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From The Socialist newspaper, 16 March 2011

Leeds: Celebrating International Women's Day

Leeds District Socialist Party held a public meeting to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day on 8 March. 20 people attended, many coming straight from a 50 strong anti-cuts rally that concentrated on how the cuts will affect women.

Speakers included Angie Waller from Barnsley Socialist Party who highlighted the disproportionate impact the cuts would have on women throughout Britain, and Samantha Garret from Leeds Trinity Students Against Cuts who spoke on the role of women in the student movements.

Leeds District Socialist Party will be hosting a meeting on Saturday 19 March where female members and supporters can discuss and organise the fightback. Phone 07861 900136 for more information.

Alicia Blackett, Hyde Park and Headingley Socialist Party

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Anti-cuts campaign

Defend jobs and services: Protest 26 March

Building the battle against the cuts - now and beyond 26 March

Campaigning against all cuts and privatisation

Save our NHS!


Socialist Party news and analysis

Hutton's plans mean savage cuts - Fight to defend your pension!

Vote for a socialist alternative

Huge protests against job insecurity

The rich get richer - by another $1 trillion

Wisconsin occupation

Yahya victory

Hunger strike


Youth fight for jobs

March from Jarrow with Youth Fight for Jobs

Save our youth services

For real jobs not exploitation

Review: Classroom Warriors


Socialist Party workplace news

Northern Ireland: Broad left gains in union elections

Privatisation threat to the blood service?

Defend jobs and education at Newcastle College

Action called off by Birmingham bin workers

Left victory in building workers' union

Support the UCU strike


International socialist news and analysis

Japan: Tsunami results in misery for millions

Workers hit hard by earthquake and tsunami

Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories: "We'll struggle like in Egypt"

Tunisia: 'You come back - we come back'

Saudi troops to suppress Bahrain protesters


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Thousands protest against Lib Dems in Sheffield

Protester challenges Lib Dem MP to debate

Students want to protest too

Thatcher was no heroine

Lively discussion at LGBT meeting

Leeds: Celebrating International Women's Day

Celebrate International Workers' Day in the Socialist with a May Day greeting


 

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