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Gil Scott Heron – Don’t go to Israel

Women of Colour – UK, US, Palestine – say – Don’t lend credibility to Apartheid!

Millions of us grew up with Gil Scott Heron’s inspiring poetry and music that voiced our struggles against racism, sexism, apartheid and other injustice. “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” is still iconic. Irish film-makers took the title for their film documenting how the people of Venezuela reversed the coup against President Chavez and their revolution.

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Women of Colour call on Joan Armatrading not to play Apartheid Israel

We call on Joan Armatrading, as a woman of colour who wrote a tribute to and performed for Nelson Mandela, and whose website says, “South Africa has always been close to my heart”, not to play Israel. As we write, people are gathering worldwide, thousands in London alone, to protest the Israeli piracy and murder of at least 20 unarmed people taking part in a humanitarian mission bringing aid to blockaded Gaza.

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Picket: Stop rape, detention and deportations!

Italian Embassy, Tuesday, 8 June ,1-2pm, 14 Three Kings Yard, London W1K 4EH

On 8 June, a charge of attempted rape brought by Ms Joy N against chief of police inspector Vittorio Addesso of Milan CIE (Centre for Identification and Expulsion) Detention Centre in Italy, will be heard in court.

In August 2009, Mr Addesso tried to rape Ms Joy N, a young Nigerian woman, while she slept in the detention centre he runs. Her cellmate and three other women intervened and stopped the rape.

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What’s Really Going On in Haiti?

You’re invited to a Public Forum

Saturday June 12th 3:00pm
Southern California Library, 6120 S. Vermont, LA 90044

What’s happening on the ground in Haiti now?

Robert Roth of the Haiti Action Committee and member of the board of the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund, has just returned from Haiti and brings us the latest news: 
 

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Welfare Reform: National Day of Action

Stop “back to work” profiteers!
Actions against Flexible New Deal

Local Kentish Town & DWP targets for the day:
10-11am outside A4e Insight at 55-57 Holmes Road NW5 3AN. A4e Insight is the “research and consultancy” arm of A4e -- pushing privatisation of public services.
11.30-12.30 outside Jobcentre Plus,178 Kentish Town Road NW5 2BN

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Report on ILO by Peru's domestic workers union

Español abajo

A report by Ms LEDDY MOZOMBITE on the recent ILO* Conference she attended in Geneva
*International Labour Organisation
6.30-8pm, Thursday 24 June 2010

at Crossoads Women’s Centre, 230ª Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2AB
Meeting in Spanish with English translation

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Some Detroit events recommended by Global Women’s Strike (GWS) and Women of Color in the GWS

Date: Saturday, 19 June 2010 - 12:00am - Friday, 25 June 2010 - 5:00pm

Location: US Social Forum, Detroit

Pre-conference: Assembly of Jews: Confronting Racism and Israeli Apartheid June 19-22 see website for details. Selma James international coordinator of the GWS from London on opening panel. http://www.jewsconfrontapartheid.org

PMA: Building a Movement to Combat Increased US Militarism
Wed June 23 1 - 5:30pm Cobo Hall D3-19

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DHS/DCFS Give us back our children

Self-help, multi-racial action and support groups of mothers, other family members, former social workers, foster parents & supporters in Los Angeles and Philadelphia working together against the unjust removal of children from their families by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Children are often snatched, not because of abuse or neglect, but because of poverty, sexism and racism.

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Londres: Sindicato de trabajadores del hogar de Lima se reúne con inmigrantes

Londres (Peru . com) . - (EFE) . - La secretaria general del Sinttrahol (sindicato de los trabajadores del hogar de ambos sexos de la región de Lima), Leddy Mozombite, explicó a Efe que se ha reunido en Londres con organizaciones de trabajadoras inmigrantes de América Latina, África y Asia para coordinar campañas a nivel internacional .

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