Women

Women and the Russian Revolution

Women and the Russian Revolution

Striking women workers kick-started the February 1917 revolution then, following the Bolshevik-led October revolution, women gained full legal equality with men. The preceding period had seen an intense battle of ideas between various strands of feminism – debates which are just as relevant to the struggles of today. Many politicians and philosophers have said that […]

Women’s Marches: A new movement rising

Women’s Marches: A new movement rising

Millions of women led protests across the world against the bigoted new US president – the biggest ever inauguration demos. They form part of a much wider struggle to defend and extend women’s rights. On 21 January 2017, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, a surge of resistance exploded onto the streets of 673 cities […]

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International Women’s Day 2017: A century on from the Russian Revolution

International Women’s Day 2017: A century on from the Russian Revolution

Demonstrations world-wide swelled by anti-Trump anger International Women’s Day (8th March) is being celebrated with special enthusiasm this year by members of the parties and organisations affiliated to the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI). It is a hundred years since women workers of Petrograd chose this day to take the action which sparked the […]

Posted in: International, Russia, Women
We Need Mass Resistance to Trump and a New Party of the 99%

We Need Mass Resistance to Trump and a New Party of the 99%

People in the US and around the world awoke today to one of the most shocking political upsets in living memory with the election of Donald Trump as president. It was the culmination of an election cycle when ordinary Americans rose up against the political establishment and against the destructive effects of globalization and neo-liberalism. […]

Build the Resistance Against Trump

Build the Resistance Against Trump

No Deportations! Black Lives Matter! Defend Worker’s and Women’s Rights! The victory of Donald Trump is being met with shock, fear, and anger. Especially for immigrants, muslims, people of color, women, and other oppressed people who Trump has singled out for attack, the question of how to defend themselves against the coming attacks is sharply […]

Posted in: International, Racism, US, Women
Lea Roback, woman of struggle

Lea Roback, woman of struggle

Quebecois militant, trade unionist, socialist and feminist pioneer Lea Roback was born in Montreal in 1903 of Jewish immigrant parents.  She was raised in Beauport, near Quebec City, where her family owned a general store, and returned to Montreal in 1915. Coming from a family where culture was highly valued, Lea gave evidence as a […]

Posted in: Canada, Quebec, Women, Work
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 […]

Posted in: International, Poland, Women
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 […]