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Gabriela Silang: Anti-colonial fighter in the Philippines

Gabriela Silang: Anti-colonial fighter in the Philippines

María Josefa Gabriela Cariño Silang, born March 19, 1731, and known as Gabriela Silang, is remembered as a fearless warrior and a great leader of the people of the Philippines. She was a military general in the resistance to Spanish colonialism and led the longest...

Harriet Tubman: Liberator of the enslaved

Harriet Tubman: Liberator of the enslaved

"I freed thousands of slaves. I could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves." —Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman was responsible for the emancipation of thousands of Africans enslaved by the racist capitalist slaveowners in the United States. Her...

Leila Khaled: Palestinian fighter, Marxist revolutionary

Leila Khaled: Palestinian fighter, Marxist revolutionary

"I have a cause higher and nobler than my own, a cause to which all private interests and concerns must be subordinated." —Leila Khaled Palestinian women have been participating in all forms of resistance, including armed resistance, for as long as the Palestinian...

Mother Jones: Union organizer, revolutionary agitator

Mother Jones: Union organizer, revolutionary agitator

"The workers asked only for bread and a shortening of the long hours of toil. The agitators gave them visions. The police gave them clubs." —Mother Jones West Virginia district attorney Reese Blizzard dubbed Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, "the most dangerous woman in...