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A sea change in the global workplace.
In Puerto Rico, women and children caught in the middle of a crisis
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 »
Since Compton and Stonewall, trans activists have been in the forefront of the struggle for equal rights for all.
Victory for two-and-a-half-year campaign to free leader of indigenous community police force that battled drug cartels and crooked Mexican politicians After two-and-a-half years behind bars, most of the time spent in solitary confinement in a remote Mexican high security prison, political prisoner Nestora Salgado will walk out a free woman at 9:00am on March 18… Read more »
A public memorial will be held Oct. 11 for Heidi Durham, one of the first women in the U.S. to break into the electrical trades and a veteran leader in the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) and Radical Women (RW). She died of Alzheimer’s in Seattle on Aug. 23. Born in San Pedro, California, on July… Read more »
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 »
Heidi Durham was born July 9, 1953, in San Pedro, California; she died on August 23, 2015, in Seattle. An impassioned pioneer tradeswoman, champion of affirmative action, and decades-long feminist and union activist with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Heidi left an indelible mark on the Seattle scene. She was one of the original… Read more »
Karen Brodine (1947-1987) was a groundbreaking lesbian feminist poet, a founder of the Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women in the San Francisco Bay Area, and a national socialist feminist leader. Her four books – Slow Juggling, Workweek, Illegal Assembly, and Woman Sitting at the Machine, Thinking – were critically acclaimed marvels of working class,… Read more »