Women

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
#YesAllWomen Twitter Storm Shows Millions are Ready to Fight Back against Sexism

#YesAllWomen Twitter Storm Shows Millions are Ready to Fight Back against Sexism

Time to Build a Powerful Movement for Equality The misogynistic massacre of Santa Barbara, California is yet another horrific expression of a society that is based on the constant oppression of women. However, this expression of hatred also triggered a massive backlash.  A storm of tweets around the Twitter hashtag #YesAllWomen showed not only deep rooted […]

Posted in: US, Women
International Women’s Day 2014

International Women’s Day 2014

For more than a century, 8 March has been known as International Women’s Day – the day to commemorate and celebrate the struggles of working and poor women against exploitation at work, in society and at home. Over the years, however, its meaning has been distorted. In the Stalinist states claiming, falsely, to be socialist, […]

Posted in: International, Women
Spain’s New Abortion Law a crime against the freedom, health and life of women

Spain’s New Abortion Law a crime against the freedom, health and life of women

On 20 December last, the Spanish government gave the green light to a new law on abortion that is amongst the most restrictive in Europe. The Minister of Justice Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón has pushed Spain back 30 years, with a system even more restrictive that that in place between 1985 and 2010. The Minister showed us […]

Posted in: International, Spain, Women
March 8th, 2013: The day of international working women’s solidarity
By March 7, 2013 Read More →

March 8th, 2013: The day of international working women’s solidarity

For over a hundred years, March 8th has been the day on which to commemorate the great struggles of working women for a better deal at work and in society. It is also the day to celebrate the contribution of women – some famous, many unknown – in the fight against oppression and for socialism. […]

Posted in: Women