Women’s Rights

Belfast International Womens’ Day: All welcome, except socialists?

By Lucy Simpson, As a life-long socialist and a member of Unite, I was looking forward to taking part in this year’s International Women’s Day March in Belfast because of the huge attacks working class women are facing from the Stormont politicians – both in terms of cuts to public […]

Rape culture & capitalism

The vile gang-rape of a 23 year old student in Delhi, India and her resultant death in December 2012 has brought the social scourge of rape into sharp focus. Horrifically, this particular case was in no way out of the ordinary in its nature or severity. What made it exceptional […]

International Women’s Day 2013

The day of international working women’s solidarity – Beware the anger of women against the bosses’ system! For over a hundred years, March 8th has been the day on which to commemorate the great struggles of working women for a better deal at work and in society. It is also […]

Fight closure of crèches at University of Ulster

At the beginning of February it became public that the management of the University of Ulster were planning to close the crèche facilities at the Magee and Jordanstown campuses by the end of July. Management’s argument in favour of this is that the crèche’s are not efficiently managed and have […]