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Weizmann Hamilton, Workers and Socialist Party (WASP) Executive Committee member, South Africa With the passing of Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela, the African National Congress lost arguably the most beloved and certainly one of the greatest of...

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Editorial from the latest issue of Socialist Alternative, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) The outcome of the Belfast rape trial saw an explosion of spontaneous demonstrations in every major city in Ireland...

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The threat of a bill banning abortion in cases of fetal malformation has been suddenly put into effect by the right-wing PiS (Law and Justice) dominated Sejm (parliament). This met with an angry demonstration of...

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Historic feminist strike, now continue the struggle! The feminist strike on March 8 was unprecedented. Never in the history of the class struggle in the Spanish state have such a deep and massive mobilization against...

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On October 3, 2016, the Polish government’s attempt at a total ban on abortion provoked a “women’s strike” with up to 120,000 demonstrators in the streets of Polish cities. This event inspired women’s rights activists...

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Hannah Sell, CWI International Secretariat When the twenty first century dawned young women in the US and much of Europe were being told that equality was within their grasp. They didn’t need feminism because capitalism...

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A new women’s movement is emerging in response to the election of the misogynist Donald Trump, starting with the 2017 women’s marches and now with the #MeToo campaign. The potential power of the #MeToo moment...

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On the first day of Donald Trump’s presidency, millions of people took part in the Women’s Marches across the country to voice their fierce opposition to Trump’s sexism and bigotry. Since then, the #MeToo movement...

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Last year, Donald Trump’s inauguration was met by massive demonstrations of millions worldwide marching against his sexism and bigotry. One year later, the 2018 Women’s Marches saw hundreds of thousands turn out around the world...

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Thanks to the collective outrage and solidarity expressed by millions in the #MeToo campaign, there has been an important shift in how sexual harassment and sexual assault are viewed and dealt with; at least when...

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