Radical Women

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 »

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 »

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 »