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Why you should protest on International Women’s Day

No to austerity & wealth inequality International Women’s Day was established by women in the labour and socialist movement over 100 years ago as a day of protest by girls and women workers, whose battle cry was for ‘Bread and Roses’; for better pay and conditions, against war, and for a ‘sharing of life’s glories’. In 2014, the Oxfam Global wealth report has just illustrated that the richest 85 individuals in the world own as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion. In Ireland, over 10% of the country’s wealth is owned by the richest …

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Spain’s New Abortion Law: A crime against the freedom, health and life of women

  + For the right to legal abortion, as part of a public health system.  By Marisa Cabal On 20 December last, the Spanish government gave the green light to a new law on abortion that is amongst the most restrictive in Europe. The Minister of Justice Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón has pushed Spain back 30 years, with a system even more restrictive that that in place between 1985 and 2010. The Minister showed us the true ideology that is behind this reform with statements like ”the freedom of motherhood is what makes women truly women’. It …

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