feminism

Queer Liberation is Class Struggle

Image: grapegendercrush on Etsy. 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 […]

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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 and Resources

Black Rose/Rosa Negra is a proud feminist organization. We take our political inspiration from the historical struggles of working class women, including those who carried out their work in the name of other movements or ideologies. While we value the feminisms that can be found in our own neighborhoods and workplaces, we also seek to […]

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Una amenaza conservadora crea nuevas oportunidades para un feminismo de clase

Nota de las autoras: Este artículo fue redactado por Romina Akemi y Bree Busk para Solidaridad, el periódico de la organización chilena Solidaridad-Federación Comunista Libertaria. Por esta razón, algunos conceptos y hechos históricos que resultarían familiares a lectores estadounidenses, se hallan explicados en mayor detalle. Dos importantes movilizaciones ocurrieron en la primera semana de la […]

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A Conservative Threat Offers New Opportunities for Working Class Feminism

Author Note: This article was written by Romina Akemi and Bree Busk for Solidaridad, the newspaper of the Chilean organization Solidaridad – Federación Comunista Libertaria. For this reason, more time is spent explaining history and concepts that would be familiar to a US audience. In the first week of Donald Trump’s presidency, there were two […]

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Interview: Breaking the Waves, Creating An Offensive

A radio interview on feminism, anarchism and building a movement Romina Akemi of Black Rose/Rosa Negra is interviewed by “Free Flow” on KCHUNG Radio broadcasting from Chinatown, Los Angeles discussing “Breaking the Waves: Challenging the Liberal Tendency within Anarchist Feminism” written by Romina and Bree Busk for the Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS). The interview covers […]

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End Male-State Violence!: Statement from Anarchist Women on Sexual Abuse Law

Statement from the organization Anarchist Women on the “sexual abuse” bill proposed by the governing AK Party in Turkey which was recently withdrawn after mass protests from women. Among other things, the bill would have pardoned men who raped underage girls if the girls married their rapists. As the AKP is currently ruling through de-facto dictatorship, […]

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