Posts in: Radical Women

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 »

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 »

Remembering Heidi Durham, long-time FSP leader and labor activist

September 16, 2015

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 »

Feminist poetry met punk rock in 1995, to captivating results

June 2015

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 »

Stamp out fascism before it grows!

19 March 2015

Reclaim Australia is a dangerous nationalistic, anti-Muslim grouping with neo-Nazi ties. Its main organiser claims to be a member of the fascist Australian Defence League. Fascism is a violent movement, fostered by the capitalist élite when it needs to crush potential revolt. Today, fascists churn up racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia to divide and weaken working… Read more »

May Day 2014: Clasping Hands across Borders

May 1, 2014

The May Day holiday that is now celebrated all over the world, known as International Workers’ Day in many places, was born in the struggle of U.S. anarchists, socialists, and other radicals for the eight-hour day, a fight that often cost these brave workers their lives. The campaign was led largely by European immigrants to… Read more »