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Thought for today 31.03.20

TO END Women’s History Month, let’s remember that women’s liberation is a class issue too, not just a battle against patriarchy – whatever Margaret Thatcher might have thought. She may have risen to the highest office of state of any ...

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Thought for today 30.03.20

THE POSITON OF women workers has improved slightly over the last 50 years – but the basic point which German politician Clara Zetkin makes remains true. “The capitalists speculate on the two following factors: the female worker must be paid ...

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Thought for today 29.03.20

WHEN THE forces of reaction appear to be in the ascendancy, that is when you will see the oppressed summoning their strength to fight back. “This is a troubling moment in our history full of immense challenges. The global impact ...

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Thought for today 28.03.20

A DETERMINED WOMAN remembers the days when black and Asian women were herded into very low paid jobs. “Imagine how humiliating it is for us, particularly for the older women, to be working and to overhear the employer saying to ...

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Thought for today 27.03.20

A LEADING Asian woman writer challenges the UK establishment’s view of the Rotherham Sexual Exploitation cases – giving a very different view from that held by Home Secretary Priti Patel MP. “The media narrative around these cases – appalling crimes ...

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Thought for today 26.03.20

THE VIEW FROM Planet Priti is of a UK that the downtrodden, impoverished and exploited will not recognise. “There is so much for the UK to be proud of – a world-class, modern economy and a free, fair and tolerant ...

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Thought for today 25.03.20

HAS THE Executive Mayor of Newham lived up to her early promise? “As Mayor, I will put the people of Newham at the heart of everything I do. This will be a collaborative joint enterprise between residents, myself, councillors and ...

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Thought for today 24.03.20

YOU THOUGHT the concise nature of texting was a new mode of expression? Maybe it’s as old as poetry itself. “The poem is a form of texting. It’s the original text. It’s a perfecting of a feeling in language – ...

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Thought for today 23.03.20

HERE’S SOME trenchant criticism of the Prime Minister from one of London’s MPs. “This is a man who has consistently escaped scrutiny and, because of the family he comes from and the privilege that he has, he is a man ...

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Thought for today 22.03.20

What is the position of women in Bangladesh – and how should it improve? Women academics are part of this debate. “Women’s empowerment in Bangladesh has been facing challenges from many consequences. Patriarchy, conservative thinking, and lack of awareness about ...

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