Author: Andrea D'Atri

CUNY Union Passes Resolution Demanding End to All U.S. Aid to Israel

Rank-and-file activists in CUNY’s faculty and staff union fought against bureaucratic machinations to pass a resolution calling for internal discussions of BDS and demanding that Joe Biden end all aid to Israel and other countries participating in human rights violations.

No, Germany Is Not Actually Recognizing the Genocide in Namibia

The German government has made international headlines with its public “gestures of reconciliation” for the genocide of tens of thousands of West Africans in the early 1900s. Representatives of the Herero and Nama peoples are rejecting the deal, saying it comes nowhere close to addressing the effects of Germany’s long history of colonial exploitation in the region.

Excluded from the NPA, We Begin the Process of Building a New Revolutionary Organization: Statement of 296 NPA Activists

This declaration addresses the de facto expulsion from the organization of its 296 signers, militants of the New Anticapitalist Party in France from 34 of the party’s committees. For the militants of Révolution Permanente and the CCR, the Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth International group that is a tendency within the NPA, it opens a new stage in the fight to build a revolutionary workers party in France.

Jeff Bezos Is Going into Space. Fingers Crossed He Won’t Come Back

If Bezos, Musk and Co. want to go “off Earth,” then let them. Our task is to ensure that at some point, when they come back, they’ll find the completely irrational, exploitative system of capitalism on which their obscene wealth was based has been dismantled and replaced with a socialist society.

The (Capitalist) Obligation To Be Happy

In addition to the daily difficulties of long working hours, unemployment, inflation, domestic, and care work, the very high cost of food and rent, and poor transportation, we must add the increased stress caused by the pandemic. But capitalism also imposes another obligation: the obligation to be happy, which only worsens the situation.

The Women Incendiaries of the Paris Commune

The Paris Commune was founded 150 years ago. Women stood on the first lines of the attempt to “storm heaven.” The first working-class government in world history represented an inflection point for the feminist women. This is an excerpt from Andrea D’Atri’s book “Bread and Roses: Gender and Class Under Capitalism,” which has just been published in English by Pluto Press.

What Is International Women’s Day?

“Why is there no Men’s Day?” “Women’s Day should be every day.” “Buy your girlfriend flowers.” “Aren’t we getting any presents at the office?” “It’s not a day of celebration but of struggle, because it’s the day we remember the women workers who died in a fire.” “What fire?” Here, Andrea D’Atri explains the real history behind International Women’s Day.

Abortion is Still Under Attack in Argentina Despite Legalization

Argentina recently legalized abortion up to the 14th week of gestation. The new law allows abortion in public hospitals as well as in private institutions. But already the law is being attacked by reactionary and fundamentalist sectors.

15 Years of Bread and Roses

Prologue to the English edition of Bread and Roses: Gender and Class Under Capitalism by Andrea D’Atri, published now by Pluto Press.

Feminism and Coronavirus: What Next?

Feminism has already warned that capitalism brutally expands the precariousness of the work necessary for social reproduction, work that falls mainly on women, and the acute contradiction between life and profit under this system. The pandemic confirms these diagnoses. So what do we do next?

Disaster Looms as Coronavirus Spreads Across Africa

Although so far only four cases of coronavirus have been detected in Mali, the country is preparing for a pandemic. This virus will devastate countries like Mali, already ravaged by colonialism and imperialism and suffering from a high poverty rate. 

Feminism for the 99%: A Debate about Strategy

At the beginning of 2018, U.S. based activists and intellectuals* called for the construction of a “feminism for the 99%.” This idea, inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement of 2011, gave shape to the manifesto signed by Nancy Fraser, Cinzia Arruzza and Tithi Bhattacharya, which appeared on March 8 of this year. We publish some reflections on the new wave of feminism and the anti-capitalist perspective proposed by its authors. [1]