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My escape from homophobic hell in Algeria

30-03-2005 10:18

Algerian homosexuals are caught between the twin barbarisms of a totalitarian state and a clerical fascist opposition. Everyone is against us. Human rights groups in Algiers do nothing to defend ‘sodomites’. In their view, there is no such thing as gay human rights.

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Homophobia on Dr Who

23-03-2005 17:49

Queer as Folk author, Russell T Davies complained about a gay-bashing joke on children's tv. Now his new Doctor Who script includes a homophobic remark which is presumably designed to give the program 'street cred' but is no better than the homophobia he complained about in The Guardian.

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Prostitution and its social consequences

23-03-2005 06:37

Sisyphe website delivers cutting edge analysis of women's condition and of other important issues, notably prostitution.

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Iraq demo: Anti-Islamist protest

20-03-2005 11:54

Freedom for Iraq: London anti-war demo, 19 March 2005
OutRage! backed the call for “Britain and the US to set a timetable for the withdrawal of troops,” but it opposed calls for “Troops Out Now”; warning that “a hasty withdrawal could pave the way for the seizure of power by Saddam loyalists or Islamic fundamentalists.”

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Film: Women In Black womens day action, Bristol UK

17-03-2005 13:59

Women In Black hold a silent vigil for peace and justice in Bristol, UK. The vigil was held on International Womens Day (08.03.05).

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The Radical Feminist’s Palimpsest

16-03-2005 20:38

[TGP News] 16 March 2005

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Deutsche Bank - Gay Muslim protest

16-03-2005 14:26

Deutsche Bank Protest, London 16 March 2005
Supporters of victimised gay Muslim employee, Sid Saeed, picketed a business conference, organised by Deutsche Bank, at the Great Eastern Hotel in London, this morning, Wednesday 16 March 2005.

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Stiches in Time new date

14-03-2005 14:59

Necklace and love pins, Xhosa jewelery
Stitches in Time has been extended to 22nd April. I've added some more pictures too to whet your appetite.

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13-03-2005 05:02

Karen Hughes knows how to keep things under her hat, and her short Phyllis Diller fright wig; so President Bush wants her back in Washington, against the wishes of her husband and teenage son. Her mission: Make friends with the Muslims of the Middle East as we decimate them and level their cities.

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Stitches in Time

10-03-2005 09:21

Traditional Xhosa love pins
Fabulous embroidery from the Xhosa of South Africa and from Palestine.

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Iraq vigil - International Women’s Day

08-03-2005 20:10

Solidarity with Iraqi women. Iraqi Embassy, International Women's Day, 8 March
Call for a secular, democratic Iraq – No Sharia law
Freedom for Iraqi women and gays

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Venezuela in Manchester

08-03-2005 18:54

On the eve of a visit to Manchester on 16 March by the President and the Promotor-Co-ordinator of Venezuela’s Women’s Development Bank (Banmujer), the Global Women’s Strike describes the background to a revolution led largely by women, where Banmujer uses micro Credit to eliminate poverty and create a caring economy by empowering grassroots women.

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Canada grabs Bi-Woman on IntlWomensDay.

08-03-2005 16:45

A Bisexual woman Wendy Maxwell was grabbed by Canadian authorities at an Intl Women's day event. Threatened with deportation.

Petition at end of posting below...

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Womens Vigil tonight, March 8th

08-03-2005 13:14

Today is International Womens Day!

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Venezuela: the grassroots revolution and the managerial class

08-03-2005 12:09

On the eve of a European tour by the President and the Promotor-Co-ordinator of Venezuela’s Women’s Development Bank (Banmujer), the Global Women’s Strike hosts a series of events around the UK. A unique opportunity to hear first-hand news of a revolution led largely by women, where Banmujer uses micro Credit to eliminate poverty and create a caring economy by empowering grassroots women.

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Charles not welcome!

08-03-2005 03:32

Eclectic Protests met Prince Charles in Wellington today...

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Turkish police detain women's rights protesters

07-03-2005 07:38

Turkish police have detained dozens of protesters after using pepper spray, batons and boots to break up a demonstration by women's rights supporters.

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Vigil - Solidarity with Iraqi women - 8 March 12 noon

06-03-2005 14:39

Please try to attend this vigil in support of Iraqi women on International Women's Day, Tuesday 8 March, at 12 noon, outside the Iraqi Embassy in London (full details below).

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Livingstone thanks anti-gay group for support

04-03-2005 12:07

StraightWay Foundation backs Mayor - The Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, is at the centre of a new controversy after revelations that he sent a message of gratitude to an organisation set up to campaign against gay Muslims, in which he says “your support is very much appreciated”.

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(IWF) Sweated Labour: Women Workers in the Garment Trade. Forum, 12 March

04-03-2005 11:39

Organised by the Network of Oxford Women (NOW) for Justice and Peace as a contribution to the International Women's Festival, this day forum offers an agreeable venue (St Columba's Church Hall), excellent speakers and a delicious, modestly priced, buffet lunch.You can also visit NOW's exhibition on the same theme at the Museum of Oxford, just a few hundred yards away.
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