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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952) was a Russian communist organizer. She was exiled for conducting underground political work in 1908, but returned to Russia after the February 1917 revolution. To commemorate International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, Liberation...

Women and socialism: Three revolutionary case studies

Women and socialism: Three revolutionary case studies

The people of the United States have been taught nonstop for almost 100 years that the socialist revolutions in Russia (1917), China (1949) and Cuba (1959) constituted a danger to the world. Every U.S. president has demonized each country and its leadership. As such...

The Bread and Roses strike of 1912

The Bread and Roses strike of 1912

As we come marching, marching in the beauty of the day, A million darkened kitchens, a thousand mill lofts gray, Are touched with all the radiance that a sudden sun discloses, For the people hear us singing: “Bread and roses! Bread and roses!” — Bread and Roses by...

Strengthening the women’s movement through anti-racism

Strengthening the women’s movement through anti-racism

Centuries of slavery, Jim Crow segregation, and institutionalized discrimination have deepened the divide between Black and white families. When it comes to low-wage work, 64 percent of women are employed in low-wage jobs compared to 34 percent of men. White women are...

The history of IWD: Women’s power is people’s power!

March 8 marks the 99th anniversary of International Women’s Day. The date honors the economic, political and social achievements of working-class women worldwide. The first International Women’s Day was celebrated in the United States on Feb. 28, 1909, following a...