Esther Cooper Jackson – Presente!

TIMOTHY V. JOHNSON James and Esther with their daughters Kathryn (left) and Harriet (right), circa 1960s. Family collection. Esther Jackson, 105: Life reflected the 20th century struggle for equality Esther Cooper Jackson was part of an “astonishingly excellent cohort of Black women of an earlier generation, including Claudia Jones; Shirley Graham; Louise Patterson; and Dorothy…

Yacila Bondo: Colombia’s Reality Today

We spoke to Yacila Bondo, of Coordinación Étnica Nacional de Paz – CENPAZ and the collective Uhuru Significa Libertad, during a trip to Venezuela. Yacila reacts to U.S. media portrayals of Colombia as a democracy and says the revolutionary strength of Venezuelans serves as an example for the region. Interviewed by Danny Shaw and Camila…

Why is the Nicaraguan Government Demonized by Both Liberals and Conservatives When Nicaragua Has Seen Great Progress Under the Sandinistas?

Stansfield Smith Women Have Made Particularly Significant Gains Under the Second Sandinista Government Since 2006 Women, particularly those in the Third World, often find themselves with limited ability to participate in community organizations and political life because of the poverty and their traditional sex role imposes on them. On them falls sole responsibility to care…

Is March 8 an Apolitical Event?

Ollantay Itzamná Poster. 8M2022. MQC “We are feminists, without a party, without a state, without a husband…”, is one of the constant slogans colorfully painted by our women comrades, who shout loudly every March 8th, in different cities around the world, on the occasion of International Women’s Day. It is important to remember the assassinated…

Women Take on the Empire: The Revolutionary Women of Palestine

Sumedha Chatterjee This women’s day let us remember the contribution of women who have been fighting the settler colonial Israeli regime. From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free! Seldom has a gun wielding female soldier not been sexualized in pop culture or otherwise. Instagram is filled with accounts dedicated to conventionally attractive…

The Gains of Nicaraguan Women During the Second Sandinista Government

Stansfield Smith Women, particularly those in the Third World, often find themselves with limited ability to participate in community organizations and political life because of the bondage poverty and their traditional sex role imposes on them. On them falls sole responsibility to care for their children and other family members, especially when sick; they maintain…

How Nicaragua Fights Poverty & Empowers Women Through the Ministry of Family Economy

Camila EscalanteMinister Justa Pérez of the Ministry of Family, Community, Cooperative and Associative Economy (MEFCCA) in Managua. January 2022. In Managua, Nicaragua, we interviewed Minister Justa Pérez of the Ministry of Family, Community, Cooperative and Associative Economy, known as MEFCCA.  Could you start us off with a summary of what MEFCCA does to stimulate, develop…

Women in the Haitian Revolution

 Tristan Graham The 1791 slave uprising of Saint-Domingue was the largest and most successful slave revolt in modern history. It transformed one of the wealthiest colonies in the world into a new nation led by the black leaders of the Revolution. Because Saint-Domingue was a French colony, the French Revolution was inextricably linked to the…

Afghan Women Protest Continued Denial of Rights, Extrajudicial Killings

Peoples Dispatch Photo: Tolo News Contrary to its promises, the Taliban government has failed to reopen most of the girls’ schools that were shut following its takeover and end restrictions on women working outside their homes. The government has also announced fresh curbs on the movement of women Security forces in Afghanistan fired in the…

Manuela Sáenz: A Conjunction of Heroism, Patriotism, Bravery and Femininity

Yoselina Guevara This December 27th marks the 224th anniversary of the birth of Manuela Sáenz Aizpuru. Who was this indomitable woman for whom Simón Bolívar felt an irrepressible passion? Was she a rebellious warrior, a symbol of female emancipation or a submissive companion of the masculine hero? An independent and boastful woman or a loving…

Women Have Always Been at the Forefront of Sudanese Resistance

Shadia Abdel Moneim Women protesters in Khartoum, Sudan April 2019 | Ala Kheir/DPA/PA Images. All rights reserved A military coup carried out last month threatens to roll back the gains made in the 2019 revolution that overthrew al-Bashir’s brutal regime Protests against authoritarianism and military regimes are not new to Sudan. Even the revolution that…

Sudanese Women On the Front Lines of the Resistance

Hala Al Karib Sudanese women took part in the revolution in large numbers for the same reasons they are now part of the resistance against this treacherous coup: Their human rights are at stake. There is nothing more difficult than losing a child. There is nothing worse than losing our children as a result of…

Indian Women on an Arduous Road to Equality

Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research This dossier features portraits of the daily struggles of Indian women, primarily drawn by women artists from India and across the Global South based on photographs by Indian photographers. These are scenes of life in the fuller sense of the word – of joy, labour, anger, and resistance – along…

Brazil: Over 4,000 Participate in National March of Indigenous Women

Photo: Andressa Zumpano/CPT NacionalPhoto: Andressa Zumpano/CPT Nacional Participants of the II Indigenous Women’s March follow the trial of the “Temporary Framework” in Brasília. This Wednesday 8th, the trial continues in the Federal Supreme Court (TSF) to decide on the “Temporary Framework” to establish the legal limit on the demarcation of indigenous lands. More than four…