception for tax credits…

This weekend anti war demonstrations have taken place all over Britain. Once again, Stop the War Coalition (StW), have chosen not to invite any Syrians to speak at their demonstrations, worried that this would “muddy the water” of their campaign. The self proclaimed leadership of the anti war movement have chosen to completely silence the…