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Anarchist responses to sexual violence

 Our article for Freedom (Volume 71 no.16) Anarchist responses to sexual violence  Calling yourself a “feminist” is great, but doesn’t tell us what you’re doing to dismantle patriarchy (and white supremacy/ other hierarchies) at the same time as capitalism.  The … Continue reading

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Fundamentalism, feminism and anti-fascism

Freedom, Vol 71 No. 15 Fundamentalism, feminism and anti-fascism. Some more reflections on that Sunday in Whitechapel.   June saw the fascist and undeniably opportunistic English Defence League (EDL) announce plans to march through Whitechapel in apparent protest at a … Continue reading

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Stonewall Was a Riot

We wrote this article for Freedom, Vol 71 no 14. Stonewall was a riot! On Saturday 3rd July, approximately a million people came to central London for Pride. Although it was billed as an opportunity to celebrate the events of … Continue reading

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Dressed to kill

So it’s summertime again and it’s hot in the city, but what do I wear for the weather? As a woman it isn’t all about colours, accessories and styles – sometimes its basic safety I’m thinking about. Will I have … Continue reading

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Huge cuts to child-care in Hackney

 An edited version of this article appears in Freedom (Vol 71 No 12). On Sunday 30th of May 2010 Friends of Hackney Nurseries (FHN) organised a fun family event in London Fields, Hackney. There was face-painting, a raffle, story telling, … Continue reading

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Squatters, sexism and football

An article we wrote for Freedom Anarchist Newspaper  A squatters’ football tournament was held on Hackney Marshes in London on Saturday 22nd May. We were disappointed to hear about what happened on the day. It appears that one of the teams … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Birth, and the Albany Midwives

London anarcha feminist kolektiv has started contributing comment and articles to Freedom Newspaper.  Below is our article on the closure of the Albany Midwifery Practice. Welcome to the first of what will hopefully become a regular feature in ‘Freedom’: news and views from an … Continue reading

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No to Welfare Abolition – the national planning meeting

*No to Welfare Abolition – the national planning meeting* Manchester University Students Union, *Steve Biko Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR, rooms MR1 and MR2* Saturday 17th April Arrive 11.30am for 12 noon start. Finish 5.30pm. Our rights to welfare … Continue reading

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Class, childcare and the Women’s Liberation Movement.

Below is the text of a leaflet circulated at the WLM@40 conference at Ruskin College, Oxford, UK, (http://www.wlm40conference.org.uk/booking.html). Class, childcare and the Women’s Liberation Movement. Anticapitalist feminists have written a letter to the organisers of the wlm@40 conference, raising concerns about … Continue reading

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Some Feminist Events happening this weekend in london to celebrate IWD

Its international womens day on monday and as such there are lots of feminist events happening in london this weekend. Million Women Rise – Saturday 6th of march from 12 – march and rally. 3rd national women only march to celebrate International Women’s Day and demonstrate against violence against women. From the million women rise website at  http://www.millionwomenrise.com. “Million Women Rise is a coalition of individual women and representatives from the Women’s Voluntary and Community Sector who have come together to organise an annual national demonstration against male violence which coincides with International Women’s Day in March each year. On the demonstration, we celebrate and honour women’s activism, courage and achievements and continued struggle against global male violence in all its forms. Million Women Rise is an expression of women’s continued resistance and struggle against global male violence. The first demonstration in 2008 saw 5000 women and children take to the streets of London. It was the largest, recent demonstration of women in UK history and the most diverse demonstration many of us had ever attended.” London anarcha feminist kolektiv will be on the march. if you would like to march with us we will be meeting at the meeting point (park lane, oppopsite speakers corner) from 12. We will converge near the back, look for the black and pink banner). Please note this a women only event, although the rally at trafalgar square is all-genders. Sunday 7th March Reclaiming birth march and rally This event is happening because AIMS, NCT, RCM, IMUK, Albany Mums and Midwifery Practice, many parents and midwives are so concerned about the state of maternity services and the lack of options available to women. Matters were brought to a head by the sudden closure of the highly successful and loved Albany Midwifery Practice in south London. 1pm Assemble in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, Lambeth Road, London SE1 4EQ March to whitehall for rally. For full details visit http://www.aims.org.uk/reclaimingbirth.htm. this is an all genders event – please support LAFK are suuporting this campaign and will be in attendance, please look for our banner if you’d like to march with us. London Freeschool, 195 Mare Street – all weekend. for full details visit http://londonfreeschool.wordpress.com/ Friday 5th March … Continue reading

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London anarcha feminist kolektiv is open to new members

London anarcha feminist kolektiv is open to new members. If you would like to get involved with the kolektiv, please come to our next meeting which will be this sunday the 28th of February from 7 at Larc, 62 Fieldgate … Continue reading

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plotting and scheming for welfare not workfare

*please repost   On 12 November, it became legal to force unemployed people to work for their benefits – to do 40-hour-weeks for under a third of the minimum wage. The Government’s Welfare Reform Act introduced ‘Work for your Benefit’ … Continue reading

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Call out to anarchafeminists to form an anarchafeminist network

Call Out to AnarchaFeminists This year anarchafeminists around the UK and Ireland organised massively. No Pretence forced some visibility within the anarchist movement, we created zines including ‘RAG’, ‘Chickweed‘ and ‘What the fuck is anarchafeminism anyway?‘. We created safe spaces … Continue reading

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chickweed available as pdf

chickweed, our zine about herbalism and anarchafeminism, is finally available as a pdf to save or print at the zine library. instructions for printing here. Enjoy!

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Anarchafeminists storm stage at Anarchist Conference 09!

A group of Anarchafeminists stormed the final plenary session of the Anarchist Movement Conference 09 to expose their vision of sexism in the movement! Responses to their message – conveyed through a short video and text – are on Indymedia … Continue reading

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