Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://secure.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/919/23693

From The Socialist newspaper, 5 October 2016

Leeds: Solidarity demo with Irish abortion fight

photo Leeds SP

photo Leeds SP   (Click to enlarge)

Socialists in Leeds called on the Irish government to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution at a city centre solidarity protest on 27 September.

The amendment bans abortions and is the focus of a campaign by Rosa (for Reproductive rights against Oppression, Sexism and Austerity) a campaigning group set up by Socialist Party members in Ireland.

Protest organiser Amy Cousens spoke about the injustice of this sexist policy, giving examples of women who had suffered greatly as a result. Maddy Andrews, equality and diversity officer at Leeds Beckett student union and Tannis Belsham-Wray, a Socialist Party member, also made speeches about the need to fight for the abolition of the 8th Amendment. They explained how cuts to social and welfare budgets are further punishing women.

Iain Dalton, West Yorkshire organiser for the Socialist Party, concluded the protest with a speech further emphasising the links between oppression in society and austerity which is perpetuating inequality. He went on to discuss recent attempts by the Irish government to introduce water charges as an example of the wealthy few forcing the poorer majority to pay for the their mistakes through crippling austerity measures.

Yorkshire socialists stand with Rosa and Irish women to repeal the 8th Amendment and allow women to take back control of their reproductive rights.

Heidi Scarce, Leeds Socialist Students

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 5 October 2016:


What we think

Combative, vibrant unions should be central to the Corbyn movement


Socialist Party news and analysis

Tories out!

Come to Socialism 2016!

Sam Allardyce corruption shame: reclaim the game!

Asos workers fear taking toilet breaks, sacked for panic attacks

UK workers born in early 1980s half as wealthy as those born in 1970s

Millions have less than 100 savings

Them & Us

What we saw


Black History Month

Fighting racism today


Workplace news and analysis

RMT president Sean Hoyle speaks to the Socialist

Durham teaching assistants ballot for strike

Napo conference 2016: new mood of determination

London Met strike against job cuts and victimisation

Workplace news in brief


Socialist readers' comments and reviews

Corbyn's praise for Cardiff Labour is mistaken

Review: where you live can kill you

Review: international jazz protest storytelling

The Socialist inbox


Socialist Students

Socialist ideas - winning a new generation of students


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Thousands march against Tory conference

Protests against children's centre closures in Bolton

Why I joined the Socialist Party

Fighting fund record smashed again!

Leeds: Solidarity demo with Irish abortion fight

London: Socialism Today milestone celebration

Worcester: Public meeting discusses Corbyn


International socialist news and analysis

Poland: Fighting back against anti-abortion law

Ireland: repeal the 8th Amendment!

Joint declaration by Izquierda Revolucionaria and the CWI


 

Home   |   The Socialist 5 October 2016   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Leeds:

triangleLeeds pensioners occupy BBC to save free TV licenses

triangleLeeds Socialist Party: Perspectives for struggles among young people

triangleLeeds Socialist Party: Marxists and the United Front

triangleLeeds Socialist Party: Disability rights and socialism

triangleLeeds Socialist Party: Women and the class struggle

Solidarity:

triangleLincolnshire health visitors' solidarity rally

triangleProbation hostel rest room win

triangleTamil Solidarity Day: Linking up oppressed people's struggles

triangleSudan solidarity protests

Abortion:

triangleReject Alabama abortion ban

triangleA socialist programme to end women's oppression

triangleIn defence of socialist feminism

Women:

triangleEast London Socialist Party: A socialist programme to end women's oppression

triangleUniversal Credit forces women into prostitution

Socialist:

triangleEarth strike day in London

Protest:

triangleLeicester Kashmir protest rejects religious smokescreen

Oppression:

triangleUnited working-class struggle needed to fight for trans and women's rights

Yorkshire:

triangleSouth Yorkshire FBU celebrates halt to cuts

Sexism:

triangleOver one million students strike against sexism and for inclusive sex education

Ireland:

triangleWest London Socialist Party: Northern Ireland - 50 years since British army entered

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

17/9/19

Trade union

South Yorkshire FBU celebrates halt to cuts

17/9/19

London

Earth strike day in London

11/9/19

NSSN

Lobby of TUC: Upbeat meeting calls for trade union lead to boot out Tories

11/9/19

PCS

Fighting PCS general secretary needed - Marion Lloyd: Why I am standing

11/9/19

Climate change

Climate strikes: trade union round-up

11/9/19

Coventry

Coventry: 100 pack meeting against congestion charge

11/9/19

The Socialist

Socialist newspaper sales round-up

11/9/19

Salisbury

Salisbury welcomes Socialist campaigners

11/9/19

Leicester

Leicester Kashmir protest rejects religious smokescreen

11/9/19

Bracknell

Frimley hospital staff fight back-door privatisation

11/9/19

Leeds

Leeds pensioners occupy BBC to save free TV licenses

11/9/19

Fire

Another London block of flats destroyed by fire - remove unsafe cladding now!

11/9/19

Climate change

Students and workers unite against fees, low pay climate change

11/9/19

Workers

Workplace news in brief

11/9/19

UCU

UCU ballots - yes to strike action on pensions, pay, workloads and equality

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07954 376 096

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


September 2019

August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999