Posts in: women & feminism

Women’s rights are not negotiable

February 2017

Women who fight back are beautiful. When women of all colors, ethnicities, ages and sexualities come together to demand full equality, they are absolutely gorgeous — and so are the men who are standing with them! The Women’s March on Washington, a week ahead as of this writing, is a howl of defiance against the… Read more »

BOOK REVIEW — Eleanor Marx: spotlight on a socialist feminist pioneer

April 2017

Read Rachel Holmes’ sensitive and absorbing biography of Eleanor Marx and you’ll fall in love with a radical heroine. In Eleanor Marx: A Life (Bloomsbury Press, 2015), the Karl Marx family and the 19th century socialist movement are vividly portrayed. Eleanor Marx is revealed as an important political leader, whom Holmes credits with being the… Read more »

Freedom Socialist Letters to the Editor — April 2017

April 2017

HERE WE ARE Analysis accessible “Where we are and how we got here” [Vol. 38, No. 1] is concise and accessible and it offers an analysis of the last hundred years that you could expect from scholars studying, with the clarity of distant hindsight and dispassion, the events of half a millennium ago. Mainstream analysts,… Read more »

Intersectionality: its meaning and its potential for movement-building

April 2017

“Intersectionality” is a term that has been coming up a lot in political movements and in the news, especially in regard to the Women’s March on Washington in January. It means examining how the intermingling of all forms of discrimination that people experience — based on race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality and more — affect… Read more »

Letters to the Editor, June 2016

June 2016

MEXICO Union leader and socialist jailed Heriberto Magariño is an indigenous school teacher and leader of almost 14,000 educators on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the state of Oaxaca. He is a socialist and for years a leader of the Mexican Partido Obrero Socialista. Police arrested him on May 10 and slapped him with ten… Read more »

Heidi Durham 1953-2015

16 September, 2015

Nacida el 9 de Julio de 1953 en San Pedro, California; falleció el 23 de Agosto del 2015 en Seattle, Washington. Una apasionada mujer trabajadora de vocación artesana, proponente incansable de la discriminación positiva, feminista y sindicalista de toda la vida con la Hermandad Internacional de Trabajadores Eléctricos, Heidi dejó una huella imborrable en la… Read more »