Tag Archives: Socialist Feminism

Russia: Urgent protests needed

Appeal for solidarity from socialist feminist activists in Russia as six members of Socialist Feminist Alternative were arrested yesterday. SocFemAlternative and Sotsialisticheskaya Alternativa (our sister organisation in Russian) organised pickets in solidarity with Afghan women in Russia today. In the appeal posted yesterday which was liked by 1715 people we pointed out that “Afghan women have been fighting for their ...

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Nothing to lose but our chains: Join the international socialist alternative!

Housing crisis, precarious work, climate catastrophe…Feeling like you’ve no future? IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S CAPITALISM! We live in a world of crisis and inequality because capitalism puts profit before all else, no matter the consequences. For example, Big Pharma’s patents on Covid vaccines (protecting intellectual property rights) means hundreds of thousands will needlessly die in the poorest countries. During the ...

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End the misogynistic taboos – recognise and treat menopause

By Ruth Coppinger The outpouring from women about the menopause on RTE’s ‘Liveline’ was real insight into the misogyny, ageism and sheer backwardness in this society. The fact that menopause — a natural physical bodily transition that happens to more than half the population — has been so taboo and ignored is some reflection on the sexism and medical misogyny ...

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From harassment to femicide: How capitalism breeds gender violence

By Harper Cleves On 3 March 2021, 33 year-old Sarah Everard went missing. It was soon thereafter discovered that she had been kidnapped and murdered, most likely by a member of the Metropolitan police, while walking home at 9pm at night.  This event struck a chord with women and non-binary people across the UK and Ireland, where protests quickly emerged. ...

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Sarah Everard – Never again: Fight for an end to gender-based violence

By Sue Berry and Danni Crowter (Socialist Alternative- our sister organisation in England, Wales and Scotland) The murder of Sarah Everard is a tragedy – for her family and friends, the local community, and for all who oppose oppression and violence. Socialist Alternative sends sympathies and solidarity to all who knew Sarah, and all who are reeling from the revelations ...

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Covid & system attack gains made by women over decades

By Katia Hancke The Covid crisis is creating unprecedented hardship for working class people all over the world – economically, socially, in terms of physical and mental health and in a multitude of other ways. But working class women are at risk of losing the most of all – decades of hard won gains in the fight against women’s oppression ...

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Covid & economic depression threaten women’s gains: Organise, fight back!

Joint statement by International Socialist Alternative and ROSA International While 2019 was a year of massive revolt, in which women and particularly young women — and their demands — formed an integral part and were often at the frontlines, creating hope for women all over the world, the pandemic and the developing economic crisis that was triggered by it in ...

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Argentina: Abortion legalised! A triumph for the ‘Green Tide’ movement

By Marcos Ariel, ISA (International Socialist Alternative- the international socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated) supporter in Argentina In a historic day, the morning of December 30 and after 12 hours of debate, the archaic Argentine Senate approved the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy Act (IVE) by 38 votes in against 29. When the result of the vote ...

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Coronavirus crisis – a socialist feminist view

By International Socialist Alternative (ISA) Women’s Bureau (ISA is the international socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party is the Irish section of) The covid-19 crisis has hit the world hard. Health care workers, whose voices were never heard when they screamed for more staff and resources in movements and strikes all over the world in the last years, are ...

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