Radical Women

Judy Ross 1941-1993

March 1994

Judy Ross, a longtime lesbian and gay rights champion, died of pneumonia in Seattle, Washington on December 6, 1993, after a brave battle against cancer. She was 52 years old. Most recently, Ross had been active in the “No on 35” Committee, organized to safeguard Seattle’s domestic partnership law. Judy was deeply committed to winning… Read more »

Enlist in the International Feminist Brigade to Cuba!

July 1997

Imagine a country where the literacy rate is almost 100 percent, universities are free, and guaranteed healthcare is universal. Well, that country is Cuba. And members of the International Feminist Brigade, the first of its kind, will soon see it for themselves – in order to arm themselves to better protect the embattled island against… Read more »

BRIGADA FEMINISTA INTERNACIONAL: A CUBA Eyewitness to a vibrant revolution under siege

January 1998

“We believe in socialism.” Splashed colorfully across a hangar at Havana’s José Marti airport, this declaration greeted the International Feminist Brigade on Sept. 20. During our electrifying 12-day stay, Cubans everywhere echoed this sentiment even as they acknowledged the weighty problems created by the island’s economic crisis. Venturing out the first morning, a few of… Read more »

Clara Fraser: Quintessential Feminist and Revolutionary 1923-1998

April 1998

After devoting her entire being to the socialist movement, Clara Fraser died February 24 at age 74. Her commitment touched all who knew her, from her two sons and staff to longtime colleagues and the newest members of Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party, organizations she cofounded. Friends universally describe her as the Marxist… Read more »

International Women’s Solidarity Encounter in Havana: Revolutionary feminism shines at conference

July 1998

In April, Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party sent a delegation to the International Encounter of Solidarity Among Women. Debra O’Gara represented RW on the Presidium and the Political Participation Commission, and Emily Woo Yamasaki made a presentation to the Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights Workshop. Also participating were Marcel Hatch, organizer of FSP’s… Read more »

Melbourne FSP and RW expand to new headquarters

April 2001

When the branches of Radical Women (RW) and the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) in Melbourne adopted an ambitious plan in August 1999 to find and establish a public organising centre, our friends knew we meant business. And sure enough, on 8 January of this year we jubilantly collected the keys for the “new” Solidarity Salon… Read more »