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Trade union history

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.

31 January 1919: Reading the Riot Act

Submitted by Janine on Thu, 06/12/2018 - 11:46

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

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 13:08
Event Date
Friday, 18th of December '15 to Friday, 18th of December '15

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.