Free speech

EU left refuses to condemn Russian abuse
Oleg Sentsov
SJWThu, 21/06/2018 - 11:52

On 14 June the left bloc in the European Parliament voted against a motion demanding Russia release Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and 70 other Ukrainian political prisoners.

It was official policy of the left bloc, GEU/NGL, to vote against the motion. Only six members of the 52-strong faction rebelled: five by voting for, and one by abstaining. The GUE/NGL has not issued a statement explaining its opposition to the motion.

485 MEPs voted for the motion. 76 voted against. And 66 abstained.

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NUS Conference 2018: defeat the right, fight for left-wing, militant leadership
Demo pic
AWLTue, 27/03/2018 - 12:09

At last year’s National Union of Students conference, NUS’s broadly leftish leadership was displaced by a new, mostly more right-wing team of officers. President Malia Bouattia, whose re-election we critically supported, lost to incumbent Shakira Martin.

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The left and struggles for liberation need free speechAWLThu, 23/11/2017 - 15:22

(Students & workers protest as part of the left-led Free Speech Movement in the 1960s at the University of California Berkeley)

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Free speech on campus, and argue the issues!MatthewWed, 15/11/2017 - 12:17

This article appears as an opinion piece in Solidarity 454

When we “no platform” and un-invite radical feminists from our universities — in the guise of safer spaces — who are we protecting, and who are we serving?

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We should not no-platform “bad ideas”cathy nThu, 21/09/2017 - 16:52

On Wednesday 13 September a meeting billed ″What is Gender? The Gender Recognition Act and beyond″ was cancelled by the venue (New Cross Learning in Lewisham, south London) after a protest was planned outside the meeting and activists called the venue to argue they cancel the booking.

On Thursday 14 September the meeting was rearranged to a secret location, but was still met with a protest. Attendees at the meeting filmed and harassed protesters. One attendee at the meeting had her camera snatched away and smashed, and was repeatedly punched.

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Solidarity 446
AWLWed, 23/08/2017 - 12:38

Download <a href= "/system/files/446.pdf">pdf</a> or <a href="/taxonomy/term/1389">read online</a>.

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Bart's strikers name more dates
Gemma_STue, 08/08/2017 - 11:30

Serco-employed workers at Bart's Health NHS Trust will strike again on 18-22, 25-29 August, and 1-5, 8-12, and 15-19 September.

Workers have so far stuck for 22 days, including a two week strike from 25 July to 7 August, in their fight over low pay. Serco is still refusing to negotiate with the workers' union Unite.

They are demanding a 30p per hour increase, and for lower workloads.

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As we were saying: Oppose the fundamentalists! Defend free speech! (1994)dalcassianWed, 09/11/2016 - 12:59

“Half echo of the past, half menace of the future; at times, by its bitter, witty and incisive criticism, striking the bourgeoisie to the very heart's core; but always ludicrous in its effect, through its total incapacity to understand the march of mod ern history".

This description of reactionary, feudal "socialists" in the Communist Manifesto of 1848 fits Hizb-ut Tahrir perfectly.

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