Radical Chains

Stonewall Was A Riot

Submitted by Janine on Thu, 01/01/2004 - 20:38

"The rallying point of the gay liberation movement ... the bar riot that ushered in the gay rights movement" ... "Stonewall is the emblematic event in lesbian and gay history ... Stonewall has become synonymous over the years with gay resistance to oppression."

People Before Profit

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 31/12/2003 - 19:40

By Janine Booth, from the Workers' Liberty pamphlet Radical Chains: Sexuality and Class Politics, published in 1999.
A good place to start is with what we need. It's better than starting with what politicians are prepared to give, or what employers say they can afford.

Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Liberation: why the working class?

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 31/12/2003 - 14:26

"a class with radical chains ... which can only redeem itself by a total redemption of humanity"
"The emancipation of the working class is also the emancipation of all human beings without distinction of race or sex."

... or sexuality, as Marx might have said if the nineteenth century had been more aware of the issue.

Formal Equality and Beyond

Submitted by Janine on Tue, 30/12/2003 - 20:12

By Janine Booth, from the Workers' Liberty pamphlet Radical Chains: Sexuality and Class Politics, published in 1999. British laws against homophobia have strengthened in the five years since this was written, but the main argument still stands.
In Britain today, there is a set of laws which treats same-sex desire as less than acceptable and those who feel it as less than equal.

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