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From The Socialist newspaper, 26 February 2020

Weinstein found guilty

A jury in New York City found Harvey Weinstein guilty of rape and sexual assault on 24 February. More trials are ahead for the multimillionaire film producer.

The voicing of decades of allegations against Weinstein initiated the #MeToo outpouring against sexual abuse and violence against women. Sexual exploitation and violence are endemic problems in capitalism and class-based society. We say fighting for liberation means fighting for socialism.

This is "about power and money, and the abuse of both" - read the Socialist's review of 'She Said - Breaking the sexual harassment story that helped ignite a movement' at socialistparty.org.uk

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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.

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In The Socialist 26 February 2020:


News

Austerity kills

Average wages recover to pre-crisis levels - but we're still over a decade behind

Bezos gives $10bn for climate - nationalise the rest!

Weinstein found guilty


What we think

Immigration: For a system that meets the needs of the majority, not a rich elite


Universities strike

Solidarity with striking university staff

University workers' strike over pay, pensions and workload escalates


Council cuts

Coventry: A socialist councillor who will vote against cuts

Number of women killed by current or ex-partner rises

Leicester: We can't take any more cuts, any more misery, and we are fighting back

Students and workers out together on Budget Day, 11 March

Stop the council cuts

Council cuts could cost Labour another general election


Workplace news

Packed meeting of workplace militants, strikers, socialists and trade union leaders

All out to win Royal Mail strike reballot

PCS union relaunches pay campaign

Workers call on Interserve bosses to recognise union

Anti-academy strikes growing


International news

Germany: Right-wing terror attacks - fight racism, fight capitalism!

Northern Ireland's strike wave


The BBC

This is the BBC: fight the cuts - and the capitalist media


Campaigns

Congress 2020 appeal: Donate to help us renew vital resources

Housing cuts cost lives

Socialist sellers


Readers' opinion

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Sexual harassment:

triangleBook review: She Said - Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement

triangleSexual harassment of LGBT+ workers shows need for unions to fight

triangleA socialist programme to end women's oppression

triangleIn defence of socialist feminism

triangleWorldwide walkout at Google against sexual harassment

Violence against women:

triangleInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

triangleWaltham Forest Socialist Party: The fight against low pay

triangleViolence against women in South Africa

triangleInternational Women's Day 2019: End oppression with fight for socialism

Rape:

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triangleMexico: police silence on horrific attack on CWI member

triangleGlobal opposition to victim blaming in rape trial

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triangleVerdict in Jobstown case - All defendants cleared by jury!

Film:

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Capitalism:

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