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Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst / Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst by Nationaal Archief

Spaarnestad Photo, SFA002006282
Sylvia Pankhurst, suffragette en dochter van Emmeline Pankhurst, protesteert op Trafalgar Square tegen de Engelse politiek in India. Engeland, 18 januari 1932.

Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst (women’s rights movement), daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, protesting the English policy in India. Trafalgar Square, London, England, [1907-1914].

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Everyone should have the right to flee war to find peace by Andy Worthington

I took this photo at the refugee march in central London on 12th September 2015 — ‘Solidarity with Refugees’ aka ‘Refugees Welcome Here,’ organised by groups and organisations including the Syria Solidarity Movement, the Refugee Council, Refugee Action, Amnesty International, Stand Up to Racism, the People’s Assembly Against Austerity and the Stop the War Coalition.
Today was a great day for the millions of us who want to see a better world, and are fed up with the existing power structure — the election, by a landslide, of Jeremy Corbyn as the new Labour Party leader, and the march in central London, which was attended by around 100,000 people in solidarity with the refugees fleeing Syria and other countries in numbers not seen since the Second World War.
The existing power structure presides over a hard-hearted and increasingly unequal vision of the UK, in which the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, austerity is cynically used by the Tories to try and destroy the state provision of almost all services, and the refugee crisis is sidelined — and all this by a government that, although it has provided significant financial aid, is only accepting 20,000 refugees, over five years and on a temporary basis, and is now gunning for war, which will only create more refugees, and trying to justify that through the disturbing extrajudicial execution of two British citizens in Syria via an RAF-led drone attack.
For the refugee march, see: http://on.fb.me/1PDRYF6
and: http://on.fb.me/1NZP6Fi
For my article about the refugee crisis, see: http://bitly.com/1NZP6Fk…
For my website, see: http://bitly.com/1PDRYF8
For my most interesting photos, see: http://bitly.com/1PDS1AM…

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Andy Worthington says: Refugees in, Tories out by Andy Worthington

I asked a fellow protestor to take this photo of me at the refugee march in central London on 12th September 2015 — ‘Solidarity with Refugees’ aka ‘Refugees Welcome Here,’ organised by groups and organisations including the Syria Solidarity Movement, the Refugee Council, Refugee Action, Amnesty International, Stand Up to Racism, the People’s Assembly Against Austerity and the Stop the War Coalition.
Today was a great day for the millions of us who want to see a better world, and are fed up with the existing power structure — the election, by a landslide, of Jeremy Corbyn as the new Labour Party leader, and the march in central London, which was attended by around 100,000 people in solidarity with the refugees fleeing Syria and other countries in numbers not seen since the Second World War.
The existing power structure presides over a hard-hearted and increasingly unequal vision of the UK, in which the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, austerity is cynically used by the Tories to try and destroy the state provision of almost all services, and the refugee crisis is sidelined — and all this by a government that, although it has provided significant financial aid, is only accepting 20,000 refugees, over five years and on a temporary basis, and is now gunning for war, which will only create more refugees, and trying to justify that through the disturbing extrajudicial execution of two British citizens in Syria via an RAF-led drone attack.
For the refugee march, see: http://on.fb.me/1PDRYF6
and: http://on.fb.me/1NZP6Fi
For my article about the refugee crisis, see: http://bitly.com/1NZP6Fk…
For my website, see: http://bitly.com/1PDRYF8
For my most interesting photos, see: http://bitly.com/1PDS1AM…

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Turkey’s government okays ‘Standing Man’ protest | News | World | Mail & Guardian

Standing Vigil - White Lotus

Hundreds of protesters stood still for hours on squares on main streets in several cities, mimicking a lone protester who started the trend on Istanbul’s Taksim Square on Monday and has been dubbed the “Standing Man.”

In the first direct government comment on the new style of protest, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc told reporters that the standing protests are peaceful and “pleasing to the eye.”

He urged protesters, however, not to obstruct traffic and not to endanger their health.

“This is not an act of violence,” Arinc said. “We cannot condemn it.”

via Turkey’s government okays ‘Standing Man’ protest | News | World | Mail & Guardian.

And when thousands follow suit in next few days across the nation? They under estimate the power of silent vigils to turn society around! Good on you all!