Monthly Archives: August 2010


Militarism, masculinity and men

Talk at the Annual General Meeting of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, UK, seeking to engage men, as well as women, in a discussion of how we might more openly address, as antimilitarist activists, the difficult question of the association of masculinity, as it is constructed in our society, with violence and war.

 

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Getting to peace: what kind of movement?

Contribution to a discussion on arguing that today’s antiwar movements could become wider, deeper and more united if they took seriously the part played by gender power relations in perpetuating militarism and war.

 

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Women, men and nuclear weapons

An article for ‘Broken Rifle’, the newspaper of War Resisters International, expressing a feminist case for women’s activism against nuclear weapons.

 

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Women in Black London celebrate International Women’s Day by joining with seven other women’s organizations in support of eight women’s associations worldwide, to say ‘No to violence against women. No to all violence’.

 

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Stop the proliferation of guns

Women in Black joins with the International Action Network on Small Arms to point up the harm done by hand guns and call for measures to curb their sale and use.

 

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No to war against Iraq

Women in Black London join worldwide protest in an attempt to stop attack on Iraq by US and allies.

 

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You are not powerless

A leaflet distributed by Women in Black London to emphasize the steps each of us can take towards ending militarism and war.

 

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Remembering Bosnian genocide

Leaflet for a vigil to commemorate the massacre of more than 8000 Bosniak men and boys in July 1995 by Serb nationalist extremists in one of the worst massacres of a genocidal war.

 

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London weekly vigil – focus on Congo

Women in Black’s weekly vigil on 18 August will focus on the situation of women in armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It will be held, as usual, at the Edith Cavell Statue, St.Martin’s Place, London WC2.

See the London home page for general details about our vigils.