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Gay Iranian Refugee, Everyone Group: "UK is a Danger for all Refugee

09-03-2008 15:51

Sunday, March 9th, 2008



In an article published on Friday March 7th 2008, in the The Independent, Simon Hughes, leader of the Liberal Democrats and the party's Shadow Leader in the House of Commons, stated: "The Home Office claims that a gay person can return to Iran and avoid persecution by being "discreet". All advice suggests that in Iran, to be discreet means that you would have to deny your identity. The punishment for giving in to personal feelings might well be nothing less than torture or death".

The same theory had was pointed out by the members of the NNRF (Nottingham and Notts Refugee Forum) years ago: "The Home Office claims that if a gay person is less obvious about being gay or lesbian they won’t attract the attention of their persecutors," writes Richard McCance on the refugees' association's website.

The EveryOne Group, that, since its launch, has promoted, along with the Non-Violent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty, and the Nessuno Tocchi Caino and Certi Diritti associations, a campaign in support of its member Seyed Mehdi Kazemi, is going to present a written deposition to the European Union objecting to the UK Home Office's behaviour towards refugees claiming asylum.

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Hollow Women of the Hegemon

09-03-2008 00:19

In honor of International Women's Day

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Liverpool Women Reclaim The Night...Sort Of

08-03-2008 23:32

On Saturday night, about forty women and some male supporters marched from St George's Plateau on Lime Street around the city centre, returning to the Adelphi hotel for some entertainment. The Reclaim the Night demonstration is thought to be the first in the city for over thirty years, and took place on International Women's Day.

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Dissident Island Radio - Feminist edition tonight

07-03-2008 16:30

Hello from Dissident Island! Since July we have been beaming a bi-weekly
radio show from the Rampart Social Centre in London featuring interviews,
radio plays, and music. Previously on the show we have had groups such
as No Borders, the AntiFa, and Bicycology. With International Women's
Day coming up on March 8th, the Dissident Island radio show will be
highlighting various new and established London-based feminist groups,
activities and actions.

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Wominspace now open!

06-03-2008 01:26

Womin only space is now open in North East London. The space is open for all womin to use. We will be holding lots of different workshops and having cafe and bar. Come and visit us and get involved. All references to womin are trans friendly.

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3 Women for PeaceMarianne Williamson, Medea Benjamin, Judith LeBlanc speak at th

02-03-2008 21:05

Marianne Williamson, Medea Benjamin, Judith LeBlanc speak at the World Peace Forum.

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Mancs Reclaim The Night march a success

02-03-2008 19:16

Manchester Reclaim the night March a success,
despite threatened 'transqueer' counter protest.

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Nottingham Gay Rainbow Heritage Exhibition

28-02-2008 01:18

As part of the 'LGBT History Month', the rainbow flag, flew above the Council House. As well as various events held around the city, there is an exhibition of photography in the Central Library [on the 1st floor], Angel Row, Nottingham.

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Queer Trans Block on march this Saturday

27-02-2008 18:51

Call out for show of trans queer solidarity!

All genders, all sexualities, all ages, all races and all backgrounds together –

Reclaiming the night, reclaiming our rights – and the streets!

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Aldermaston - we want women!

27-02-2008 10:40

On Easter Monday - 24 March, thousands of people are expected to converge on Britain's nuclear weapons factory - AWE Aldermaston - to celebrate 50 years of anti-nuclear protest and to call on the government to abandon plans for a new generation of Trident.

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Refugees and escapees of the Prozac Nation are converging at Corsica Studios

25-02-2008 08:41

Lurking behind tabloid interest in the mental health crises of artists like Britney Spears, Heath
Ledger and Amy Whitehouse is a vast unease around mental ill-health. The everyday
stigmatisation of the Mad affects everyone.
Mad Chicks fight this stigma by celebrating the creativity and eloquence of Mad women.

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8 March; Serco picket; Iran; Reproductive Freedoms: Feminist Fightback events

24-02-2008 23:50

Upcoming events organised by Feminist Fightback.

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Until the Violence Stops free documentary showing

22-02-2008 13:58

This Monday 25th Feb. 7.30pm at the University of Manchester Student Union. You do not have to be a student to attend.

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international womens day:faslane!!

18-02-2008 12:37

international womens day:faslane!!

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Antifascist in Moscow stabbed by Nazis - 14th February

17-02-2008 22:51

Antifascist in Moscow stabbed by Nazis on Valentine's Day march for sexual minorities

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A Catwalk Through Time: Charity Fashion Show

13-02-2008 23:36

A journey in couture and culture illustrating the history of French costume from the 4th Century to the present day. With replica Medieval & Renaissance costume, Marie Antoinette, 20s flappers, 50s age of couture and more.

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Women To Widdecombe: "Get Your Rosaries Off Our Ovaries"

13-02-2008 18:55

A group of about sixty protesters - three quarters of whom were female - showed up at the Liner Hotel in Liverpool City Centre last night, to show their anger at Ann Widdecombe's anti-abortion 'Passion For Life' tour.

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400 picket Ann Widdecombe's London anti-abortion meeting

07-02-2008 12:31

by Sadie Robinson Journalist for Socialist Worker

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Aldermaston byelaws - judicial review update

05-02-2008 16:26

"We claim the right to freedom of assembly"
On 1 February 2008 Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp(aign) took their Judicial Review of the Aldermaston Byelaws 2007 to the High Court in London. Lord Justice Maurice Kay and Mr Justice Walker decided to hear the case against the Secretary of State for Defence in full.

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A Million Women Rise - march against gender based violence

29-01-2008 18:11

Wimmin strike back - Shout-out - National Action on 8th March 2008 in London to raise awareness and generate action around gender based violence that devastates the lives of wimmin, children and their communities.