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Andrea D'Atri

Andy is a leader of the Socialist Workers' Party (PTS) and the founder of the women's group Pan y Rosas (Bread and Roses) in Argentina. She is author of the book Bread and Roses: Gender and Class Under Capitalism, which has been published in Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Italy, France, and Germany. An English edition is now available from Pluto Press.

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The IMF Is a Weapon Against Women — They Have the Power to Fight Against It

The International Monetary Fund, based in Washington, has a very particular gender perspective. The adjustment plans it negotiates with the governments of debtor countries fall on the backs of working people, and it is women from the poorest households who are most affected. These effects are universal across the globe. This article uses Argentina to make the case.

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.

Abortion Rights in Argentina: Between Protests in the Streets and Horse Trading in Congress

On Friday, the lower house of Argentina’s Congress voted to legalize abortion. The Senate will vote on the bill on December 29. This not a gift from a supposedly progressive government. According to the founder of the socialist women’s group Pan y Rosas (Bread and Roses), this was a victory of the feminist movement.

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.

The Woman Question in the Work of Leon Trotsky

What do the works of revolutionary leader Leon Trotsky have to say about patriarchal oppression under capitalism and the path forward for women's liberation?

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]

Producing and Reproducing: Capitalism’s Dual Oppression of Women

The feminist movement has reemerged on a world scale, and the debate over how patriarchy and capitalism are related is once again on the agenda.

The Challenges of the Russian Revolution and Women’s Rights

This is the second of two articles in a series that explores the advances in the realm of women’s rights opened by the Russian Revolution, as well as the difficulties in implementing these advances due to the material conditions of post 1917 Russia.

The Challenges of the Russian Revolution

This is the first of two articles in a series that explores the advances in the realm of women’s rights opened by the Russian Revolution, as well as the difficulties in implementing these advances due to the material conditions of post-1917 Russia.

Argentine Socialists Fight for Abortion Rights in Congress and in the Streets

Left Voice interviews three socialists fighting for abortion rights in Argentina: a member of the National Congress, a member of Buenos Aires' city council and the founder of Argentina's largest socialist feminist group, Pan y Rosas.

Women in the Revolution, the Revolution in Women’s Lives

What effect did the Russian Revolution have on women's lives?

Our Feminism Must be Anti-Capitalist

As preparations for the International Women’s Strike are underway in countries around the world, what strategy and what principles must feminism stand for?

Clara Zetkin: A Great Organizer of Socialists, Women Workers

A brief history of the life of socialist revolutionary, Clara Zetkin.

Women’s Emancipation in Times of Global Crisis

The crisis of global capitalism reminds us that the rights oppressed people have obtained are not set in stone, but are subject to cuts imposed by bourgeois governments and international financial institutions. Our rights are subject to the ups and downs of power relations in global capitalism. The economic crisis deepens social polarization, reviving the most reactionary sectors of society to express their virulent xenophobia, homophobia, and misogyny. Knowing this, how can we fight for women’s liberation?

The Patriarchal Mandate is Written in Blood

The abominable regularity of femicide. Expropriation of sexual autonomy and commodification of women. Feminization of poverty and job insecurity. The right to a life free of violence.

Argentina marches for women’s lives

In downtown Buenos Aires, the march grew so massive that it was almost impossible to move, and participants had to wait their turn to take even one step forward. Estimates range between 300,000 and 500,000, making it one of the biggest protests in recent history.