Women in the Italian resistance

The original article was written by Nadja Bennewitz, a historian. The original homepage in German can be found at: http://www.frauen.resistenza.de/frau.htm more informationin about partisans, female partisans, resistenza can be found in German at: http://www.frauen.resistenza.de/ INDEX: official numbers the contribution of women What is the definition of the resistenzia? Who was officialy acknowledged as partisans? fighting female partisans female partisans in leading positions women and weapons Resistenza civile female resistance! Who are the real volunteers? strikes as a start for resistance

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D.A.R.E. – Enklave der behinderten, revolutionären AnarchistInnen

d.a.r.e.: disabled anarchist revolutionary enclave Enklave der behinderten, revolutionären AnarchistInnen d.a.r.e. ist ein etwas Älteres Theaterstueck aus dem Jahre 1997, das neu auf Tour geht. Die Handlung spielt in einer nicht all zu fernen Zukunft. Vier behinderte Anarchisten treffen sich im virtuellen Anarchist Chatroom und diskutieren ueber das neue Gesetz, welches besagt, dass sich ab sofort jede(r) einen Gentest unterziehen muss, auf dessen Basis dann die Krankenkassenbeitraege festgesetzt werden. Die vier Anarchisten stimmen einander zu, dass sie den Gentest verweigern werden, und in den Untergrund gehen werden, um gegen die Gentechnik mit deren Anspruch, “perfekte Babys” garantieren zu wollen, zu protestieren.

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British Women’s Organisations 1825 – 1960

Peter Gordon and David Doughan, Woburn Press Now out as paperback! A good decision, as this dictionary should be as widespread as possible. A wide range of women’s organisations is introduced and explained here: the content includes not only political groups such as the suffrage groups, the ‘Women’s Anti Opium Urgency Committee’ or the ‘Rational Dress Society’, bur also professional organisations such as the ‘Women’s Engineering Society’, sports clubs like the ‘Ladies Cyclists Association’ and religious groups. Most of the organisations are introduced with their aims, prominent members, the date they were founded, location and activities. Funnily enough even some men’s groups are mentioned here, mainly societies which were formed to participate in women’s concerns, often to support women’s suffrage, such as the ‘Men’s Committee for Justice to Women’.

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Review of “The Scottish Suffragettes”

This is a summary of an excellent book written by Leah Leneman and distributed and published via the National Museums of Scotland Publishing Limited. It’s £6.99 at the moment. The author has written extensively on women’s issues. Other books are: “A Guid Gause- The Suffrage Movement in Scotland (Mercat Press)”, “Elsie Inglis: Founder of the Battlefront Hospitals run entirely by Women” and “Into the Foreground: A century of Scottish Women and photographs” (both via National Museums of Scotland Publishing).  Short Introduction: The term “suffragette” applied only to members of the militant branch of the movement, but the book is also about the non-militant “suffragists”.

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Racism in German Children’s books

Here’s a vague translation about an article in GrossRaum Zeitung, a left newspaper in Nuremberg, about racism in children’s books. The author is Gertrud Selzer, who is contactable via 3.Welt Saar, an organisation focussing on Third World Countries. Tel. 0049- 6872-993056, address: 3.Welt Saar, Weiskirchener Str.24, 66679 Losheim, Germany. She starts of with Pippi Longstocking, who seems quite revolutionary, but her father is the “white” king of the natives who are happily ruled by him, the natives are black and have a childish behaviour, are drumming all the times and wear skirts of bast fibres and big earrings. Famous is also the child rhyme about the ten small Negroes, which seems at first sight a rhyme to learn counting and is only on a detailed view revealing its message, that people from Africa would have to be taught order and discipline.

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