SHE was a feminist icon whose work explored questions of identity, gender, class and race in Mexican society. And now the V&A has opened a retrospective on the artist which tells the story of her life through more than 200 of her personal artefacts and clothing - many of which have not been seen outside her home country before. Who was Frida Kahlo? Frida was a Mexican painter and a noted Communist celebrated by many feminists. She was born in 1907 and was stricken with polio as a child. Her dreams of becoming a doctor were shattered when she suffered serious injuries in a bus crash on her way back from school. Frida began painting instead and started off with portraits of herself, her sisters, and school friends. She attended the renowned National Preparatory School in Mexico city and became famous for how outspoken she was. The painter was famous for filling her art with struggles and pain she had faced - including The Broken Column which showed her naked and split … [Read more...] about Who was Frida Kahlo, when was her death, who was her husband Diego Rivera and what’s the V&A exhibition in London?
Hungarian Identitarian movement leader Abel Bodi was suspended from Facebook this week for sharing a Breitbart London article that reported on his detainment and deportation from the UK earlier this year. Mr. Bodi, who leads the Hungarian branch of the Identitarian movement, told Breitbart London that he had been suspended from his personal Facebook account for the second time in a week for posting the article in question, which he had shared in April, and provided a screenshot showing Facebook claiming the post “violates our community principles”.Source: Screenshot/Facebook The article was an exclusive story in which Breitbart London obtained the documents from Mr. Bodi’s interview with the UK border force in April. During the interview, Bodi was asked a range of questions by a border forces officer including why he was seeking to enter the UK and was even quizzed as to why he thought illegal migrants entering the UK were a threat. The document Bodi was later … [Read more...] about Hungarian Identitarian Leader Suspended from Facebook for Posting Breitbart London Article
Campaigners from British in Europe (BiE) including representatives from Remain in France Together (RIFT) group headed to London on Wednesday to air their growing Brexit concerns in front of MPs. They will give evidence to the MPs in the Exiting the EU parliamentary select committee in Westminster and will argue that the future rights of the 1.3 million British citizens living in the EU are still up in the air, even after last December's withdrawal agreement between the London and Brussels. (You can watch the evidence Live via this link from around 10.15 am French time). "UK nationals living on the continent are still in a holding pattern with no clear landing path in sight," said British in Europe chair Jane Golding. Chief among their concerns is the future rights to freedom of movement across the EU that is crucial for many of the 1.3 million Brits living in the EU. Under the current withdrawal agreement Brits living in France for example will have the right to stay, work and … [Read more...] about Brexit: Campaigners take fight for rights of Brits in France to MPs in London
ONE hundred years have come and gone since suffragettes achieved what seemed impossible at the time - equal votes for women. The suffragettes' relentless battle led to women finally achieving the right to have their say. Read on to discover more about their monumental fight... What was the suffragette movement? Suffragettes violently campaigned for the female right to vote as early as the late 18th century. Emmeline Pankhurst, long associated with the militant campaign for the vote, adopted the motto "Deeds not Words" for the Women's Social and Political Union, a group known for hunger strike protests. After 50 years had passed and no sign of change, she suggested drastic action was needed in order to secure their right. WSPU members were determined to obtain the right to vote for women by violent means. But there were also moderate women's groups who campaigned for the right to vote in a more peaceful manner, known as suffragists. The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies, led … [Read more...] about When did women get the vote in the UK and what was the Suffragette movement? Voting rights and the 1918 Representation of the People Act
0 Have your say Left-wing independence supporters have said the SNP’s new vision for breaking up the UK will be a “hard sell” on the doorsteps because it will create more austerity. Splits in the Yes movement opened up the day after Nicola Sturgeon’s party published its new economic case for independence. Jonathon Shafi, the co-founder of the Radical Independence Campaign, said the SNP’s economic plan must remove its most “damaging” elements.At the end of last week, economist and former SNP MSP Andrew Wilson published the SNP’s long awaited report from the Sustainable Growth Commission. The 354-page document, commissioned by Sturgeon, set out a plan for Scotland to emulate 12 other small, advanced, independent nations including Denmark, New Zealand and Norway. The paper, entitled Scotland, A New Case For Optimism, admitted that an independent Scotland would take up to 25 years to match the economic performance of such countries … [Read more...] about Splits emerge in independence movement over SNP Growth Commission Report