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Posted on 24 September 2012 at 16:46 GMT

Slutwalk, London, 22.9.12, photo by Paul Mattsson

Slutwalk, London, 22.9.12, photo by Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

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Slutwalk, London, 22.9.12, photo by Paul Mattsson

Slutwalk, London, 22.9.12, photo by Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

Thousands on Saturday's Slutwalk demo

Thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday 22 September protesting against 'victim blaming' - rape victims being blamed for their attacks because of what they were wearing or how they were behaving.

Many of the protesters were very enthusiastic about the new Socialist Students campaign against sexism in comedy, 'Rape Is No Joke'. 30 people said they were interested in joining the Socialist Party and 70 copies of the Socialist were sold. Full report to follow.

Sarah Wrack
Slutwalk, London, 22.9.12, photo by Paul Mattsson

Slutwalk, London, 22.9.12, photo by Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

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Coronavirus crisis - Finance appeal

The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

  • The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
  • Our 'fighting coronavirus workers' charter', outlines a programme to combat the virus and protect workers' living conditions.
  • When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
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