London rally backs women’s rights in Sudan

Vol. 84/No. 12 - March 30, 2020
Chanting, “Women’s rights are human rights,” some 50 women and men and their supporters demonstrated outside the Sudanese Embassy here on International Women’s Day March 8,

LONDON — Chanting, “Women’s rights are human rights,” some 50 women and men and their supporters demonstrated outside the Sudanese Embassy here on International Women’s Day March 8, demanding the Sudanese government amend the country’s family law. “It means women…


Protests mark 2 years since Grenfell fire disaster in UK

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019
Projections beamed onto Frinstead House in west London, left, and Cruddas Park House in Newcastle, two years after Grenfell Tower inferno killed 72 people. Thousands joined protests on second anniversary of disaster against government indifference to dangers workers face.

LONDON — A Silent Walk and other events June 14 were joined by thousands, marking the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire here that killed 72 people. The deadly inferno was the result of the contempt of government officials…


‘Yellow vest’ protests force French gov’t to back down

French ‘deplorables’ demand more, want ‘whole baguette’
Vol. 82/No. 47 - December 17, 2018
Protesters at Arc de Triomphe in Paris Dec. 1, before cop tear gas and water cannon attack.

PARIS — In face of sustained mass, popular mobilizations from rural areas as well as working-class suburbs, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Dec. 4 a six-month suspension of the proposed hike in car fuel taxes. These proposed taxes were…



Ireland: Repeal of abortion ban shows shift on women’s rights

Vol. 82/No. 23 - June 11, 2018
Mass celebration in Dublin May 26, day after referendum victory ending ban on abortions.

Determined to end severe restrictions on abortion rights, a large majority in Ireland voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the country’s constitution May 25. The amendment “acknowledges the right to life of the unborn” and prevents women’s access to…


Support for abortion rights grows in Ireland

Vol. 82/No. 14 - April 9, 2018

DUBLIN, Ireland — “Abortion has to be free, safe and legal. We will discuss calmly, courteously and intelligently. Get the vote out and vote for repeal,” was the message when some 5,000 campaigners for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment…


Rising support for abortion rights forces referendum vote in Ireland

Vol. 82/No. 8 - February 26, 2018
Sept. 24, 2016, protest in Dublin, part of fight for repeal of abortion ban in Irish Constitution.

LONDON — In response to a growing campaign for abortion rights, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar announced Jan. 29 that a referendum will be held in Ireland this spring on repealing the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. The amendment, approved…