women

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.

Capitalism is a Class-Divided, Racist, Sexist Horror Without End

A comment on recent events from a CWO sympathiser.

Torgasheva, Tatiana Tikhonovna (1885-1919)

Tatiana Torgasheva

A short biography of Tatiana Torgasheva, fighter for women's liberation, Bolshevik then anarchist communist

50 Years of Equal Exploitation?

29 May marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Equal Pay Act 1970, precipitated by the Ford sewing machinists’ strike in 1968 which started in Dagenham.

Domestic Violence: The Hidden Pandemic

For many people, lockdown has exacerbated an already deadly domestic situation, or, as one sufferer put it, it’s a pandemic on top of an epidemic.

Angel Pestaña. Women’s Movement in Spain (1920)

That's one of the articles of Angel Pestana, which was write when he came to Moscow to the Second congress of Comintern. And which was published in Moscow bolshevik's newspaper "Pravda".

Workers in Stalin's Russia - Marie Louise Berneri

A short book written in 1944. Berneri outlines how socialism did not exist in the U.S.S.R. and how the lives of workers under state socialism was essentially the same as those who lived under capitalist democracies.

Room maids strike back at a Paris hotel

Nancy Pas Reagan on the struggle of Parisien cleaners who have been on strike since July 2019.