Posts in: Radical Women

Happy Women’s Rights Day from Radical Women

August 26, 2013

Women’s Rights Day commemorates the date that women in the United States finally won the right to vote on August 26, 1920. However, it took the Civil Rights movement for Black women to get access to the ballot box in 1965. These were important battles led by brave, audacious and radical grassroots organizers. But these… Read more »

Tax Big Business to Fund Education—Keep CCSF Public, Accredited and Open!

July 16, 2013

The battle to stop the privatization of community colleges jumped into high gear last week when CCSF was given one year to keep its doors open and beat back a ruling that strips its accreditation. The shocking decision by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) would close one of the largest campuses… Read more »

Seattle Radical Women statement at the Seattle anti-Putin demonstration

December 1, 2012

We are here today to join the Days of Solidarity Against Political Repression in Russia. My name in Su Docekal, and I am representing Radical Women, a socialist feminist organization. We are here in solidarity with our sister and brothers in Russia who are fighting the same fight that we have here – the same… Read more »

Women’s Rights Day 2012: For a game-changing feminist fight-back!

August 24, 2012

Happy Women’s Rights Day! August 26 marks the anniversary of women in the United States winning the right to vote in 1920. The campaign for suffrage came directly out of the battle to end slavery and was fought through militant actions in the streets, workplaces and halls of government. Today, the struggle for equality continues… Read more »

Radical Women: The Rising of the Women Means the Rising of the Race

Summer 1976

As a socialist feminist organization, the Freedom Socialist Party predicted from its inception that women would be the dynamite in the new explosion of working class radicalism and that women workers and minority women would come to be the shock troops of feminism. Radical Women, founded in 1967 by women in FSP and Students for… Read more »

Prominent Feminists Evaluate Their Movement

Fall 1977

Seattle — “I don’t think we’re at a crossroads — we’re at a dead end,” said Ti-Grace Atkinson, a founder of radical-feminism. “The crossroads was 1971, when the antiwar and civil rights movements disintegrated. With our former comrades gone, we turned inwards, upon ourselves.” “The moderates back away from confronting the right wing,” said Rosa… Read more »

Clara Fraser: The two “Julias”

Spring 1978

The nationally syndicated gossip columns gleefully report that writer Lillian Hellman; the indomitable one, feuded with the director of Julia and refused to attend the premiere of this film based on her memoir, Pentimento. Good for you, Lillian. It’s bad enough that the rest of us had to see it. There’s a screwy scene in… Read more »

A warning Message: Prologue

Spring 1978

Editor’s note: Janet McCloud has just published a profound paper entitled” A Warning Message to All Indian Nations and Our Friends and Supporters,” by Yet Si Blue (her Indian name). In a brave and eloquent call to save threatened Native Americans, McCloud details the history and nature of three crises facing her people and asserts… Read more »

Radical Women’s 10th Anniversary Conference

Spring 1978

The idyllic, even bourgeois, setting at the Admiralty Resort in Port Ludlow, Washington, belied the intentions of the 125 or so women who went to the annual Radical Women Conference. They were celebrating their tenth anniversary as the nation’s oldest socialist-feminist group. They were talking about revolution. … members and interested nonmembers listened to presentations… Read more »

Clara Fraser: Bread, Roses, and Heresy

Winter 1978

Dateline: Lincoln, Nebraska. A small airport, its contours softened by snowfall and moonlight. The car skids on the exit road. My older son, Marc Krasnowsky, drives blithely through the icy slush; his friend Moira Ferguson hands me a leaflet. “We expect about 30 people,” she says excitedly, “but with this snow, it’s hard to tell.”… Read more »