Canada: Violence Against Indigenous Women Grows Amid ‘Apathy and Injustice’

Tanupriya Singh Indigenous women in Canada protesting (Image via: Red Women Rising) Indigenous women and girls in Canada continue to face disproportionate levels of violence and insecurity rooted in colonialism. Violence against Indigenous women is “escalating like never before,” the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) has warned. A series of tragedies have rocked the city of Vancouver…

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…

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…

They Want Us Dead: US Education is a Practice of Inherent Violence

Carrie MorrisFrom origins of exploited free labor from enslaved Africans to the eery connection between profit over people and corporate greed, the US education system is a white supremacist technology, tool, and weapon that interconnects and maintains a tradition to colonial orders of the status quo. The violence of the U.S. education system has operated…

“We Demand An End to Patriarchal Violence in All its Expressions”

Peoples Dispatch On November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, working class women across the world raise their voices against patriarchal violence, exploitation and oppression As the movements and organizations which are part of the International Peoples’ Assembly, we join in the commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination…

Community Control of Police = Autonomous Zone of People Power

Pan-African Community Action organizer Netfa Freeman told a panel organized by Black psychology students at Bowie State University, in Maryland: “Community control of police is a way to create autonomous zones of power, so that people can actually take control of public safety.” Dhoruba Bin Wahad, who spent 19 years as a Black Panther Party…

The Feminist Spring and the Patriarchal Counter-Offensive

Irene León One of the most relevant contemporary political events is the positioning of feminism as a transforming force with a global scope, achieved both by its contributions to the mobilization of ideas to apprehend reality and act upon it, and by the political and strategic action that, as the core of all change, is…

Fascism and Hate: The U.S. and Latin America in 2020 (I)

José R. Oro Fascism is a dictatorial form of government intimately bound to hatred in its many manifestations, developed within the context and conditions of imperialism. It appeared in Mussolini’s Italy, Hitler’s Germany, Pinochet’s Chile, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Romania and other countries. In all of them it failed brutally, inflicting immeasurable suffering on…

Annette Joseph-Gabriel’s “Reimagining Liberation”

Roberto Sirvent When fascism was on the march Black women intellectuals and activists imagined, and struggled for, a new world. “Black women are political protagonists, not secondary characters in global movements.” In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. This week’s featured author is Annette Joseph-Gabriel . Dr. Joseph-Gabriel…