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International Women's Day: Past, Present and Future

Submitted by Janine on Thu, 09/10/2014 - 15:25

Written for International Women's Day 2007:

March 8th each year is International Women’s Day. It is celebrated across the globe, and is a day for campaigners to draw attention to women’s continued second-class citizenship and need for equality. However, it is also celebrated by the very same governments and corporations that contribute to women’s unequal rights.

Constance Markievicz: a life

Submitted by Janine on Thu, 02/10/2014 - 12:56

These are biographical notes on the 'Red Countess', Constance Markievicz, prepared for the London Socialist Feminist Discussion Group on 10 October 2008. Also attached are two one-page files giving a timeline of her life.

Constance Georgine Gore-Booth was born on 4 February 1868 at Buckingham Gate in London, the elder daughter of Arctic explorer and adventurer Sir Henry Gore-Booth, 5th Baronet, and Lady Georgina née Hill.

Israel/Palestine: Speaking for Solidarity not Boycott

Submitted by Janine on Thu, 02/10/2014 - 11:12

This is the speech I gave proposing the resolution on Solidarity With Israeli And Palestinian Workers at RMT's Annual General Meeting 2008 - followed by my reply to points made in the debate. The anti-boycott policy was superceded by a pro-boycott policy at the following year's AGM.


Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people is terrible.

Her Name Is Reeva

Submitted by Janine on Thu, 04/09/2014 - 14:19

Her name is Reeva
Reeva Steenkamp
Not 'Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend'
Not 'model'
Not 'reality TV star'
Her name is Reeva

Her name is Reeva
She was not just a model
But also a law graduate
She was not just a reality TV star
But also a campaigner against violence
The story is about her killing
Not about his fame
Or it ought to be

Speaking about Violence against Women to European Transport Trade Unionists

Submitted by Janine on Sat, 09/10/2021 - 17:48
Event Date
Wednesday, 20th of October '21 to Wednesday, 20th of October '21

Janine will speak about trade union campaigns against violence against women on London Underground at a two-day conference (hybrid: in Brussels and online) organised by the European Transport workers' Federation's women's committee.

Girls Are Loud 6

Submitted by Janine on Tue, 25/08/2020 - 16:05
Event Date
Saturday, 5th of September '20 to Saturday, 5th of September '20

GIRLS ARE LOUD returns for the 6th installment!!' In solidarity with and in aid of the Hope Girls Orphanage in Sierra Leone Donations accepted any time for Hope Orphanage: (*we'll also add you to the raffle draw for the chance to win some great prizes!) Running Order:- 12.15- Intro by Rachel Joy Eagling 12.30-

Plundering London Underground - speaking with the German left

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 15/07/2020 - 18:32
Event Date
Thursday, 16th of July '20 to Thursday, 16th of July '20

An online discussion on experiences from the resistance against the partial privatisation of the London Tube with:

  • Janine Booth (author “Plundering London Underground: New Labour, Private Capital and Public Service”)
  • Phil Rowan (RMT Finsbury Park International officer)

The event takes place at 19:00 Berlin time, 18:00 UK time.