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In the UK and beyond, austerity and the erosion of state welfare systems have made sectors like health, housing and education increasingly precarious within our society.

Our analysis looks at the intersections of gender, race and class, and how social movements – old and new – can offer support, action and solidarity beyond electoral politics.

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In the UK and beyond, austerity and the erosion of state welfare systems have made sectors like health, housing and education increasingly precarious within our society.

Our analysis looks at the intersections of gender, race and class, and how social movements – old and new – can offer support, action and solidarity beyond electoral politics.

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  • A still from the 2014 film Pride shows jubilant marchers connecting gay rights to the miners strikes

    Pride in the fight

    Siobhan McGuirk celebrates the solidarity – and humour – of a film about when lesbians and gay people backed the miners

  • Two men stand in suits holding up a save the date message celebrating same-sex marriage laws

    Married strife: going beyond marriage equality

    The same-sex marriage campaign has been successful, but LGBTQ equality is still a distant dream. It’s time to reassess our priorities, argues Siobhan McGuirk

  • Italiano: Silvio Berlusconi al Grand Hotel Trento per la campagna elettorale delle elezioni provinciali. Credit: Niccolò Caranti

    Beyond Berlusconi

    Populist, authoritarian, xenophobic and sustained in office by a corrupt electoral system – but Silvio Berlusconi’s government isn’t the only one in Europe that can be described this way

  • Abortion – 24 reasons for 24 weeks

    MP Nadine Dorries unveiled 20 ‘reasons’ for lowering the abortion limit to 20 weeks. Here Laurie Penny gives 24 reasons why it should remain at 24 weeks

  • Alan Turing and Peter Tatchell | Peter Tatchell visited Manchester. Credit: Pete Birkinshaw

    Porn can be good for you

    Peter Tatchell says pornography doesn’t have to be oppressive. It can be liberating and fulfilling

  • Alan Turing and Peter Tatchell | Peter Tatchell visited Manchester. Credit: Pete Birkinshaw

    Why I joined the Greens

    Peter Tatchell says the Greens are now the radical left party.