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Dayschool on class, capitalism and women's liberation, 21 April

11-04-2007 15:04

Come and discuss the politics of socialist feminism at this dayschool on Saturday 21 April.

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Date Rape Drugs as weapons

06-04-2007 19:42

I don't agree with judicial attitudes to drugs, I think all drugs should be legal. I just don't agree with rape, with drugs being used as weapons. I hate the insecure 'macho-men' who feel they can take who they want by force, but still need to spike drinks. Anyway, apologies, but this is going to sound like like a lecture by your mum or your local neighbouhood copper, or worse, like a Guardian editorial. I can't avoid that.

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Help create Queer IMC

04-04-2007 22:00

There are plans afoot for a Queer IMC to be set up. We are looking for Queer activists to get involved from the off and help us get this new IMC created!

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Cabaret, samurai swords, clowning theatre and more at Ladyfest Leeds

29-03-2007 23:46

Celebrating women from all walks of life and exciting new creative talent, Ladyfest Leeds ( is the festival which promotes gender equality; featuring over 25 dance, comedy, cabaret, theatre and spoken word performance events from April 10th-15th.

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Homophobic Party Blitz Glasgow with plackards

29-03-2007 14:46

The Scotish Christian party has plasters expensive plackards throughout the City Centre and West End Of Glasgow

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Anti-abortion organisation in High Street

27-03-2007 10:48

A crissie-front organisation posing as a pregnancy counselling service has premises in Oxford High Street and advertises on Fox FM as offering unbiased counselling.

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OutRage!:Why has the Left gone soft on human rights?

23-03-2007 18:35

Two articles by gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell published this week:
The Independent. March 22nd_ Why has the Left gone soft on human rights?
Democratiya Journal_Spring 2007 Their Multiculuralism and ours.


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I bike MCR bicycle festival and exhibition

23-03-2007 09:50

I bike MCR is an exhibition and festival to celebrate the bicycle, taking place from Friday 30th March to Friday 20th April. It is a grassroots festival that has been organised by cyclists for cyclists. This is the first one but we hope to make it an annual event.

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OutRage!- religionists demand 'Right to discriminate'

21-03-2007 16:40

Gay rights group OutRage! castigates the religionists demo-ing today and those opposing the new goods and services laws (Equality Act) due to be voted on in the Lords this evening.

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Film screening - UNVEILED

20-03-2007 16:27

Afternoon of film and discussion about asylum and sexuality issues at the Commonplace, Leeds 1st April 2007 from 2pm

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Open Letter to Farah Diba: "Kindly Come and Do Us a Favor, Oh Lady"

19-03-2007 01:31

Note from the translators: Azadeh Forghani is one of the women’s rights activists who was arrested for peaceful protest on March 4th 2007 in front of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran. The following open letter was addressed to Farah Pahlavi, the empress of Iran during the reign of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Forghani critiques the cooptation of the Iranian women’s rights movement by Farah Pahlavi and opportunistic opposition groups. The original piece in Persian was published by on March 13.

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Grrrl bicycle ride

16-03-2007 20:20

Wednesday 11th April
Women's/ Girl's Only Ride meet 7pm at The Basement for a nice social ride on mostly off road routes ending with a beer in a pub!

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Support The Demands Of The Women Of Oaxaca

14-03-2007 19:11


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OutRage!- Letter to Pres' of Ghana-decrim gays..

13-03-2007 16:19

gay rights group OutRage! sends open letter to the Presdient of Ghana who is visiting London.

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Rally for Zimbabwe takes place in Trafalgar Square

11-03-2007 12:24

A report of the rally for dignity in Zimbabwe that took place in Trafalgar Square this Saturday.

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Reproductive Rights in South Dakota, US

11-03-2007 01:18

This letter is being written to you from Rapid City, SD. Rapid City is the second largest city in South Dakota and at the opposite end of the state from Sioux Falls. It is from here that women must travel five hours to Sioux Falls, seven and a half hours to Denver, or eight hours to Omaha to have an abortion. It is also from here that collectives are forming and working together to help these women gain the resources they need.

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Workshops Line up for Ladyfest Leeds 2007

08-03-2007 23:37

Ladyfest Leeds 2007 is excited to announce a selection of its workshops as part of its diverse music and arts festival, which aims to celebrate female creativity and gender equality, and which takes place from Tuesday 10th to Sunday 15th April 2007. Workshop events, many of which are free, take place primarily at The Carriageworks (3 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD) from the Friday (13th) to Sunday (15th) of April.

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"Women In Black" hold silent peace vigil on church steps

08-03-2007 17:42

Women In Black Vigil, St Lukes Church Liverpool 8 March 2007
On International Womens Day a local "Women In Black" group held a silent peace vigil on the steps of St Lukes Church, high above the rush hour traffic.

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IWD celebrations relocated from now evicted Vortex Social Centre

07-03-2007 12:26

International Womens Day events that were planned at the Vortex have a new home after the Vortex was evicted yesterday.

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RELOCATION TO NEW VENUE for Vortex International Womens Day 8th March

07-03-2007 12:09

As the Vortex was evicted yesterday (tuesday) we are relocating our events programme for International Womens Day on thursday 8th March to a local community centre.