International Women's Day Rally

March 8th, Buenos Aires-Argentina

March 09, 2009

With the slogan “Suspensions and lay-offs at work, high costs at home: Women stand up facing the crisis†, the women’s organisation Pan y Rosas (Bread and Roses) has held a public meeting this afternoon remembering the International Women’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, women’s committees from the car industry in Córdoba province and Massuh paper mill women’s committee, who are struggling for their rights and against lay-offs and the closure. The unanimous demand was: “Those who have caused this crisis mustpay for it: capitalists, bankers and landowners†.

Andrea D’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: ‘The struggle for socialism, the struggle for a society liberated from wage slavery and from any form of oppression, it’s the only means that we, women, have to reach our real freedom, thus, it’s too our own struggle. Because we don’t ask. We demand! Our right to bread but also to roses.’

Videos of the rally and full speeches are available on

www.panyrosas.org.ar

Women’s Organisation

Pan y Rosas
(PTS + independents)

www.panyrosas.org.ar