COVID-19 is exposing a lot of truths.
The free market is useless in any kind of crisis. It is barely functional in terms of mobilising labour and resources in the best conditions, it is flat out useless when things are tough - and things are going to get tough as the climate worsens and the oil runs out.
It turns out that the people paid the least in society are the most important, and many highly regarded jobs just aren't all that important.
**Coronavirus latest: Eurovision Song Contest canceled**
"The EU leaders have agreed to close the bloc's borders with countries across Western Europe going into lockdowns to fight the coronavirus, The Eurovision Song Contest has been canceled. Follow DW for the latest."
Until these demands are met, we will not purchase the Morning Star, we will not link to its website, we will not submit articles to the Morning Star or provide interviews or comments to its journalists and we will act to persuade unions and socialist organisations to break all formal ties with the Morning Star.
Publishes an article articulating exactly why the cartoon was offensive, including the implicit misogyny of its depiction of women, both cisgender and transgender
Commits to never again publishing material by Stella Perrett
Institutes an editorial policy which forbids the publication of misogynistic, transphobic and homophobic articles and cartoons
We are socialist feminists active in the workers movement and antifascism calling for a boycott and communications blockade of the Morning Star. We demand that the Morning Star:
Multiple articles supporting probable rapist Julian Assange, including a recent one describing him as a “resistance fighter of the 21st century” - web.archive.org/save/https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/assange-hailed-resistance-fighter-21st-century
An article ridiculing body positivity and attacking feminist demands for respect for fat women - http://web.archive.org/web/20200126003156/https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/f/fatphobia-and-fat-activism-are-helping-no-one
Misrepresenting the case of Maya Forstater, whose lucrative tax consultancy contract was not renewed after repeated, vicious, public transphobia as about the existence of biological sex in an article that attacked trans people as a product of “magical thinking” - http://web.archive.org/web/20200211010621/https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/f/magical-thinking-should-have-no-place-law
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