Archive for the ‘Community’ Category

Pride 2018, part one

July 9, 2018

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London, LGBT Pride, 7th July 2018.  All settling in for the usual parade (not march) led by the mayor and celebs and bank floats. Then a bunch of women suddenly arrived with banners saying revolutionary things like, Lesbian=female homosexual.  Obviously such statements could not be allowed, there was a bit of a discussion as the women didn’t – shock horror! – have the right wristbands. So of course they lay down in  the road until it was agreed they could march as long as they left a respectable distance behind them and did not pollute the rest of the Parade. So they carried on and headed up the march as far as Trafalgar Square.

Some people were a bit cross, especially when they heard about that last bit.

It was 31degrees and the very sensible march organisers say they allowed this because otherwise everyone would have fainted.

Here is their flyer which spells out the main reasons they had to do this.

 

 

 

 

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Million Women Rise 2018

March 13, 2018

10th March 2018, London, the eleventh Million Women Rise  demonstration of resistance, celebration and recognition.

The march, Oxford Street to Trafalgar Square:

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The Square, speakers and rally:

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March of the Mummies

October 31, 2017

for Hallowe’en 31st October – march happening simultaneously in six UK cities, this is the London march at Parliament Square. Families dressed up as mummies (the walking dead kind) to represent the archaic legislation that is currently in place on working motherhood.

Their five demands:

  1. Increase the time limit to raise a tribunal claim from 3 months to (at least) 6 months
  2. Require companies to report on how many flexible working requests are made and how many are granted
  3. Give both parents access to 6 weeks parental leave paid at 90% of salary
  4. Give the self-employed access to statutory shared parental pay
  5. Subsidise childcare from 6 months old, rather than 3 years

    Organised by Pregant then Screwed

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Copyright © Pam Isherwood 2017