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Socialist Party TDs publish Bill to hold Referendum on Repeal of 8th Amendment

* Call on Labour to accept Bill & hold Referendum on same day as Marriage Equality * Weekend poll confirms widespread support for early Referendum without further delay Speaking today at a press conference in the Mont Clare Hotel, Dublin, organised along with ROSA, Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD said: “Today, the Socialist Party deputies will introduce the Thirty Fourth Amendment to the Constitution Bill to allow for a Referendum to Repeal the Eighth Amendment. The effect of this Bill would be to delete Article 40.3.3, the Constitutional ban on abortion, allowing the national legislature, the Dáil, …

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Irlandia: kampania ROSA i walka o prawa kobiet

W ostatnim czasie Irlandią wstrząsnęły skandale związane z brakiem prawa do aborcji. W następstwie społecznego oburzenia, rozmachu nabierają kampanie o prawa kobiet. Poniżej prezentujemy wywiad reportera Alternatywy Socjalistycznej z Helen Sage, działaczką Socialist Party (irlandzka sekcja Komitetu na rzecz Międzynarodówki Robotniczej) oraz kampanii ROSA (for Reproductive rights, against Opression, Sexism and Austerity – za Prawami Reprodukcyjnymi, przeciwko Uciskowi, Seksizmowi i Cięciom) Czego dotyczył najnowszy skandal aborcyjny? Ostatni skandal dotyczył tragicznej sprawy młodej imigrantki, która po przybyciu do Irlandii odkryła podczas badania lekarskiego, że jest w ósmym miesiącu ciąży. Według doniesień, ciąża była wynikiem gwałtu, który …

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Winning the right to choose – Lessons from struggles past & present

By Fiona Ryan and Laura Fitzgerald As we fight to push for the repealing of the 8th amendment and to build the pro-choice struggle in Ireland, we can look around the world for inspiration from other struggles for abortion rights. Attempts to roll back reproductive rights in Spain which are deeply unpopular, with polls showing up to 80% against the change in law, have prompted huge public backlash and protest. This mass movement resulted in watering down aspects of the amendment. In an incredible testament to the struggle that has been waged by women and …

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Film Review: Pride

The film ‘Pride’ is set against the backdrop of the miners’ strike during the Thatcher era in the 1980’s. It is a light- hearted comedy that manages to give an uplifting sense of solidarity between the miners on strike and the LGBT community. The film opens with the ‘Solidarity Forever’ anthem and this message is echoed throughout the film. Despite the easy-going humour it doesn’t take away from the serious issues surrounding the miners’ struggle nor the attacks facing LGBT people at the time. It was directed by Matthew Warchus and written by Stephen Beresford. The film …

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ROSA Statement for Repeal the 8th Coalition Conference 6 September 2014

Step up the fight – winning a referendum to Repeal the 8th The sickening treatment of a young, migrant, highly vulnerable rape victim by this state has to be a spur to re-develop and to spread an active pro-choice movement. We have to seize this moment and through protests, mass occupations, and huge political pressure on the Labour Party in particular. Labour is facing electoral annihilation in a general election and is attempting to regain support with Burton as leader – they are susceptible to major pressure from below. It’s highly uncomfortable for them to …

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