UK Gender Newswire Archive
21-11-2006 11:22On Saturday 25th November – to coincide with International Day to End Violence Against Women – thousands of women of all ages and ethnicities will march together through the centre of London, to Reclaim the Night.
17-11-2006 14:41Intl Day Agianst Homophobia organization launches major UN campaign today
17-11-2006 13:31Jackie B. (not real name) and her child M
This young woman is a torture and rape victim, who was accepted by the Immigration Appellate Authority as a 'believable witness'. However her appeal was refused in 2005 on the grounds that even though she was suspected of being an LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) member and a torture and rape victim, she would not be in danger of persecution if she was returned to another part of Uganda, such as Kampala.
News posted on gay.com -Nov 15th...
13-11-2006 16:38Intl Gay and lesbian Association-Europe Report on their 10th anniversary meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria.
13-11-2006 16:27Peter Tatchell's comment blog in The Guardian on Jerusalem gay Pride...
(Stand by to repel SWP type lefties claiming CIA shenanigans etc...see below)..
13-11-2006 16:20At a Gay & Lesbian Humanist Asso meeting last Friday in London a Russian gay activist vowed to fight on despite the threats from the far-right and religionists.
12-11-2006 23:25The 'Legalise Cannabis Alliance' (LCA), a legally constituted political party which stood candidates in Parliamentary elections against prohibitionists in the Labour, Tory, Liberal and even the Green Party, has decided on a major change of strategy.
12-11-2006 00:20A last ditch attempt to stop Faridah Kenyini being deported is being organised by Tyneside Community Action for Refugees (TCAR). We are asking people to take phone/fax action and if you live in the Heathrow area, to leaflet at the airport on Monday afternoon.
09-11-2006 16:10Oxford University Student Union is organising a Reclaim The Night march on the 28th November, protesting against violence against women and demonstrating for the right of women to walk the streets at night without fear. All women from Oxford and the local area are warmly invited to join the march- we want to unite the local community of Oxford for this march. The march will start at 6.30 on Cowley Place, progress across Magdalen Bridge, and end in a candlelit vigil on Broad St at 8.
05-11-2006 17:18A new Christian Right Wing Group are seeking to gain seets in the Scotish Parlament.
02-11-2006 22:12“Building a movement that recognizes how racial and economic justice issues intersect with the needs and priorities of all LGBT people — of all ages, races, ethnic and language origins, nationalities, spiritualities, abilities and incomes — is a challenge that must be at the forefront of our movement.”
— Russell Roybal, Director of Movement Building,
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
30-10-2006 21:51On Saturday 21 October, the Feminist Fightback conference at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London attracted over 230 people. On Tuesday 31 October, activists involved with Fightback will be protesting outside the Conservatives' "Shoes, shopping and politics" event to make clear that rich women discussing shoes and how to become Tory MPs is not our idea of women's liberation!
Come and join us!
30-10-2006 17:15The director of the Muslim Council surveys the size of Britain's fifth column.
27-10-2006 17:27See below
26-10-2006 16:10An online petition asking for Intersex people not to be patholigised by the medical profession.
23-10-2006 19:59The CEN frontpage today is a scape goating headline against those medical staff who practice abortions
21-10-2006 18:12The struggle for equality and the emancipation of women, and the working class as a whole, of which women are a critical and integral part, is an on-going task under global capitalism, in all countries both advanced imperialist nations like the U.S. and in the held-back, developing nations like Venezuela and Iran. In today’s situation, U.S. imperialism is threatening not only the national sovereignty of Iran, but also the relative security of its working and middle class, including women from both classes. Individuals, groups or some ill-informed organizations who stand on the slippery slope with the neo-cons and old monarchists, repeating their charges and accusations that dominate the media regarding life in Iran, creates confusion as to the political identity of the Iranian women protagonists in the U.S., not to mention among the American progressive community.