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Celeste Murillo

Celeste is a leader of the Socialist Workers' Party (PTS) and a founder of the women's group Pan y Rosas (Bread and Roses) in Argentina. She is a host of the radio program El Círculo Rojo where she focusses on culture and gender.

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Why We Wear Green Bandanas for Abortion Rights

The green bandana has become a symbol of the movement for safe, legal, and free abortion. Here, an Argentinian feminist explains its origins.

Celeste Murillo

May 18, 2022

Eleanor Marx: A Punk in the 19th Century

Eleanor Marx, the youngest daughter of Karl Marx and herself a socialist activist, was born on this day in 1855. A citizen of the world, she resonated with Shelley and Ibsen and participated in the main theoretical and political debates of her time.

Celeste Murillo

January 16, 2022

Our Bodies, Our Bosses’ Choice: Supreme Court Allows Employers to Limit Reproductive Rights

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Donald Trump and of companies, giving them the right to deny contraception to workers.

Celeste Murillo

July 10, 2020

Chilean Protesters Report Beatings and Sexual Assault By Military and Riot Police

**Trigger Warning** As mobilizations against the government continue in Chile, reports are surfacing of violence and sexual abuse against women involved in the protests.

Celeste Murillo

October 24, 2019

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]

Celeste Murillo

August 20, 2019

In a World Full of Crisis, the Women’s Movement Prepares to Take the Streets

Protests, marches and strikes for International Women’s Day are being organized in a world marked by pronounced divisions.

Celeste Murillo

March 8, 2019

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.

Celeste Murillo

September 11, 2018

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?

Celeste Murillo

February 27, 2018

The Failure of Liberal Feminism in the Trump Era

The restrictions imposed by the new administration on the right to choose and the promise of new attacks raise the question of how to defend women’s rights in the Trump era.

Celeste Murillo

February 6, 2017

Sanders and the Unions Support Trump Measures

This week, Sanders the “socialist” praised Trump’s executive order to withdraw the United States from the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and received praise from the union bureaucracy.

Celeste Murillo

January 27, 2017

The Women’s March and the Democratic Party Trap

The Women's March wants to organize the rage against Trump into a domesticated opposition.

Celeste Murillo

January 22, 2017

Does Bernie Sanders Represent the U.S. Left?

Growing international discontent with the political caste system has found its way to the United States. There, though a far cry from the political earthquakes that have shaken several countries in Europe, the alarm bells are still sounding. What challenges do the left face in light of the Bernie Sanders phenomenon?

Celeste Murillo

November 11, 2015

The Left and the Working Class: is it possible to reconstruct the strategic dialogue?

The organizing taking place among precarious sectors of the U.S. working class is generating accommodations on the part of a discredited union bureaucracy. For the first time in decades, left groups are part of the debate.

Celeste Murillo

August 11, 2015

Oaxaca teachers resist government attacks

An executive order by the Governor of Oaxaca disbanded the State Public Education Institute of Oaxaca (IEEPO) as part of an effort to weaken teachers' protests. Teachers from Section 22 of the dissident CNTE (National Committee of Education Workers) have announced that they will fight back.

Celeste Murillo

July 22, 2015

Tsipras’ capitulation and the general strike against the agreement

Despite the resounding NO at the referendum last July 5, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted the demands made by the Troika. A new austerity package is on the way. Syriza has ignored the people's mandate. The call for a general strike by the public workers federation will pose the first challenge to the government.

Celeste Murillo

July 14, 2015

Cuba-US relations: Embassies, Flags and Big Business

Cuba and the US agreed on the formal restoration of full diplomatic relations and also announced the reopening of embassies in both countries at the end of the month.

Celeste Murillo

July 2, 2015

Peace missions? Denounces of abuse and prostitution against “Blue Helmets”

A recent study from the UN confirms the accusations made years ago by left and feminist organizations: troops abuse of women and young girls and offer food and money in exchange for sex.

Celeste Murillo

June 26, 2015

Tsipras’ capitulation and the crisis of Syriza

After five months of negotiations, Syriza agreed with the European Union (EU) governments on several proposed cuts last Monday. These agreements look to secure the last phase of the 7.2 billion euro bailout, and prevent the country’s bankruptcy.

Celeste Murillo

June 25, 2015

ARGENTINA: Successful election for the Left and Workers’ Front

Noelia Barbeito, a 33 year-old teacher and a member of the Socialist Workers Party (Partido de los Trabajodores Socialistas, PTS) representing the Left and Workers' Front obtained 10,39 % of the votes in the gubernatorial race in Mendoza province on Sunday. The coalition headed by the center-right Radical Party (UCR) defeated Kirchnerist candidate and other opposition parties to win the election.

Celeste Murillo

June 22, 2015