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The Stereotypes Rally - Miss University pageant picket

11-03-2009 03:44

Over 50 people gathered outside Crystal nightclub off Oxford Street, London, to demonstrate against the miss university beauty pageant being hosted inside.

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Feminist Protest of Solidarity : Newcastle upon Tyne

11-03-2009 01:14

I heart feminists
Radical/Anarcho Feminists from Newcastle upon Tyne "decorate" Greys Monument on the eve of International Womens Day with banners protesting against the exploitation and oppression of women worldwide.

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One Law For All - No Sharia Law in Britain

09-03-2009 11:31

North Terrace, Trafalgar Square
Over 200 people turned up in Trafalgar Square on Saturday afternoon (7 March) for a rally against the introduction of Sharia Law to the UK before marching to a public meeting at Conway Hall. Photographs Copyright (C) 2009 Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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Human Rights in Israel and Occupied Palestine

08-03-2009 16:13

In Occupied Palestine, conditions are far worse and oppressive. "For forty-one years, Israel has denied fundamental rights to four million Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza," effectively controlling their lives, and repressively denying them their rights under military occupation.

Inequality and discrimination persist because they're hard to prove and Israeli society never internalized these values in practice.

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Million Women Rise March, London

08-03-2009 10:59

Rape Crisis
Several thousand women marched through London's main shopping streets on Saturday in an International Women's Day event dedicated to ending male violence against women. Photographs Copyright (C) 2009 Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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Uphold the Militant Tradition of International Women's Day

02-03-2009 06:35

In solidarity and with utmost joy, the International League of People's Struggle joins today the celebration of women in general and their revolutionary struggle for emancipation and liberation from imperialism, feudalism and patriarchalism. We remember and honor millions of women who trailblazed and paved the path for women's liberation movement.

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Week of Action on ‘Welfare Abolition Bill’ March 7 – 15th

01-03-2009 21:29

Call to Action: The London Coalition Against Poverty, Disabled People’s Direct Action
Network and Feminist Fightback are calling on all groups and individuals
concerned with the eroding of our welfare rights to take part in a week of
action against the ‘Welfare Abolition Bill’ .

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A Strange Case of Double Standards

27-02-2009 20:38

Another child has died from male circumcision in England - apparently the third such death in 25 months - and boys (from babies to teenagers) are being regularly treated in hospitals for serious injuries or infections resulting from ritual genital cutting. NORM-UK, the charity concerned with the foreskin, calls on the government to implement fully the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and give both boys and girls protection against ritual wounding - in all its forms.

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Moroccan police rapes teenage Saharawi human rights activist

25-02-2009 21:56

Moroccan police rapes teenage Saharawi human rights activist
Last Sunday Moroccan police in the occupied Western Sahara detained a young Saharawi girl and raped her for standing up against the Moroccan occupation. First they interrogated her, then they molested her and finally the policemen sodomize her with their truncheons. All in the presence of higher ranking officers. They even threatened to kill her if she made her story public.

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Feminist Health Weekend - 28.02-01.03

24-02-2009 22:35

Feminist Health Weekend
Whitechapel, London
Saturday 28 February - Sunday 1 March

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PHILIPPINES: Scrap the Visiting Forces Agreement now!

23-02-2009 12:08

The secret Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) document exposed by Sen. Joker Arroyo is the latest in a string of arguments to hang the iniquitous agreement. The secret document is an insult that adds to the injury of Daniel Smith’s contempt of our justice system.

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Camden Oh! Bar closed following "homophobic Saturday's" and drugs found.

19-02-2009 03:48

Camden's Oh! Bar was closed follwowing complaints made by people including those from the gay community. Gay men and women [black and white] were offended by the reggae night which wouuld regularly play songs such as Batty Rider and Boom Bye Bye. The Camden Gazette and the police [via Gazette] have siad that the venue also closed becuase of drugs and violence.

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2.0 children

18-02-2009 21:50

The Optimum Population Trust wants you to have fewer children, or preferably none. The UK population alone is expected to increase from 61 million to 77 million by 2051 but the OPT believes the UK’s long-term sustainable population level may be lower than 30 million.

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"God Hates Fags!" picket in Basingstoke

17-02-2009 08:50

A group from the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas plans to travel to the Central Studio Theatre in Basingstoke to picket a production of The Laramie Project by local youth group Freedom Youth.

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'The Sun Page 3'- encouraging sexism and discrimination.

16-02-2009 18:48

Every day 'The Sun' sells an average o 3,121, 000 copies a day. 18.4% of these are 15-24 years of age and they are being exposed to what can only be called brain washing pornography every day.

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16-02-2009 17:30

Home Office
2 Marsham Street
London SW1P 4DF

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Disrupt Miss University London Beauty Pageant NOW from your armchair!

15-02-2009 18:40

The Miss University London Cattle Market, is on the 10th March. Applications are still open! The audition day is on saturday 21st feb.

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Lamb-like approach to greedy banks means Labour slaughter

15-02-2009 03:52

The masters of the universe - those of them who had the nerve to turn up - were mired in deep gloom at Davos in the Swiss Alps last week. Come April in the Watford Gap, representatives of the G20 group of nations may well feel suicidal as the social and economic consequences of the financial disaster deepens and widens.

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Photos from Feminist action at Carmel

13-02-2009 17:21

We don't want your bloody valentine

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Carmel Agrexco Blockaded

12-02-2009 07:33

“We don’t want your bloody valentine”
Feminists blockade Israeli state export company

Two days before Valentines day a group of 15 women have locked themselves to the gates of Israeli export company Carmel Agrexco to stop the delivery of Valentines roses. They were met with heavy force from security and police but are currently holding strong.