Free Legal Abortion On Demand! 

All Out October 2! By Ann Montague In an interesting interview with the British Broadcast Corporation (BBC) near the end of her life, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was asked what can be done about the large number of states restricting abortion rights. She responded, “We need a movement like the one that … Continue reading
Free Legal Abortion On Demand! 

Afghanistan: The Defeat of U.S. Imperialism and the Road Ahead

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By Jeff Mackler After 20 years of untold U.S. government-inflicted barbaric horrors on the people of Afghanistan the world’s greatest military power, along with its NATO allies, stands humiliated, demoralized and defeated, forced to abandon their claimed nation-building project in the face of irreversible Taliban victories over the past year and longer. With the panicked … Continue reading Afghanistan: The Defeat of U.S. Imperialism and the Road Ahead

Afghan Women Speak: U.S. Occupation and the Taliban

{Editors note by Ann Montague: Organizations like the Feminist Majority Foundation collaborated with the Bush administration in calling for the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan as a “coalition of hope” for Afghan women. This was of course led by Democratic Party women politicians like Senator Hillary Clinton, always a supporter of U.S. wars and interventions. The oldest … Continue reading Afghan Women Speak: U.S. Occupation and the Taliban

Polish Women Strike

By Agnieszka Marszalek  Since the early 1990s, women’s rights in Poland have come under severe and sustained attack, first from the Catholic Church and later aided by ultra-right national conservative organizations like the Law and Justice party, established in 2001, but with roots in the rightest political shift a decade earlier. In response to the … Continue reading Polish Women Strike

Grace Carlson: Unsung Hero of the Early Trotskyist Movement

By Ann Montague  Grace Carlson was the only female member of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) (predecessor organization of Socialist Action) to be convicted and sentenced under the notorious anti-communist Smith Act of 1940. She was sentenced to sixteen months in the Federal Correctional Facility For Women in Alderson, West Virginia. The trial and convictions … Continue reading Grace Carlson: Unsung Hero of the Early Trotskyist Movement

Stop line 3: Women Water Protectors and their Battle Against the “Black Snake” Pandemic Pipeline in Minnesota

By Bronwen AE  The Biden Administration announced in early April that it will NOT force the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to shutdown despite an order by U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg to complete his court-ordered Environmental Impact Statement. In Standing Rock Sioux Tribe et al. v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers et al., Boasberg … Continue reading Stop line 3: Women Water Protectors and their Battle Against the “Black Snake” Pandemic Pipeline in Minnesota

International Women’s Day, a Brief History…

By Ann Montague International Women’s Day has its roots in the Feb. 28th 1909 march to commemorate the 1908 strike of female immigrant garment workers in New York City. The march was organized by the Socialist Party of America and they proclaimed National Women’s Day.  A year after the New York City garment workers strike … Continue reading International Women’s Day, a Brief History…

The Supreme Court and the Women’s Movement

By ANN MONTAGUE The naming of a new Supreme Court justice has developed into a national discussion about the possible direction of court decisions in the future. However, there is no one questioning the very existence of a system of nine unelected justices with lifetime appointments making momentous decisions that affect people’s everyday lives.

Combating Police Brutality and the COVID-19 Crisis: What Socialists Demand

By JAMES FORTIN Not since the Great Depression of the 1930’s has the American working class experienced with such gravity an assault to its standing as we are witnessing today. Do we continue under the irrational capitalist rule of the 1%, or do we demand meaningful solutions to the problems that have been thrust upon us, the 99%?

Trans Liberation: A Socialist Action Resolution

We begin with our stance of full support to and respect for transgender people’s fundamental right to self-identify and for the full, unequivocal inclusion of trans people in every aspect of society. Socialist Action has a long history of unequivocal support for trans rights and implacable opposition to any and all forms of discrimination, exclusion, … Continue reading Trans Liberation: A Socialist Action Resolution

Sports equity: Women’s soccer and the fight for equal pay

By ANN MONTAGUE After winning the 2019 World Cup, the USA Women’s Soccer Team immediately returned to what could eventually become their biggest win of all. What they were really after was no secret to anyone. Echoing throughout Stade de Lyon, the stadium where they had become world champions, was the explosive chant: “Equal Pay, … Continue reading Sports equity: Women’s soccer and the fight for equal pay

Books: ‘Abolitionist Socialist Feminism’

By HEATHER BRADFORD Zillah Eisenstein, “Abolitionist Socialist Feminism: Radicalizing the Next Revolution” (New York, Monthly Review Press), 2019, 160 pp. Heather Bradford is the Socialist Action candidate for vice president of the United States in the 2020 elections. An astonishing three to five million people participated in the 2017 Women’s March in the United States, … Continue reading Books: ‘Abolitionist Socialist Feminism’

Books:  ‘Abolitionist Socialist Feminism’

By HEATHER BRADFORD Zillah Eisenstein, “Abolitionist Socialist Feminism: Radicalizing the Next Revolution” (New York, Monthly Review Press), 2019, 160 pp. Heather Bradford is the Socialist Action candidate for vice president of the United States in the 2020 elections. An astonishing three to five million people participated in the 2017 Women’s Marches in the United States, … Continue reading Books:  ‘Abolitionist Socialist Feminism’

New anti-abortion laws: How should we respond?

By HEATHER BRADFORD On May 15, the most restrictive abortion law in the United States was signed into law in Alabama by Governor Kay Ivey. The Alabama Human Life Protection Act, which passed the Alabama Senate 25-6, makes abortion illegal at all stages of pregnancy and makes no exception for rape or incest. The bill … Continue reading New anti-abortion laws: How should we respond?

A manifesto of the new global feminism

By CHRISTINE MARIE Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Nancy Fraser, “Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto” (London and New York: Verso, 2019), 85 pp. Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Nancy Fraser have a mission. They are collaborating to bring the lessons of a new global feminist uprising to the United States. Their latest effort is … Continue reading A manifesto of the new global feminism

Feminists lead in the global class struggle

By CHRISTINE MARIE “We are the feminist, trans feminist, anti-racist, antifascist tide that will take over Verona, opening up liberating spaces which were born from the global power of the International Women Strike!” So concludes the call for action that put 30,000 feminists and their allies on the streets on March 31 to protest a … Continue reading Feminists lead in the global class struggle

International Women’s Strike: ‘If we stop, the world stops’

By KYLE HARRINGTON and RYAN BALBONI On Feb. 7 and 8, two leading feminists toured Connecticut. Audiences heard Lucía Cavallero, a member of Ni Una Menos, an Argentine feminist collective that has repeatedly put hundreds of thousands of women on the streets in protests against femicide, and Julia Cámara, a member of the coordinating body of … Continue reading International Women’s Strike: ‘If we stop, the world stops’

Teachers’ strikes are women’s strikes

By ANN MONTAGUE The new wave of teachers’ strikes suggests one way that the fight for women’s liberation from the privatized tasks of social reproduction may unfold. The recent one-week strike in Los Angeles, which featured demands to arrest the privatization of public education and improve student health services, reaffirms the potential of political strikes … Continue reading Teachers’ strikes are women’s strikes

For a feminism of the 99 percent!

The following statement was initiated by International Women’s Strike. We are calling for Feminism for the 99% contingents in the upcoming Women’s Marches of January 19. This past year has confirmed that corporate feminism, that is afraid to challenge the prerogatives of capitalism, has no solution to the crisis that women and LGBTQIA communities are … Continue reading For a feminism of the 99 percent!

Join the Women’s Marches on Jan. 19: For a feminism of the 99 percent!

By KAREN SCHRAUFNAGEL Donald Trump, the misogynist-in-chief, daily tweets out his hate-filled rhetoric, serving up women, immigrants, and people of color as red meat to his hungry base, always ready to blame the least powerful for capitalism’s crimes. In the meantime, Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s entitled, over-privileged Supreme Court nominee, likes beer and torture and “deserves” … Continue reading Join the Women’s Marches on Jan. 19: For a feminism of the 99 percent!

Oregonians reject reactionary ballot measures

By ANN MONTAGUE  Two ballot measures, on immigration and on abortion rights, were rejected by large margins in Oregon on Nov. 6. The attack on immigrants would have repealed Oregon 31-year-old sanctuary law, which protected immigrants from discrimination and federal immigration law enforcement. It was the first such law in the nation. The local organization … Continue reading Oregonians reject reactionary ballot measures

Nationwide protests demand: Stop Kavanaugh!

By ANN MONTAGUE  Outrage continues to spread throughout the United States over President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh, currently on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, has been roundly criticized for his reactionary rulings against labor and protections for the environment, and scorned for his opinions … Continue reading Nationwide protests demand: Stop Kavanaugh!