The WSM and Need Abortion Ireland are running a bus to the July 2nd Rally for Choice in Belfast. Tickets will be 10 euro and we would encourage you to buy a ticket as soon as possible as if we fill the bus soon we will then get a second bus. If you can't go or if you have some spare cash you can make a donation towards the cost of the bus at our paypal link below. Donations of 10 euro or more will allow us to subsidise some of the tickets for those on very low or no income.
ONLINE SALES HAVE CLOSED. THERE WILL BE A FEW SEATS AVAILABLE TOMORROW AT 10AM ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS. GET TO THE HUGH LANE AT 10 AND YOU'LL HAVE A GOOD CHANCE OF BEING ABLE TO TRAVEL.
News broke on the 19th June that a Belfast woman is to stand trial for helping her daughter procure an abortion. In response on 24th June a letter was handed in signed by 215 abortion activists admitting that they are guilty of breaking the law by either taking or helping someone procure the Early Medical Abortion (EMA) pill.
Alliance for Choice Belfast has organised this action in solidarity with the woman charged. A similar action occurred in 2013 when 100 people signed a letter admitting to doing the same thing this woman has done and not a single person who signed the letter was contacted by police.
Around 30 Republican prisoners continue to engage in a ‘dirty protest’ in Maghaberry prison over the failure of the Northern Ireland Administration and the Prison Officers Association to implement a facilitated agreement reached between all parties last August. This is part of a wider criminalisation policy to punish, brutalize and isolate prisoners which includes regular beatings and strip-searching - which remains the outstanding issue to be resolved. Similarly to the 1980/81 prison struggles, the prisoners are simply asking for their rights and dignity to be respected.
It is all but impossible, both in theory and in practice, to legally obtain an abortion on the island of Ireland, both north and south of the imaginary border that divides this island. It is completely impossible to safely and legally obtain an abortion anywhere in Ireland; the legal framework in the south specifically requires that in order to obtain an abortion without being criminalised for so doing, the woman who needs it must be ill enough to die; thus it is rendered impossible for her to be safe in access to legal abortion.
Monday night in Derry three women, Diana King, Colette Devlin, and Kitty O'Kane handed themselves into a Police Station admitting to helping women and other pregnant people access the abortion pill through supplying it. These three courageous women have risked their freedom so that never again will women be made criminals of by having an abortion.
After a lifetime's worth of dealing with the oppressive force of this law they decided that enough was enough and the state must be confronted; the law must be made a mockery of by highlighting that it is broken all the time.
A protest took place yesterday (7th May) in Belfast as part of a set of UK-wide and broader European demonstrations against immigration detention centres. The group of about two dozen protestors set up a mock detention centre outside of Belfast's Europa bus centre at 1pm today.
Somewhere in the region of 70 people attended an emergency pro-choice protest outside Belfast City Hall December 1st. Those present were protesting in favour of free, safe and legal abortion on demand, as early as possible, as late as necessary.
Bombardier reported a profit of $125 million last quarter yet our media is telling us that the Company is in a serious financial crisis and that significant changes will have to be made to the workforce as a result.
We are hoping to encourage lively, thought-provoking and articulate conversations surrounding the ideology as well as expanding on the knowledge of those attending. These are the points that we will be discussing:
What does anarchism stand for?
Why are anarchists against hierarchy and authority?
Why do anarchists reject the state in all forms?
What do anarchists suggest as an alternative to the state?
19.00 Nov 4th at the
Réalta Civic and Social Space
48 King Street, BT1 6AD Belfast.
Could you really trust someone who claims to be "Pro-Life" when their concern for you is only there when you are in the womb?
An anti-choice clinic is due to open in Belfast City Centre tomorrow, the 13th of October. The Stanton Clinic has as its vision "to close the doors of Marie Stopes" - Marie Stopes which, alongside the NHS, performs abortions when they fit the very restrictive legal criteria, along with other sexual health services.