This resolution was passed unanimously by RMT Women's Conference 2017.
Women in history
Janine proposing a motion at RMT Women's Conference calling on the union to reaffirm its commitment to women's right to choose and access abortion, and to mark the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act by ensuring that there is no return to the days of backstreet abortions. The motion was carried unanimously.
Text of the George Lansbury Memorial Lecture, given on 16 November 2016 at Queen Mary University, London.
A guided tour round Minnie Lansbury's Bow, east London.
If you would like to arrange for me to take you on this guided walk, please email me.
Thanks to Andrew Gellert and Jen Blane for the photos.
Reclaim its real name
It is International
Working Women's Day
Let’s celebrate with
Words of wit and wisdom from
"Freedom is always
The freedom of dissenters"
"I had crossed the line
I was free but a stranger"
Not all suffragettes
Followed the same politics
Even the Pankhursts
Notes from the introduction to a workshop on 'What do we mean by socialist feminnism?' at Workers' Liberty Women's 'All The Rage' event on 28 February 2015.
1. Key ideas:
In 1848, in response to the 300-strong Convention for Woman's Rights in Seneca Falls (USA) and its Declaration of Sentiments, a Philadelphia newspaper urged the city's ladies not to join the new movement and become women but to stay as "wives, belles, virgins and mothers". Here's my poetic response:
The WSF was the organisation led by Sylvia Pankhurst, which had previously been the Workers' Suffrage Federation, and before that, the East London Federation of the Suffragettes. It had previously fought militantly, first for votes for women, and then more explicitly for votes for all, and in 1917 was advocating supporting international socialists in parliamentary elections.