abortion

Malignant Ulcers of Capitalism: The Proletarian Struggle for Reproductive Freedom (Part 1)

In this first piece on reproductive struggles in class society we bring to focus some of the facts and dangers surrounding abortion, as well as the family unit and prostitution, two phenomena that Marxists deem to be flipsides of the same coin, and inseparable from the struggle for reproductive freedom.

The Women’s Strike in Poland: Freedom of Abortion, Freedom from Exploitation

An interview with two members of Workers' Initiative in Poland involved in the Women's Strike movement against restrictions on abortion. This interview was carried out by the Transnational Social Strike Platform.

Poland: The Assault on Reproductive Rights Continues

On 22 October 2020, the Constitutional Tribunal (Trybunał Konstytucyjny, TK) of Poland, stacked by justices from the conservative ruling party Law and Justice (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, PiS), ruled that termination of pregnancies is unconstitutional even when prenatal testing or other medical rationales show a large likelihood of severe and irreversible foetal impairment or an incurable life-threatening disease of the future child.

Migrating tactics: An interview with Ewa Majewska and Katarzyna Rakowska

An interview with two organisers during the Polish women's strike in 2016 over abortion rights.

Anarcho-syndicalism and the sexual reform movement in the Weimar Republic

A paper by Dieter Nelles on how anarcho-syndicalists in Weimar Germany campaigned for the legalisation of abortion, helped women get illegal abortions and educated women on birth control.

Corsair Writings - Pier Paolo Pasolini

Pier Paolo Pasolini

A collection of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s controversial articles and interviews from 1973-1975 on the “anthropological revolution” that transformed Italy during the 1960s and early 1970s, with its “development without progress”, “consumerist hedonism”, “false tolerance”, mass culture, impoverishment of language, neurosis, destruction of traditional peasant cultures (“cultural genocide”), “strategy of tension”, and phony anti-fascism, signaling the decline of the old fascism and the rise of a new, “permissive” fascism, a “Power without a face” that is the “worst kind of totalitarianism”.

Finally a Referendum to Repeal the 8th - Organising Made this Happen

The announcement that there will be a referendum to Repeal the hated 8th amendment is the product of decades of active campaigning. Pro-choice campaigners built for repeal ever since the referendum was passed in 1983.

Coopting the language of the left at the pro-life march on Washington

Temptation by Max Beckmann

A pro-life marcher speaking the language of the Left and what it says about the tone and form of a position versus the content.

1970: The Vancouver to Ottawa Abortion Caravan

In 1970 a group of Feminist embarked on a caravan tour from Vancouver to Ottawa to protest the lack of rights to access to abortion in Canada.