International Women’s Day – Report from Israel and Statement from Afghanistan

Women For Civil Disobedience In Israel Report Some 400 Israeli, Palestinian and international women gathered in the West Bank village of Beit Omar, under the slogan of “Women for Civil Disobedience as part of the Non-violent Popular Resistance to the Israeli Occupation”. It was the 2nd Conference marking the International Women’s Day. The conference was organized by…

March 8th – International Women’s Day

About IWD and Power… International Women’s Day is about power: theirs and ours. Their power puts courts and legislatures in charge of whether or not a woman can have an abortion. Our power leaves this decision where it belongs: with the woman herself. Their power dictates a profit-driven “managed care” health care system, at the…

About International Women’s Day and Peace

Susan Dorazio, former Convenor of the Women’s Commission in the Socialist Party of the USA, and currently a member of the SSP in Glasgow, has sent us this contribution for International Women’s Day. In August 1914? World War I erupted, leading to the slaughter of millions. Inter­national Women’s Day became a focal point for those…

Naming Women’s Oppression

As we celebrate 98 years of International Women’s Day, Catriona Grant, the SSP Women and Equality Policy Coordinator, explains what feminism is and how it fits into socialist practice and ideology The suffragette movement was a bourgeois movement I’m a Marxist not a feminist, I stand for the liberation of all workers The socialist movement…