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 The anti-boycott policy was superceded by a pro-boycott policy at the following year's AGM.


Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people is terrible.

TfL Neurodiversity event - Autism Awareness event

21/07/2017 - 14:00

Venue: 10th Floor restaurant, London Underground Ltd HQ, 55 Broadway. Open to TfL / London Underground staff.

Janine will give a presentation about the social model of disability as applied to autism, and explain the role of the Trade Unions. (15:00-15:30)

After this and other speakers, Janine will take part in a panel Q&A session (15:30-16:00)

East End Women Take Action: 1888-2016

24/09/2016 - 13:45

Be inspired by over 100 years of east London women fighting for change (and winning!)

Join the East End Women's Museum and East End Sisters Uncut for an afternoon of short talks and conversations about the different ways east London women have challenged sexism, racism, exploitation, and injustice then and now. Share your ideas and learn some new ones.

Speakers include:


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