Trade union history

International Women's Day: Past, Present and Future

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.

31 January 1919: Reading the Riot Act

Battle of George Square, 1919

An historical anecdote from the Clydeside General Strike of 1919 (pictured)

 

In George Square in Glasgow
in Nineteen-nineteen
Sixty thousand red rebels
are striking a scene

The sheriff takes stage
to proclaim the King's words
Required by the Riot Act
order: Disperse!

By Royal decree
clear the square in an hour
On pain of a pounding
of military power

LGSM Farewell Party

18/12/2015 - 19:00

After two years marking the 30th anniversary of the Miners' Strike and the role of lesbians and gay men in supporting it, Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners is bidding a fond farewell.

Join hundreds of supporters for an evening of festivities, including some poems from Janine.

Venue: Amnesty, Shoreditch.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Trade union history