‘Woke’ Imperialism, Women’s Liberation and Afghanistan

Sharon Black Afghanistan’s socialist Vice President Anahita Ratebzad, standing at right, speaks with a group of activists. Ratebzad said, “Privileges which women, by right, must have are equal education, job security, health services and free time to rear a healthy generation.” There is no greater hypocrisy than the deceitful lies of imperialist propaganda. One of…

Afghan Women’s Struggles Against Patriarchy, Imperialism and Capitalism

Revista Crisis The women of Afghanistan have been affected by the wars and occupation of their country for decades. The plight of Afghan women has frequently been instrumentalized by imperialist forces, especially the United States, to justify and legitimize their warmongering policies in the region. Women have always been at the forefront of the struggle…

Women Farmers Hold ‘Parliament’ in India

The Women Farmers’ Parliament marked eight months of protests against the Center’s controversial farm laws. It was organized in parallel to the monsoon session of India’s parliament A contingent of women farmers from Delhi’s neighboring states gathered on Monday, 26 July at Jantar Mantar in the national capital for a ‘Kisan Sansad’ or farmers’ parliament….

Jeanine Añez: Catastrophic for the Economy & Women

Camila Escalante The gender gap widened and women workers were hit significantly harder than men during the year long coup administration of Jeanine Añez. During 2020, unemployment rose sharply for both men and women, but increased faster for women and took far longer to fall back, while underemployment saw an even more dramatic rise, affecting…

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…

Chile Constituent: We Will Not Abandon the Streets

Carlos Aznárez and María Torrellas In the context of the latest elections to the constituent convention to create a new Constitution in Chile, we spoke with Nuriluz Hermosilla Osorio, archaeologist and one of the three spokespersons of the Coordinadora Feminista 8M, participant of the Comité Socioambiental and the Comité de Derechos Humanos y Memoria Feminista…

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,”…

Sudan: The Second Wave of Revolt

Sara Abbas The not-yet-triumphant Sudan popular uprising was both sophisticated and thorough; it tried to learn from past mistakes and internalize lessons from revolutions of the first wave and elsewhere. “By 2012 all hope for reform by the regime had been lost.” The second wave of revolts in the Middle East and North Africa (the…

Nora Cortiñas: The Mother of All Struggles

On the anniversary of the coup d’état which installed the last civic-military dictatorship in Argentina, ARG Medios spoke to Nora Cortiñas about how waging resistance in the midst of brutal repression 45 years since the last civic-military dictatorship in Argentina, Nora Cortiñas, Norita for those that know her well and follow her daily example, opened…

Venezuelan Women Endure the “Sanctions” with Their Bodies

Carmen Navas Reyes, Laura Franco Venezuelans protest against the US-imposed blockade. Carmen Navas Reyes and Laura Franco respond to the article published in the New York Times which attempts to speak about the problems facing Venezuelan women without mentioning the economic and financial blockade imposed on the country On February 20, the New York Times…

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…

India: The Role of Women in the Farmers’ Movement

CAMERA: SHIV KUMAR MAURYA VIDEO EDITOR: MOHD IRSHAD ALAM As lakhs of farmers continue their protest against the new farm legislations introduced by the Modi government, a remarkable number of women are not only braving the rough weather by participating in these demonstrations but are also leading from the front. The agitation which has now…

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…