The following text first appeared in Polish at Codziennik Feministyczny website. While some parts of it concern Poland specifically, Freedom is pleased to translate and publish it (with mild edits for clarity for English speaker) as an example of an excellent takedown of TERF politics. CW: some discriminatory language used for the purpose of providing
During the Women’s Strike demonstrations taking place this Wednesday across Poland, organized groups of men attacked mostly women protesters in several cities. The attackers were members and supporters of the extreme right, together with some football hooligan circles. Neo-nazis attacked women with clubs, knives and stun guns. In the city of Wrocław, a woman journalist
Twenty-seven years ago, Barbara Smith asked “Where’s the Revolution?”. We’re still waiting. Pride season 2020 has finished now and we desperately need some reflection on how to build an uncompromising movement capable of disrupting conservative social control and joining up struggles in increasingly anxious times. If we study how drastically mainstream Western queer politics has
As some of you may have heard, there were presidential elections in Poland on 12th July. They were narrowly won by the current president Andrzej Duda. Duda is a representative of Poland’s far right ruling party Prawo I Sprawiedliwość (Law and Justice, PiS). Previously Freedom reported on Andrzej Duda when, together with Polish PM, he
On Monday 23rd September 2019 the transphobic hate group WPUK (“Woman’s” Place UK) returned to Brighton to attempt to host another meeting under the cover of being a fringe event for the Labour Party Conference. WPUK claim to be a “feminist” group for the furthering of “women’s” rights. Their views are essentialist, discriminatory, and hateful.
On 15th of June, the Pride March in Hamilton, Ontario, was attacked by a group of far right activists, christian fundamentalists and downright neo-nazis. According to a report at the Canadian anarchist news website North Shore: “They arrived with massive homophobic signs and banners, and immediately began to scream insults and slurs. They aggressively harassed
CW: descriptions of violence Queer activist and performer Zak Kostopoulos was beaten to death, allegedly following his attempted robbery of a jewellery store at Glastonos Street near Omonia Square in the centre of Athens. The incident happened in a bright day last Friday. Kostopoulos was a well-known queer and LGBTQ+ activist and drag performer who