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25 November: Socialist feminist struggle against gender violence!

“We are not silent. We are not scared. We are not obeying.” — Istanbul, Turkey — chants from protest against gender violence International Women’s Day 2019 in defiance of a state ban on the demonstration and police use of tear gas “My life is not your porn” — Seoul, South Korea — main slogan on 70,000 strong demonstration against ‘spy cameras’ in public bathrooms, October 2018 “Sexist violence is killing us, as is the state’s policy” — placard in Buenos Aires, Argentina — demonstration against femicide and for abortion rights, June 2019 “My body is …

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500,000 on the streets in Swiss “Women’s Strike” – Solidarity & Struggle is powerful

Valerie Leary   Over 500,000 women, workers and young people took to the streets all over Switzerland on 14th of June as part of a nation wide women’s strike.   The sheer size of the demonstrations in many towns and cities sent out a clear message that the status quo will no longer be tolerated. A massive160,000 people were protesting on the streets of Zürich alone, while 40,000 gathered outside the parliament in Bern, 40,000 to 50,000 in Lausanne and Basel, 25,000 in Geneva, 12,000 in Fribourg and Sion and much smaller towns, such as …

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