-Choice protests in tomorrow – rights now – repeal 8th amendment
Anger is growing around the news that “a raped woman who went on food and liquid strike in Ireland was denied an abortion.” ( Doctors for Choice ) A large demonstration is already scheduled in Dublin for Wednesday (6pm The Spire).
In the aftermath of the passing of the X-case legislation we explained why the legislation was worthless. Continue reading
We spread this social activist action report in solidarity with the struggle against all oppression – Report from London Palestine Action via RabbleLDN:
Victory to the Palestinian struggle! Stop arming Israel! #StopElbit
For nearly a month, Israel has bombarded Gaza from land, sea and air. More than 1800 Palestinians have lost their lives and war crimes have been committed. To our collective shame, the UK government has not only failed to take action to pressure Israel to stop its massacre, but has refused to take steps to end the material support it provides to Israel’s brutal regime of apartheid and colonialism. When governments support crimes against humanity, grassroots movements must take direct action.
A group of activists from the London Palestine Action network have today (5/8/14) chained the doors shut of an Israeli weapons factory based near Birmingham in the UK and are now occupying the roof. As part of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) and in response to calls for action from Palestinian movements, we are demanding the permanent closure of the factory and an end to all forms of military trade and cooperation with Israel. Continue reading
‘‘The nation State takes advantage of our nationalist feelings to concentrate corruption, control and money. The religious nation state is 10 times worse, guaranteeing totalitarian control by psychotic power freaks… Then there is the religious state claiming to be the ‘Chosen Race’ and just one ethnic group, like Israel, which is a recipe for fascist genocide”
Anonymous ‘knocks out’ Mossad website over Israel’s Gaza offensive
Hacker group Anonymous has taken down the website of the Israeli secret service Mossad in protest of Israel’s military incursion in Gaza. The ‘hacktivists’ have already targeted a number of organizations in their mission to stop the “genocide.”
Mossad’s website went offline at around 00:40 GMT and is still down at the time of writing. The Israeli government has yet to make any comment on the supposed hack attack.
Anonymous launched a hacking campaign against Israel coinciding with the beginning of Operation Protective Edge on July 7. Continue reading
Dolly Parton – “A radical in rhinestones”
By Helen Morales
When Dolly Parton played at the Glastonbury Festival last month she won rave reviews. However, the media focus was not just on her exquisite singing (or alleged miming) and fabulous costumes, but also turned to feminism.
Lily Allen discussed feminism with Dolly in an interview for The Radio Times, Krissi Murison and myself debated whether Dolly is a feminist with Jenni Murray on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, and articles in The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times also honed in on the subject. Continue reading