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Mar 26
2018

Communique #1 London Assembly

The International Women’s Strike in the UK began with women coming together to explore our visions of the red feminist horizon – what it could look like and how we could get there. The Women’s Strike is not a one-day event set to coincide with International Women’s Day each year – it’s not an activist […]

Mar 08
2018

International Women’s Strike: Peaceful Protestor Arrested

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday 8 March 2018 Protester is arrested at the Department of Health and Social Care, London Trans women and  their allies were peacefully protesting the Department of Health this morning to call urgent attention to the failings in the provision of healthcare for trans people. 7,000 people have pledged to go on […]

Mar 07
2018

Women’s Strike: a playlist

Tomorrow, 8th March, women will strike from waged and unwaged labour. These are some of the songs that have been getting us in the mood to strike. With bangers ranging from Dolly Parton’s legendary anti-work anthem to M.I.A.’s critique of border control, we’ve got you covered. Riot grrls, women rappers, socialist classics, Beyoncé and anti-austerity […]

Mar 07
2018

For Press Release: International Women’s Day Thousands of Women on Strike

  For immediate release: Tuesday 6 March 2018 7,000 people have pledged to go on strike this Thursday. In the wake of #MeToo and #TimesUp, this is the next step in a global movement to end gendered and sexual violence. 2K people will meet at 1pm in Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5BE 61 University […]

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 […]