Statement on the Morning Star’s suppression of domestic violence allegations

The Clydeside branch of the Industrial Workers of the World fully supports one of its members, Rory MacKinnon, in his dispute with the Morning Star. Fellow worker MacKinnon was disciplined by the Morning Star for asking questions — just what a journalist should do. We urge all members of the IWW, and the progressive Left, to join us in a boycott of the Morning Star until this issue is satisfactorily resolved.

The Clydeside branch of the IWW is also concerned by the failure of the RMT to hold a full hearing on the charges of domestic violence brought by Caroline Leneghan, an RMT member, against her former partner, Steve Hedley, currently a candidate for general secretary of the RMT. These charges should be taken very seriously. The actions of the RMT in summarily dismissing them would seem to indicate that a macho culture continues to this day within the RMT, a culture in which the issues of domestic violence and sexual harassment are viewed as of secondary importance.

See here for Caroline Leneghan’s statement in full, and here for Rory MacKinnon’s.

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About Rory MacKinnon

Rory MacKinnon is the angry man behind My Hate Is Pure and a working journalist in Scotland. He has written for the Morning Star, Scoop, Werewolf, The New Zealand Education Review, The Wairarapa Times-Age and the New Zealand Press Association and is very good at naming dogs but not so good at remembering to feed them.
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One Response to Statement on the Morning Star’s suppression of domestic violence allegations

  1. Pingback: *CN – Violence against Women* Solidarity with FW Rory MacKinnon and Survivors of Domestic Violence | Liverpool IWW

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