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MPs in the country are currently debating legislation which would see ladies who suffer from dysmenorrhea, a condition that makes periods extremely painful, free to have three days of paid leave every month. Continue reading At Last!! paid ‘Period Leave’ to be introduced in Italy
Amazing massive loud bold crowd at Yarls Wood demonstrating with the detainees inside #ShutDownYarlsWood #EndDetention #SetHerFree
“I was an animal in a cage with no open doors,” said Olga. Coming from Russia on a six-month tourist visa, Olga was detained for over a month in one of the UK’s most notorious detention centres in Bedfordshire.
This is the same place where over a thousand activists descended on last Saturday . For the sixth time, the activist group ‘Movement for Justice by Any Means Necessary’ brought people together from around the UK to march for the immediate closure of Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre. Continue reading Shut Down Detention Centres NOW .. Stop Racist Scapegoating
by JESÚS RODRÍGUEZ at La Directa.(summarized Translation The Free ) A contingent of 300 Catalan Riot Police evicted more than 200 students who wanted to camp in front of the headquarters of the Secretariat for Universities in Barcelona.
They were demand a reduction of 30% of university fees and masters degrees, some claims already approved by the Parliament of Catalonia but not put into practice. That’s why hundreds of demonstrators resorted yesterday Via Laietana -in the context of the second day of student mobilizations .
The student’s fees camp was confronted by four whole units of the Mobile Riot Brigade -some 300 agents who were ordered out by the Minister of Interior Jordi Jané:
Hundreds of people blocked the main street for hours shouting “resistance, resistance” or “it will always be our street. Continue reading Barcelona reports: 300 Riot Cops evict Fees Camp + Combat LGBTI Phobia Night Demo
Every time I speak at public meetings in Britain about the gender equality and direct democracy experiment being carried out in Rojava, Northern Syria, I am invariably asked by an inspired audience what we can learn from there – and how can we implement it here.Yekîneyên Jinên in Azad Star (Star-YJA) has communicated the death of the commanders of their militia Nalin Dipo and Helin Murat, from the Free Womens Unit -Ishtar killed by Turkish bombing of Kurdistan in Iraq between 26 and 28 April 2017
Given the growing consensus in the west about the importance of equal pay and equal representation of the sexes at all levels of employment, one of the basic tenets of the Rojava revolution, co-presidentship – where every institution is headed up by a man and a woman – should not be too much of a hard sell.
Yet even co-presidentship cannot be easily replicated within a system like ours which, driven by profit rather that values, might simply discard the idea as untenable on the grounds of cost and over-staffing. After all, the state is being rolled back everywhere; NGOs are scrabbling for cash; and jobshares are simply not the same thing. Continue reading Rojava-inspired Women’s Councils Spread across Europe
By It’s Going Down On the night of Wednesday May 3, Lesvy Berlín Rivera Osorio was strangled to death with a telephone cord on the campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City.
Her body was discovered hanging from the cord of a telephone booth near the Engineering Department by campus security at around 7 a.m…
1000’s of women protest at Mexico’s largest university @UNAM_MX after woman is found strangled to death & gov blames her for her own murder
The Twitter account of Mexico City’s Public Prosecutor’s Office (PGJDF) – the authorities that will be investigating her murder – did not tweet out any solid evidence or possible motives for the murder.
However, they did put out tweets suggesting her lifestyle was the cause of her own death, implying that her romantic relationships, alleged drinking, and her decision to live with her boyfriend, all made her a person with questionable morals. .. SEE PGJ BELOW Continue reading Mexico: Mass Solidarity after another Femicide on Campus
BY MR. MILITANT NEGRO May 1st is a day of solidarity with other exploited people across the world and within our communities. This is a call to reclaim and rebuild the history and struggle against oppression with an anti-capitalist gathering, celebration and resistance.
This year we will commemorate those who fought with their lives for an 8 hour workday in Chicago over 100 years ago, and the innocent anarchists who lost their lives at the hand of the law.
On May 1st 2017 we will stand against capitalism, colonialism, borders and the state; we will stand for freedom, community and self-determination as we continue the struggles of workers started so many years ago.
Capitalism continues to steal land, life, culture and language from in the name of profit. The empire it has built on stolen land keeps workers under the boot of the bosses, the unemployed under the boot of the state, as our labour increases their profit margins and we merely survive and dream of the lives we can live in our worn-out bodies come retirement.
On May 1st, 2017 we will gather as anti-capitalists against the systems of oppression that commodify our basic needs and force us to work for our daily bread. The food from the fields and trees and the houses on the streets have all been packaged into marketable products and fenced off from all who cannot pay the price. Continue reading May Day 2017: We Strike Back Against Capitalists