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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

“Feminists are currently leading the way”

20/03/2017 - After the bigger and more widespread mobilizations around an internationally coordinated call this 8 March, International Women’s Day, than have been seen for many years, Penelope Duggan from International Viewpoint spoke to Cinzia Arruzza, one of the organizers of the US Women’s Strike and a (...)

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ART & CULTURE

BoJack Horseman: A Manic-Depressive Horse, Loosely Based on Bertolt Brecht

18/03/2017 - The third season of the cult show BoJack Horseman came out on Netflix in July. Many consider it a satire of the narcissistic world of Hollywood. But in reality, producer Raphael Bob-Waksberg has created a unique work of art about depression – using some of Brecht's tools.

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BRAZIL

Towards a General Strike? Massive Brazilian Work Stoppages on March 15

17/03/2017 - On the afternoon on March 15th, all major Brazilian cities were shaken by major protests against proposed cuts to retirement benefits and a loosening of labor regulations. The day began with workers from various sectors, namely transit workers and teachers, uniting in a massive work stoppage (...)

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ARGENTINA

Argentina: Massive Teacher’s March on Eighth Day of Strike

17/03/2017 - The teachers are at the forefront of a growing struggle against austerity measures, layoffs and inflation.

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BRAZIL

São Paulo Metro on Strike

15/03/2017 - Transit workers in São Paulo, Brazil join nationwide work stoppage on March 15th against austerity measures.

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INTERVIEW

Woefully Understaffed, Maryland Nurses Fight to Unionize

14/03/2017 - Suzanne Mintz is a nurse at Holy Cross Hospital in Maryland. Since February 2016, she has been organizing with other nurses to form a union.

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UNITED STATES

Donald Trump, for Women’s Rights?

13/03/2017 - Trump promised paid family leave and to make childcare accessible and affordable. These measures are long past due in the US, but will Trump deliver?

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EUROPE

10,000 at International Women’s Day in Berlin

12/03/2017 - At two different demonstrations on Wednesday, ten thousand people came onto the streets of Berlin in defense of women's rights. Their goal was to combine anti-sexist and anti-racist struggles. Striking workers were also present.

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MEXICO

Largest Mexican Women’s Day of the 21st Century

09/03/2017 - In Mexico City, 10,000 women took to the streets on Wednesday as park of the International Women's Strike. The socialist women's organization "Pan y Rosas" (Bread and Roses) organized a block of 300 workers and youth.

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EUROPE

Spanish and International Unions Strike to Defend Spanish Dockworkers

09/03/2017 - The conservative government of Spain has set in motion plans to scrap the current port labor system, which would force over six thousand dockworkers to be laid off over four years. In response, Spanish dockworkers’ unions have launched a round of strikes that will begin on March 10. That day (...)

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WOMEN'S STRUGGLE

International Women’s Day: Feminism and Workers’ Movements

09/03/2017 - On March 8, thousands of women around the world took to the streets and went on strike. What is International Women's Day and where did it come from?

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EUROPE

Over Six Thousand Spanish Dockworkers’ Jobs Face the Axe

09/03/2017 - Over six thousand Spanish dockworkers could be made redundant if the Spanish government abides by the demands of the European Commission to scrap the country’s current port labor system.

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WOMEN'S MOVEMENT

Women on Strike: Reclaiming Socialism for International Women’s Day

08/03/2017 - International Women’s Day (previously known as International Working Women’s Day) was created by socialists to commemorate the women garment workers’ strike in 1908. These two aspects of March 8 — workers’ mobilizations and socialism — must be forcefully taken up in the Trump era.

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GUEST ARTISTS

Brazilian Electronic Duo NU Launches a Call for the Rebirth of Lilith on March 8.

08/03/2017 - Guest Artists: Brazilian Electronic Duo NU Launches a Call for the Rebirth of Lilith on March 8.

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WOMEN'S STRUGGLE

Rise Up With the Women of the World

07/03/2017 - The women's movement rejects the fake symbolism of a few wealthy women on top—even women of color—as our inspiration or goal. We—poor, working-class, immigrant, black, trans disabled—are the leaders we have been waiting for.

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UNITED STATES

Trump Revives the Travel Ban

07/03/2017 - Trump signs an executive order that brings back a version of the Muslim Ban.

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WOMEN'S STRIKE

International Women’s Day in the Land of Femicides

07/03/2017 - Left Voice interviews Mexican socialist, Joss Espinoza. She is a student at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and an activist in the socialist women's organization "Pan y Rosas" (Bread and Roses).

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MEXICO

Maquila Workers Against Femicide and Exploitation

07/03/2017 - Mexico is known around the world for having one of the highest rates of femicide, particularly in the more industrialized northern states that share a border with the US.

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UNITED STATES

School Districts to Close Due to Women’s Strike

06/03/2017 - Chapel Hill-Carrboro, a North Carolina School District and Alexandria Public Schools (Alexandria, VA) recently put out school closure statements because so many teachers called out for the International Women's Strike.

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ARGENTINA

Argentine Teachers’ Union Votes to Strike on International Women’s Day

06/03/2017 - Teachers vote a work stoppage on March 8, International Women's Day.

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SOVIET UNION

Summers in Soviet Russia

05/03/2017 - This is the last of three articles by Anna Malyukova about her memories of the Soviet Union, where she grew up and lived. Anna’s account is not a detached political analysis of the situation in the former Soviet Union but rather a story of her personal experiences, which illustrate the deep (...)

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ARGENTINA

Zanon expropriated: An unforgettable day!

03/03/2017 - Workers’ self-management at Zanon ceramic tile factory is nearing its 15-year milestone of struggle and production.

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IDEAS & DEBATES

Can the Police Stop Deportations? A Debate with Kshama Sawant

02/03/2017 - Could cops help immigrants resist the ICE? Or does this demand only create illusions in a deeply racist institution? A debate with Socialist Alternative.

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INTERVIEW

We Need a Feminism of the 99%

02/03/2017 - Feminist scholar Nancy Fraser talked with Left Voice about the International Women's Strike called for March 8 and the platform for a left-wing Feminism.

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GUEST POST

With Ellison Defeated, What Next for the Democratic Socialists of America?

01/03/2017 - The authors critically review a Left Caucus statement after Keith Ellison’s defeat

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