Women of Colour – UK, US, Palestine – say – Don’t lend credibility to Apartheid!
Millions of us grew up with Gil Scott Heron’s inspiring poetry and music that voiced our struggles against racism, sexism, apartheid and other injustice. “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” is still iconic. Irish film-makers took the title for their film documenting how the people of Venezuela reversed the coup against President Chavez and their revolution.
We call on Joan Armatrading, as a woman of colour who wrote a tribute to and performed for Nelson Mandela, and whose website says, “South Africa has always been close to my heart”, not to play Israel. As we write, people are gathering worldwide, thousands in London alone, to protest the Israeli piracy and murder of at least 20 unarmed people taking part in a humanitarian mission bringing aid to blockaded Gaza.
Italian Embassy, Tuesday, 8 June ,1-2pm, 14 Three Kings Yard, London W1K 4EH
On 8 June, a charge of attempted rape brought by Ms Joy N against chief of police inspector Vittorio Addesso of Milan CIE (Centre for Identification and Expulsion) Detention Centre in Italy, will be heard in court.
In August 2009, Mr Addesso tried to rape Ms Joy N, a young Nigerian woman, while she slept in the detention centre he runs. Her cellmate and three other women intervened and stopped the rape.
You’re invited to a Public Forum
Saturday June 12th 3:00pm
Southern California Library, 6120 S. Vermont, LA 90044
What’s happening on the ground in Haiti now?
Robert Roth of the Haiti Action Committee and member of the board of the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund, has just returned from Haiti and brings us the latest news:
Stop “back to work” profiteers!
Actions against Flexible New Deal
Local Kentish Town & DWP targets for the day:
10-11am outside A4e Insight at 55-57 Holmes Road NW5 3AN. A4e Insight is the “research and consultancy” arm of A4e -- pushing privatisation of public services.
11.30-12.30 outside Jobcentre Plus,178 Kentish Town Road NW5 2BN
“Invest in caring,
A report by Ms LEDDY MOZOMBITE on the recent ILO* Conference she attended in Geneva
*International Labour Organisation
6.30-8pm, Thursday 24 June 2010
at Crossoads Women’s Centre, 230ª Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2AB
Meeting in Spanish with English translation
Date: Saturday, 19 June 2010 - 12:00am - Friday, 25 June 2010 - 5:00pm
Location: US Social Forum, Detroit
Pre-conference: Assembly of Jews: Confronting Racism and Israeli Apartheid June 19-22 see website for details. Selma James international coordinator of the GWS from London on opening panel. http://www.jewsconfrontapartheid.org
PMA: Building a Movement to Combat Increased US Militarism
Wed June 23 1 - 5:30pm Cobo Hall D3-19
Self-help, multi-racial action and support groups of mothers, other family members, former social workers, foster parents & supporters in Los Angeles and Philadelphia working together against the unjust removal of children from their families by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Children are often snatched, not because of abuse or neglect, but because of poverty, sexism and racism.
Londres (Peru . com) . - (EFE) . - La secretaria general del Sinttrahol (sindicato de los trabajadores del hogar de ambos sexos de la región de Lima), Leddy Mozombite, explicó a Efe que se ha reunido en Londres con organizaciones de trabajadoras inmigrantes de América Latina, África y Asia para coordinar campañas a nivel internacional .
Co-ordinator of Global Women's Strike
Quoted in NY Times Op-Ed: Pay People to Cook at Home!
In the Guardian: From welfare to wages, women fight back against the uncaring market
Listen to speak in Ireland: "How can women defeat austerity?"
Other countries we work with (so far...)
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