imageOne person showing this kind of bravery to allow others to speak out. Doreen Lawrence’s steadfast courage in the face of repeated police failures to investigate her son’s death is admirable, especially in the light of recent revelations that her family was spied on. Thankfully, Theresa May has called for a public inquiry into unethical... One person showing this kind of bravery to allow others to speak out. Doreen Lawrence’s steadfast courage in the face of repeated police failures to investigate her son’s death is admirable, especially in the light of recent revelations that her family was spied on. Thankfully, Theresa May has called for a public inquiry into unethical police methods such as these; but
image…but disabled people vow to fight on. The UK government has announced that it will go ahead with its planned closure of the Independent Living Fund despite a unanimous ruling in December by the English Court of Appeal. The Independent Living Fund (ILF) is a £320million
imageThe UK has announced steps to combat the rise in child marriages among Syrian refugees. In the last 3 years, more than 100,000 Syrians have been killed in the country’s civil war. Four million have been displaced within the country and two and a half million people have fled the country
image‘If we apply this imperative, the world will be a very different and far better place’. On the eve of International Women’s Day, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN under-secretary general and the executive director of UN Women, posted a powerful open letter urging men and boys to
imageJAKARTA, Indonesia — After 10 years in a Saudi prison, Ati Abeh Inan finally made it back to Indonesia last month. On death row for “casting a magic spell on her employer and his family,” she was pardoned by King Abdullah. Needless to say, she was very lucky. About 40
imageThis Index and wider research suggest that ‘flexible working’ could be holding women back. The PwC Women in Work Index has ranked the UK 18 out of 27 nations based on women’s participation in the labour market. Having shown improvement by reducing the wage gap from 26 per
imageDepending on whom you ask, there were twenty-six, twenty-seven, or twenty-eight victims in Newtown. It’s twenty-six if you count only those who were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School; twenty-seven if you include Nancy Lanza; twenty-eight if you judge Adam’s suicide a loss
imageThere needs to be a line drawn … and not a blurred one. Rewind&Reframe is petitioning the Prime Minister, David Cameron, asking for age-ratings to be put on music videos whether sold in shops or viewed online. The letter to him runs thus: Dear Mr Cameron, As a music fan, I
imageIt’s that you say it. Mary Beard is as famous for her strong feminist views as she is for being disgustingly abused on social media for her feminist views. She recently held a lecture entitled ‘The Public Voice of Women’ which could also have been called ‘the battered
imagePresident Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has declared that the Progressive Party of Maldives-led (PPM) coalition government will implement the death penalty despite international pressure. Speaking at a campaign event for PPM MP Ahmed Mahloof in Male’ last night, President Yameen
imageOn Wednesday, New Hampshire’s House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly, 225 to 104, to repeal the death penalty. The fate of the bill in the state’s Senate is less certain, but many give it a strong chance of passage. And the new governor, Maggie Hassan, is prepared to sign
imageIt is now three years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster began. On 11 March 2011, one of the most powerful earthquakes on record hit north-east Japan. The resulting tsunami killed almost 20,000 people, and caused a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Kaori Saito watched the
imageProgress for women and girls on the Millennium Development Goals remains ‘unacceptably slow’. UN Women’s executive director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka spoke at the high-level event with heads of UN agencies “Accelerating progress on the MDGs for women and girls” in
imageA longer-term strategy to achieve peace and justice for Palestinians is needed. Members of an international delegation attempting to travel through Egypt to Gaza for International Women’s Day were deported from Egypt recently. The purpose of the delegation was show solidarity with the
imageIf your local MP is a Tory who still hasn’t signed the MPs’ Letter of Support please send them this. No More Page 3 supporter Lizzy Woodfield wrote this amazing letter to her local Conservative MP, to send to him on International Women’s Day. If your local MP is a Tory who
imageThis photo of Glenn Ford was taken by his lawyeron March 11, 2014— Ford's first day of freedom after30 years in prison—near St. Francisville, LA (Gary Clements) Anywhere he wanted to go, the jubilant defense attorneys told a hungry Glenn Ford late Tuesday afternoon
imageOf the roughly 450 inmates who die in Texas prisons each year, about 100 are laid to rest in Captain Joe Byrd Cemetery. Whether they die in one of the state’s 109 prison units, at the TDCJ hospital in Galveston, or at the prison system’s hospice facility near Palestine, the
Iran Human Rights, March 16: One prisoner was hanged in the prison of Semnan (Northern Iran) early this morning. The official website of the Iranian Judiciary in Semnan reported that the prisoner, identified as “H. P.” son of Mohammadreza, was convicted of murder. There has
imageHere are some dates for your diary of woman-centric events going on around the UK this week. UK-wide: 22 March: ‘Stand up to racism and fascism‘: parades throughout Europe. Click on the links for details of events in Cardiff, Glasgow and London. A day of action against racism
imageThe fashion industry could lead the way to a toxic-free future. Never mind the catwalks of New York, Paris, Milan and London, the red carpet at the Oscar’s is the place to check out the latest high fashion trends, and this year’s ‘runway’ was sprinkled with Armanis and
imageNEW DELHI — The Delhi High Court on Thursday upheld the death sentences of four men who were convicted of gang-raping and murdering a 23-year-old student in the capital in December 2012. In September, a lower court sentenced the men to death by hanging after determining that the
imageBAGHDAD, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Iraq executed three former officials of ex-leader Saddam Hussein's government and four others convicted of terrorism, the Iraqi Ministry of Justice said Thursday, despite international calls to end death penalty in the country. The ministry said the executed
imageAn academic looks at what was a ‘scare’ in the UK, and a ‘scandale’ in France. On March 16, 2010, officials from the French Health Security Agency (AFSSAPS) made a preannounced visit in Southern France to a manufacturer of silicone breast implants called PIP
imageRay Jasper HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) A former San Antonio rap musician was put to death by lethal injection Wednesday for a knife attack and robbery more than 15 years ago that left a 33-year-old recording studio owner dead. Ray Jasper, 33, faced injection with a lethal dose
imageTo counter ‘the vicious anti-immigrant discourse of mainstream politics’. A new campaign has been set up to combat racism against migrants in the UK. The Movement Against Xenophobia (MAX), was launched at a conference in London last weekend to counter what supporters call
imageOklahoma's attorney general says the state does not have all of the lethal drugs necessary to carry out an execution set for Thursday. Two inmates, scheduled to die this month, have been fighting their executions while they seek more information about Oklahoma's execution procedures.
imageIt seems that some comrades are more equal than others. The University of London Union (ULU) has refused to host an event run by the Socialist Workers Party (SWP). The event, Marxism Festival 2014, is the annual summer school event of the Socialist Workers’ Party In a public
imageUN backs campaign, but UK’s education minister continues to dodge the issue. In February Fahma Mohamed, a 17 year-old student from Bristol, launched a Guardian-backed campaign to increase awareness of female genital mutilation (FGM) and stop the practice in both the UK and the rest of
imageThe Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty itself does not constitute "cruel and unusual punishment." Yet the treatment of the condemned is nonetheless subject to Eighth Amendment protections, as well as Fourteenth Amendment guarantees of due process. In the past few years, this
imageCampaigning for real change for women. The economic crisis, combined with an approach to paying down the deficit that focusses on cutting public spending, has left women: Poorer – with 74 per cent of £22bn of austerity ‘savings’ coming from women’s pockets
imageTennessee can electrocute inmates if the drugs needed to perform lethal injection are unavailable, state lawyers say in an opinion released Thursday. A bill pending in the state legislature that allows the state to use the electric chair for all executions is constitutional, Attorney
imageLouisiana Death Row (CNN) -- There are many ways to measure 30 years, but for Glenn Ford, the yardstick is simple. "My sons -- when I left -- was babies. Now they grown men with babies," he said, speaking as a free man for the first time in nearly three decades. Ford
imageShakespeare’s depictions of rape are too familiar today. However, his messages about patriarchy and rape aren’t familiar enough. By Leigh Kolb. Our regular cross-post from Bitchflicks. Content warning for discussion of rape. ‘Do not draw back, for we will mourn with
imageThey could have settled with the workers they underpaid. Instead, they paid London lawyers ‘to defend the indefensible’. Many former cooks, cleaners and carers are now eligible for up to £100,000 after proving unfair discrimination. Up to 5,000 women may benefit from the