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From The Socialist newspaper, 4 September 2004
Tens of thousands of people came to Manchester for Europride over the
bank holiday. From Stockholm to Stockport, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgender (LGBT) and straight people gathered for the parade and party,
celebrating equality and diversity.
Socialist Party LGBT section
The Socialist Party stall gathered hundreds of signatures for our
campaign against homophobic bullying, raising £280 for the socialist
fight. But fighting politics of any sort were conspicuous by their absence
from the official corporate-connected publicity.
In the same weekend as Europride, the religious right attacked
"perverted" sex education and a conservative private school
claimed "culture is in meltdown". The government curriculum
emphasises heterosexual marriage and relegates unmarried straight and all
non-straight relationships to second-class status.
Ending divisions of gender and sexual orientation means ending the most
fundamental division of all - class division in class society. That's why
we are socialists and why we fight for a socialist world free of
intolerance and prejudice.
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In The Socialist 4 September 2004:
End The Occupation Of Iraq
US Imperialism Further Weakened In Iraq
Mass Protests Greets Bush And Republican Convention
Mark Thatcher And The 'Dogs Of War'
Socialist Party campaigns
Defending the 35-hour week: The Profit System's The Problem, Not The Workers
Stress At Work - The Facts
Picketing Wembley Stadium
Young workers fight to End Low Pay
Low Pay Campaign Taps Into Anger
Scottish nursery nurses: How Our Strike Changed Me
Firefighters' dispute: Employers Climb Down
We Need Your Cash!
International socialist news and analysis
Haiti: A History Of Struggle
Joe Higgins: Speaking Tour Of Australia
Che Guevara, Motorcycle Diaries, directed by Walter Salles
The Socialist 4 September 2004 |
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