On June 14, in Switzerland, around half a million people took part in the women’s strike. In all major cities, but also in parts of the country that are not well organised politically or in trades unions, women, especially those who work in the care sector or education, were on strike. In many places, strikes and actions began in the morning and spread throughout the day. According to the Swiss Confederation of Trade Unions, some 100,000 people took part in the strike on the morning of 14 June.
We need a new women’s movement based on both gender and class politics, argues Jo Cassidy
The acquittal of Dominique Strauss Kahn and the public character assassination of his victim reveal a lot about societies attitudes towards rape, argues Jo Cassidy
Published by Workers Power in 1998, this pamphlet updates our work on the origins and nature of the oppression of women by tackling the recent debates in the Feminist movement. Available to read online