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…

Guzmán: “They Want Us Exploited on Their Land and Servants in Their Homes, That’s Why This Coup Needs to Be Racist.”

Hector Bernardo “They have carried out this coup d’état to recover colonial power over our bodies,” said Adriana Guzmán, a member of Bolivia’s Feminist Community Anti-Patriarchal movement. And she remarked: “Fascism comes to kill and comes much faster than we can calculate”. Faced with the terrible situation that has existed in Bolivia since the coup…

Neither Victims nor Defeated

Ollantay Itzamná Aymara. Bolivia OI. Racism is a socio-political construction with the purpose of nullifying the capacity for emancipatory action of the subalterns. In the same way, indigenous victimism annuls the capacity for resilience and emancipatory political action of the defeated… Indigenous people (be they activists or academics) regularly assume that indigenous people are victims…

The Unfinished Revolution, Impunity and Femicide in Venezuela

Revolution is a Woman! – Hugo Chavez Aimee Zambrano Of deaths, mistreatment and other miseries The month of July is beginning, a time awaited by children due to the arrival of holidays, a time to play and enjoy themselves with their families. This should have been the destiny of the 8 year old girl Carmen…

The “Feminism” of Rich, Mass Murdering Women

Black Agenda Report with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford The war industry brags that five top weapons corporations are headed by women. “The logic,” said University of Seattle Law School professor Dean Spade, is “that any population should know it’s free when it has the opportunity to become executioners, police or soldiers and work inside…

Feminist Movements, Women Activists Take on Patriarchy in the Global South

Monica Sabella Global Meeting of Women Articulation, organized by La Vía Campesina, an international peasant movement began on November 22. (Photo: Vyshakh T/ Peoples Dispatch) From the deserts of Kenya to the Honduran jungles, feminist leaders in the Global South countries are leading the way in progressive social development which is setting a tone of…

ALBA Salutes Women Fighting Patriarchy, Capitalism

ALBA movement issues a statement of solidarity with women fighting against patriarchy, capitalism, imperialism, on International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women. Declaración por el día internacional de lucha contra las violencias hacia las mujeres The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (the ALBA or ALBA-TCP) movement Sunday, on International Day for…

“Resist Patriarchy, Resist Capitalism”: Global Peasant Women Meet in Sri Lanka

Tanya W and Vyshakh T Global Meeting of Women Articulation, organized by La Vía Campesina, an international peasant movement began on November 22. (Photo: Vyshakh T/ Peoples Dispatch) The ‘Global Meeting of Women Articulation’, participated by peasant women leaders from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, aims to reflect on different challenges faced by peasant…

Patriarchy!

ANWO Uhuru We want to talk and write about feminism and patriarchy about as much as feminists want us to talk and write about it─which is zero. We would rather spend all of our time engaged in solving the problems of our class; organizing African women to combat colonialism, which threatens our participation in the…

The Struggle – People vs Transnationals: Who ‘Owns’ Human Rights, Who Does Not

Juan Hernández Zubizarreta Interviewed by Andrea Gago Menor The transnationals increase their power and benefits thanks to mechanisms such as trade and investment agreements; the agreements allow the exploitation of resources and people; people look for other places to live. Professor at the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU), researcher at the Observatory…

Safety Pins: White Women and their Support of Imperialism and Fascism

There is no such thing as “women in general” African National Women’s Organization The shattering of “women in general” It is clearer now to African women, who hoped to coax white women into caring about us through intersectional coalitions, that white women are part of the oppressor nation and as such, have a vested interest…

Left-wing Populism and the Feminization of Politics

Populism is not only incompatible with feminizing politics — it actually reinforces patriarchy. We need to transform the way left-wing politics is done. Laura Roth and Kate Shea Baird Two of the liveliest debates among activists on the European left these days relate to the strategy of left-wing populism on the one hand and the…

The Power of Below

By Raúl Zibechi Source: La Jornada Translated By Chiapas Support Committee It’s unheard of in Latin America for dozens of indigenous peoples and nations to decide to endow themselves with their own government. The recent decision of the 5th National Indigenous Congress (CNI), after consultation and approval by 43 peoples, to create the Indigenous Government…

Social Reproduction: Between the Wage and the Commons

Silvia Federici, Marina Sitrin Silvia Federici is a writer, activist and one of the most influential feminist theorists of her generation. Her contributions to the practice-based theory of reproductive labor and the commons are increasingly gaining the recognition they deserve within the academic and activist community, and will hopefully help lay the foundations of future…