Saturday, March 03, 2007

March for Abortion Rights

Was emailed this a couple of days ago; if you're up for another demo after the NHS ones (you demo hound, you), then here are the details:


Meet 6.30pm, Saturday 3 March, outside University of London Union, Malet Street (tube: Goodge Street, Russell Square, Euston)

Confirmed speakers so far are: Katy Clark - Labour MP for North Ayrshire and Arran; Michele Emerson - Communication Workers' Union Equality Officer; Sofie Buckland - National Union of Students NEC; Kate Ahrens - Leicester Health Unison; Debbie Hollingsworth - Ruskin College Women's Officer; Azar Sheibani - Iranian women's liberation activist; Thea Cohen - Students for Choice (USA)

Supporters include:

Education Not for Sale Women

NUS Women's Campaign

University and College Union (UCU)

International Union of Sex Workers

Marge Berger - editor, Reproductive Health Matters journal

Organisation of Women's Freedom in Iraq (UK)

Alliance for Workers' Liberty

Debbie Hollingsworth - Ruskin College students union womens officer

Sussex University Women's Group

Nottingham University Women's Group

Emma Clossick - co-chair, Oxford University Women's Group

RMT Women's Advisory Committee

John McDonnell MP - chair, Labour Representation Committee

Carolyn Leckie MSP - Scottish Socialist Party

Petra Urwin - SOAS Women's Society president

Janine Booth - Hackney TUC president

Kate Ahrens - Leicester Health Unison

Socialist Youth Network

Mary Partington - SYN women's officer and Feminists 4 John McDonnell

Scottish Socialist Youth Women's Network

Louise Gold - Sheffield University, NUS Women's Committee 2004-6

Laura Sterry - Nottingham University

Laura Schwartz - University of East London

Susie Orbach - author of "Fat is a feminist issue"

Teodora Todorova - Nottingham University Women's Officer

York University Women's Committee

British Pregnancy Advisory Service

Respect Coalition

Rhythms of Resistance will be playing.


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