Special: Women

International Women’s Day – A Militant Celebration

Women’s Day or Working Women’s Day is a day of international solidarity and a day for reviewing the strength and organization of proletarian women. But this is not a special day for women alone. The 8th of March is a historic and memorable day for the workers and peasants, for...

March 8 marked by strikes and massive demonstrations

In over 170 countries, millions went onto the streets for the International Working Women’s Day. Despite the bourgeois propaganda, it was not a “celebration” day nor anything like that. It was a day of struggle, demonstrations and strikes. By Editorial Team.   There were strikes in several workplaces, responding to the international...

March 8: Stop the factories, protest on the streets!

“International Working Women’s Day” is not any other date, as for a long time they tried to make us believe. Over the last decades, this day was distorted by bourgeois imperialist institutions and by reformism, which separated March 8 from its nature of struggle first –by commercializing the liberation...

International Working Women’s Day: Origin and Current Lessons

March 8 has been celebrated for more than one hundred years. But the truth is that the origin of this date is a matter of controversy because many of the events that gave rise to it have been forgotten, distorted or made up. By Laura Requena.   What is clear is that...

The Democratic Party Failed To Protect And Expand Women’s Rights, Trump Plans To Destroy Them

After 8 years of a Democratic Party government led by Obama and the astonishing victory of Donald Trump one thing is now certain in the U.S: the bourgeois-liberal turn towards the “politics of identity”, embodied in the rhetoric of “empowerment”, has clearly failed. Identity politics, the idea that it...

The Issue of the Party and the Revolutionary Movement

The women in the Bolshevik party and the relevance of the resolutions of the Third International. By Laura Sguazzabia.   Despite the millennial customs that left women in passivity and obedience, in Russia, the contribution of the female proletariat to the revolution was strong and determining. This active participation was expressed in...

The Matter of Family in the Russian Revolution

When we talk or think about family, the model that comes to mind is a house with father, mother and children, each with specific roles considered as natural. For women, that means domestic work, monogamy and a situation of inferiority in relation to their husbands. This is a model...

Domestic Work in the Russian Revolution

How did the Russian Revolution solve the big problem of domestic work and everything related to it? The answer leads us to question the very basis of all class divided societies, which have been the source of thousands of years of women’s oppression. Due to the meaning of domestic...

The Political Participation of Women in Soviet Russia

  The Russian Revolution certainly marked the History of humanity. It not only showed the political capacity of the working class to run its own destiny, but among other great advances it guaranteed, for the first time in History, full political participation to the most exploited and oppressed women. By Jessica...

March 8th, 1917: the Spark of the February Revolution

March 8th, 1917 (February 23rd according to the Julian calendar, in force in Russia at the time), in Petrograd, a great group of women went to the streets to demand, yelling, the end of the war. Alexandra Kollontai, one of the main leaders of the Bolshevik Party at the...

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