Speeches

Constance Markievicz: a life

These are biographical notes on the 'Red Countess', Constance Markievicz, prepared for the London Socialist Feminist Discussion Group on 10 October 2008. Also attached are two one-page files giving a timeline of her life.

Constance Georgine Gore-Booth was born on 4 February 1868 at Buckingham Gate in London, the elder daughter of Arctic explorer and adventurer Sir Henry Gore-Booth, 5th Baronet, and Lady Georgina née Hill.

Israel/Palestine: Speaking for Solidarity not Boycott

This is the speech I gave proposing the resolution on Solidarity With Israeli And Palestinian Workers at RMT's Annual General Meeting 2008 - followed by my reply to points made in the debate. The anti-boycott policy was superceded by a pro-boycott policy at the following year's AGM.

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Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people is terrible.

The First Two Labour Governments

I drafted this several years ago, for a discussion at a Workers' Liberty branch meeting on the first and second Labour governments. I found it useful to tell the story, then ask people to discuss some questions: the 'timeline' and discussion questions are below.

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THE FIRST AND SECOND LABOUR GOVERNMENTS – TIMELINE

1918: Representation of the Peoples Act

Talk at Jewish East End Celebration Society AGM: Minnie Lansbury

21/09/2014 - 15:00

East London Central Synagogue, 30-40 Nelson Street, London, E1 2DE 

After very brief formal AGM proceedings, there will be two talks, including my presentation on Minnie Lansbury - East End suffragette, socialist, school teacher, champion of the victims of war, rebel councillor and my hero! 

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