Pittsburgh: Activists Protest Crisis Pregnancy Center, March in Defense of Right to Abortion

By Sarah Ahmed Last Saturday, students, workers, and activists took the streets at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) and rallied at Women’s Choice Network, an anti-women crisis pregnancy center (CPC) on campus. Speakers highlighted the need for greater organization and militancy to fight the attacks on abortion rights and denounced politicians like Pittsburgh mayor Ed Gainey, who present themselves as ‘progressive’ while supporting bills that … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Activists Protest Crisis Pregnancy Center, March in Defense of Right to Abortion

Austin: Protesters Throw Smoke Bombs Into Hotel Hosting Anti-Abortion Conference

By Michael Nolan Progressive activists disrupted an anti-abortion conference in Austin last Saturday as its attendees were preparing for a march at the capitol in protest of the 49th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade supreme court decision. During the action, one protester threw smoke bombs into an area near a conference room where attendees were gathered at the Austin Marriott South hotel. The reactionary … Continue reading Austin: Protesters Throw Smoke Bombs Into Hotel Hosting Anti-Abortion Conference

Worker Correspondents: Women Workers at Amazon Fired for Confronting Management over Sexual Assault

Photo credit: Pittsburgh Tribune SC By Sarah Ahmed Earlier this week, a working mother and her two daughters were fired in the middle of their shift at the Amazon PIT5 facility near Pittsburgh for confronting management about the sexual assault of one of the daughters. Management took no action after a male worker assaulted one of the young women by pressing his genitals against her … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Women Workers at Amazon Fired for Confronting Management over Sexual Assault

Pittsburgh: Students Disrupt Anti-Abortion Event at University

By Sarah Ahmed On Monday, student activists at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) disrupted an anti-abortion event held on campus. The students, a majority of whom were women, demanded that the University of Pittsburgh stop allowing crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) and other anti-women organizations to promote themselves and hold events on campus. The anti-abortion event, called the “Stop Aborted Fetal Experiments” conference, spread lies about … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Students Disrupt Anti-Abortion Event at University

Opinion: Bill Cosby’s Release Shows Bourgeois Courts Cannot Give Justice to Victims of Sexual Violence

Cover photo: Protest against Bill Cosby in Canada in 2015. Source: Pixelhouse [link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelhousestudios/15604932994/in/photostream/%5D By Rachel Foster With the release of sexual predator Bill Cosby from prison, the US court system has again shown that it cannot provide meaningful justice to the dozens of women who bravely spoke out against his 60-year history of rape and sexual assault. Cosby had served two out of a … Continue reading Opinion: Bill Cosby’s Release Shows Bourgeois Courts Cannot Give Justice to Victims of Sexual Violence

Opinion: Understand the Conditions to Fight Anti-Abortion Attacks

Photo: Protesters march against the Texas Legislature’s anti-abortion bills in Austin (Source: Popular Women’s Movement) By Sandra Harris Ruling-class attacks on access to abortion have steadily increased over the last decade, including an extreme anti-abortion law recently passed in Texas, along with ramped-up efforts to challenge the constitutionality of the right to abortion in the Supreme Court. In order to mobilize the people and do … Continue reading Opinion: Understand the Conditions to Fight Anti-Abortion Attacks

Texas: State Lawmakers Pass Reactionary Six-Week Abortion Ban

Photo Credit: Michael Barera By Sandra Harris This week the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 8, banning abortion at six weeks, before most women typically know they are pregnant. The reactionary bill is in essence a total ban on abortion and also allows any individual to sue any other individual who helps someone obtain an abortion, including physicians, medical clinics, and even, for example, a … Continue reading Texas: State Lawmakers Pass Reactionary Six-Week Abortion Ban

London: Watchdog Finds Brutal Protest Crackdown ‘Justified’ after Police Murder

By Nélida Tello On March 30, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services concluded an investigation into the brutal police response to the vigil held for Sarah Everard, a woman who was abducted and murdered by Diplomatic Protection Command officer Wayne Couzen last month. The vigil turned into a protest which took on not only a position against anti-women violence, but also … Continue reading London: Watchdog Finds Brutal Protest Crackdown ‘Justified’ after Police Murder

Brazil: Victorious MFP Meeting Brings Together Peasant Women in the Ponte da Aliança Operário-Camponesa Region

Editor’s Note: We reproduce the following unofficial translation of the Victorious MFP meeting that has brought peasant women together in Ponte da Aliança and published by Movimiento Feminino Popular On March 8, International Working Women’s Day was celebrated through a vigorous meeting of peasant women that gathered, throughout the 7th, young and adult companions from 10 peasant and quilombola (descendants of runaway slaves) areas, including … Continue reading Brazil: Victorious MFP Meeting Brings Together Peasant Women in the Ponte da Aliança Operário-Camponesa Region

Atlanta Shooting Spree is Sexist Violence, Imperialism to Blame

By the Editorial Board Since Tuesday, the monopoly media has been in an uproar over the shooting spree in Atlanta in which the 21-year-old reactionary Robert Aaron Long targeted three Asian massage parlors, killing eight people and wounding another. Much of the discussion in the aftermath of the killings have focused on the fact that six of the eight people murdered were Asian women, focusing … Continue reading Atlanta Shooting Spree is Sexist Violence, Imperialism to Blame