next meeting: Monday 1st April

Topic is Fat Acceptance - FA is a movement (often feminist-identified) that criticises the misconception that fat is unhealthy and challenges the idea that shaming and policing of fat people's bodies and lives is acceptable (and the shaming & policing of anyone's bodies for that matter).

Activists Chain Themselves to Liverpool Town Hall Railings on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2014
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Activists have just chained themselves to the railings of Liverpool Town Hall to protest the impact of national and local government cuts on women, this International Women’s Day. They are borrowing a direct action tactic and dress style from suffragettes, to highlight their opinion that the interests of women are still not represented by those […]

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Statement on 2nd November at The Casa

November 16, 2013
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This statement is to clarify events surrounding the “Pack a Scrum of Solidarity” event at The Casa, Liverpool, held on 2nd November to raise funds for the family of Chelsea Manning. AWOL is amongst the many and varied organisations that have been falsely credited with organising this action.  We were not involved as an organisation, though […]

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Hope University’s Response to AWOL

October 29, 2013
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Please note: the post Martin Smith Given PhD Place at Liverpool Hope University, posted on the 21st October 2013, is a guest post, which we at AWOL are happy to host but did not write. Contrary to many assumptions, AWOL did not initiate, and does not control, the Delta Removals campaign, though again we are […]

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A Response to Liverpool Hope’s Victim Blaming Safety Advice

October 24, 2013
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  *Trigger Warning – mentions of rape, sexual harassment and explanations of victim blaming & survivor shaming*   The following quote is what the dean of students felt the need to tell all current Liverpool Hope students presumably in light of recent news that Martin Smith (aka ‘Comrade Delta’) has been given a funded PhD […]

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Martin Smith Given PhD Place at Liverpool Hope University

October 21, 2013
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*Trigger warning- rape and sexual harassment.* It has come to our attention that Martin Smith – who resigned from the Socialist Workers Party following rape and sexual harassment allegations – is now based in the Social Work department at Liverpool Hope University.  The accusations against Smith were covered up by an internal investigation from the […]

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A feminist guide to celebrating Thatcher’s demise

April 9, 2013
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I’ll start from the premise that anybody who’s got as far as reading this had no particular love for Margaret Thatcher. If this doesn’t apply to you, this article will not help. You’re on the wrong blog. Go away now. Bye bye. Yesterday, today and probably for the next week or so, people are sharing […]

Rant the I’ve-forgotten-how-many: Julian Assange and his apologists, again.

August 30, 2012
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Trigger-warning: post deals with issues of rape apologism and paraphrases and links to examples. Yes, Assange is back in the news, and once again the lefty twitfacesphere is earnestly asking itself whether you should fight to prevent a rapist[0] from being extradited to face questioning for rape, if he thinks he might end up extradited […]

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