Women, the Bolsheviks and Revolution
On this International Women’s Day, we publish an interview with Wendy Goldman, author of Women, State and Revolution, about the Bolshevik’s ideas of women’s liberation after the 1917 revolution. Particularly, she addresses how the Bolsheviks sought to change women’s material conditions as the basis for women’s liberation. This debate could not be more relevant in a time when despite equality in law, there is no equality in life and a time when female Presidents around the world are no guarantee of women’s basic rights.
Wendy GoldmanMarch 8, 2016
Thousands Protest Against the Right Wing and for the Right to Choose!
On Wednesday, October 29, over 3,000 people gathered in the streets of Rio de Janeiro to protest PL 5069, a law that further criminalizes abortion in Brazil. There, protesters denounced the conservative right wing and called for women's right to abortion.
Tatiana CozzarelliNovember 5, 2015
“For socialism! For internationalism! For bread and for roses!”
On October 10-12, the 30th annual National Women's Meeting (Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres) took place in the coastal city of Mar del Plata, Argentina. There, the Left and the Workers’ Front (FIT) joined Pan y Rosas, a national women's organization organized by the PTS with sister organizations in Uruguay, Mexico, Brazil and Spain.
Left VoiceOctober 27, 2015
The Pope announced that the Catholic Church will 'forgive' those women who have had abortions - a grave sin in Catholic dogma - if they show themselves truly 'wholeheartedly repentant'. The news has made world headlines but does little to alter the fundamentally reactionary and mysoginist stance of the Church.
Left VoiceSeptember 16, 2015