Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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Comment: Elizabeth Schulte
RAISING OUR VOICES FOR WOMEN'S LIBERATION
The celebration of International Women's Day this year will bring protests, forums and strikes--a tribute to the relevance of this socialist holiday.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/08/raising-our-voices-for-womens-liberation

Comment
CAN YOU BE A FEMINIST AND ANTI-ABORTION?
Women need the right to abortion if we are to achieve equality, so our movement can't be "inclusive" of opposition to choice.

Comment: Mike Shea
WILL SCHOOL END EARLY IN CHICAGO?
Chicago school officials blame Illinois' Republican governor for their threat to end school early, but they helped make the mess.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/08/will-school-end-early-in-chicago

Statement
A NEW WOMEN'S RESISTANCE IS EMERGING
The call for an International Women's Strike shows the potential for organizing a common front against reactionary policies.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/08/a-new-womens-resistance-is-emerging

Statement
SOLIDARITY WITH APORREA.ORG
The ISO stands with the Aporrea.org website against recent attempts to silence a critical voice of the Latin American left.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/08/solidarity-with-aporrea-org
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From the Socialist Worker archives for International Women’s Day

Comment: Alexandra Kollontai 
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
A Russian revolutionary explains how a day of international solidarity with working women became the first day of the 1917 revolution.

Book Excerpt: Sharon Smith
MARXISM AND THE FIGHT FOR WOMEN'S LIBERATION
The author of Women and Socialism introduces her book--a Marxist analysis of women's oppression and the fight for liberation.

Comment: Elizabeth Schulte
CLARA ZETKIN, SOCIALISM AND WOMEN'S LIBERATION
Often overlooked along with the International Working Women's Day holiday is the German socialist who first proposed it: Clara Zetkin.

Speech Clara Zetkin
THE ROLE OF WOMEN WORKERS
A German socialist leader explained the key role working-class women must play in the fight for socialism and women's liberation.

Comment: William G. Shepherd
EYEWITNESS AT THE TRIANGLE
On the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire that killed 146 workers, we reprint an eyewitness account of the tragedy.
https://socialistworker.org/2011/03/25/eyewitness-at-the-triangle

Comment: Elizabeth Schulte
A STRIKE FOR BREAD AND ROSES
The struggle of tens of thousands of textile workers in Lawrence, Mass., 100 years ago was one of the fiercest battles in U.S. labor history.
https://socialistworker.org/2012/01/11/a-strike-for-bread-and-roses
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