OSAKA – It was supposed to be an event showcasing Group of 20 leaders’ commitment to better empowering women in employment, economy and education. But only two of the world leaders on stage were women.
Titled the Special Event on Women’s Empowerment, the only female world leaders in attendance were outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Join Dr. Sheila Jeffreys, Dr. Heather Brunskell-Evans, and Maureen O’Hara for an evening in defense of women’s human rights.
On March 15, the Women’s Human Rights Campaign is launching The Declaration on Women’s Sex-Based Rights. The Declaration re-affirms that women’s human rights are based upon sex. It argues that these rights are being eroded by the promotion of “gender identity”, and that the inclusion of men who claim to be women in the category “women” undermines the whole notion and practice of women’s rights as human rights.
Information about the Week of Action against the G20 and the IMF
This year, the Argentinian government is hosting the G20, a one year process during which more than 80 meetings of G20-working groups, ministerial meetings and summits of the focus groups are taking place in our country. The Leaders’ summit, for which the presidents from the G20 countries will travel to Buenos Aires, will take place on Friday 30th of November and Saturday 1st of December 2018 at the Centre of Conventions “Costa Salguero”. The government of Mauricio Macri is already preparing for the mega event, buying airplanes, arms and what they call “anti-riot equipment” . In fact, one third of the budget for organizing the G20 is dedicated to “safety and defense”, which roughly amounts to 50 million U$S. And while the government is spending millions on the G20, it is cutting expenses for education and health andhas entered a dangerous spiral of indebtedness by asking the IMF for a loan of 50 billion U$S in order to assure the country’s liquidities and its capacity to pay speculative hedge funds.
This is why the Confluencia Fuera G20 – IMF (the “Confluence G20 – IMF Out)” is planning a massive Week of Action, from the 25th of November to the 1st of December and is inviting everyone to participate in the global repudiation of the G20, the IMF and everything these institutions represent. https://noalg20.org/info-in-english/
A web developer and long-time activist, Sinreich grew suspicious when she noticed the page was posting what she recently called “weird, partisan memes that seemed totally out of character.” Then she saw that the event page was promoting the wrong date for the 2019 march.
While the vast majority of the pages and events had no followers or attendees, some of the fake events promoting the wrong march date became popular. Fake events for Philadelphia and Chicago received more than 10,000 RSVPs; the event posted for Seattle picked up more than 20,000. (As ever with numbers on social media sites, it is possible that at least some of the RSVPs came from fake accounts used to make a page seem more popular).
A Women’s March spokesperson told CNN that “many of these fake pages are used to sell merchandise, with the proceeds benefiting individuals instead of our movement. The efforts to capitalize on movement work isn’t new, but it is frustrating, particularly as we make an effort to only sell ethically sourced and produced merchandise — a rule these imposter pages don’t abide by.” https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/17/tech/womens-march-facebook-scam-bangladesh/index.html
Sam Wolfson for the Guardian reports:
A coven of witches will gather in an occult bookstore in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday to place a hex on the supreme court justice Brett Kavanaugh. Tickets to the event, which cost $10, with half the proceeds going to women’s and LGBT charities, have already sold out.
The ceremony has become a talking point for some rightwing commentators, who see it as part of a pattern of leftwing attacks on leading Trump allies. On Fox News last Friday, Tucker Carlson discussed the coven’s plans, taking particular umbrage with their idea to donate 25% of proceeds to Planned Parenthood, which he said would “help them continue to fund their human sacrifice rituals”. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/15/witches-public-hexing-brett-kavanaugh Ritual to Hex Brett Kavanaugh Eventbrite Invitation
Please join us for a publich hex on Brett Kavanaugh and upon all rapists and the patriarchy which emboldens, rewards and protects them. We will be embracing witchcraft’s true roots as the magik of the poor, the downtrodden and disenfranchised and it’s history as often the only weapon, the only means of exacting justice available to those of us who have been wronged by men just like him.
He will be the focal point, but by no means the only target, so bring your rage and and all of the axes you’ve got to grind. There will also be a second ritual afterward – “The Rites of the Scorned One” which seeks to validate, affirm, uphold and support those of us who have been wronged and who refuse to be silent any longer. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ritual-to-hex-brett-kavanaugh-tickets-51031211728