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One Billion On The Move

1 billionSolidarity to the sisters around the world on the 14 February. Striking, dancing, rising. Inspiring! See the live video feeds & news on One Billion Rising.

Sometimes in our west European homes, with our alleged equality and relative prosperity & financial freedom, we tend to take things for granted. Patriarchy, sexual discrimination, and violence against women and girls are seen as scary myths, or rare occurrences (or so we are told). Even if that were the reality, that would not be good enough. The reality is that the exploitation, violence and abuse directed at women here remains endemic, often unseen, but culturally ingrained. Reasons enough to rise up. See planned Bristol events, or just get out there and DIY! Continue reading One Billion On The Move

In Greece they still fightback

Much attention is focused on Athens in Greece this weekend, the location of a mass mobilisation for ‘Anti-fascist Athens‘, and against the Greek fascist party Golden Dawn. A call for international solidarity has resulted in numerous actions around Europe and beyond – in London a protest outside the Greek embassy; in Bristol there is a gathering opposite the Hippodrome from 2pm, along with calls for Greek run bars, cafes & churches to make an explicit anti-fascist statement.

Callout for Athens 19 January
Callout for Athens 19 January

All good, it will be massive! But this is an ongoing campaign in Greece, with anti-fascists and others upping the pace of the campaign in recent months to combat the growth of Golden Dawn, and both the open and shadowy support they receive from the Greek cops and state. The growth of Golden Dawn is based on a simple premise – they oppose the austerity measures forced upon Greek workers by the Greek government at the bidding of the IMF & EU….and blame it all on immigrants. Its a classic fascist tactic of divide and rule in the interests of the ruling elite – as well documented recently by Schnews (do read it!). Street conflicts with Golden Dawn thugs are almost daily occurences (example in Crete), as are murders of non-whites by Golden Dawn and their supporters. Continue reading In Greece they still fightback