March 8 Feminist General Strike plans: Spreading Wildfire

UPDATE: The call for a feminist General Strike, at work and at home  is spreading around the world and extending for more days. Reports are appearing of extensive organising, especially in Spain, Italy, Rojava and Brazil.

Again this year it will be the minority CNT and CGT anarcho-syndicalist trade unions who call the Feminist General Strike on 8th March International Women Workers Day in Spain. This strike registration gives the huge popular  ‘Work and Home’ feminist strike some legal protection against continuous State attacks.


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CNT STATEMENT

The National Confederation of Labor, in response to the call of the feminist movement and in accordance with the principles of the organization, will convene on March 8 a feminist general strike of 24 hours in all sectors, so that anyone from any part of the territory will have all the legal guarantees to support the strike.

  • The Spanish State is a land where the feminist fight stands strong. on January 15 there were protests of women in many cities for two reasons: 1) supporting their Andalucian sisters on the inauguration of the new right wing government of Vox-PP-Ciudadanos, and 2) uniting forces towards the 8M strike. Though the main unions (CCOO, UGT, USO) called for partial strikes, others (CGT, CNT) called for a general strike. Meaning, the movement broadens.

Almost a year after the historic 8M strike of 2018 that mobilized millions of people in defense of women’s rights, the reasons that motivated that call remain fully valid.

Women continue to face day after day a capitalist and patriarchal society that denies them the most basic right to non-discrimination.

The violence that is exerted on women, at home, in the street or at work, must be attacked and annulled by society as a whole to aspire to live in a more just and egalitarian environment.

As a union, CNT faces every day the labor discrimination suffered by women only because they are so. Neither the current legislation nor the courts protect the right of women to work on equal terms with their male colleagues.

Abusive agreements, lack of effective tools to guarantee the same salary for performances of equal value, unrecognized illnesses characteristic of work in feminized sectors, harassment and sexual abuse, are just some examples of the conditions that women live in their work environment.

Faced with this reality, CNT will summon the entire working class to a feminist general strike on March 8 to demand the elimination of the wage gap, both direct and indirect, the elimination of obstacles in access and promotion in employment (sticky soil). and glass ceiling), measures that facilitate the reconciliation of work and family life from co-responsibility, eliminate the reform of the pension law in

which only 23% of women will retire at 65, as well as the end of all discrimination at work at the service of the family home.

Like last year, CNT is positioned behind the feminist movement and, along with other social groups and organizations, will continue working to achieve a true political and social change where care is recognized, valued and shared.

Because all oppression will find the CNT in front, the 8M will go out to join our strength and contribute to the success of the call.

Permanent Secretariat of the Confederal Committee

 

 

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CNT convocará huelga general feminista de 24 horas el 8 de marzo

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200 Manis Feministas! STOP Rapist Impunity! Tsunami Violeta!

 The court of ‘La Manada’ did not believe a woman who reported that her partner raped her                 Spanish / English

He got just 10 months, though even the Defence asked for 2 years,   for beating and stabbing her. But they acquitted him for rape because she ‘didn’t struggle enough’. This despite the fact that the prosecution requested ten years in prison and had a previous conviction for raping another woman.

It’s the same political court and it’s another direct attack on the uprisen Iberian feminist movement in the wake of the Womens General work and home Strike and ongoing mass actions. Continue reading “200 Manis Feministas! STOP Rapist Impunity! Tsunami Violeta!”

Dilar Dirik promotes Women’s Revolution in Rojava

The Women’s Revolution in Rojava: Defeating Fascism by Constructing an Alternative Society

by Dilar Dirik

This piece is a book chapter in “A Small Key Can Open A Large Door: The Rojava Revolution” by Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness (Ed.), March 2015 (Combustion Books).24795b9d45550d61cc9f6bee7a09a629_LThe resistance against the Islamic State in Kobanê has woken the world to the cause of Kurdish women. Typical of the media’s myopia, instead of considering the radical implications of women taking up arms in a patriarchal society – especially against a group that systematically rapes and sells women as sex-slaves – even fashion magazines appropriate the struggle of Kurdish women for their own sensationalist purposes today. Continue reading “Dilar Dirik promotes Women’s Revolution in Rojava”

I Can’t Believe I Still Have to Protest This Shit

de allysonthefeminist

protest this shitHow true is this? I find it ridiculous that we’re still fighting the same issues.

1. Reproductive RIGHTS. Abortion and contraception aren’t going anywhere. Get the fuck over it. Random thought, why are condoms never a part of the debate? It’s always about contraception women use.

2. Rape is rape. No means no. The rapist is the ONLY person to blame. And no, the body cannot shut down rape babies.

3. Same-sex couples will be able to get married all over the US. There’s no stopping it. GET USED TO IT!

4. Women deserve the same pay as men. Period.

5. Fucking pass VAWA already. ALL women deserve to be protected. Stop being assholes. Yeah, I’m looking at you Cantor.

Thanks for reading my rant!

http://www.google.com/ig?source=gama&hl=es#m_290

please help STOP Gendercide of Indian Women !

justiceIn December 2012, the  Delhi Gang Rape public uprising sent a furious message to the the government of  India! That message was: ” We are not going to tolerate government apathy and corruption in face of  the intolerable violence on girls and women in India.” 

There’s an increase of 873% in India’s rape crime rate. Moreover, in 20 years, 20% of women will have been exterminated from India subject to all forms of gender specific violence. [Also browse our newspaper log]

The government’s first response was — stony silence!  It pretended it didn’t hear! 

As the uprising gathered momentum and all of India came on board, the government decided it to use brutal force to clamp down on the protestors. Continue reading “please help STOP Gendercide of Indian Women !”

Slutwalk London 2012: Brave survivors get strong!

Slutwalk London means Speak UP ..Sat 22nd

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Download our poster! Please share and come to SlutWalk London 2012. We still really need funds to make this event happen, so please donate here.

“It took the police two and a half years to arrest/sentence the man who raped me,who stole my virginity, In that time he managed to ruin 6 other girls lives. He spend just 7 months in prison. But that isnt the worst part the fact that people posted on his Facebook telling everyone that he was innocent and that the ‘victims’ were making it up, still not being the worst part The worst part is that i still see him walking around in the streets where i use to Continue reading “Slutwalk London means Speak UP ..Sat 22nd”

Abortion.. every Woman’s right to Choose.

Abortion: It’s every Womans Right to Choose  By Patricia McCarthy.

Anarchists believe that every woman has the right to choose an abortion when faced with a crisis pregnancy irrespective of the reasons for the abortion.

Women worldwide have always sought to control their fertility through abortion no matter how difficult it is for them to get access to abortion and they probably always will.

This is because it is essential for women to be able to control their own fertility and not to be reduced to the level of their biological function as child-bearers only if they are to achieve true equality and liberation. Continue reading “Abortion.. every Woman’s right to Choose.”

Femicide: this body is mine, don’t touch..rape..kill

Rosemary Gonzalez was murdered in 2009, the victim of a war that ended in 1996. One day, 17-year-old Rosemary said good-bye to her mother Betty, walked out of their small house on the outskirts of Guatemala City and was never seen alive again.

Rosemary and Betty lived together in the poor neighborhood of Barcenas, under the constant shadow of violence. Across Guatemala, nearly 5,000 women have been killed in the past decade, attacked for the simple fact of being women. The women of Barcenas know well this fear—they live at the epicenter of this crisis.

In Guatemala, generations of women have faced murderous violence, but at its core is war. Now, the same dynamic is emerging in Iraq.

The Latin American women’s movement has given this crisis a name: femicide. It is defined by various forms of gender-based violence against women, including murder, and characterized by impunity for perpetrators and a lack of justice processes for victims. It occurs in conditions of social upheaval, armed conflict, violence between powerful rival gangs and militias, rapid economic transformation and the demise of traditional forms of state law enforcement.

For Guatemalan women, particularly those who are young, poor or Indigenous, the war against them continues — and Rosemary is one of its victims.

Young women in Rosemary’s community of Barcenas have few options other than backbreaking work in themaquilas (sweatshops) for meager pay. After long shifts, they walk home at night, looking over their shoulders for the attack they know could come at any moment…..

In Iraq, the U.S. invasion in 2003 also triggered a surge in violence against women. The overthrow of the Ba’ath regime ended decades of nominally secular rule, in which women consolidated certain human rights gains. The U.S. occupation brought to power Islamists whose vision of the world hinged on a fundamentalist policing of social roles for women.

Grassroots Responses

In Guatemala, a grassroots organization called the Women Workers’ Committee has created an oasis of safety for women and girls. They organize workshops and community watch groups to help

this body is mine..dont touch..don't rape..dont KILL

women know their rights to life, health and decent work and to enhance their safety. They provide crucial counseling for traumatized women and girls and legal services for families of murdered women. Guatemalan women have learned a bitter lesson. The crucible of war allowed violence against women to become entrenched in communities. Femicide has become the “new normal,” something women must think about every day.

read much more HERE  http://www.peacewomen.org/news_article.php?id=3830&type=news

Guatemala’s long history of slaughter by US and local ‘white’ fascist rulers

School of the Americas Watch is where I first came across the involvement of the Zetas with the cartels. Then I saw a website by Mothers of the murdered young women of Juarez accusing the Zetas of being involved in the torture killings of their daughters. The saddest part of all is that Guatemalan Kaibiles, notorious death squads trained by US Special Forces and known for disemboweling pregnant Mayan women in Guatemala and Chiapas at Acteal, also have been working for the cartels as many of them mutinied as well for more money. “Both Zetas and Kaibiles have been hired as mercenaries in Iraq. Kaibiles were even hired as UN Peacekeepers in the Congo! So called Peacekeepers have been killing and raping in Haiti, the Congo and Bosnia.” There is more information:
http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=77215

Strauss-Kahn’s Accuser Doubly Vicitimised

By Portia Crowe
NEW YORK, Jul 1, 2011 (IPS) – Despite questions about her credibility, the Sofitel maid who is accusing former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault is still a victim and should be treated as one, according to her attorney.

“The victim here made some mistakes, but that doesn’t mean she’s not a rape victim,” her attorney, Kenneth Thompson, told reporters on Friday.

He claimed that District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. was trying to drop the case in order to save face, and stressed that the 32-year-old alleged victim still deserved justice.

On Friday, Strauss-Kahn was released from house arrest in New York without bail, after prosecutors brought documents before the court challenging his accuser’s credibility.

Strauss-Khan’s lawyers say the accuser confessed to fabricating the details of her asylum application. They also claim that she lied on income tax documents, and fudged the specifics of her whereabouts after the alleged attack.

But many are questioning the relevance of those confessions to the trial.

READ MORE HERE  http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=56337

IMF: Raping women and Looting countries

Strauss-Kahn: a metaphor for IMF practices.   “Lo que Dominique Strauss-Kahn hizo con la camarera negra Nafissatou Diallo, de Guinea, musulmana, viuda y madre de una hija de 15 años, es una metáfora de lo que estaba haciendo con los países con dificultades financieras. Merecería la cárcel no sólo por la violencia sexual contra la mujer sino mucho más por el estupro económico al pueblo, que él articulaba a partir del FMI. Estamos desolados.

 

Leonardo Boff One might think that it is a tragedy that the head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, succumbed to his vice, the obsessive search for perverse sex. Running naked after a Black maid in suite 2806 of the Sofitel Hotel in New York City, he grabbed and forced her to have sex. The details were thoroughly described by the New York District Attorney. For the sake of decency, I will not repeat them. It was not a tragedy for him: it was just one more person in this world whom he has victimized. Afterwards, he got dressed, and went directly to the airport. What is funny is that he left his cell phone in the hotel suite, and because of that, the police were able to detain him, after he had already boarded the plane. The tragedy was not what happened to him, but to the victim, which no-one wants to know. Her name is Nifissatou Diallo, an African, Moslem, from Guinea, a widow and mother of a 15 year old daughter. The police found her hiding behind a cupboard, crying and vomiting, traumatized by the violence suffered at the hands of the hotel guest, whose name she did not even know. Most of the French media, cynically and openly machista, tried to hide the facts, claiming even possible entrapment of the future socialist candidate for President of the French Republic. …….Strauss-Kahn is a metaphor for the present neoliberal system. It sucks the blood of countries in crisis, such as Iceland, Ireland, Greece, Portugal, and now Spain, as was previously done with Brazil and the countries of Latin America and of Asia. To save the banks and enable repayment of debts, it devastated societies, forced workers out of their jobs, privatized public goods, cut salaries, delayed retirement ages, mandated longer work hours.  All because of capital.  The enforcer of these world policies is, among others, the IMF, of which Strauss-Kahn was the central figure. What he did to Nafissatou Diallo is a metaphor for what he was doing to the countries in financial difficulties. He deserves jail not just for the sexual violence against the hotel maid, but even more, for the economic rape of the people, that he committed from the IMF. Español  El lector o la lectora pensará que es una tragedia que el Director-gerente del FMI, Strauss-Kahn, diera alas a su vicio, la obsesiva búsqueda de sexo perverso, corriendo desnudo detrás de una camarera negra en la suite 2806 del hotel Sofitel de Nueva York, hasta sujetarla y forzarla a practicar sexo, con detalles que la Fiscalía de Nueva York describe minuciosamente y que, por decencia, no voy a decir. Para él no era una tragedia, sino una víctima más entre otras que ha hecho en este mundo. Se vistió y se fue directo al aeropuerto. Lo cómico fue que olvidó el móvil en la suite y así pudo ser detenido por la policía cuando estaba dentro del avión. Read full article HERE  http://cinabrio.over-blog.es/