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The Women’s Movement We Fight For

Left Voice dossier for International Women’s Day.

Left Voice

March 8, 2018
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For International Women’s Day, Left Voice presents a dossier of articles explaining what kind of women’s movement we fight for. Drawing on the socialist women’s group Pan y Rosas (Bread and Roses), we fight for a women’s movement that is anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, against all forms of oppression and rooted in the working class.

Check it out!

What Women’s Movement?

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 a really liberatory feminism stand for?

Women Workers v. Intersectional Exploitation: Women CEO’s who break the glass ceiling are the enemies of their women employees.

Fight the Boss, Fight Sexism: We need a women’s movement that fights sexual harassment in the workplace, the site where many women experience it.

Equality in Law Does not Mean Equality in Life: Trans liberation is tied to a socialist feminist vision.


International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day: Feminism and Workers Movements: How did International Women’s Day come about?

Women on Strike: Reclaiming Socialism for International Women’s Day: With the attacks on women’s rights under Trump and the continuing economic crisis, we must reclaim the socialist origins of International Women’s Day.

Rise up with Women of the World: For a feminism that fights all forms of oppression and exploitation!

The Bolsheviks and Women

Women in the Revolution, the Revolution in Women’s Lives: How did the Russian Revolution have an effect on women and what was the Bolshevik vision of women’s liberation?

Love and Socialism: How did the Russian revolutionary leader Alexandra Kollontai think about love? What kind of society did she and other Bolsheviks fight for?

Working-Class Women’s Experiences

Sexist Shaming Makes a Good Nurse: Sexism and sexual harassment are all too common in the nursing field.

The Price of Wonderland: Homeless Disney Worker Dies in Car: A Disney workers writes about her experiences working at Disney and a co-worker who died alone in her car.


Bread and Roses

This is What Socialist Feminism Looks Like: With work stoppages against sexual harassment, representatives in Congress and over five thousand socialist members, Bread and Roses (Pan y Rosas) is one of the largest socialist feminist women’s organizations in the world.

Bread and Roses International Manifesto: Read the Bread and Roses Manifesto, representing over eight counrties.

Socialist Feminism in Practice: Learning from Pan y Rosas: What can we learn from the experience of Pan y Rosas?

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Gender & Sexuality

Berlin Has a New Pride Demonstration That Cops Hate

Pride should be a protest, not a party. The Internationalist Queer Pride in Berlin takes up the tradition of the Stonewall Riots. Cops hate it — and that's a good thing

Nathaniel Flakin

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People marching at New York's Queer Liberation March in June. The banner reads "left and labor for trans rights"

Trans Liberation and Socialist Revolution — A Debate with the IMT

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Sasha Frost

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The Communist Women’s International, in English for the First Time

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The First Pride Was a Riot, This Pride Is a Strike: Starbucks Workers Shut Down Over 150 Stores

This June, Starbucks implemented a new policy which prevented employees from decorating their stores for Pride. Instead of accepting this hypocrisy from the supposedly queer-friendly corporation, workers at over 150 unionized locations shut things down.

Reba Landers

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China’s Rise, ‘Diminished Dependency,’ and Imperialism in Times of World Disorder

In this broad-ranging interview, originally published in LINKS, Trotskyist Fraction member Esteban Mercatante discusses how recent global shifts in processes of capital accumulation have contributed to China’s rise, the new (and old) mechanisms big powers use to plunder the Global South, and its implications for anti-imperialist and working-class struggles today.

Esteban Mercatante

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President Biden giving a speech on Friday, September 15, about the UAW strike. A UAW sign in the background.

Joe Biden Is Afraid of the UAW Strike. That’s a Good Thing.

A few days ago, Biden called on the bosses of the Big Three automakers to give concessions to the striking UAW workers. It’s because he’s scared of the UAW’s power.

Enid Brain

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Migrants from Northern Africa sit in lines on the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Crisis in Lampedusa: Down with Fortress Europe, Open the Borders!

The way out of the immigration crisis is through the struggle against imperialism. This is a declaration from the European organizations of the Trotskyist Fraction - Fourth International.

NYC Mayor Eric Adams stands at a podium.

The Housing Crisis and Migrant Crisis Are Crises of Capitalism

As thousands of people come to the U.S. seeking shelter, politicians around the country are claiming that housing in the U.S. is already in crisis and that there is no room for them. Both the “migrant crisis” and “housing crisis” are crises created and exacerbated by capitalism.

Mike Pappas

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