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25 November: Socialist feminist struggle against gender violence!

“We are not silent. We are not scared. We are not obeying.” — Istanbul, Turkey — chants from protest against gender violence International Women’s Day 2019 in defiance of a state ban on the demonstration and police use of tear gas “My life is not your porn” — Seoul, South Korea — main slogan on 70,000 strong demonstration against ‘spy cameras’ in public bathrooms, October 2018 “Sexist violence is killing us, as is the state’s policy” — placard in Buenos Aires, Argentina — demonstration against femicide and for abortion rights, June 2019 “My body is …

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Sign up to now ROSA’s – Act in Time Campaign

Now is our Day – REPEAL & RIGHT TO CHOOSE IN MAY Sign up to now ROSA’s – Act in Time Campaign Are we going to wait and trust the establishment parties when all the indications are that they will only allow abortion in very limited circumstances or will we launch an active movement that forces the Oireachtas Committee to provide a referendum and legislation for a woman’s right to choose? We can deliver a huge blow for women’s rights and freedom: The time is NOW – What you can do? contact the members of …

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100 Years Ago Women Ruled the Pitch – the story of women’s football in Britain

Womens football in Britain is now on the rise – in fact it is the fastest growing sport for women.  Throughout Britain 100 years ago, however, women ruled the pitch – some games were pulling in crowds of almost 60,000 at their matches – far in excess of the mens game. It was at this height of popularity that the FA officially banned women from playing on their grounds –a ban that would last for 50 years – in effect producing a catastrophic, devastating blow for womens football – the legacy of which is still felt …

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Citizens’ Assembly Endorses Abortion Rights

Referendum without delay Let us have our say! – 64% for early abortion available on request – 78% for right to abortion for health reasons – 72% for right to abortion for socio-economic reasons The overwhelming pro-choice, pro-health recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly (as above) are a shock to the political establishment. The results show that when people are given the facts on abortion, the majority will endorse abortion rights and trust people who are pregnant to make their own decisions about their own bodies and lives. The political establishment thought that the Citizens’ Assembly …

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NO MORE DELAY REFERENDUM FOR ABORTION RIGHTS IN AUTUMN- NO WATERING DOWN OF CITIZENS’ ASSEMBLY RECOMMENDATIONS

The Citizens’ Assembly was established by the Government, both as a means to further delay change on abortion, but also as with a view to influencing the outcome to suggest a more limited or minor change to abortion law in Ireland. The outcome of the Citizens’ Assembly, in which the overwhelming thrust of the majority within it resoundingly prioritised trusting women and pregnant people to make their own decisions about their own bodies and respecting women’s health – in reality a pro-choice position – has shocked the political establishment and represents another crisis for them. RTE political correspondent, David …

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