Wednesday 8 March 2023

Solidarity with Apsana Begum

On International Women's Day, there's a sort-of tradition around these parts to celebrate the women who've contributed to our movement. This year, we visit the appalling way Apsana Begum has been treated by the Labour Party. The "feminist" usual suspects in the PLP are conspicuously absent with their solidarity, and Keir Starmer and the apparatus have closed their eyes and ears to the systematic abuse Apsana has faced. The Labour leadership are against racism, just not as against it where Muslim women are concerned. Therefore, why not mark this International Women's Day by listening to Apsana's story and sharing it with others. As we've seen, bad behaviour gets a pass in the Labour Party because often there's little push back. So let's start pushing.

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