Black Women, Mothers, Workers: The Frontlines of the MTST

Camila Valle and Tainã Góis One only has to look around any occupation by the Brazilian Homeless Workers’ Movement (MTST) to notice that the majority of people there are women. Research done in 2014 by a volunteer tech support group acting alongside the movement estimated that women make up approximately 70 percent of active members….

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…

Chile: “The Secret is Not to Leave the Streets”

Carlos Aznarez The victory of the Approval in Chile has provoked satisfaction and enthusiasm in wide sectors of the population but nobody ignores that now a difficult and complex stage is beginning. To discuss the present and what the future of the struggle in that country might look like, we interviewed Francisca “Pancha” Fernández, a…

Adriana Guzmán: We Will Never Be Your Domestics Again

An episode of the documentary “Historias debidas”, on the plurinacional news portal, recounts the journey of the plurinacional feminist delegation through Bolivia after the coup. This is a conversation with Adriana Guzmán about intransigence and resistance. Stories that must be told The media are de facto accomplices of the government, they functionalize the Catholic and…

The Lessons of South Africa’s 1956 Women’s March

Pan Africanism Today Secretariat August 9 is celebrated as National Women’s Day in South Africa. It marks a massive march on that day in 1956 by tens of thousands of women who were protesting against apartheid-era pass laws. The day is all the more significant this year as between February and April, two million of…

The Women of Moncada

Marta Rojas Rodríguez Melba and Haydée lost no time before continuing their revolutionary work following their release from prison. Photo: Constantino Arias “With a bloody human eye in his hands, a sergeant and several men showed up at the dark cell where Melba Hernandez and Haydée Santamaria were held. Addressing Haydée, and showing her the…

Uses of Anger: Women Respond to Racism

The writer Audre Lorde ((1934-1992)) who described herself as “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet”, states: “I am not free as long as there is another woman who is not free, even if her shackles are very different from mine. And I am not free as long as a person of colour remains chained. Racism. A…

Venezuelan Women in the Pandemic

Alba Carosio, Indhira Libertad Rodríguez and Tania Elíaz[1]In Venezuela, women are the great supporters of life, not only in the family but also in the community. The country is permeated by solidarity networks for the distribution of food, goods and services, which are operated mainly by women. Consequently, in addition to household work, community work…