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A feminist guide to celebrating Thatcher’s demise

April 9, 2013 by

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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 […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day, Confronting Fascism

March 27, 2012 by

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It was great to have such a well publicised and attended march for International Women’s Day, with speakers, stalls, food and entertainment afterwards in a great venue.  It was the best planned IWD we’ve had in Liverpool that I can remember, and I’d like to thank the organisers for the hard work and dedication they […]

AWOL meeting Report: Witch persecution, capitalism and colonialism

March 8, 2011 by

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Our regular educational last night was on Sylvia Federici’s Caliban and the Witch (a good summary can be found here). The points of discussion included how little of the the context of the witch hunts we covered in school history lessons, the phenomena being ascribed to “peasant superstition” rather than the political conveniences that Federici reveals. […]

Rant the second: Special K – selling less as more

March 5, 2011 by

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Special K – the cereal that brought you the “drop a jeans size in two weeks” campaign, in which you were encouraged to eat their product instead of food until none of your clothes fit you anymore, then swan around in front of white backgrounds wearing a red swimsuit, which would cease to fit you […]

AWOL meeting report – Women and the Cuts

February 12, 2011 by

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I’m going to start using this blog for summaries of our meetings and possibly some random rants as and when they occur to me, and I hope other AWOLs will follow suit – if you want to be able to post here, just create a WordPress account, then drop an e-mail to the list or […]