Saudi activists are calling the campaign the most successful in years, despite threats [AFP]
|More than 60 women claimed to have answered their call to get behind the wheel in a rare show of defiance against a ban on female driving in the ultraconservative kingdom, Saudi activists said.
Saudi professor and campaigner Aziza Youssef said that the group received 13 videos and another 50 phone messages from women showing or claiming they had driven on Saturday. She said they had no way to verify the messages.
If the numbers are accurate, this year’s campaign is the most successful effort yet by Saudi women demanding the right to drive. Continue reading “Saudi women defy driving ban across country”
A CUT ABOVE THE REST
UK Uncut held a protest outside Lord Freud’s house in North London on Saturday(13th).
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the plush £1.9 million suburban home of Baron David Freud, minister for welfare reform, to protest against bedroom tax and benefit cuts. The anti-cuts activists wrote postcards to send to him whilst sat outside his home and played repetitive beats on drums for change. Some were sat on beds and duvets that were placed on the street, whilst others help up signs, “Who wants to evict a millionaire?” Continue reading “Evict Lord Freud! Demo at House of Criminal Minister”