women

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.

Transnational feminism's radical past: Lessons from Italian immigrant women anarchists in industrializing America

An article by Jennifer Guglielmo on the activism of Italian immigrant anarchist women in the US during the early twentieth century.

Against students - Sara Ahmed

A creepy professor meme

Student activism - especially feminist and anti-racist activism - is conflated with neoliberalism and managerialism in order to be dismissed out of hand.

Kurdish Autonomy Between Dream and Reality

A colorful picture of Kurds in a demonstration

In this interview, Joost Jongerden reflects on the Rojava revolution, Öcalan’s leadership role, the position of women in the Kurdish struggle and the PKK

Persecution and threats against student activist escalate

Bahar Mustafa - Golsmiths Student's Union Welfare & Diversity Officer

A London student union officer has received death threats in a month-long campaign of harassment, after she organised a meeting for minority students.

The headscarf revolutionaries - DD Johnston

The Headscarf Revolutionaries marching to confront the bosses, Hull, 1968

D.D. Johnston reviews Brian Lavery’s The Headscarf Revolutionaries, an account of a spontaneous campaign by fishermen’s wives in Hull, which following the 1968 triple-trawler disaster forced major changes to UK shipping laws.