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Mar 07
2018

We Paid In, You Pay Out: Why Members of the Pension Reform Group are striking on March 8th.

As many academics, lecturers and tutors have been involved in the current historic strike over cuts to university pensions, the Women’s Strike is being joined and supported by members of the grassroots organisation Pension Reform Group. This group is made up of women who are effected by and fighting against the government’s decision to change […]

Mar 04
2018

Media

Media requests and comments: Noshin: 07842715333 email: info@womenstrike.org.uk Women’s Strike in the media: Red Pepper – 20 Feb 2018 Sunday Herald – 4 March 2018 Pluto Press – 5 March 2018 a-n – 5 March 2018 The Guardian – 5 March 2018 gal-dem – 6 March 2018 Verso – 7 March 2018 Left Foot Forward […]

Feb 27
2018

The IWW union supports the Women’s Strike!

The Industrial Workers of the World are a radical union with a long history of working class, feminist and anti-racist struggle. We have recently involved in organising Deliveroo and Uber Eats in Bristol and Leeds and carrying out radical casework and direct action to defend our members. A motion was unanimously passed by the union […]

Feb 20
2018

On March 8th, women across the world are going on strike

International Women’s Day is set to be marked by strikes from “paid work in offices and factories, or unpaid domestic work in homes, communities and bedrooms. It’s been a turbulent year for women everywhere. Whilst a self-confessed perpetrator of sexual assault sits in the White House, feminist grassroots organisations are gaining in strength and momentum. […]

Feb 15
2018

Massive Assembly for International Women’s Strike Held in Buenos Aires

The first of several meetings to prepare for International Women’s Day mobilizations in Argentina was held in Buenos Aires. It is one of many meetings held around the world to organize the International Women’s Strike. Guadalupe Oliverio (originally published on Left Voice)

Feb 15
2018

Birmingham: Bread & Roses for All, and Hormones Too!

TRANSFEMINIST DEMANDS ARE NOT SO DIFFERENT TO THE DEMANDS OF CIS-CENTRED FEMINISM. Wednesday 28th February 2018 7PM-9PM Birmingham LGBT 38-40 Holloway circus, B11EQ Birmingham, United Kingdom Trans women, just like cis women, are in desperate need of the expansion of their rights regarding their bodily autonomy, access to healthcare, and reproductive justice. Trans and cis […]

Feb 12
2018

Let’s Strike Together and Transform the University

By Iida Käyhkö The neoliberal university has nothing to offer women: it may try to lure us in by putting on prominent display those women who have managed to break through the glass ceiling – but the shards continue to rain over the rest of us. The presence of women in university senior management is no […]

Feb 01
2018

Event #4: Bread and Roses for All, and Hormones Too!

Tuesday, February 27 at 7 PM – 9 PM St John on Bethnal Green 200 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9PA London TRANSFEMINIST DEMANDS ARE NOT SO DIFFERENT TO THE DEMANDS OF CIS-CENTRED FEMINISM. SPEAKERS: Joni Cohen | Mijke Van Der Drift | Kuchenga | Ada Cable Trans women, just like cis women, are in desperate […]

Jan 30
2018

The Women’s Strike is necessary – and it involves re-imagining what a strike means

By Iida Käyhkö During the Women’s Strike event This Is a Social Crisis the urgency of intervening and protesting austerity measures was underlined. Jess Potter from Docs Not Cops described a national health service at breaking point, chronically underfunded and overstretched, with doctors and nurses forced to restrict access to necessary care for immigrants. Kelsey […]

Jan 28
2018

We need a feminism for the 99%. That’s why women will strike this year

BY LINDA ALCOFF, CINZIA ARRUZZA, TITHI BHATTACHARYA, ROSA CLEMENTE, ANGELA DAVIS, ZILLAH EISENSTEIN, LIZA FEATHERSTONE, NANCY FRASER, BARBARA SMITH, KEEANGA-YAMAHTTA TAYLOR. Statement from the International Women’s Strike in the United States. On 8 March, we will go on strike against gender violence – against the men who commit violence and against the system that protects them […]