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…

A police officer accused of raping and sexually assaulting unidentified victims was heard in court today for the second time. Sergeant Nick Lidstone had been arrested on the 25 June after charged with the suspicion of the two counts. The aggravated sexual offences were said to have taken place in Cambridgeshire in 2008. The county’s Constabulary…

Originally posted on Facts For Working People A comprehensive survey conducted by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights surveyed 42,000 women across the EU’s 28 member states. The article states that “Their answers reveal how intimately violence against women is embedded in every aspect of family and social life.” According to this editorial in…

This two part essay is based on my ‘Stop Violence Against Women’ protest speech to celebrate the socialist and working class history of International Women’s Day and its lesson for our struggle at the Cardiff Feminist Network protest of the same name today. Part I The theme of this protest today is ‘Stop violence against…