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SROM - Separatystyczne Rewolucyjne Oddziały Maciczne ("Separatist Revolutionary Uterine Troops") (Blog, 2010)

Location

Lodz
Poland
51° 45' 33.2964" N, 19° 27' 21.5388" E

Info:
blog of the SROM collective based in Lodz (Poland) and fighting for reproductive rights and against the restrictive abortion laws in Poland; emphasis on abortion, reproductive rights, body politics, women's rights, activism/own activities, etc. Their last activity on the blog dates back in 2010

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Ravnopravka - Moscow Feminist Group (Blog)

Location

Moscow
Russia
55° 45' 4.4712" N, 37° 37' 6.3192" E

Info:
Ravnopravka is a Russian blog (since 2010) and a website/blog (since 2011) run by the Moscow feminist group (founded in 2008) that both funtion as a discussion platform to exchange (feminist) ideas and texts; emphasis on feminism, feminist theory/ideas, feminist activism and feminist/Women's movement in Russia and Russian speaking countries, networking, women's/human rights and equality, reproductive rights, violence, LGBT and queer issues, motherhood, relationship, power, politics etc.

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Siren (Magazine)

Location

Dublin
Ireland
53° 20' 57.9948" N, 6° 15' 36.2988" W

Info:
Siren is a new Irish feminist women's magazine launched on the 8th March 2012 to celebrate International Women's Day and made by a group of students from The Trinity College, Dublin. Emphasis on gender equality, LGBT and queer issues, art/culture/music, fashion and popular culture, politics, reproductive rights, etc.

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Siréna (2001-2002)

Location

Czech Republic

Info:Anarchofeministická skupina between 2001 and 2002 (7 issues, almost all of them can get downloaded or read on the website); emphasis on anarchist/anarcho-feminist activism, news/reports of manifestations/activism/activities/protest, antifascism, reproductive rights, sexism, stereotypes, anti-militarism etc. The group also published another zine, Přímá cesta.

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Přímá cesta (zine, 2001-2006)

Location

Czech Republic

Info:
Přímá cesta ("The Direct Way") was a zine published by the Czech anarcha-feminist group Anarchofeministická skupina between 2001 and 2006 (8 issues); each issue is based on a specific topic; emphasis on anarcha-feminist history/theory/activism, globalisation/economic alternatives/anarchism, family/parenting, language/media, antifascism, patriarchy, pornography, sexuality/LGBTIQ, violence/women in conflict, book/zine reviews/literature, culture/film/music, translations of theoretical texts (mostly about anarcha-feminism) etc. Almost all issues can get downloaded from their website!!! Anarchofeministická skupina also published another bulletin: SIRENA.

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Pełnym Głosem (Magazine, 1993-1997)

Location

Krakow
Poland
50° 3' 52.74" N, 19° 56' 41.928" E

Info:
Pełnym Głosem was the first Polish feminist periodical published after the transition 1989, written by writers, activists, students, researchers, poets etc.; emphasis on literary critique, feminist writing, feminist theory/philosophy, lesbian perspectives, Polish feminism, violence, sexuality etc. 5 issues were published, some of them still can get ordered from the eFKa Foundation which since 1999 also publishs the magazine Zadra

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Pecs & Ongles (zine, 2008 - 2009?)

Location

Paris
France
48° 51' 23.8104" N, 2° 21' 7.9992" E

Info:
zine published by the Parisian group Les Panthères Roses, a trans-lesbian-gay queer-feminist activist group (other Pink Panther groups are based in Nancy (France), Portugal and in Montréal); three issues have been published so far (all in 2008/2009) and all of them can get downloaded from the website; emphasis on LGBTIQ, trans/homophobia, equality, rights, health, etc.

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Ostrov - Остров ("Island", zine)

Location

Moscow
Russia
55° 45' 4.4712" N, 37° 37' 6.3192" E

Info:
Russian radical feminist lesbian literature/art/culture zine founded and edited by Olga Gert; it publishes feminist/lesbian literature, poetry, short stories and texts as well as interviews, literary essays, book/film reviews and texts reflecting about lesbian themes in literature/art/film/culture and about lesbian/LGBTIQ and feminist issues in general; in addition to the zine several literary supplements were published containing texts by lesbian/feminist authors; emphasis on feminist/lesbian literature, art, culture, LGBTIQ perspectives, feminist theory, etc.

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Opzij (Magazine)

Location

Amsterdam
Netherlands
52° 22' 12.7776" N, 4° 53' 42.6048" E

Info:
Opzij began in 1972 as a radical feminist magazine, but turned soon into a more "mainstream"/moderate newsmagazine for women. The magazine calls itself the "only opinion magazine for women," and considers itself feminist and a part of the women's movement. Content: (women's perspective on) culture, politics, society, health, but also a lifestyle section. Integrated into the website are several blogs and columns by different authors (including a reader's column); they also publish women's/feminist news on their website

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Olympe - Feministische Arbeitshefte zur Politik (1994 - 2012)

Location

St. Gallen
Switzerland
47° 25' 26.76" N, 9° 22' 15.168" E

Info:
Olympe was a Swiss trilingual (German - French - Italian, most articles in German) feminist journal; each issue had a special topic; emphasis on women's and gender politics, economy, migration/postcolonial perspectives, women's rights, equality, violence/power etc. With issue #33 (September 2012) the journal ceased publication, but all issues can get downloaded from the website of the Frauenarchiv Ostschweiz

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