From Britain to the Middle East – women fight back! (International Women’s Day meeting) – London ~ 8th March 2012

24 February 2012 at 7:15 pm

8th March 2012 from 19:15 until 21:30
Room B102, Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornaugh Street, London WC1H (Euston, Goodge Street or Russell Square tube)

A meeting to celebrate International Women’s Day, organized by Women’s Fightback and the Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq

Speakers:
* Becky Crocker, RMT activist on London Underground
* Houzan Mahmoud, Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq
* Dr Sami Zubaida, professor of politics and sociology, University of London
* Diba Ali Kani, Association in Support of Women in Iran
* (more tbc)
Chair: Esther Townsend, Women’s Fightback and Workers’ Liberty

The economic crisis since 2008 has seen both huge attacks on women’s rights and the growth of feminist organising and activism as a response. Women have been at the forefront of the protests in Britain, the huge strike waves in Greece, USA, across Europe, and the revolutionary movements still sweeping North Africa and the Middle East.

But we are also under severe threat, from the Tories’ cuts and bigoted moralism in Britain to the danger of Islamist counter-revolution in North Africa. At the same time, we face a struggle to make our own movements open, accessible and responsive to women, whether that’s the trade unions, the Occupy movement, the student movement, or socialist organisations.

Come and join us for an evening of celebration and discussion about the fight for women’s liberation today.

For more information email socialist.feminist@yahoo.com or ring 07883 520 852

http://www.workersliberty.org/event/2012/02/23/britain-middle-east-women-fight-back-international-womens-day-meeting

Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/136085406513957/

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