Leicester Womens Anarchist Group (and the FT)

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Apr 19 2018 10:09
Leicester Womens Anarchist Group (and the FT)

Turns out the Financial Times Work and Careers Editor was a member of Leicester Womens Anarchist Group in 1990 for a bit before moving away. Kind of funny that of all the editorial roles, they ended up being in charge of "work and careers".

"#MeToo and my six months as radical feminist", paywalled i think.

Anyone know anything about them? The LWAG, not the FT journo.

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Apr 19 2018 11:17

Expropriate that paywalled content and cut and paste it up here, comrade!

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Apr 19 2018 12:14

You can read it by typing the article headline into google news and clicking on the subsequent link.

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Apr 19 2018 12:26
wojtek wrote:
You can read it by typing the article headline into google news and clicking on the subsequent link.

Ah! Excellent, thank you.

Not a bad piece. It suffers from that "now I am older and wiser" disdain for direct action which is all too common in the mainstream press. But at least she still sees the relevance of what she did back then...

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Apr 19 2018 12:38

Also I don't know anything about the group but there is a very cool poster for a Leicester Anarchist Group meeting in 1893 here:

http://specialcollections.le.ac.uk/cdm/ref/collection/p16445coll1/id/205

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Apr 19 2018 14:01
Fozzie wrote:
Also I don't know anything about the group but there is a very cool poster for a Leicester Anarchist Group meeting in 1893 here:

http://specialcollections.le.ac.uk/cdm/ref/collection/p16445coll1/id/205

That's great stuff, I'll add it to the WCH history map. And they had DJ Nicholl playing!

Interesting article, thanks for posting it up. I know another FT journalist who was involved in the anarchist movement a while ago as well, and who I believe had account on enrager

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Apr 19 2018 16:38

It's the Gorrie collection. It's just down the road from me so I really should check it out. The women's anarchist group is before my time in Leicester but I know one person who may have been in it.