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I am planning to make some changes in the new year as one does. Part of that change is I will stick to blogging on my own blog – Black Looks – in an attempt to reduce my online presence and of course time. So Seasons Greetings to everyone at the F-Word and a special thank you to Jess for inviting me to contribute to the blog and wishing you all the best.

One last thing – between 31st January and 8th February, the Global Womens Strike and International Women Count will be holding an International Gathering. The theme of this years gathering will be

“The Struggle Against Sexism & Racism: an International Comparison”

“Five major events will be held over 10 days:

1.Grassroots Struggle Against Sexism and Racism: an International

Comparison – Saturday 31 January

2.Our Debt to Haitians – the First to Abolish Slavery – Sunday 1 February

3.Invest In Caring, Not Killing: Valuing the Work of Caring for People and

the Planet – Saturday 7 February.

4.Rediscovering Tanzania’s Ujamaa – Tribute to the Great Ntimbanjayo

Millinga and the Ruvuma Development Association – Sunday 8 February.

5.Rape and Prostitution – A Question of Consent – Tuesday 3 February.

The events will include speakers from : BOLIVIA, CANADA, ENGLAND, GUYANA, HAITI, INDIA, IRAQ, IRELAND, PALESTINE, PERU, SPAIN, TANZANIA, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, TURKEY, US, VENEZUELA. For more information see here.

I hope contributors and readers of F-Word will take the opportunity to attend and join in the debates whatever their political positions are on the issues named above.