A Call To Men Of The Left

Originally posted on Kay Green:
*** Guest post by Ian McNee*** Women’s Liberation, Identity Politics & Socialism On Saturday 4th February the feminist campaigning organisation Woman’s Place UK are co-hosting their second national conference on women’s liberation with the UCL Women’s Liberation SIG at the Institute for Education, UCL and on the theme: “Education for…

Universal Credit Sanctions Back With A Vengence

Originally posted on The poor side of life:
It was recently announced during a Commons debate in parliament that Universal Credit sanctions (UC) are “back with a vengeance”. This comes after the figures for the last quarter have been revealed. According to the released figures the sanction rates are now 250% higher than they were…

What are governments for?

Originally posted on Kay Green:
We had a solidarity gathering at Hastings Station – for – well, do you remember them? “They” are our essential workers. “They” are, essentially, us. But, since more and more trade unions have announced industrial action due to the neglect and underpayment of essential workers, the newspapers and our government…

Campaigners Ask For Ban On Pre-Payment Meter Installations Via Court Warrants

Originally posted on The poor side of life:
Campaigners have recently called for a ban on pre-payment energy meter (PPM) installations through court warrants. This is spurred by concerns that energy companies are using them to disconnect vulnerable customers especially during the cost of living crisis. According to the energy companies licence conditions they are…

The misery that dare not speak its name

There’s a golden rule for weddings and funerals, ‘Don’t talk about politics or religion,’ and as rules go it’s a pretty good one, though any event that involves drink is at high risk from piss heads who can’t handle it. However, I ain’t here to talk about that, I’m here to talk about the unmentionableContinue reading “The misery that dare not speak its name”