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By Marijke Descamps, LSP/MAS (CWI) Belgium The political situation in Belgium has changed a lot in the past year. The government has been forced to launch a big attack on the rights of workers, especially...

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By Zena Awad, Socialist Party of England and Wales We are constantly told by the mainstream media that girls are outperforming boys at school and that young women now have more opportunities and choice than...

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Sexism is deeply embedded in military culture. Military life demands unquestioning obedience to superior officers who are overwhelmingly men, which reinforces time and time again the inferior place of women. Male soldiers are exposed to...

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Even though less than one third of voters actually turned out for Bush last November, the Democratic Party has taken his victory as a sign that America in general is moving to the right. To...

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The religious right has declared war on women and our reproductive rights. With Bush reelected, the Republicans’ grip on Congress strengthened, and same-sex marriage bans passed in 11 states, the November election has emboldened the...

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In September, Socialist Alternative sponsored a nation-wide speaking tour by Elin Gauffin, a Swedish socialist-feminist activist. Gauffin is a leading member of the Socialist Justice Party (Rätttvisepartiet Socialisterna), Socialist Alternative’s sister organization in Sweden. In...

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Many people know that we still have a long way to go to achieve workplace equality in the U.S. But what many do not realize is that the problem is getting worse, not better. Despite...

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“There’s nothing wrong with me the way I am. However, when I look in the mirror I see a FAT girl named Jennifer. Not ever good enough or right enough or pretty enough.” (www.eating.ucdavis.edu) That’s...

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The women’s liberation movement of the 1960s and ’70s reached its peak when women won the right to choose an abortion and the Supreme Court legalized the procedure in the 1973 Roe v. Wade case....

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With George W. Bush in the White House, women’s right to choose is under severe attack. Never has it been clearer that we need to take urgent action to defend our hard won rights. The...

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