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Proof that most Online Abuse of Women, Blacks and Gays comes from Right-wingers

The Tories  and Republicans often like to claim the Left is abusive, especially online. But most online sexist, racist and homophobic abuse comes from Far Right who enjoy impunity due to majority right wing media control.

But a new survey by Amnesty International of abuse received by women MPs in the run-up to the last election clearly shows that online abuse in Britain comes overwhelmingly from the Right:

And the MP who easily receives the most abuse is Britain’s first female black MP Diane Abbott:

Hats off to Diane for taking such industrial scale horrific abuse so fearlessly.

You can read Amnesty’s full report here.

How online abuse is politically hijacked

    By OwenJones (summary )   All online abuse is unacceptable. The principal victims of online abuse are women. I have female friends who have turned down television appearances because men will bombard them on social media with sickening misogynistic abuse about how they look….

There is a certain type of man — whatever their political persuasion — who cannot stand women with opinions, and believe those who express them are fair game.

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More generally, women of colour face particular abuse. It is unlikely there is any British politician who as great a victim of online abuse as Diane Abbott, both in terms of intensity and how sustained it is. Continue reading Proof that most Online Abuse of Women, Blacks and Gays comes from Right-wingers

Why is Facebook Banning Lesbians for Using the word ‘dyke’?

Don’t let Facebook tell us who we are, protest the banning for using the word DYKE!

In the days leading up to the annual Pride marches that took place in many North American cities, reports that lesbians were being banned from Facebook began to surface.

Co-founder of MichFest, the famed annual women’s music festival that was held every August from 1976 to 2015, Lisa Vogel, noted the irony of Facebook’s rainbow “reaction,” paired with their apparent targeting of lesbians.

Over the weekend, more and more women reported being banned — either for posting the word “dyke” in some form, or for simply posting about the bans. Continue reading Why is Facebook Banning Lesbians for Using the word ‘dyke’?

Mexico: Mass Solidarity after another Femicide on Campus

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.View image on Twitter

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

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  

a-day-without-a-woman-march-8thj-2017ABOUT/ ACERCA

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

World Women’s Strike is ON .. Wed.March 8th .. Day without a Woman

The Women’s March just released details on March 8 …….. “A Day Without a Womana-day-without-a-woman-march-8thj-2017

WHAT CAN YOU DO March 8?   (Swedish Group)..

1. IF YOU CAN STRIKE AT WORK, DO IT!

2. TAKE A BREAK FROM HOUSEWORK AND ALL UNPAID WORK, INSTEAD GATHER YOUR FORCES WITH OTHERS WHO REFUSE TO WORK.krcy6c4yrlbrxpwmzpbjoxqfxsrndcdk8con9vqakk4cykicrt6vmf7c9bw9qmwn

3. IF YOU CAN NOT STRIKE: ACTIVELY DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF WOMENS STRIKE DURING YOUR COFFEE BREAK / LUNCH BREAK AND RAISE AWARENESS OF THE ONGOING STRIKES AROUND THE WORLD.

4. DRESS IN BLACK OR HAVE A BLACK BAND AROUND YOUR ARM TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT.

5. STAGE OR JOIN A LOCAL ACTION.womens-strike

CONNECT WITH WOMEN around you, depending on where you are, there are ACTIONS all around the country, and nearby that you can participate in. Do you want to arrange a local action or get involved in one? Do not hesitate! CONTACT us at SOCIALSTREJK8MARS@GMAIL.COM or CHECK THE FACEBOOK EVENT FOR MORE INFORMATION!

For more information:
http://www.transnational-strike.info

How To Tell Your Boss ..March 8 Womens March Strike (if you can risk it!)

Protesters march in Washington, DC, during the Womens March on January 21, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of people flooded US cities Saturday in a day of women's rights protests to mark President Donald Trump's first full day in office. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters march in Washington, DC, during the Womens March on January 21, 2017.
Hundreds of thousands of people flooded US cities Saturday in a day of women’s rights protests to mark President Donald Trump’s first full day in office. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

General Strike Fri 17th as anti Trump demos go Viral.. Strike back Now or Never!

 It could be the biggest Strike in the US for generations and spread through Mexico, Latin America and even to  Europe.general-strike-17-feb

Millions of women came out worldwide after Trump’s neo-fascist inauguration. In  recent days hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets against the deportation of their neighbours. Tens of thousands of Latinos have struck, 70 cities have seen demos against Standing Rock and fossil fuels…..

Now is the time!  We must strike while the issues are hot.. Before the new nazis and thought police  make resistance impossible


Los Angeles protest occurring now against ICE raids following reports that ICE took non-criminals into custody today. pic.twitter.com/apVCJxLTMd

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How To Destroy Domination : Anarcha-Feminism

 
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To Destroy Domination in All Its Forms: Anarcha-Feminist Theory, Organization and Action 1970-1978

by Julia Tanenbaum

This essay appears in the current issue of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, available from AK Press here!

As anarchists look for genealogies of principles and praxis in a variety of social movements, from the anarcho-pacifists who spoke out against World War II to anarchists who joined the Black Power movement, so too should they look for their feminist foremothers, not only in the early 20th century anarchist movement but in the radical women’s movement of the 1970s.kornegger_anarchismfeminist

Many radical feminists shared anarchist goals such as ending domination, hierarchy, capitalism, gender roles, and interpersonal violence, and utilized and influenced the key anarchist organizational structure of the small leaderless affinity group.  They grappled with the questions of how to balance autonomy and egalitarianism and create nonhierarchical organizations that also promoted personal growth and leadership. In 1974 Lynne Farrow wrote, “Feminism practices what anarchism preaches.”

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