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Beyond the Fragments: the book’s relevance today

In the second of our series of transcribed talks from the recent Beyond the Fragments eventSara Boyce looks at the lessons of the book today, asking how the left can move beyond its all-too-often white, male and middle class demographic and […]

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Women’s history in two books

Rachel Brooks reviews ‘Regeneration’ by Pat Barker and ‘How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women’ by Lindsey German


Combat alienation with alienated forms?

As a supporter of the Anti-Capitalist Initiative I often speak about unifying the left and “pluralism”, but often it feels as if we are going through the motions, spouting ‘progressive’ (as in more progressive than the groups we have been […]


Ireland’s new abortion law; a step forward?

Sarah McCarthy, pro-choice campaigner in Ireland, challenges the idea the new abortion bill represents progress

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Beyond the Fragments: Autonomist Feminism

The following is the first of the transcripts of speeches from the recent Beyond the Fragments event in Manchester. Here Jess Winterson of Plan C looks at autonomist feminism, the Wages For Housework campaign of the 1970s and their implications for today. […]


Learning the lessons from Beyond the Fragments

Yesterday (8 June) was a rare sunny Saturday in Manchester yet 45 people decided to spend the day at The University of Manchester to discuss feminism, socialism and the state at the movement at an all day event titled Beyond the […]

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Rape and Misogyny: How the Left Can Do Better

In light of the crisis in the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), our guest author Sarah discusses the problem of allegations of sexual offences and misogyny in political organisations. She argues it is necessary to prioritise the victim’s personal rights and wishes. […]


Bringing feminism back to the future

Joana Ramiro looks at the political impact of the new generation of feminist media

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