Mapagpalayang Pandaigdigang Araw ng mga Kababaihan! Sulong, Gabriela! Lumaban, Makibaka! Abante, Babae! Palaban, Militante!
"Women may be bound twice in a nation struggling for freedom, but women in the struggle are women unbound." - Vladimir Lenin
Via Jonna Baldres
By Yenia Silva Correa
March 7-8 the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) will hold its 9th Congress in Havana, with some 400 delegates and international guests in attendance.
Since August of 1960, the FMC has been working to guarantee the full participation of women in all sectors of society. From its foundation through 2007, the organization was led by Vilma Espín, a veteran of both the revolutionary underground and the guerrilla struggle. More than four million Cuban women currently belong to the FMC, which is doing important work with young women who account for 30% of the membership.
Teresa Amarelle Boué, FMC secretary general, spoke with Granma International about the upcoming Congress.
International Women’s Day (Международный женский день) is a holiday that takes place on March 8 of every year. It was established at the Second International Conference of Women Socialists, held in Copenhagen in 1910, and was first celebrated in 1911 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Denmark by over a million people. The first International Women’s Day celebrations in Russia took place in 1913.
On March 8, 1917 (which fell on February 23 according to the Julian calendar), the International Women’s Day demonstrations in St. Petersburg (then called Petrograd) turned into protests for “bread and peace” which would culminate in the February Revolution. Vladimir Lenin made International Women’s Day an official holiday, and it has been a popular holiday since. In Russia, it is commemorated with giving gifts and/or flowers to the women close to your life.
International Women’s Day continues to be celebrated in the countries of the former Soviet Union with great fervor, as well as in most formerly socialist countries.
This map shows the official status of International Women’s Day in various countries. The countries in red are those that grant a day off from work to all people on this day. The countries in orange are those where only women are given a day off from work. The countries in yellow are those where it does not have official government recognition, but where celebrations are common. (Source)
"We are born into an unjust system; we are not prepared to grow old in it".
Happy International Women’s Day!
This is what happens when you synchronize camera’s shutter speed with a helicopter’s blade frequency
'The Political Economy of Youth', John and Margaret Rowntree, Students For A Democratic Society, New York, [ late 1960's].
Secretary Kerry values consistency when it comes to invading countries on phony pretexts.
By Ajamu Baraka
When President Obama and members of the corporate elite condemn the Russians for violating international law, the contradictory nature of that position is clear to those of us who are the ongoing victims of Western oppression and whose lives depend on seeing reality as it is.
From our point of view, it is absolutely bizarre that the same country that violates the sovereignty of other states worldwide with drone strikes, military interventions and political subversion can actually suggest to the Russians that it runs the risk of being a “pariah” state.
The U.S. is playing a very dangerous game by attempting to implement its strategy of encircling the Russian Federation. But the Russians also played a very dangerous game when they decided not to veto U.N. Security Council resolution 1973, which gave NATO colonial gangsters the green light to destroy the Libyan state, and then pretended to be surprised when NATO did just that. The aggressive encirclement of Russia by NATO is now a case of the chickens coming home to roost.
Perhaps the Russians did not fully understand what those of us from the African American community have always understood—that U.S. geostrategic decision-makers will ally themselves with right-wing forces if it will help them maintain the hegemony of their empire, from racist nationalists in Ukraine to rightist Islamic fundamentalists in Syria.
Beautiful !!! \O/