Women

Poland:Massive demonstrations and women’s strike force – Government retreat

Poland:Massive demonstrations and women’s strike force – Government retreat

Law and Justice ruling party retreats Following a magnificent show of force on ‘Black Monday’ – with women striking and mass street protests – the ruling party in Poland, Law and Justice (PiS), has made a huge U-turn, throwing the draft law proposing a total ban on abortion into the dustbin. Breaking parliamentary procedure, an […]

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New issue (#4) of Socialist Alternative’s Magazine
By September 10, 2016 Read More →

New issue (#4) of Socialist Alternative’s Magazine

Issue #4 of Socialist Alternative has been published. If you would like to order copy(ies) contact: contact@socialistalternative.ca A pdf is available here.

Burkini ban fuels Islamophobia
By September 1, 2016 Read More →

Burkini ban fuels Islamophobia

For workers’ unity and struggle against racism, division and austerity 30/08/2016 Judy Beishon, from The Socialist (weekly paper of the Socialist Party, CWI England & Wales)   International outrage has resulted from the decision of 30 town mayors in the south of France to ban from beaches the wearing of ‘burkini’ swimsuits, on the spurious […]

Women’s & LGBT Liberation in Revolutionary Russia

Women’s & LGBT Liberation in Revolutionary Russia

Originally posted on Socialist Party, Ireland (CWI) website March, 2016 Young people internationally are being politicised by the oppression of women and LGBT people, opening up debates as to how this discrimination and inequality can be ended. EMMA QUINN looks at the experience of the Russian Revolution and the radical progressive measures introduced by the […]

International Women’s Day 2016
By March 8, 2016 Read More →

International Women’s Day 2016

Working women’s fight for a world without oppression originally published on socialistworld.net Every year on March 8th we celebrate world-wide the contribution made by working women and famous female pioneers to the struggle for a new society. The date was established at an international meeting of socialists nearly a hundred years ago. On this day […]

Trudeau’s Cabinet: Does it Kick Sexism?
By December 7, 2015 Read More →

Trudeau’s Cabinet: Does it Kick Sexism?

This is a revised version of an article first published in Pakistan. Justin Trudeau’s appointment as Canada’s new prime minister has generated an incredible response from the global community. Whether it’s his photogenic good looks, his demeanour as the down-to-earth friend of the people or his no-austerity promises, Trudeau has not only given Canadian society […]

Posted in: Canada, Women
Identity politics and the struggle against oppression

Identity politics and the struggle against oppression

Unpacking the backpack In the search for a way to fight against discrimination and oppression, many young people in particular embrace identity politics. It can be an important first step towards the development of socialist consciousness – if it leads on to an understanding of the class nature of capitalist society and need for united, […]

Socialist Alternative Publishes Election Magazine

Socialist Alternative Publishes Election Magazine

This is a historic development for our work in Canada. There are articles on the election, the economy, public services, environment and much more. A PDF of the magazine is here or you can order printed copies (pay via donate button on website): • 1 copy: $3.25 (including postage) • Orders of 10: $30 (including […]

Engels and women’s liberation
By September 10, 2014 Read More →

Engels and women’s liberation

Engels and women’s liberation It is 130 years since the publication of The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State, by Friedrich Engels. Long considered by Marxists an important text regarding the origin of women’s oppression, it has been criticized by those promoting alternative explanations of women’s second-class status in society. In the […]

Women in World War One

Women in World War One

World War One resulted in the horrific slaughter of millions of workers who were initially encouraged and then conscripted into the bloody horrors of trench warfare. Women too were cajoled to do their bit for ’the war to end all wars’ by replacing the men sent to the front in factories and workplaces across Britain. […]

Posted in: International, War, Women