Women

100 years after some women won the vote – we still have a world to win

ON 6 FEBRUARY 1918, the Representation of the People Act extended the franchise to some women over 30 and all men over 21, so that for the first time in the …

Obituary: Erica Garner 1990-2017

ERICA GARNER, the Black Lives Matter activist and Bernie Sanders campaigner, has died after a heart attack, aged just 27. Erica was thrust into political …

Oprah for President?

OPRAH WINFREY’S Golden Globes speech aroused many hearts and moved audiences at the 2018 Golden Globes Awards. While accepting the Cecil B DeMille award, …

USA: Hundreds of thousands march against sexism

HUNDREDS OF thousands took to the streets in cities across the US on January 20 and 21 to mark the anniversary of the huge protests against the inauguration of …

Ireland: Abortion Rights Campaign secures referendum on Eighth Amendment

Escalate the struggle for safe, legal and free access to abortion for women across Ireland and the Six

The Bolsheviks and the revolutionary struggle for Women’s Liberation

By Joy Macready The 1917 Bolshevik government advanced a revolutionary programme for women’s rights, struggling to break with the backwardness and prejudice …

Women’s liberation, Islam and anti-Muslim racism

By Martin Suchanek  This article was originally published in Neue Internationale – Frauen Zeitung, the German language magazine of the League for the …

The fight for women’s liberation

By Joy Macready Women’s oppression long predates capitalism. Indeed it goes back to the origins of class society. But each succeeding mode of production and …

The working class origins of International Women’s Day

By Joy Macready The struggle for women’s rights exploded towards the end of the 19th Century, as hundreds of thousands of women in the industrialised …

Red Flag issue 11 Editorial: March 2017

IN A time of increasing political instability and tension that has given us Donald Trump and Brexit, it’s reassuring to see one old tradition reasserting …