feminism

Argentina Feminists: Neither a Senate Nor a Law Will Set Us Free

Español Abajo. We reproduce this statement from our comrades in Argentina, Acción Socialista Libertaria (ASL), on the current struggle for abortion rights. It is estimated that 500,000 illegal abortions occur each year in Argentina. Around 80,000 people annually are hospitalized related to post-abortion complications and often face legal punishment as a result. Abortion remains illegal in Argentina […]

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We Are Not Afraid: Chilean Feminism Rises in the Face of Fascist Attacks

Black Rose/Rosa Negra Statement Opposing the Fascist Attacks and Stabbing of Three Feminist Activist in Chile   The Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation sends our unconditional solidarity to feminists across Chile fighting for free and legal abortion! We want to explicitly note our support to the Coordinadora Feminista 8 de Marzo, Coordinadora Feministas en Lucha, […]

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With Allies Like These: Reflections on Privilege Reductionism

We reprint this essay as important contribution to critical discussions around privilege and identity first published in 2014. Although it is hard to say the concepts discussed are “relatively hegemonic” anymore as the article leads with given the fierce debates the left has had more recently, nonetheless the piece presents a number of important and […]

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Refusing to Wait: Anarchism and Intersectionality

This essay argues that anarchists can learn from the theory of “intersectionality” that emerged from the Black feminist movement. Indeed, anarchist conceptions of class struggle have widened as a result of the rise of feminist movements, civil rights movements, as well as the gay, lesbian, queer and trans liberation movements. What can be learned and […]

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Queer Liberation is Class Struggle

This piece was written a member of the now defunct Black Orchid Collective based in Seattle, circa 2010. We reprint this text as a key frame of analysis that connects the dots between intersectional and class politics. By JOMO In the past two years, the issue of gay marriage has dominated the scene of queer […]

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Top 10 Films on Women Fighting Capitalism and Fascism

To commemorate March 8th, International Women’s Day, we compiled a list of the top ten films that feature women who challenged patriarchy and capitalism. Finding films with female leads that fit this criterion was difficult since the majority of biopics about individuals or movements revolved around a male revolutionary story line. Here are ten movies […]

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Feminists Against Capitalism

by Romina Akemi On May 8, 2017 the LA-based feminist collective Intersectionality NOW organized an event at the Women’s Center for Creative Work titled Feminists Against Capitalism. The panel participants included Miranda Sklaroff from the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Left Caucus, Solîn Bendewa who is an editor for the social media platform The Middle […]

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Happy Mothers Day! – What Do Mothers Really Want?

“All I want for Mother’s Day is that revolutionary, anarchist-feminism.”   Despite the commercialized version of flowers, cards and brunches celebrated today, Mother’s Day has deeply political roots. Abolitionist and feminist Julia Ward Howe wrote the original “Mother’s Day Proclamation” in 1870 calling for the eradication of war and later campaigned for recognition of a “Mother’s […]

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Feminist Readings & Resources

March 8, International Women’s Day, is a day of struggle across the world for gender and sexual equality. Below we include a range of resources from a working class feminist and libertarian socialist perspective. These include writings, downloadable pamphlets, audio interviews and recommended articles.  — “Quando la mujer se alza, el pueblo avanza / When women […]

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