sex and sexuality

On capitalism, queerness and living with HIV/Aids - The Expropriationist

Notes from an anarchist communist from Houston, Texas living with HIV and Aids on living with the condition and a radical response to the epidemic.

Abortion: the inside story - Solidarity

Scanned PDF of a leaflet produced in the late 1970s by libertarian socialist group Solidarity on the Karman technique of abortion. This is not a DIY abortion guide and under no circumstances should anyone who is not a fully qualified medical professional carry out a termination. We reproduce this leaflet for historical reference only.

Organize to resist anti-gay attacks and violence! - M1 Collective

Mark Carson Street Memorial

Summer’s here and that means celebrating; from annual Pride festivals and street parties to the recent Supreme Court’s striking down of the Federal anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act. There is a growing sense that people everywhere can be who we are, love who we choose, on our own terms and in our own ways. But a string of attacks and murders in New York City against gay men and women has shocked us!

The heretic's guide to the Bible

The worst of the Bible: over 100 passages revealing the Bible to be a contradiction-ridden exercise in hate, misogyny, domination and submission and sadistic power fantasies, edited by Chaz Bufe.

Primitive communism and women's role in its emergence

Bushman Rock Art

How did human evolution give rise to a species whose very survival is based on mutual confidence and solidarity? More particularly, what was woman’s role in this process?

This is a review of Christophe Darmangeat's recent book, 'Primitive Communism is Not What it Was'.

Response to the views of Mia Freedman on sex work

Mia Freedman

A sex worker's response to columnist Mia Freedman's blog in which implied that she does not respect the right of women with mental illness to become sex workers.

The Combahee River Collective statement

The Combahee River Collective statement

A 1977 statement by a black feminist group which is widely considered a foundational text of the 'intersectional' approach to identity politics, which emphasises multiple, simultaneous forms of oppression.

Insurrections at the intersections: feminism, intersectionality and anarchism - Abbey Volcano and J Rogue

Insurrections at the intersections: feminism, intersectionality and anarchism

A critique of liberal conceptions of 'intersectionality' and an outline of an anarchist, class struggle approach.

SWP 'expulsions' for discussing rape - not for the first time!

For the Socialist Workers’ Party, rape is now a big issue. Under very different circumstances – when it was more of a theoretical topic – rape was also a big issue twenty years ago.

The document reproduced below was written in association with the Radical Anthropology Group. It summarizes debates during the SWP’s Marxism event in 1991 – debates triggered by the marxist anthropological theory that the prohibition against rape, enforced through struggle thousands of years ago, was the foundational rule of early human society and culture.