Letter on the IWW Domestic Workers Union, 1917 - Jane Street

Women members of the IWW lead a march in Manhattan

Fascinating letter from the secretary of the domestic workers' section of the Industrial Workers of the World union in Denver, 1917 about their activities and the sexism they faced from other union members. The letter was illegally seized by the government and only discovered nearly 60 years later.

Comments on Inventing the Future

A cat rides a vacuum cleaner robot

Some members of Out of the Woods have written responses to a new book, Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams.

Truth, Sojourner, c1797-1883 - Mary G. Butler

Sojourner Truth circa 1870

A short biography of former slave, abolitionist, passionate advocate for the dispossessed and perhaps the most famous African-American woman in the 19th-century United States.

Why reclaim the night?

Reclaim the night march, Brighton 2013

An introduction to and short history of the Reclaim the Night demonstrations against sexual violence against women. (Trigger warning: contains mention of violence and sexual violence against women)

Goldsmith, Marie: her life and thought

Marie Goldsmith

Article about Marie Goldsmith/Isidine/Korn that teases out her influence on Peter Kropotkin's ideas, as well as looking at her scientific career and her anarchism.

Jolting memory: Nightcleaners recalled - Sheila Rowbotham

Frames from Nightcleaners

Sheila Rowbotham recalls both the campaigns to organise female night cleaners in London from 1970, and the 1975 film by Marc Karlin about the same.

Is intersectionality just another form of identity politics? - Feminist Fightback

Feminist Fightback take a class-based look at intersectionality and identity politics.

Invisible labour and political participation: Women in the Solidarność movement and in today's politics in Poland

Triumphant leaders of Solidarity at Nowy Targ, October 19, 1981. Anna Walentynow

A feminist critique by Ewa Majewska of the old Solidarność and today's Polish politics. Originally published by and gratefully reproduced from the Baltic Worlds journal.