UK Gender Newswire Archive
Black Cat Promotions, Leeds presents a Literary Soirée with
THOMAS GLAVE AND ROMMI SMITH
@ The Viaduct, Lower Briggate, Leeds, Thursday 15 January 2009, 6.30 to 8.30 pm
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Cops threaten gay catholic shop owner with jail for displaying a poster of the Pope.
You are invited to an INTERNATIONAL GATHERING of the GLOBAL WOMEN'S STRIKE and INTERNATIONAL WOMEN COUNT NETWORK
31 January - 8 February 2009
Five major events over 10 days
One in Four women in the UK will suffer from domestic violence. Although there are measures in place to help most people in this situation, a number of women with insecure immigration status are left trapped in abusive relationships. Last weekend, the Cambridge City Amnesty International Group organized a protest to demand that the UK government provides protection to ALL women who are victims of from domestic violence.
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Queer Cafe & Film Screening: Kinsey
Thurs 11th, 7pm onwards
Discussion: Creating Queer Spaces
Tues 16th, 7.30pm
both events @ kebele
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"The great strength of our Order lies in its concealment; let it never appear in any place in its own name, but always covered by another name, and another occupation. None is better than the three lower degrees of Free Masonry; the public is accustomed to it, expects little from it, and therefore takes little notice of it. Next to this, the form of a learned or literary society is best suited to our purpose, and had Free Masonry not existed, this cover would have been employed; and it may be much more than a cover, it may be a powerful engine in our hands. By establishing reading societies, and subscription libraries, and taking these under our direction, and supplying them through our labours, we may turn the public mind which way we will." - Adam Weishaupt, founder of the Illuminati translated from the original German and published in John Robison's 'Proofs of a Conspiracy' 1793.
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The london anarchafeministkolektiv has called for a black bloc in this years reclaim the night to protest against the police co-option and pro-criminalization stance of the event. Saturday, November 22nd at 6:00 pm.
Obama administration expected to renew funding for the United Nations Population Fund, which helps to facilitate coercive abortions in China under its 'one child' policy
On November 12th, 2008 at 5.15 pm. six climate activists dressed in period costumes as suffragettes complete with big hats, marched into a municipal city council meeting in Gothenburg, the second largest city of Sweden.
a.w.o.l. & g.s.n. present an afternoon of film, food, presentation & discussion
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This year Stonewall (the once militant gay rights organisation) found itself to be the target of a very angry demo at its annual awards ceremony. Many in gay politics have viewed Stonewall as a traitor to its radical roots for some time. But the trans gender comunitiy in particular were infuriated when Guardian columnist Julie Bindle was nominated for journo of the year award.
It seems that Ms Bindle has been punting out the idea that trans gendered people can be 'cured' by therapy. So a number of concerned individuals and their supporters showed up at the awards to have their voice heard on the issue.
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Thursday 27th November, 7pm onwards
@ Kebele Social Centre (www.kebelecoop.org)
14 Robertson Road
8pm discussion: Creating queer spaces in Bristol
9pm(ish): Film screening - XXY (Argentina, 2007), the story of an intersex teenager
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With the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill (CJIB) coming closer to becoming enforcable in January, this time led by Ben Westwood, fetish photographer and son of the acclaimed fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, CAAN took to the streets of Westminster again to protest against the prying eyes of an intolerant government and their puritanical agenda.
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Demonstration in Westminster against the criminalisation of the possession of pornography which features consenting adults, and for freedom of speech and the freedom of consenting adults to express their sexualities.
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The Queer Youth Network has spoken out about its "disappointment" at the nomination of Guardian Journalist Julie Bindel for a Stonewall Award, a gay equivalent of the "Oscars".
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Around a thousand demonstrators celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 'Suffragette Rush' on the Houses of Parliament on Monday 13 October 2008 with a 'Climate Rush' which again tried to gain entry to the Houses of Parliament. Pictures (C) 2008, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.
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Please join Abortion Rights on Tuesday Oct. 21, 5:30pm at Old Palace Yard, outside Parliament, St. Stephen's entrance. Protest has been called to oppose further anti-abortion attempts to drive back women's rights and support the first Parliamentary opportunity in a generation to improve the law for women and extend rights to Northern Ireland. All pro-choice supporters welcome!
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An poweful and moving demo at parliament saw over five hundred people pushing through police and reaching the (locked) doors of parliament.