Radical Chains

Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Liberation: why the working class?

Submitted by Janine on 31 December, 2003 - 2:26

"a class with radical chains ... which can only redeem itself by a total redemption of humanity"
"The emancipation of the working class is also the emancipation of all human beings without distinction of race or sex."

... or sexuality, as Marx might have said if the nineteenth century had been more aware of the issue.

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Formal Equality and Beyond

Submitted by Janine on 30 December, 2003 - 8:12

By Janine Booth, from the Workers' Liberty pamphlet Radical Chains: Sexuality and Class Politics, published in 1999. British laws against homophobia have strengthened in the five years since this was written, but the main argument still stands.
In Britain today, there is a set of laws which treats same-sex desire as less than acceptable and those who feel it as less than equal.

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Nazis and Nailbombers: Fighting the Fascists

Submitted by Janine on 30 December, 2003 - 8:01

By Janine Booth, from the Workers' Liberty pamphlet Radical Chains: Sexuality and Class Politics, published in 1999.
On 30 April 1999, a nail-bomb killed three people and injured dozens more. It exploded in the Admiral Duncan pub in Old Compton Street, the heart of gay Soho.

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