Bread and Roses

Author: Women4Europe


Bread and Roses
(We hope the suffragettes like our words and timeless quest, Susie Courtault, Juliet Lodge and Cathy Wigley Women4Europe)As we go marching, marching

In the beauty of the day
A million darkened kitchens
A thousand mill lofts grey
Be just, be fair and equal
We all must join the fight
For the people hear us singing
Bread and roses, bread and roses

As we go marching, marching
We all will have our day
To save our precious freedoms
Keep tyranny at bay
Stand up for democracy
And together we will win
Solidarity forever
Give us bread and give us roses

As we go marching, marching
We're marching for the men
We're marching for the children
And we'll do it all again
We want a world that holds us
A planet that is safe
We'll keep a watch forever
Give us bread but give us roses

As we go marching, marching
We bring the greater days
For the rising of the women
Means we will find the ways
To seek peace and compassion
From birth until life closes
Hearts starve as well as bodies
Give us bread, but give us roses

 


Women4Europe

About the Author

Women4Europe

Women4Europe was founded in response to a sense that people were being leftbout of the brexit equation when they are its cement.

More than that, our future generations depend on us giving voice to the values of equality, freedom, justice and democracy we espouse.

"When I spoke about freedom of movement, Erasmus and democracy at the London rally in September 2019, I was deeply moved by the palpable outpourings of grief and fear at governments, not just in UK, risking lives and imperilling our hard won freedoms and democracy.

That spurred me to try and bring our common values into drafting our Declaration of EU citizens solidarity.

It has been inspired by many - including  fathers of integration, the mother of the Erasmus programme, great women, those who made the peace process a reality, and by children shining with hope.

It has been translated by many Europeans whose families, like my own, are born of and love our own diversity.

We share humanity and must do our best to sustain it together."

Juliet Lodge

This Declaration of solidarity was drafted by Juliet Lodge, Susie Courtault and Cathy Wigley for Women4Europe to mark the new year in 2019.

It was supported by so many groups; encouraged by EU citizens' assemblies, Sundays4EUCitizens' solidarity and by individuals across Europe, MPs and MEPs who know that Europe without borders is made daily by people committed to democracy and equality, peace and freedom.

The Declaration was inspired by our common history and sums up defiance when the daily tangible reality of us being in this together is threatened.

What binds us together is our humanity. That transcends borders. We are citizens in solidarity, committed to European union and improving life for future generations together.

We have marched together. Sung together.  Worked and cried together. And celebrated unity together.

By ourselves, we are nothing.  Together we have a chance to promote and celebrate our solidarity and do good things to benefit us all.

We wrote new lyrics to Bread n Roses to celebrate Unity when inter-sectional groups, led by Sussex in Europe got together for a Carnival of Unity in Brighton

 

 

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Women4Europe

About the Author

Women4Europe

Women4Europe was founded in response to a sense that people were being leftbout of the brexit equation when they are its cement.

More than that, our future generations depend on us giving voice to the values of equality, freedom, justice and democracy we espouse.

"When I spoke about freedom of movement, Erasmus and democracy at the London rally in September 2019, I was deeply moved by the palpable outpourings of grief and fear at governments, not just in UK, risking lives and imperilling our hard won freedoms and democracy.

That spurred me to try and bring our common values into drafting our Declaration of EU citizens solidarity.

It has been inspired by many - including  fathers of integration, the mother of the Erasmus programme, great women, those who made the peace process a reality, and by children shining with hope.

It has been translated by many Europeans whose families, like my own, are born of and love our own diversity.

We share humanity and must do our best to sustain it together."

Juliet Lodge

This Declaration of solidarity was drafted by Juliet Lodge, Susie Courtault and Cathy Wigley for Women4Europe to mark the new year in 2019.

It was supported by so many groups; encouraged by EU citizens' assemblies, Sundays4EUCitizens' solidarity and by individuals across Europe, MPs and MEPs who know that Europe without borders is made daily by people committed to democracy and equality, peace and freedom.

The Declaration was inspired by our common history and sums up defiance when the daily tangible reality of us being in this together is threatened.

What binds us together is our humanity. That transcends borders. We are citizens in solidarity, committed to European union and improving life for future generations together.

We have marched together. Sung together.  Worked and cried together. And celebrated unity together.

By ourselves, we are nothing.  Together we have a chance to promote and celebrate our solidarity and do good things to benefit us all.

We wrote new lyrics to Bread n Roses to celebrate Unity when inter-sectional groups, led by Sussex in Europe got together for a Carnival of Unity in Brighton

 

 

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