Party makes submission on the Criminal Law on Abortion
The Workers Party has made a submission to the public consultation organised by the Department of Justice on proposed changes to the criminal law on abortion.
While welcoming the opportunity to address an area of the law in which women are denied the fundamental right to choose how they control their own bodies, the Party also expressed its disappointed that the consultation process continued to ignore that right through its repetitive and restrictive focus on two aspects of the criminal law.
Read the Party’s submission to the Department of Justice in full:
Response to DoJ consultation on the Criminal Law on Abortion 170115
An assault on the whole community
Condemning weekend attacks on the home and the car of two north Belfast families, Workers Party representative Gemma Weir has said that the community must and can do more to challenge those responsible.
Read Gemma’s statement in full:
Weir condemns weekend attacks
Crisis caused by savage funding cuts
Workers Party representative in North Belfast Gemma Weir, has challenged Health Minister Jim Wells to take immediate action on the daily drama that is being played out in local health and social care services.
See statement in full:
Minister challenged to act on health service crisis
We all have the right work free from the threat of terrorist attack by the enemies of peace, freedom and social progress
Party condemns ‘criminal terrorist actions’
The Workers Party has condemned today’s brutal and murderous attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo which has produced understandable anger and indignation throughout France, Europe and the world.
The Party has expressed its sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims and has re-affirmed its firm support for the right of workers to carry out their work free from the threat of terrorist attack by the enemies of peace, freedom and social progress who have nothing to offer humanity other than misery, obscurantism and reaction.
These criminal terrorist actions will serve only to increase the clamour for further repressive state measures and add fuel to the racists who will use this attack as cover for their vile, virulent toxic beliefs.
The Workers Party expresses its solidarity with the journalists and staff of Charlie Hebdo and the French people and its support for freedom and social progress against racism and reaction.
Michael Donnelly: We must tackle sectarianism
In his New Year statement, Party President Michael Donnelly has highlighted the challenges of sectarianism in Northern Ireland and confirmed the Party’s determination to confront it.
The Workers Party must always seek out opportunities both to challenge sectarianism in all its manifestations as well as to offer a real socialist alternative to the political primitives that deliberately instil fear and suspicion among people to simultaneously feed off it for personal and party political advantage.
We have a proud, unchallenged record in that regard and we must continue it for as long as it takes. Sectarianism never rests; neither should we!
Read the full statement: