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At Last!! paid ‘Period Leave’ to be introduced in Italy

by   at Feminist Current    ….Dysmeanorrhea , painful periods, or menstrual cramps, is pain during menstruation. which occurs in up to 90% of women of reproductive age—

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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

Pussy Pride Parades resist Prosecution by Catholic Church

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New Occupied Social Centre Revolutionizes Granollers town

byPEP MEDINAJOANA VOISIN translation by The Free

“A small-scale revolution that has begun to change Granollers in just a few days “. The new Social Centre Squatted (CSO) Ca l’Enkant (the Enchanted House) opened this February in the capital of Vallès Oriental.
An enormous glass showcase welcomes us to the old car dealership of between 1,500 and 2,000 square meters located at Avenida Prat de la Riba, one of the main arteries of the city.

The buildings that make up the property, abandoned forat least nine years, is a well-known businessman in Granollers
The CSO (self-run Occupied Centre) was made public on 19 February after a parade through the streets of Granollers. The action announcement came days after the occupation, the owner is a well known entrepreneur who has different properties scattered around the city. Continue reading New Occupied Social Centre Revolutionizes Granollers town

“We’re Many and Growing Globally” – the Irish Strike4Repeal Campaign


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In the last few months campaigns fighting for women’s rights, and in many places reproductive justice, have been growing in both number and popularity. Over 40 million people participated in the recent Global Women’s marches, Argentinians made headlines worldwide with their cries of ‘Not One Less’ and in Poland over a hundred thousand people took to the streets in a strike that stopped the government in its tracks in its attempts to ban abortions. Continue reading “We’re Many and Growing Globally” – the Irish Strike4Repeal Campaign

Women’s Strike..WORLD MAP OF EVENTS .. 8 March ..Day without a Woman

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FIND YOUR LOCAL EVENT: http://bit.ly/womens-strike-map  

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The International Women’s Strike (IWS) is a grassroots movement established by women from different parts of the world. The inspiration came from Poland and it was created in recent weeks of autumn 2016 as a response to the current social, legal, political, economic, moral and verbal violence experienced by contemporary women at various latitudes. IWS plans general strikes and protests for 8 March 2017, under the common call “Solidarity is our weapon”. Continue reading Women’s Strike..WORLD MAP OF EVENTS .. 8 March ..Day without a Woman

Solidarity with Fearless Feminists in Iran .. A Short History of the Movement

Genealogies of the feminist fightback in Iran

It is nearly impossible to read any article about Iranian women and not spend the entire time rolling your eyes. Historically, the Western media has tended to make liberal use of Orientalist and infantilizing depictions of Iranian women as, alternatively, trapped in the harems of their turbaned overseers (a historically pre-1979 trope applied liberally to all Middle Eastern women) or militantly crazed and clad in black “traditional garb” (a post-1979 trope specific to Iranian, and later Islamist, women).
It is nearly impossible to read any article about Iranian women and not spend the entire time rolling your eyes. Historically, the Western media has tended to make liberal use of Orientalist and infantilizing depictions of Iranian women as, alternatively, trapped in the harems of their turbaned overseers (a historically pre-1979 trope applied liberally to all Middle Eastern women) or militantly crazed and clad in black “traditional garb” (a post-1979 trope specific to Iranian, and later Islamist, women).

 by GEORGINA MARÍN NOGUERAS  at La Directa, shared and translated with thanks, illustrations added

Policies that discriminate against women in Iran are one of the main factors of mobilization of the feminist movement to demand more rights. Consider this journey from the regime of the Shah until the present day…

“As I am dressed now, showing my neck without the veil-strap under the chin,  would be unthinkable ten years ago.” she says and encourages us to pay attention to the young people in Tehran who subtly or blatantly defy the ultra strict dress code required, rebel against any ideology (.a blouse that does not cover the buttocks, a handkerchief pulled back so that it shows her hair, hair cut short or shaved ..) .

I don’t want to chime in to all the Western finger pointing at Iran. but women like the one pictured do deserve full support and admiration.
I don’t want to ‘chime in’ to all the Western finger pointing at Iran. but women like the one pictured do deserve full support and admiration.

How much power and struggle we can glimpse in these symbolic gestures. For example Niloufar, 29,on Friday night, leaving her apartment in northern Tehran wearing pirate pants and a jacket with three quarters length sleeves, ready to receive looks of disapproval and weaving complicity. Continue reading Solidarity with Fearless Feminists in Iran .. A Short History of the Movement

We’ve Occupied an Abandoned Hotel ..La Bruna.. for a Self-run Social Center


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A little less than a month that a group of villagers decided to squat the property owned by Industrial SA Roigé to make a self-managed space, which opened on  Saturday 28 January       by Xavier Puig

it’s the 6th ofJanuary afternoon and in Calella,  a seaside town near barcelona, , there are hardly any cars or people on the street. When temperatures drop, tourism vanishes and the streets are dead….The abandoned Hotel Gaviota at some point had  3 stars but for more than ten years  it’s been semi abandoned. On one of the walls a sign announces that  on Saturday 28 January it transforms into the Autonomous Social Center LA BRUNA !!.

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see also> KAN BICI RURAL SQUAT CENTER STILL SURVIVES… JUST

 A little less than a month ago a group of villagers decided to occupy this space owned by Industrial Roigé SA to make “an alternative space and really set apart from the institutional context in the village of Calella, “says Lola, one of the project participants. The work of adapting the space does not stop at any moment.

Canvas cloth, bottles and iron occupy what is seems to have been a bar. As they explain, the first objective is to rehabilitate the first of the four floors and make it accessible for people with reduced mobility.

The idea of inclusivity is the most stressed , says Lola: “we want to have a place also with animals. We talked a lot about the issue of children, because many of us are in the world of entertainment and we believe it is important to have a space where kids can participate and  parents have a place where they can go with them. ” Within this vision, we also emphasize that this is a  non smoking vegan space._mg_1898-650x433

 

The outdoor patio is the point of contact with the street and the neighbors and for now, they say, the relationship is good, “in fact, the neighbor next door is the daughter of the family who built the the hotel has a pretty good relationship. ”  explains Lola, who stresses the desire to maintain good ties with the neighborhood.

More important still is giving care and the emotional component “has been treated very early on in  the Sunday assemblies so that we all we feel comfortable when making decisions, “La Bruna is  more than a political project separate from the personal, it has become a personal and political project where we feel comfortable. ”

translated from Radio Calella and La Directa with thanks


see also

squat-lleidachispaLa Chispa! (The Spark): Rural Occupied Social Center resists Capitalist Speculation Eviction https://thefreeonline.wordpress.com/2016/12/31/la-chispa-resist…ulation-eviction/


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 La Bruna: un hotel okupat al cor de la Calella turística

Fa poc menys d’un mes que un grup de veïnes del poble va decidir okupar l’immoble, propietat d’Industrial Roige SA, per fer-hi un espai autogestionat, que s’inaugura demà dissabte 28 de gener
Dissabte 28 de gener s’inaugura el centre social autogestionat La Bruna
per Xavier Puig….     Són les sis d’una tarda de gener i al carrer Diputació de Calella, a l’Alt Maresme, amb prou feines hi ha algun cotxe despistat. Lluny queda el tragí estiuenc de pells vermelles i xancletes amb mitjons que omple aquest carrer, xamfrà amb la Riera de Calella, fa anys convertida en ressort turístic de discoteques, bars, hotels i llums de colors. Quan baixen les temperatures, el turisme, l’activitat predilecta del poble -fins i tot hi té un museu dedicat- s’apaga i amb ella bona part dels carrers queden morts.

Hotel Amaika, quatre estrelles, silenci;

Hotel Les Palmeres, quatre estrelles, silenci; Hotel Marítim, tres estrelles, silenci; Hotel Terramar, tres estrelles, silenci; Hotel Gaviota, en algun moment havia tingut unes estrelles que fa més de deu anys que han caigut, remor darrere la tanca. En un dels murs del darrere, un cartell anuncia que dissabte 28 de gener s’inaugura el centre social autogestionat La Bruna.

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L’Hotel Gaviota, havia tingut unes estrelles però fa més de deu anys que han caigut / Xavier Puig

 

Fa poc menys d’un mes que un grup de veïnes del poble va decidir okupar aquest espai, propietat d’Industiral Roige SA, per fer-hi “un espai alternatiu i realment autogestionat al marge de l’espai institucional dins el context poble i en concret el context Calella”, explica Lola, una de les participants del projecte. Les tasques d’adaptació de l’espai no s’aturen en cap moment; cal que tot estigui a punt pel primer acte del primer espai d’aquestes característiques al municipi.

“Treballem sense referents ni història. Fer que la gent es tregui els estereotips tan pesats com els que suposa una okupa i construïbles dins el seu imaginari d’una manera diferent, integrada dins la realitat local, és potser el més difícil”, relata Lola. Després de l’okupació no han tingut gaires problemes amb la policia ni la propietat, més enllà de la denúncia de rigor per part d’aquesta i la identificació, per part dels Mossos d’Esquadra i la Policia Local d’una noia que estava participant de les jornades de treball, asseguren.

Ella mateixa reconeix que, tot i que en principi aquest edifici atrotinat de balcons de fusta, parets blanques i esporàdiques rajoles de ceràmica, no era la prioritat, “és genial que sigui un hotel perquè té un pes simbòlic molt important a Calella. Pesa molt dins les vides de totes, d’un costat, per l’odi als guiris i al que representen, i de l’altre, perquè totes acabem treballant precàriament en aquest engranatge”.

La Bruna serà un espai sense fum i vegà / La Bruna

 

Sacs de ciment i eines s’amunteguen entre jardineres i el que en algun moment havia estat una font de pedra. Lones de tela, garrafes i ferros ocupen el que s’intueix com una barra de bar. Segons expliquen, el primer objectiu és rehabilitar la primera de les quatre plantes i fer que l’espai sigui accessible per a persones amb mobilitat reduïda.

La idea d’inclusivitat és de les que més remarca Lola: “En general volem que hi tinguin cabuda, també les animals. Hem parlat molt del tema de les nenes, perquè moltes estem al món del lleure i creiem que és important que tinguin un espai on poder participar i també que els pares i mares tinguin un lloc on hi puguin anar amb elles”. Dins aquesta visió, també remarquen que aquest és un espai sense fum i vegà.

Que La Bruna porti nom de noia no és en va, tampoc. Un dels eixos que travessa l’espai és l’abordatge del gènere des d’una perspectiva feminista. “La majoria de la gent que va formar part de l’okupació som dones i el paper d’aquestes dins l’espai ens sembla molt important. Tenim totes molta consciència del nostre cos i de què significa el rol de gènere sobre nosaltres com a ties que som”, exposa Lola.

El pati exterior és el punt de contacte amb el carrer i les veïnes de la zona amb les que, per ara, diuen, la relació és bona: “de fet, la veïna del costat és la filla de la família que va construir l’hotel i la relació és bastant bona”. Així ho explica Lola, que reivindica la voluntat de mantenir bons vincles amb el veïnat.

Més importància encara diuen donar a les cures i al component emocional que “s’ha tractat molt des del principi a les assemblees dels diumenges perquè totes ens sentíssim còmodes a l’hora de prendre decisions” i recalca que era molt important per a elles “sentir que la Bruna era alguna cosa més que un projecte polític separat d’allò personal, que era aquest projecte personal i polític que desitjàvem i on sentir-nos a gust”.

tfrom Radio Calella and La Directa with thanks

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