International Women's Day Rally
March 8th, Buenos Aires-Argentina
March 09, 2009
With the slogan â€œSuspensions and lay-offs at work, high costs at home: Women stand up facing the crisisâ€ , the womenâ€™s organisation Pan y Rosas (Bread and Roses) has held a public meeting this afternoon remembering the International Womenâ€™s Day in Corrientes Avenue, Buenos Aires city.
More than thousand working women, housewives and young female students have received with great enthusiasm a delegation of garlic working women from Mendoza province, womenâ€™s committees from the car industry in CÃ³rdoba province and Massuh paper mill womenâ€™s committee, who are struggling for their rights and against lay-offs and the closure. The unanimous demand was: â€œThose who have caused this crisis mustpay for it: capitalists, bankers and landownersâ€ .
Andrea Dâ€™Atri, national leader of the Partido de los Trabajadores Socialistas (Socialist Workers Party from Argentina) and promoter of Pan y Rosas, closed the meeting saying: â€˜The struggle for socialism, the struggle for a society liberated from wage slavery and from any form of oppression, itâ€™s the only means that we, women, have to reach our real freedom, thus, itâ€™s too our own struggle. Because we donâ€™t ask. We demand! Our right to bread but also to roses.â€™
Videos of the rally and full speeches are available on
Pan y Rosas
(PTS + independents)