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28 November 2018

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Reclaim the Night marches condemn violence against women

photo Heather Rawling

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Newcastle

Led by drumming-band Bangshees, Newcastle's Reclaim the Night demo attracted lots of attention and support particularly from young working-class women who stopped to take videos.

The organised trade union presence on the march was smaller than last year but a lively contingent of young women and men with homemade placards like 'blame rapists not victims' and 'the way I dress never means yes' attended for the first time.

With excellent articles like 'Spanish state: over one million students strike against sexism and for inclusive sex education' and 'solidarity with Irish rape trial protests' at socialistparty.org.uk to draw attention to in the last issue of the Socialist, we sold nine copies. And a number of young women and men expressed an interest in the Socialist Party.

Lottie Hann, Newcastle Socialist Party

Nottingham

The Reclaim the Night march wound its way into the heart of Nottingham's night life. Around 300 mainly-young women were on the march.

The march was led by a samba band and dancers and was very noisy. We got a lot of support from men and women on the streets.

A minute's silence was held at the beginning of the rally for the two women who are killed by partners or ex-partners each week.

Clare Wilkins, Nottingham Socialist Party

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In The Socialist 28 November 2018:


What we think

End Tory misery - general election now!

For a socialist alternative to the EU - mobilise to kick out the Tories!


International socialist news and analysis

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San Francisco Bay Area's toxic smoke crisis and capitalism's mismanagement

Workers at the forefront of the new wave of protests in Iran


News

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The Tories' letting fee ban is full of holes - we need rent controls and council homes!


Workplace

PCS Left Unity election: All votes should count

Cammell Laird shipbuilding workers strike against job cuts on merseyside

College lecturers in Wales strike against low pay and workload

Black Friday day of action against Amazon


Environment

We need system change to halt climate change


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Islwyn Labour Party calls for council no-cuts budget

Scrap the Tories' Universal Credit now!

Reclaim the Night marches condemn violence against women

King George A&E faces closure again

Southampton: Join the pledge to resist cuts

"Horrendous" - Bristol's privatised buses

Nat West's benefit-claimant eviction policy


Opinion

Wonderful socialist play finds Edwardian poverty not in past

End "poverty, ill health and despair":a benefits adviser speaks out against the cuts

Trump is capricious and dangerous - but is he really in charge?


 

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Violence against women:

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triangleThe Socialist Inbox

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Newcastle:

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