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5 May 2010
As a Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidate in the Higham Hill ward in Waltham Forest in north east London, I participated in an informal 'information afternoon' organised by the local Mencap centre on 22 April, writes Senan.
3 February 2010
Once again the courts have shown their class prejudice in the recently-published employment tribunal ruling against the four Socialist Party members fighting the witch hunt in Unison...
28 January 2009
I STARTED working for Clarks in the shoe shop's busiest period - 'back to school'. At the same time two 16 year-old girls started and from the off I was dismayed at Clarks' employment policies, writes Jack Youd, Salford and Central Manchester Socialist Party.
30 April 2008
At the Child Support Agency site in Hastings, managers have given staff member Frank Swaine (aka Swayne) permission to stand for the BNP in the local elections, writes A CSA worker.
9 August 2007
Geoff Wright, campaigning in Leicester against health cuts affecting people with mobility problems
28 June 2007
AS THE lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community celebrate Pride on 30 June, has equality arrived at last, as a headline in the gay press claimed recently...
2 June 2007
Once again the world's media has been focused on the horrific breaking up of an attempted protest in Moscow....
1 February 2007
WHILE SOCIALISTS were out last week campaigning against cuts in the NHS, the leaders of Britain's main Christian de-nominations were involved in a different kind of battle.
Picture: LGBT protest. Photo Marc Vallee.
They want to be given an exemption from laws due to be implemented this spring that will ban discrimination against Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered people (LGBT) in the provision of services.
18 January 2007
THE VEIL controversy sparked by the comments of British ex-Foreign Minister and leader of House of Commons, Jack Straw, is not confined to the West but also affects countries with a majority Muslim population...
22 October 2006
IN THE wake of the horrific 7/7 bombings last year, racist attacks increased by 600%, particularly against Muslims...
5 October 2006
ON 1 OCTOBER, new EU legislation banned age discrimination in the workplace for workers under 65, in what some reports are calling: "The biggest shake-up of workplace laws for 30 years", writes Sean Figg.
8 June 2006
THIRTY YEARS ago, the 1975 Sex Discrimination gave legal protection to pregnant women. Under current legislation it's automatically unfair to dismiss someone or for them to suffer any other detriment because they're pregnant, A Citizen's Advice Bureau worker writes from north London.
24 November 2005
30 years of the Equal Pay Act: THIRTY YEARS after the Equal Pay and Sex Discrimination Acts, ELAINE BRUNSKILL looks at what impact they have had on working-class women's lives...
21 August 2004
TENS OF thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people from across Britain and internationally will come to Europride in Manchester...
8 November 2003
Special Feature: "IT WAS just revolting. These were young thugs. We have to say to ourselves, what is the difference between them and the people who murdered Stephen Lawrence? I never saw anything like this even 25 years...
19 July 2003
THE EQUAL Opportunities Commission recently published an 'equality' survey to coincide with the 75th anniversary of all women over 21 securing the vote, writes Carol Edge.
21 June 2003
LESBIAN, GAY, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have long been campaigning for equal treatment at work, writes Lionel Wright, MSF-AMICUS and convenor, Socialist Party LGBT Group.
29 June 2001
IN FOUR years Labour has only delivered two major reforms on gay rights - an equal age of consent, and lifting the ban on gay people in the military, writes Lionel Wright, Socialist Party Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Group.
7 July 2000
BILL CLINTON and Tony Blair hailed the rough draft of the entire human genetic code as "the most wondrous map ever produced by human kind", writes Bill North.
30 June 2000
THAT'S THE message thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people will be giving on 1 July when the Pride march hits London streets with its traditional combination of defiance, diversity and display...
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