Since autistic activist Judy Singer coined the term ‘neurodiversity’ some twenty years ago, it has facilitated a great enlightenment and a progressive new approach to the experiences and rights of autistic and other neurologically atypical people.
Ian Townson reviews 'Minnie Lansbury: suffragette, socialist, rebel councillor' in Solidarity 491, 16 January 2019
Minnie Lansbury was one of the rebel Labour councillors of Poplar (East London) who in 1921 forced the Tory¬Liberal coalition government to start central government payments to equalise resources between councils in poor and in well¬off areas.
Janine Booth’s biography of Lansbury is rich in detail about her life; working¬class conditions at the time; and much more. It is a solid achievement given the scarcity of material available on Lansbury to work on.
Listen to Janine speaking at Momentum's The World Transformed event at Labour Party conference on 24 September 2017.
Keep politics out of sport
Black lives may matter
but all that matters here
is the score
Keep politics out of football
because standing up for the national anthem
is not political
but kneeling for it is
Keep politics off the pitch
Offence and defence
are matters for the field of play
not for the field of struggle
Text of the George Lansbury Memorial Lecture, given on 16 November 2016 at Queen Mary University, London.
Follow the links for a shocking story of a Stalinist anti-semitic purge.
London is loyal, London's a comrade
London has toiled through many a bomb raid
London's a leader, London's a fighter
London is feeling the noose closing tighter
Those in London's seats of power
Are sending suspects to the tower
London's former champions sense
There's too much foreign influence
Originally published on Workers' Liberty's website.
There was a discussion at Workers' Liberty's 'Ideas for Freedom' discussion weekend in 2006 about 'The Left and Cultural Relativism'. The two speakers were Janine Booth and Peter Tatchell. These are the notes from Janine's contribution.
This week, two reports found that the actions of Officer Timothy Loehmann in shooting dead black 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland Ohio on 22 November 2014 were "justified".
Shot down twice
First his life and now his name
Deadly cops and children's game
Bloodlust and pride
Officer Michael T Slager, how do you plead to the charge of the murder of Walter L Scott?