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Many Happy Returns to the Women of Eastbourne CLP

I’ve always liked Eastbourne – but thought of it as a gentle sort of place, for walking and thinking. I now have it filed under words like ‘exciting’, ‘friendly’ and – yes, ‘socialist’.

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What I learned from the cat

I’m not a cat person or a dog person. I like animals in general, but what happens to them when they’re around people, when they are “pets”?

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RECLAIMING LESBIAN – Guest post by Paula Boulton

30 years on – a story and a song – are you sitting comfortably…?

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Sexuality and Synchronicity in Salop

Having spent over a year thrashing around in the gender wars and a weekend of glorious feminist goings on at Filia 2018, I suppose it’s not surprising that Human Aggression grabbed my eye on a book stall when I finally got myself off on holiday but Storr’s book did present me with A Big Surprise.

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It could have been me

It’s been a year since Maria McLachlan was attacked. This guest post by Paula Boulton is an example of the journey many of us have been on in the last 12 months… KG

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Right of reply

I don’t normally go in for this refutation lark but there is a thread on Facebook, on a personal but public page of a fellow member of our local Labour Party, which is getting sufficient attention that I think its worth saying my piece.

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On achieving unity in the midst of battle

Like many women recently, I’ve just seen my life implode. This, surprisingly perhaps, is a good thing.

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Neoliberalism v People?

It was a “public consultation” apparently – or was it a “community forum”? Anyway, it was being run by a couple of people from Post Office Ltd, who didn’t take very kindly to community member Mil Rai suggesting that if it was a community forum, the attendees, being locals, were in charge of it.

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Why guns won’t save Amber Rudd

Donnachadh McCarthy has been arrested numerous times. Why? He was never a violent man, never a criminal of any kind. He was a classical ballet dancer until a few seconds before someone said “you were supposed to catch him just then.”