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Peace News Summer Camp 2010: Confirmed workshops to date

11-06-2010 18:58

Join people from across the broad spectrum of the British peace movement for five days of exploration, celebration and empowerment!

This year's themes this years themes include: feminism and peace; sharing our skills; challenging the military; engaging with other movements; radicalising our lives; and debating nonviolence (see below for more info).

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Women against the EDL to protest in Tower Hamlets June 20th 2010.

09-06-2010 16:17

Women against fascism will be opposing the EDL on 20th June 2010 in Tower Hamlets. The racist thugs & football hooligans of the [EDL] are trying to provoke young Muslim men into a violent response by marching on East London Mosque in Whitechapel and threatening to march on Brick Lane. Women will oppose the EDL on June 20th as we are against violence and want peace for Tower Hamlets.

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London's gay art festival announced the names of selectors

09-06-2010 12:29

GFEST – Gaywise FESTival has announced the judging panel who will select all the entries for this year's festival.

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Greece: Protest against transphobia and homophobia

21-05-2010 08:16

A successful protest took place on 19 May 2010 in Athens, Greece outside the offices of transphobic and homophobic ESR organization (National Radiotelevision Council).

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London Protest Against Iran Executions

17-05-2010 08:46

Trafalgar Square rally
Around a hundred people demonstrated in Trafalgar Square and then marched for a rally opposite the Iran Embassy following the execution last Sunday of 5 political activists, the latest of many such death sentences. London, UK. 15/05/2010. Photographs copyright (C) 2010, Peter Marshall. All rights reserved.

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Lib Dems accused of Homophobia for smearing and endangering LGBT community

03-05-2010 10:40

Northampton’s Lib Dem run Borough council has been accused of stirring up homophobia by dispersing the gay community and describing them as ‘cottagers and cruisers’ in official documents.

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Trident: women campaigners to challenge police abuse of power

27-04-2010 08:20

More women blockade AWE on 15 February (not the arrestees)
Four women from Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp(aign) will be attending Newbury Magistrates Court on Wednesday 28 April 2008 to challenge bail conditions which have limited their freedom of movement and freedom to protest since 15 February 2010.

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Sisters In Struggle

13-04-2010 23:39

The anarcha-feminist conference in Manchester, organised over the weekend of the 10th to 11th April was nothing like my preconceptions.

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Big Gay Flashmob at Tory Election HQ

12-04-2010 14:51

Cameron supports gay marriage ban
Hundreds of activists and supporters staged a 'Big Gay Flashmob' outside the Tory Election Campaign HQ today, protesting at the Conservative Party's lack of firm policies on LGBT rights and homophobic statements by shadow home secretary Chris Grayling. London, UK. 11/04/2010. Photographs copyright (C) 2010, Peter Marshall, All rights reserved.

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Tesco - porns more harmful than pyjamas!

28-03-2010 22:53

Tesco devalues women
Over 30 pyjama clad activists descended upon Tescos on Picadilly, London on Friday the 26th of March 2010 to campaign against lads’ mags being openly displayed within their stores.

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London's gay art festival announces OPEN call for submissions

25-03-2010 16:06

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An open call for submissions is announced by GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2010 on its website:

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Protest the Pope

20-03-2010 21:33

A demonstration against the cover up of sexual abuse by the Catholic Church is being organised for Sunday 28 March in central London.

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Yarl's Wood Migrant Solidarity Noise Demo

20-03-2010 19:05

On Sunday March 14th around 40 people gathered at Yarl's Wood immigration detention centre to show solidarity with the hunger strikers. Drummers and trumpeters turned out in force to let the women inside know of the wide support for their struggle. The demonstrators also made clear their view that detention of migrants is wrong, and the imprisonment of women and children in particular highlights the perversity of border enforcement.

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Resistance film festival

17-03-2010 00:51

Edinburgh AFed are curating a one-day, free, film festival on Saturday 20th March, celebrating “cultures of resistance” across the world, the diverse films share the theme of collective action against political or economic injustice.

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Nottingham Women's History Walk

15-03-2010 17:59

Castle Gate
On Saturday March 13, Nottingham Women's History Group organised a women's history walk around the city, exploring the often hidden role that women have played in the growth and development of Nottingham. Around 40 people turned up.

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Mothers Day in Parliament Square - Pictures.

14-03-2010 15:28

The Mothers March.
“I left my country in 2003. I come over here and apply for asylum. And I left my daughter behind. She was three years old. I couldn't come with her and since then I don't know where is her whereabouts. I've tried through the Red Cross but haven't been successful. So I always live in fear of not knowing where she is.”
Juliette, Asylum Seeker.

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Welfare campaigners' solidarity with DWP workers

11-03-2010 08:45

Defend Welfare! Solidarity with the PCS strike!
Members of Defend Welfare Newcastle (including benefits claimants) and Tyne & Wear Left Unity attended pickets, and a rally at Newcastle Monument, organised by the PCS Union during the strike by civel service staff (including DWP/Jobcentre Plus workers) on March 8th and 9th.

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My bum ain't your business!

11-03-2010 00:10

Before - this morning
Some feminist subvertising of gym billboards

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International Women's Day in Argentina

09-03-2010 09:17

The radical left in Argentina is organizing a demonstration in Buenos Aires for international women's day. An interview with Andrea D'Atri, spokeswoman for the Argentinean women's organization "Pan y Rosas (Bread and Roses), connected with the "Partido de Trabajadores Socialistas" (Socialist Workers' Party).

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Solidarity with Women in Iran

08-03-2010 22:42

Opposite the Iranian Embassy 1
More than 50 men and women, mainly Iranians, took part in a protest organised by the 8 March Women's Organsiation (Iran-Afghanistan) to mark International Women's Day. They protested at the Iranian Embassy against the 31 years of anti-women Islamic laws and repression and calling for an end to the Islamic regime in Iran before marching to Trafalgar Square for a rally. London 07/03/2010