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dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Wednesday September 24, 2014 12:53 by Eilis   text 1 comment (last - thursday september 25, 2014 14:37)   image 1 image
Discussion on creative use of the law and action for bodily automony - 2pm 28th Sept @ Wynn's Hotel, Abbey Street, Dublin 1 read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / event notice Wednesday September 24, 2014 12:46 by Eilis
After-party for the 3rd March for Choice: come to Filmbase where there will be tea, coffee and cakes. You’ll be able to hang out with other amazing pro-choice people and activists, participate in our interactive workshop, speak or listen at the Speak Out and enjoy live music and DJs til late. read full story / add a comment
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national / gender and sexuality / event notice Friday September 12, 2014 22:01 by choice   text 1 comment (last - wednesday september 24, 2014 12:22)   image 2 images
Third Annual March For Choice in Dublin

The 3rd Annual March for Choice will be 27th of September in Dublin, marking International Decriminalisation of Abortion Day.

2.00 The Garden of Rememberance, Parnell Square, Dublin, Ireland read full story / add a comment
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dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Saturday August 23, 2014 21:45 by Cian Riordan   image 1 image
Please attend the important March for Marriage at City Hall in Dublin August 24 at 3pm Sharp. read full story / add a comment
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galway / gender and sexuality / news report Thursday May 29, 2014 11:43 by Andrew   text 3 comments (last - saturday june 07, 2014 00:21)   image 1 image
If you are feeling strong this morning Rabble published a must read article yesterday on the 796 dead children found in a mass grave at the St.Mary’s Mother and Baby Home, Tuam. That's not a misprint, for the 40 years this institution operated at least one child died a fortnight, a death rate that approached 10% of those in the home per year! They ranged from 2 days (Thomas Duffy) to 9 years (Sheila Tuohy) old. read full story / add a comment
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international / gender and sexuality / news report Monday April 14, 2014 11:03 by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)   image 4 images
On the Supreme Court decision declaring the Reproductive Health Law constitutional read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Thursday March 20, 2014 18:45 by sean throne
How the working class movement and the left must oppose the special oppression of women. read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Monday February 24, 2014 19:33 by Rosa   text 5 comments (last - wednesday february 26, 2014 23:36)
LGBT Rights in Ireland and Russia

Speakers:

-Igor Iasine, LGBT rights activist in Russia (via Skype)
- Paul Murphy, Socialist Party MEP
- Rita Harrold, ROSA

7 pm, Thursday 27 February, Wynn's Hotel, Abbey Street

Organised by ROSA - for Reproductive rights, against Oppression, Sexism and Austerity read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Thursday February 13, 2014 01:35 by Joe Justice   text 3 comments (last - thursday february 20, 2014 17:22)   video 1 video file
Pussy Riot, a Russian female punk band of recent notoriety, very much seems to have one tunnel vision goal—at least as reported to Western audiences by Western media—and that is to discredit and defame Russian President Vladimir Putin. The band name ‘riot’ is not hard to understand, as their supposed “art form” resembles a riot, as punk music often enough does; but it is more anti-music in its ear-splitting aggression. Behind scenes of this shallow morality play …lays larger political stories, pseudo-stories, propaganda, foreign inspired revolutions with plenty of American tax money being circulated to bribe public relations schemes and more lately accusations that even NGOs that supposedly care about human rights and the environment have been infiltrated to the point that their real mission is to engage in propaganda operations.
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dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Saturday January 25, 2014 19:32 by Lady&trans*Fest Dublin
Lady&trans*Fest Dublin is a bad-ass queer/feminist D.I.Y. weekender festival happening 28,29,30th March
Wimmin&trans* organised, the event is celebrating feminist-queer-trans* arts & culture, with music, theater, workshops, films, spoken word, and discussions. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Tuesday December 03, 2013 11:51 by Rita Fagan   image 3 images   1 attached file
Dear Friends,

Just a little note to bring to your attention our exhibition “And They Tell Me" a memorial to all the women who have died through male violence from December 1995 to 2013. This is a very powerful and simple exhibition, really beautiful but also very shocking. It is only a short window in time to view this work. We invite you and your groups to come to the NCAD Gallery, Thomas Street to view it and connect with the issue of Violence Against Women.

For those who are interested we are also holding a conference to reflect on the invisible crisis. There are only 100 places for the conference so you must book, it is also free. I really hope you will get to one or the other and I hope your own work is going well.

In solidarity

Rita Fagan

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international / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Monday November 04, 2013 00:14 by Nick Nile   text 10 comments (last - sunday november 10, 2013 01:53)
Not only should abortion be legal but it also is well worth arguing that having children should be made illegal (as in a crime). Now here is a statement even most sleeping Americans would agree is a radical proposition (so radical in fact you almost never encounter it). And yet it is a very practical and sane proposition, even to its extreme, logical outcome, that is allowing our very own human species to become extinguished (as in extinct). After all the ecological system of this world doesn’t need the human species and would undoubtedly be better off without it. Why would a baby want, for example, to be born into a world of global warming? Or why would a baby want to be born into a world of diminishing resources, in respect to the perpetually growing world population?
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dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Tuesday August 13, 2013 20:09 by NLGF pers cap   text 14 comments (last - friday august 16, 2013 15:04)   image 4 images
We here have come together as a way of supporting the Russian LGBT community, in light of recent attacks on many LGBT people. We aim to pressure the Irish and other European authorities to convince Russia to repeal their recent anti-gay legislation. We are deeply concerned about the abuse of gay people in Russia but we can challenge prejudice.

Russian Embassy,184-186 Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin 14, Friday 16/8/2013 18:00.

This is a protest solely about LGBT rights. Obama has tried to jump on the bandwagon but he hasn't shown much respect for the rights of US citizens that he spies on. Nor has he respected the gay man Bradley Manning who has exposed the realities of the National Security State. Putins granting of asylum to Snowden should be applauded. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Wednesday July 31, 2013 14:14 by Turing   image 1 image
Part two of 'What is feminist Economics' event - we will delve deeper into some of the questions raised on 17th august and also discuss the article 'Cuts Are a Feminist Issue' by the Feminist Fightback Collective see http://www.newleftproject.org/index.php/site/article_co...issue

6:30pm, 4th September 2013 @ Seomra Spraoi,10 Belvedere Court, Dublin 1 read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / press release Tuesday July 16, 2013 14:23 by NGLF   text 6 comments (last - thursday july 18, 2013 22:51)   image 1 image
Today, Tuesday 16th July, at 5:00pm, a coalition of LGBT organizations, civil-society groups, political parties and public representatives will hand in a protest letter to the Russian Embassy, Orwell road, Rathgar to register our horror at the signing into law of the “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships” Bill (the so-called Gay 'Propaganda' law)

For further comment, please contact:
Adam Long, NLGF - National Lesbian and Gay Federation - at adamlong80@gmail.com
Max Krzyzanowski, spokesperson for LGBT Noise on 086 8387471 read full story / add a comment
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international / gender and sexuality / event notice Tuesday July 16, 2013 00:22 by Turing   text 12 comments (last - tuesday july 16, 2013 22:32)   image 1 image
International Day of Protest against the Violent Abuse and Murder of Sex Workers

Friday 19 July at 3:00pm

Swedish Consulate, 12 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2 read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Monday July 08, 2013 20:14 by Turing   text 3 comments (last - thursday august 08, 2013 11:07)
The Abortion Bill will be voted on by TDs on Wednesday 10th of July. Anti-Choice groups are really turning up the pressure on Fine Gael on the back of their large so called "Rally for Life" on Saturday. Minister for Health, James O'Reilly, has indicated that he will try to put a late amendment to the Bill that put even more obstacles in the way of women having access to abortion than the current legal situation.

Protest at Dail 6pm Wednesday 10 July. read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / other press Sunday June 23, 2013 19:47 by TDoT   text 3 comments (last - tuesday july 16, 2013 16:55)
Cai Wilkinson on recent LGBTQ developments in Russia. Her geographic focus is on the former Soviet Union, and she is currently working on projects about LGBT rights and human rights norms in Kyrgyzstan and Russia.
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The issue of LGBT rights in Russia first properly came to mainstream international attention in March 2012, when the St Petersburg Duma passed a law prohibiting “public acts aimed at the propaganda of sodomy, lesbianism, bisexualism and transgenderism amongst minors“. The law provoked an international outcry, including calls for tourists to boycott St Petersburg, sister-cities to consider cut off ties with Russia’s “window on Europe”, and condemnation from the EU, with the European Parliament passing a resolution noting that it was “gravely concerned by developments which restrict freedom of expression and assembly on the basis of misconceptions about homosexuality and transgenderism” and calling on Russia and other countries considering the adoption of similar legislation to “demonstrate, and ensure respect for, the principle of non-discrimination”. read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / press release Monday May 27, 2013 21:01 by Turing
After hearing the comments from the Minister for health we urge you to help us continue to fight this very important cause. Here is a template we ask you to send to as many TD'S SENATORS AND COUNSELORS. Not just in your own area but to them all I will post all their addresses also.
Again Thank you so much for your support if we all pull together we can make this happen.... Please can you share this and encourage your friends to do so as well. read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / press release Wednesday May 01, 2013 15:46 by Turing   text 1 comment (last - saturday may 04, 2013 19:11)
Press Release from Action On X

Abortion Bill will deter despairing women and put lives at risk
Expert Group recommendations ignored
Chilling factor must go – decriminalise abortion

Action on X today welcomed the publication of the government's draft Bill on abortion, but regard it as having many shortcomings. Spokesperson Sinead Kennedy said:

“The proposal to make a despairing, suicidal woman or girl go through at least three, and possibly six examinations in order to end an unwanted pregnancy shows a callous disregard for women's lives. Faced with the possibility of refusal by one or more doctors and an onerous appeals procedure, a woman is likely to go overseas. Those who are too poor or too ill to travel are likely to become more despairing, increasing the risk to their lives.” read full story / add a comment
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