Tag Archives: Socialist Feminism

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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Repeal was just the beginning –Fight back this International Women’s Day

By Keishia Taylor A mass movement of women, workers and young people organised and won Repeal, despite the capitalist establishment parties dragging their heels. Almost two years later, women still bear the brunt of this unequal and oppressive system – we have unfinished business! International Women’s Day, which was originated by socialist, working-class women, is an important day to mark ...

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Cyprus rape case outrage: Stop the victim blaming

Joint statement from our sister organisations in Cyprus; England, Wales and Scotland and Israel-Palestine. The 19-year-old woman who reported being brutally gang-raped last July in Agia Napa, Cyprus, was found guilty. Guilty of daring to report a rape and asking the police to investigate it. The police did nothing of the sort. On the contrary, from the very first days, ...

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From Chile to India: a new global feminist anthem

By Myriam Poizat  For the past month, a Chilean protest song and choreography about sexual violence, state sexism and a culture of victim blaming has become a viral anthem for feminists around the world. Following the first song protest performed on 25 November, the international day against gender based violence, tens of thousands have performed the song in Chile and ...

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Spanish State: ‘Wolfpack’ rapists convicted by Supreme Court

By John Hird, member of the Committee for a Workers International (CWI- the international socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party in Ireland is affiliated to) In an important victory for the mass feminist movement, the Spanish supreme court has increased the convictions in the Pamplona ‘Wolf Pack’ case to 15 years imprisonment for the five guilty men. It also ...

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New assault on abortion rights in the US

By Lucy Marron In May, the Alabama legislature passed a near total ban on abortion, the most restrictive state law in the US since the Roe v. Wade ruling made access to terminations a federal right in 1973. This bill makes abortion illegal at any stage of pregnancy, except when the pregnant person’s life is at risk, and it threatens ...

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