During the trial in which Ulster and Ireland rugby players are accused of raping a young woman at a party, there has been fury at many of the comments made by the defence in court. When the young woman told the court she had consented to a kiss from Paddy Jackson but had not given consent to anything else, the defence barrister accused her of “teasing” Jackson, and asked her, “if you didn’t like him, why were you kissing him in his bedroom?”
Campaigns & Issues
The Socialist Party gives its full backing to the University and College Union (UCU) members in Queen’s University, University of Ulster and 59 universities in Britian taking up to 14 days of strike action in February and March against the plans to completely scrap the defined benefit pension scheme.
In January 2010 when the earthquake struck we wrote: “The humanitarian catastrophe that has befallen Haiti beggars belief.” Hundreds of thousands were killed and millions left homeless, injured, denied medicine and starving. The country had just two fire stations and no ‘quake-proof’ housing. Even before the earthquake 80% lived below the poverty line and three-quarters were out of work. Haitians were therefore extremely vulnerable. Our headline read, “a disaster compounded by capitalism”.
The campaign to release Mohammed Satti (Hamudi) by the CWI has been successful. Below we publish a statement from the CWI (Committee for a Worker’s International). CWI Sudanese comrade, Mohammed Satti (Hamudi), was released yesterday night, Thursday 2 February. He was detained by the state for over two weeks for his […]
CWI supporter Mohamed Diaeldin Mohamed Satti, 21, known as “Hamudi”, is among the protesters who have been arrested by the Sudanese State last week, as part of the brutal response of Al Bashir’s regime to the ensuing wave of protests against skyrocketing prices and austerity. Hamudi’s arrest took place last Wednesday afternoon, as he participated in a peaceful march in central Khartoum.