Saturday, December 18, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Claire Rayner : "Tell David Cameron that if he screws up my beloved NHS I'll come back and bloody haunt him."
Friday, March 05, 2010
International Women's Day events
International Women's Day Rally
Against War, Sanctions and Patriachy! For Women’s Liberation from below!
If you are outraged by 31 years of anti-women Islamic laws against Iranian women! If you are disgusted by 31 years religious oppression and repression! If your heart is full of pain because of fallen heroines such as Neda and Taraneh! If you hate the inequality and discrimination against women! If you oppose patriarchy in any form!
Join Our March on March 7 2010 on the occasion of the International Women’s Day to support the Iranian women’s struggle against the anti-women Islamic regime of Iran!
Date and Time: 7th March 2010 at Noon
Assembly: In front of the Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran
16 Princes Gate, London SW7
Nearest Underground Station: South Kensington
Message from 8 March women’s organisation (Iran-Afghanistan)
Inci Kaya (European Democratic Women Movement)-Turkey
Yassamine Mather(Hands Off The People of Iran)
Houzan Mahmoud (Organisation of women’s Freedom in Iraq)
Sabrina Qureshi (Million Women Rise)
Gissoo Shakeri (singer) – Ziba Karbasi(poet)
Arashk Farahani (rap singer) – Nahid Naimi (play director)
8 March Women’s Organisation (Iran-Afghanistan)-UK
Million Women Rise
European Democratic Women Movement
Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq-Abroad representative
Rhythms of Resistance
Iranian Youth Committee-UK
Solidarity Council with Iranian People’s Struggle
Hands off People of Iran
www.8mars.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please call: 07521134454
Million women rise
SATURDAY 6 MARCH 2010
12pm MEET Opposite Hyde Park (Speakers Corner End) on PARK LANE
(Nearest Tubes: 1 Min from Marble Arch)
MARCH ROUTE set off 1pm: OXFORD ST, REGENTS ST, PICCADILLY!
RALLY AND CELEBRATION: 3 - 4.30PM TRAFALGAR SQUARE
(Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Charing Cross)
AFTER MARCH CELEBRATION: 4.30pm - 1am ALL welcome. Food, performances, swimming pool, DJs and chill-out space. Entry fee on the door — donation if unwaged, £5 low-waged and £10 waged. The 52 Club, http://www.the52club.co.uk, 52 Gower Street WC1E6EB, a wheelchair accessible venue.
COACHES, BUSES, MOBILITY ACCESS
DROP OFF: PARK LANE (PARK SIDE)
PICK UP: VICTORIA EMBANKMENT - RIVERSIDE NEAREST TRAFALGAR SQUARE - CENTRAL LONDON (PLEASE NOTE, THIS HAS CHANGED FROM PALL MALL).
TOGETHER WE WILL END MALE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Details here .
Housmans have a month of events , 'Focus on feminism,' that are worth checking out. Details here .
For more events around the country , check out this website, also for events worldwide.
The F Word have a good post about the issue of these events, when women only, including trans women. Hopefully events will be inclusive .
I also hope there won't be a repeat of women being silenced and barred from speaking, such as happened with Teresa Mackay from the TGWU , who was due to speak on sex workers .
I also hope that organisers won't ask the police to intervene to question sex workers if they turn up, as happened disgracefully at a recent Reclaim the Night demo.
HarpyMarx reported on this and called for open debate , here's hoping ...
Friday, November 13, 2009
Marsha-Jane for LRC Vice Chair
Here is her statement as to why she is standing for Vice Chair:
I am standing down as Chair of the Socialist Youth Network in order to put more time into the Labour Representation Committee, to the National Committee of which I am seeking re-election at Saturday's Conference.
I am also standing for one of the two positions of Vice-Chair. I am not doing this out of personal opposition to either of the incumbents but to advance a political argument about what the Labour Representation Committee should be doing.
The LRC organises those of us on the left with an orientation towards the Labour Party as the party established by our class and sustained by our movement.
That orientation may vary from the heartfelt commitment of those born into the Party and expecting to die in it to the sound pragmatic calculation of those outside the Party (whether by choice or otherwise) who recognise that for the foreseeable future the prospects of constructing a UK wide electoral alternative on the left are even less favourable than the distant prospect of socialist advance within the Party.
The LRC is viable as a coalition of those with these different orientations to the Labour Party because - for the foreseeable future - these various perspectives lead to the same practical conclusions.
The LRC needs to be a vibrant voice for the Labour Left and for our movement - as well as being the distinctive voice of the Labour Left (in the broad sense) within the wider plural left of which we are and will remain an active part.
Therefore we need to be clear about our orientation to the Labour Party - that we are the LABOUR Representation Committee and that we are a voice of and for the Labour Left.
I believe that the welcome innovation of a job share candidacy for LRC Secretary will embody the alliance between those with different perspectives.
My candidacy for Vice Chair is an expression of the unequivocal orientation to the Labour Party and trade unions which I believe anchors the LRC to its wider constituency and gives us the distinctive political voice necessary for us to play a constructive role in the wider left.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Belated happy birthday to Cat (last Saturday) ! Hope you had a good one. And remember, its more fun to grow old disgracefully .
Talking of disgraceful stroppy women ...happy birthday for this coming monday to MJ !! Sorry I can't make the drinks tonight. Have a degenerate time...
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Another Stroppy woman joins 'Team Stroppy'
Bit of a belated welcome as Cat has already introduced herself.
Some of you may know Cat from UK Left network, a place of refined and comradely debate ;-) Given Cat can hold her own over there, and of course stand up to the ego of the perma tanned one, I'm sure she will have no problems blogging and debating on Stroppyblog.
I can vouch that Cat is stroppy, in the nicest possible way, and someone I enjoyed spending a Sunday afternoon in Edinburgh having a drink or three with:-)
Welcome to Stroppyblog !!
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Thursday, July 26, 2007
As mentioned in earlier posts, Stroppyblog now has two more Stroppy women, Janine and MarshaJane.
I quite like the idea of having a range of stroppy socialist feminist women contributing here. As Dave so charmingly put it, 'Harridan's Place'. Hmmm !!
The trouble is , socialist feminist women are thin on the ground on the blogs. There are wussy (yes,Punchie, more than even me) soft left types or rad fem types. When this blog was set up the idea was to act as a bridge between feminist and socialist ideas , particularly at a time when the left seem to be busy dropping their feminist, lesbian and gay and many other principles so easily.
MarshaJane and Janine on board is a start. I'm giving some thought to what else this blog can do. In the mean time I would like to encourage stroppy women to perhaps guest blog here. Some women may not be into having a blog or regularly posting, so this blog could serve as a platform for occasional posts from them. If that encourages them to set up their own blog all well and good.
So get in touch if you are interested.The e-mail is in the profile.
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