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Ta-ra Tories


Ta-ra Penny

Let’s hope that the end of Ms Mordaunt
turns out to be some sort of portent
of Conservative death
the Tories’ last breath
and spares us from more of their torment

Court Win on Right to Strike

Right to strike

The UK Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday 17 April that UK law allowing employers to discipline (but not sack) workers for striking is in conflict with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

Marxism and Neurodiversity


The human species includes people with minds of all kinds. Neurodivergent people face exclusion, discrimination and disadvantage. How can Marxism help us to understand neurodiversity and how to achieve liberation for neurodivergent people? How will the experiences of neurodivergent people … Read more

Video: Neurodiversity – a left-wing perspective


Neurodiversity – a left-wing perspective On Monday 25 March, Janine spoke at an online open meeting hosted by Lewes Labour party members, setting out a left-wing perspective on neurodiversity. You can watch a video of the talk, and the ensuing … Read more

Video: Job cuts

Job cuts

A poem in the Welsh poetic form of Clogyrnach (which is remarkably similar to a limerick), written in support of Unite the Union’s strike ballot of steel workers employed by Tata in South Wales, whose jobs are under threat.

Video: Steel workers’ jobs are on the line

Steel workers CF

A poem in the Welsh poetic form of Cyhydedd Fer, written in support of Unite the Union’s strike ballot of steel workers employed by Tata in South Wales, whose jobs are under threat.

Work and menopause


Menopause at work hit the headlines on 22 February as the Equality and Human Rights Commission issued new guidance on the issue. However, the guidance only affirmed what the law has been for the last fourteen years, and the fact that news coverage trumpeted it as a breakthrough can only mean that employers have not been following the law.

International Women’s Day celebration, Ealing

Ealing TUC International Women's Day celebration

Janine’s annual poetic performance at Ealing Trades Union Council’s International Women’s Day celebration. There will also be speakers and music, and a good time will be had by all. Venue: to be confirmed  

What Most People Think


(Ode to Lee Anderson) When I said I hated men dressed in pink And that women should be tied to the kitchen sink I wasn’t being a prat, a bigot or fink I was simply saying what most people think … Read more

Soteria in the Pub

Soteria in the Pub

Join us for Soteria in the Pub, our open mic event to raise awareness for compassionate alternatives in mental health, at The Betsey Trotwood in Farringdon (London EC1R 3BL). Soteria Network is an international movement of service users, survivors, activists, carers and professionals fighting for more humane, … Read more

Onward, Anti-Woke Soldiers

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They’re marching off to war on woke, to fan the flames, to fuel and stoke a cooked-up culture conflagration, save the fabric of our nation and every thing we Brits hold dear from those who’d welcome migrants here They’ll soon … Read more