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From The Socialist newspaper, 4 September 2004

Europride

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'


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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!


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Haiti: A History Of Struggle

Europride

Joe Higgins: Speaking Tour Of Australia

Che Guevara, Motorcycle Diaries, directed by Walter Salles


 

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