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Janelle Monáe's video caused a stir, but you probably missed this the first time around. - Upworthy. Eu.usatoday. Hundreds of thousands of people from around the United States flood Washington, DC, on Saturday for a massive rights march in defiance of America's hardline new president, Donald Trump.


Video provided by AFP Newslook "Intersectional feminism" is much more than the latest feminist buzzword. It is a decades-old term many feminists use to explain how the feminist movement can be more diverse and inclusive. If feminism is advocating for women's rights and equality between the sexes, intersectional feminism is the understanding of how women's overlapping identities — including race, class, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation — impact the way they experience oppression and discrimination. A white woman is penalized by her gender but has the advantage of race. Intersectionality has received increased attention in part due to how the Women's March on Washington came together. Intersectionality also means broadening the conversation around reproductive rights. Nancy J. 27 Photos 1 of 28. Mansplaining: This awesome comic breaks down the definition — and shares examples.

If you're living in 2018, you've probably encountered mansplaining — the word or, unfortunately, the real thing.

Mansplaining: This awesome comic breaks down the definition — and shares examples.

What is mansplaining? Are you doing it? And what do you do when you find yourself up against a mansplainer? Th1016076 under the coshh together a4. Our benefits system has become a racket for cheating poor people. Disabled woman says Stansted Airport refused to offer her help because she 'd... A disabled passenger has branded Stansted Airport staff “disgusting” after she was denied assistance because she “didn’t look disabled”.

Disabled woman says Stansted Airport refused to offer her help because she 'd...

Nathalie Allport-Grantham, 23, was flying to Nice with Ryanair on 31 December when a member of staff refused her the assistance she had confirmed ahead of her flight. She had requested the use of a wheelchair to help her to the gate, as well as assistance carrying her hand luggage onboard the aircraft. But while she was assigned a wheelchair at check-in, she says it was later taken away from her by airport staff who then told her that she was “wasting their time” by asking for help. ​

Allport-Grantham suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a connective tissue disorder which causes chronic pain and joint dislocation, as well as Marfan syndrome and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome – a condition which affects the heart, and can cause dizziness and fainting when the patient is standing. Tearing Down History: Should We Rid Ourselves of the Faces of the Past? - RightsInfo. History has never had the best human rights record.

Tearing Down History: Should We Rid Ourselves of the Faces of the Past? - RightsInfo

After all, it’s the reason they were formally agreed upon in the first place. After the grim atrocities of the Nazis in World War II, the globe united to ensure such violations could not happen again. Our affect is driving us back to a need for continuous fiscal deficits. A Time for Refusal. Photo It is a Sunday afternoon in a provincial town in France.

A Time for Refusal

Two men meet at a cafe. Why class won’t go away. Something has gone wrong in Britain, and the EU referendum result showed us – or at least, those of us who weren’t already aware – what it is.

Why class won’t go away

The campaign and its aftermath exposed a society that has split along lines of class, region, age and culture, with fewer binding threads than at any point in recent history. On the day, huge swaths of the country voted by class and geography. This was hardly surprising, considering how tensions between the classes have been exploited mercilessly by politicians. Social and economic inequalities, particularly between the south-east and the rest of the country, and between major cities and outlying towns, have grown, and that growth been tolerated, for decades – to a point where it now threatens social and political stability.

Repowering Europe: How To Combat Austerity, Alienation and Brexit. A guide to online security for activists. The last year has seen an uptick in digital threats faced by individuals and organizations around the world, and those working on the question of Palestine are no exception.

A guide to online security for activists

Over the past few months, there have been attacks on boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement websites, threatening emails to activists and new information emerging on Israel’s surveillance capabilities. “The latest cyber-attacks against BDS seem to be part of a full-fledged Israeli war on the movement that includes McCarthyite legal repression, use of intelligence services and yet more funding for ‘brand Israel’ propaganda,” said Mahmoud Nawajaa, the general coordinator of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC).

“These attacks smack of Israel’s despair at its growing isolation around the world, after failing for years to stem the growing support for the nonviolent BDS movement as a strategic and effective means to achieve Palestinian rights under international law.” Theguardian. Once more, with feeling.


The Ukip-led voter uprising that tore up the political map in 2014 and 2015 has now changed the face of British politics for ever. David Cameron promised a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union to see off the Ukip revolt. Immigration and wages: getting the numbers right. Is immigration from the EU pushing down the wages of British workers, especially the low paid?

Immigration and wages: getting the numbers right

This has become a central theme for the Leave campaign. The Sun reported: Open-door immigration knocks 10% of UK wages, claims Iain Duncan Smith...He quoted a Bank of England report that found wages fall by 2% for every 10% increase in immigration. Calling for voters to back Leave on June 23, Mr Duncan Smith said: “We have seen a 50% rise in immigration, which means around a 10% fall in wages.”

Aeip toolkit colour. The Perils of Perception and the EU. How Much Does The British Public Actually Know About The EU. The American Jewish scholar behind Labour’s ‘antisemitism’ scandal breaks his silence. Norman Finkelstein is no stranger to controversy.

The American Jewish scholar behind Labour’s ‘antisemitism’ scandal breaks his silence

The American Jewish scholar is one of the world’s leading experts on the Israel-Palestine conflict and the political legacy of the Nazi holocaust. Apart from his parents, every member of Finkelstein’s family, on both sides, was exterminated in the Nazi holocaust. His 2000 book The Holocaust Industry, which was serialised in the Guardian, became an international best-seller and touched off a firestorm of debate. But Finkelstein’s most recent political intervention came about by accident. Norman Finklestein interview by Jamie Stern-Weiner on David Cameron's Dodgy Friends’ British Prime Minister David Cameron has long professed himself a ‘passionate friend of Israel’. He is also a passionate supporter of the Conservative Friends of Israel, whose meetings he has repeatedly addressed and whose long-time director, Stuart Polak, he awarded with a peerage.

Cameron is reputed to be an intimate friend and ally of Israel’s right-wing prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu—or, as Cameron prefers to call him, ‘Bibi’. Even on those rare occasions where they disagree, Netanyahu refers to the British prime minister warmly as ‘[m]y friend’. When Netanyahu was re-elected in March 2015, Cameron congratulated him by telephone, and ‘looked forward to working with’ his government. When Cameron himself won re-election in May 2015, the Netanyahu government was overjoyed. In today’s Prime Minister’s Questions, Cameron savaged Corbyn for having referred to Hamas and Hezbollah as his ‘friends’, and repeatedly demanded that Corbyn withdraw the remark.

Consider now Gaza. Statement on “Labour’s problem with antisemitism” The sickening campaign to silence Corbyn and the Left by exploiting victims of the Holocaust. How Israel lobby manufactured UK Labour Party's anti-Semitism crisis. Last year, socialist stalwart Jeremy Corbyn won the leadership of the UK’s Labour Party by a landslide. Jeremy Corbyn hasn’t got an ‘antisemitism problem’. His opponents do. Labour has a ‘Jewish problem’. UK debt and deficit: All you need to know. Image copyright Thinkstock.

Timeline-Contest-Guide-eBook. Why have councils fallen out of love with outsourcing vital services? Surprised by the rise of Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn? Then you need to get out more. Labour's new members mostly wealthy city dwellers – leaked report. A disproportionate number of Labour members who have joined since the 2015 general election are “high-status city dwellers” pursuing well-paid jobs, according to internal party data. Tory Austerity is killing us: Labour must unite after their election failure and help Jeremy Corbyn fight the Tory austerity myths. A review by Dr Alan Maddison. The Overspending Myth Finally Exposed By the IMF, OECD, Treasury, ONS, OBR and IFS 

“I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell” Uk.businessinsider. Uk.businessinsider. How to complain to the BBC. This is how the BBC constructs its biased news reports. What Scottish councils are doing to fight the Tories' Trade Union bill is inspiring. Child-poverty-briefing. The Myth of Cable Street. Marxism Today: the forgotten visionaries whose ideas could save Labour. 78_09_hobsbawm. Labour’s Dead Center. LEAP economics: "Poverty is not a lifestyle choice; it is imposed on people" Official Site - the UK's number one best-selling news and current affairs magazine, edited by Ian Hislop.

Don't believe the Corbyn bashers - the economic case against public ownership is mostly fantasy. f2225-c02.pdf. f2225-c01.pdf. Jeremy Corbyn’s rise is inspiring. But what if his opponents are correct? My honest thoughts on the Corbyn campaign — and overcoming formidable obstacles. Robert Skidelsky on the merits of People’s Quantitative Easing.

Corbynomics must smash this cosy consensus on debt. Revealed! How Jeremy Corbyn is wiping out humanity! An essay. Germany's hypocrisy over Greece water privatisation. Bryan Gould » How Left-wing Is Jeremy Corbyn? The Cruddas review doesn’t undermine Corbyn – it shows an anti-cuts, pro-grow... Why are some former socialist countries looking to Russia once more? — Debati... Ttip&wales. WhileWeWorkYouPlay_LeisureStaffSurvey_June2015.pdf. Disability%20and%20Employment%20Report%20FINAL%20_2_%20rs%20with%20covers%20for%20online_0.pdf. The Only Way is Down. Still irresistible, a working-class hero's finest speech. The austerity delusion. Zero hours: Time to put a stop to this exploitation - ToUChstone blog. The curious case of yesterday's living standards 'good news' - ToUChstone blog.

Trades Union Congress - Workers Memorial Day 2015. How do you solve a problem like measurement of zero-hours contracts? - ToUChstone blog. Trades Union Congress - Amendment to health and safety rules will give green light for cowboys, says TUC. Socialmodel.pdf. Trades Union Congress - Outsourcing Public Services. UKIP immigration policies: making it even easier for bosses to exploit workers. “Social model of disability”: What’s that about?