London Metropolitan University has decided to ditch the the Women’s Library and Trades Union Congress Library Collections — they are seeking “new homes” for the books, pamphlets and other materials.
These are incredibly important collections, not stray dogs, and should be defended.
Workers at both libraries were not involved in these decisions.
The Women’s Library has been told that if a new home is not found by the end of December 2012, the library will move to opening hours of one day per week for a period of three years, with a further review at the end of that period.
* Women’s Library Campaign here
The x:talk project (organising and empower workers in the sex industry) is organising for a moratorium on sex work arrests during the Olympics.
They believe that there is likely to be an increase in anti-trafficking policies and policing practices that target sex workers.
In London, anti-trafficking practices have resulted in raids on brothels, closures, and arbitrary arrests of people working in the sex industry.
x:talk and its supporters are calling on the Mayor of London and London Metropolitan Police to suspend arrests and convictions of sex workers under the criminal laws laid out in Appendix 1.
* More information and details of meetings here.
Feminist Fightback is conducting research about Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) and the effects of changing political structures on women’s reproductive services and SRE resources.