Gender

Queer Spraoi Meeting, Dublin

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Queer Spraoi Meeting:
Wed 10th Dec 7.30pm
Seomra Spraoi

NI Women sold out by Labour on equal access to abortion

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The hopes of women living in Northern Ireland for the extension of the 1967 Abortion Act were dashed when an amendment to extend the act brought before Westminster on 22nd October was not debated because of a procedural motion put by Harriet Harman, leader of the House of Commons and the Minister for Women and supported by many New Labour ‘feminist’ MPs.

Extend the 1967 Abortion Act

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Despite the collaboration between the British Government and the DUP preventing the extension of the 1967 Abortion Act to the north the struggle for women's right to choose continues…..

Leading up to the Westminster vote, the Alliance for Choice campaign was active across the north organising public meetings, street stalls, a pub quiz and symbolic events such as the '40 women a week' protest outside Belfast city hall with an aim to highlight the fact that politicians here are exporting the 'problem' as over 40 women every week are forced to travel to other parts of the UK to carry out an abortion.

Belfast: Public Rally – 40 Women Protest

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Saturday, 18 October @ 2pm

Belfast City Hall

Alliance for Choice Pub quiz fundraiser

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John Hewitt, Donegall Street. Belfast city centre
8pm

Capitalism and the exploitation of women

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When the Irish constitution was unveiled in 1937 it set out a special place for women within the home. In Ireland as elsewhere ‘women’s life within the home’ has to a large extent been characterized by long hours of thankless drudgery. While the struggles of Irish women for greater liberties during the last century have improved our lives in many ways, the drudgery of housework remains thankless and the workplace has not brought the liberation that certain feminists promised. As anarchists see it, this is because as long as we live in a capitalist society women (or men) can never be meaningfully liberated.

Dublin: Choice Ireland social

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Following the successful pickets over the summer on the WRC Choice Ireland are having a social get together for pro-choice activists in the Teacher's Club this Friday at 7pm.

Extend the 1967 Abortion Act to the North!

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Over 100 people attended the public launch of the Alliance for Choice meeting on Tuesday evening in the Europa. Speakers included community and trade union representatives as well as Dawn Purvis from the PUP. The campaign plans to organise a series of public meetings across the North to support the proposed amendment to the 1967 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill by House of Commons Labour MP Diane Abbott that if successful will allow women in the North to have access to abortion services.

Washington DC: The Struggle for Abortion rights in Ireland

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Saturday, August 30th, 6 PM
St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church
1525 Newton Street NW Washington, DC 20010
(near the Columbia Heights metro, Green Line)

Boston: - The Struggle for Abortion Rights in Ireland

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WSM member Aileen O'Carroll if giving a talk in Boston (USA) this week on 'The Struggle for Abortion Rights in Ireland'

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