Posts in: women & feminism

Duciana Thomas, 1987–2016

December 2016

Duciana Thomas, Bay Area Radical Women (RW) member and former coordinator of the local Comrades of Color Caucus, a joint body of RW and the Freedom Socialist Party, died suddenly on Nov. 1 at the age of 29. Passionate and unwavering in her convictions, Thomas will be missed by all who knew her. Her experiences… Read more »

Who’ll watch the kids?

December 2016

As a parent, finding childcare that’s affordable, high-quality, and able to fit an unconventional work schedule can be difficult to impossible. When I had my first child, it was actually easier and more affordable for me to stay home. So many parents, especially mothers, face this reality that maternity leave and daycare got some attention… Read more »

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 »