Repression and Sexual Violence Against Women in Colombia

María Fernanda Barreto Colombian women have been protagonists of the National Strike (Photo: Esteban Vega / Semana) The Brutal Repression against the National Strike The figures of human rights violations in Colombia in the context of the repression of the National Strike that began on April 28th are evidence of State terrorism in Colombia. The…

Patriarchy Is as Cunning as Capitalism

Raúl Cazal and Alba Carosio Alba Carosio has been a feminist activist since the 1960s. She practices a feminism committed to popular struggles and to the poorest and most excluded women. Nevertheless, she is aware that her reach was limited, until Hugo Chávez became President of the Republic: Women’s struggles for their rights pre-existed the…

Conflict in Colombia: Consequences and Solidarity Among Brotherly Peoples

Laura Cano The political, social and economic conflict in Colombia has its origins in the 19th century. Its roots are found in the contradictions that marked the first republic of this sister country. A supposedly republican state led by a classist, oligarchic, racist and patriarchal elite that betrayed the project of the Great Colombia and,…

ALBA-TCP Revitalizes Fight Against Patriarchy and Imperialism

Kawsachun News Venezuela’s Minister for Women and Gender Equality, Carolys Pérez intervenes in the ALBA-TCP meeting on Women and Gender, accompanied by the Vice Minister for Multilateral Affairs, Daniela Rodríguez on April 7, 2021. “It is not possible to separate the struggle against patriarchy from the struggle against imperialism and the hegemonic policies of domination,”…

Struggling for a Life Free from Violence: A Conversation with Virginia Martínez

Cira Pascual Marquina Since 1992 the feminist organization A grassroots organization helps victims of machista violence and promotes sexual and reproductive rights. Mujeres por la Vida [Women for Life] has been working out of what we now know as the Ataroa Commune in Barquisimeto, Lara state. The organization carries out popular feminist education and promotes…

Removing Bolsonaro from Office is a Feminist Task in Brazil

Maria Fernanda Marcelino Photo: Elaine Campos Today in Brazil, women are facing the advancement of predatory neoliberalism, imperialism, an anti-democratic State, the politics of death, and the extermination of the people, which has been escalating with the coronavirus pandemic. In 2016, women were the first to rise up and denounce the coup staged against the…

Pseudo Black Nationalism: Toxic Masculinity & Homophobia

Ahjamu Umi Black Nationalism at face value has its honored place in history.  Despite the efforts by racist Europeans and accommodating negroes to denounce it for centuries, the concept of Black Nationalism has always been a survival tool for the African masses.  As Sekou Ture eloquently points out in his classic and widely missed analysis…

Gender Violence is Policy of the State

Ilka Oliva Corado Women performing “Un violador en tu camino,” or “A Rapist in Your Path,” in a demonstration against gender-based violence in front of the National Stadium in Santiago, Chile. In societies with neoliberal governments, gender violence, mass poverty and exploitation are all policy of the State. Before the armed forces we have religion…

Patriarchy and the Pandemic: Disentangling the Web of Oppression

Surangya Nurses take part in joint trade unions’ protest in South Africa demanding better working conditions. Photo: Mlungisi Mbele/New Frame [Peoples Dispatch brings you a series of articles and videos on 2020, a momentous year that saw humanity face unprecedented challenges. The beacon of hope remained the historic resistance mounted by people’s movements, and the…

Feminism with a Socialist and Internationalist Heart

Interview with Claudia Korol From November 25 to December 10, days of activism for non-violence against women and girls are celebrated in Cuba. In this context, Granma spoke with Claudia Korol, Argentine journalist, popular educator, feminist, Marxist and anti-colonialist, who is involved in Feminists of Abya Yala, and is coordinator and author of valuable books…