Speeches

Constance Markievicz: a life

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

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 The anti-boycott policy was superceded by a pro-boycott policy at the following year's AGM.

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Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people is terrible.

Social model of disability: NEU West Midlands

National Education Union
26/06/2021 - 14:00

Janine will be running this workshop as part of a briefing day for NEU members in the West Midlands. If you are an NEU member and would like to attend, please contact the union for details.

 

THE SOCIAL MODEL OF DISABILITY: REMOVING BARRIERS AND CHALLENGING OUTDATED ATTITUDES

Historically, society has seen disabled people as broken and in need of fixing.

Reading TUC: Covid-19 and the Arts

11/02/2021 - 19:00

Janine rants about Poets versus Covid and Cuts.

 

 

The annual 'Heart Unions' event this years sees a focus on the perilous state of the arts during the COVID19 pandemic.

For 'COVID19 and the Arts' we are joined by:

 

< Nicole Johnson (Musicians' Union), Musician;

 

< John Oversby (UCU), Musician;

 

TUC/Tolpuddle talk: Centenary of the Poplar Rates Rebellion

12/01/2021 - 19:00

Janine Booth tells the story of a working-class borough’s fightback against austerity and thirty councillors who went to prison for refusing to levy rates that their citizens could not afford to pay. Celebrate the centenary of an inspiring struggle which holds lessons for today.

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