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Save the Feminist Library from Eviction

Sign the Petition & Join us in a Protest Against the Eviction of an Incompatible Collection of Feminist Research and Women’s Studies

 

Southwark Council are threatening to evict the Feminist Library on 1st March (the first day of Women’s History Month) from the building on Westminster Bridge Rd, London, that has been its home for 30 years.

The council have given notice that the rent on the Library’s space in the building, which has housed a variety of community groups alongside the Library for the past 30 years, will be raised from £12,000 to £30,000 a year. Council officers are refusing to negotiate – join us in calling upon them to work with us to save the Library.

On 10th February, Southwark Council Cabinet approved a report that ‘highlights the need for a thriving VCS (Voluntary and Community Sector) that mobilises community action and makes best use of community resources, skills, knowledge and spaces’. We cannot understand how treating our organisation in such a way is consistent with approving this report.

Read more here

Learn more about the Feminist Library and donate to our Emergency fund here

Sign the Petition to Save the Feminist Library from Threat of Eviction

Join the Protest and Deliver the Petition to Southwark Council’s Budget setting meeting

When: Wednesday, 24th February, 7pm

Where: Southwark Council, 160 Tooley St, London SE1 2QH

We urge as many supporters as possible to JOIN US IN A DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE THE MEETING on Weds 24th from 6.30pm.

Re-blogged by Rumana Hashem from 38 Degrees.org.uk

 

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EU migrant crisis: Sweden plans to expel up to 80,000 asylum-seekers

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Stockholm: Sweden intends to expel up to 80,000 failed asylum seekers, the interior minister said Wednesday, the latest move by EU states to tighten their borders in the face of the migrant crisis.

Interior Minister Anders Ygeman said the mass expulsions of people who arrived last year as part of a record influx of migrants would use specially chartered aircraft and be staggered over several years.

“We are talking about 60,000 people but the number could climb to 80,000,” he was quoted saying by Swedish media, adding that police and migrant authorities have been tasked with organising the scheme.

EU migrant crisis: Sweden plans to expel up to 80,000 asylum-seekers

Sweden, a country of 9.8 million, took in more than 160,000 asylum seekers in 2015, putting it among the European Union states with the highest proportion of refugees per capita.

More than one million people travelled to Europe last year — the majority of them refugees fleeing conflict in Syria, Iraq…

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EU migrant crisis: Sweden plans to expel up to 80,000 asylum-seekers

ESPMI Network

Stockholm: Sweden intends to expel up to 80,000 failed asylum seekers, the interior minister said Wednesday, the latest move by EU states to tighten their borders in the face of the migrant crisis.

Interior Minister Anders Ygeman said the mass expulsions of people who arrived last year as part of a record influx of migrants would use specially chartered aircraft and be staggered over several years.

“We are talking about 60,000 people but the number could climb to 80,000,” he was quoted saying by Swedish media, adding that police and migrant authorities have been tasked with organising the scheme.

EU migrant crisis: Sweden plans to expel up to 80,000 asylum-seekers

Sweden, a country of 9.8 million, took in more than 160,000 asylum seekers in 2015, putting it among the European Union states with the highest proportion of refugees per capita.

More than one million people travelled to Europe last year — the majority of them refugees fleeing conflict in Syria, Iraq…

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CFA: 2016 Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Fellowship (Deadline: February 29, 2016)

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The AHDA Fellowship is a unique opportunity for practitioners who are interested and engaged in historical dialogue work to participate in both training and academic study at Columbia University. Fellows have included representatives of civil society organizations, journalists, filmmakers, teachers and artists. The Fellowship seeks to build a network of historical dialogue advocates, to foster a dynamic academic environment for Fellows to initiate and develop new projects, and to facilitate discussion about the past in their respective societies. Read more about the program.

AHDA Fellowhsip Program Flyer

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