Pride month of 2022 falls in the midst of a dangerous backlash against the partial advances won by LGBTQ+ people. In this article, based on her talks in panels earlier in the month, Noelle T. addresses the origins of women’s and LGBTQ+ oppression and what that means for liberation today.
Category: Women’s Liberation
The fight for Abortion Rights
Here we post an edited version of a talk by Virginia Rodino which opened a panel discussion on Abortion Rights in mid-May. Virginia is executive director of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, AFL-CIO, national executive board member of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, and a member of Marx 21 US.
Country marches against Texas abortion ban
Virginia Rodino and Clare Lemlich report on the national marches in October against Texas’ abortion ban, arguing that relying on the courts and the Democrats alone can’t safeguard our bodily autonomy.
The Atlanta aftermath and the rise in anti-AAPI racism
Marx21 member and Maryland coordinator of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, Virginia Rodino, discusses the rise in anti-Asian violence in the wake of the Atlanta shootings, contextualizing the tragedy by reaching back into America's long history of anti-Asian racism. The recent horrific racist murders at three Atlanta spas where eight people lost their lives… Continue reading The Atlanta aftermath and the rise in anti-AAPI racism
On the Anniversary of Roe v Wade, Continue the Fight that Won Legal Abortion
We cannot depend on Biden and Congress to defend abortion rights today from an increasingly anti-abortion Supreme Court. Four years ago, a massive Women’s March kicked off opposition to Trump. Those numbers, and a revival of the movements that won abortion rights in the first place, can not only secure those rights, but fight on for much more.
Striking teachers show us how to win
EN ES Since February 2018, striking education workers have put class struggle back on the political agenda in the United States. It began in West Virginia when teachers and other public school workers from all 55 counties in the state refused to work, demanding an end to low pay and spiraling healthcare costs. Puncturing decades… Continue reading Striking teachers show us how to win
Profesores en huelga nos muestran cómo ganar
EN ES Desde febrero de 2018, los trabajadores de la educación en huelga han vuelto a poner la lucha de clases en la agenda política de los Estados Unidos. Comenzó en Virginia Occidental cuando los maestros y otros trabajadores de escuelas públicas de los 55 condados del estado se negaron a trabajar, exigiendo el fin… Continue reading Profesores en huelga nos muestran cómo ganar