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July 2013

Public Meeting on Feminism, Childcare and Reproductive Labour

July 18, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Common House,
The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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Feminist Fightback

If you require childcare for this meeting please email feminist.fightback@gmail.com. As the Coalition government forces more and more mothers to return to work while their children are still very young, a growing right wing lobby argues conversely that staying at home to look after the children should be valued and supported. The feminist movement has long grappled with the problem of how to argue for women's right to combine motherhood and a career, without devaluing the crucial work of raising children. In the 1970s the Wages…

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September 2013

Feminist Fightback Film Club: Born In Flames

September 19, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Common House,
The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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Feminist Fightback

Made in 1983, ‘Born in Flames’ (dir. Lizzie Borden) is an incredible docu-drama/ sci fi film set in the future, ten years after a social democratic revolution which has established American Socialism. However, Black and working-class women are not happy with this form of reformism and start arming themselves and forming the women’s army to bring about real revolutionary change (and beat up a few rapists on the way…). It’s an incredible insight into the Women’s Liberation Movement at a moment of intense artistic…

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October 2014

Feminist Fightback Film Club: Mothers’ Strike

October 3, 2014 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
The Common House,
The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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Feminist Fightback

Inspired by the current Focus E15 Mothers struggle for social housing in Newham, London, and past and present housing struggles in the UK and abroad, this month's Feminist Fightback Film Club takes housing as its theme. Mothers' Strike (22', Szum TV/ Feminist Think Tank Poland, 2010) - introduced by Magda who made the film Behind the Rent Strike (50', Nick Broomfield, UK, 1974) Screening followed by a discussion with Sam and Jasmin from Focus E15 Mothers. All welcome. We are planning on holding…

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November 2014

What is working?

November 15, 2014 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Common House,
The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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Feminist Fightback

What is the connection between day-to-day workplace organising and wider anti-capitalist struggle? What is our role as ‘revolutionaries’ in our own workplaces? What kinds of workplace struggles open up possibilities for wider and more fundamental social and political change, and what kinds simply reproduce existing hierarchies and end up containing class struggle? This discussion event is for anyone involved in, or interested in having an open debate about, our varied experiences of workplace organising. There have been a number of…

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December 2014

Feminist Fightback Film Club: Paris is Burning

December 12, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Common House,
The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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Feminist Fightback

A Christmas/Hanukkah/solstice/communist social Including film showing of Paris is Burning, followed by a 1980s themed queer dance disco. Come and join us. All welcome. Suggested donations £3 low/unwaged; £5 waged. Join the Facebook event here.  www.feministfightback.org.uk – feminist.fightback@gmail.com – @femfight www.facebook.com/feministfightback – www.facebook.com/feministfightback  

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April 2015

Abortion Rights Action Planning Meeting

April 19, 2015 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Common House,
The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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Feminist Fightback

Over the last few years, the space outside many abortion clinics in England has become contested. Right-wing religious groups have been making their presence felt outside clinics, both with prayer vigils complete with hymns and religious icons, and through the deployment of specially trained ‘pavement councillors’ who make great efforts to stop women going into clinics. Feminist Fightback has been one of the groups who have taken action against this growing anti-choice presence, countering in particular the group ‘Helpers’ of…

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September 2015

‘Fighting for Reproductive Justice – a Review on Feminist Strategies and Right-Wing Attacks’

September 19, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Connecting European Struggles

Feminist Fightback are delighted to be attending Connecting European Struggles; Feminism in the Crisis Conference in Malmö, Sweden 18-20 September 2015. In particular, we are honored to be co-hosting a session on 'Fighting for Reproductive Justice - a Review on Feminist Strategies and Right-Wing Attacks' with  E*Vibes (Germany) 14:00-15:30, 20th Sept 2015 More information  

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FILM SCREENING Tactics to Counteract the Anti-Choice

September 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The May Day Rooms,
88 Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 1DH United Kingdom
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12th & Delaware

Feminist Fightback are delighted to be hosting pro choice screening + discussion at the Festival of Choice, Wednesday 23rd September, 7pm (The May Day Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1DH). For more information Join the Facebook event

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October 2015

FEMINISM PAST AND PRESENT: SCREENING OF SUFFRAGETTE FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH HISTORIANS AND ACTIVISTS

October 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Genesis Cinema,
93-95 Mile End Road
London, E1 4UJ United Kingdom
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Suffragette 2015

Join Feminist Fightback for an evening of 'Feminism Past and Present' 6pm, 15th October 2015, Genesis Cinema, London The special screening of 'Suffragette' will be followed by a Q&A with Laura Schwartz (author of Infidel Feminism and historian of the women's suffrage movement at the University of Warwick) and Alice Robson (a member of the East-London based collective Feminist Fightback) who will be talking about feminist activism past and present. Click here for the FB Event Click here for more information

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Workshop and Stall at the London Anarchist Bookfair

October 24, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Central St Martin’s College,
1 Granary Square
London, N1C 4AA United Kingdom
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Reproductive Freedoms

Last year, we held a debate at The Anarchist Bookfair on how to resist anti-abortion campaigners in the context of an escalation in the aggression and activity of these groups outside of clinics and differing opinions on how to confront them within the feminist community. We also felt that this rise was linked with the rise of fascists and the right, and so we located our activism within anti-fascist direct action and the reclaiming of space. We then used the…

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April 2016

Feminist Fightback Stall and Workshop @ Sheffield Anarchist Bookfair

April 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Showroom Workstation,
15 Paternoster Row
Sheffiled, Yorkshire S1 2BX United Kingdom
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Feminist Fightback will be hosting a stall and workshop at the Sheffield Anarchist Bookfair on a theme around 'Feminism and Bodies under Capitalism'. Sheffield Anarchist Book Fair is an annual event organised to exhibit radical book publishers and sellers and provide space for the promotion of anarchist ideas and organisations. FB Group

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