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Feminisms in Mexico: From Particularism Toward a Concrete Universalism

Feminisms in Mexico: From Particularism Toward a Concrete Universalism

What is novel about the current moment is the confluence of two processes: on the one hand, the diffusion of feminism among a new generation of women, especially borne of confrontations with gendered violence. A second process concerns the decolonization of (neo)liberal feminism, which began with the impact of the Zapatista movement and the uprising of 1994. 

Editor's Introduction: A Feminist Wave to Change Everything

Editor’s Introduction: A Feminist Wave to Change Everything

With six million people on strike in Spain, general strikes or work stoppages called by labor organizations in Italy, Argentina, and Chile, mass demonstrations in a number of countries including Turkey and Mexico, and a significant growth of mobilizations in the UK, Belgium and Germany, this March 8 has demonstrated the expansive dynamic of the new feminist movement.

The Slow Rebirth of Militant Feminism in France

The Slow Rebirth of Militant Feminism in France

In order to ensure autonomy from parts of the movement more reluctant to this recomposition, working-class layers need to increase their capacity to raise a massive movement, and to draw inspiration from and coordinate with movements abroad. With such an internationalist inspiration, and given the unprecedented opportunity that Macron’s presidency is giving to France’s working class to build new solidarities, the women’s movement has the chance to inject anti-capitalist and internationalist perspectives into the struggle, as decisive contributions to the processes of subjectivation that are already in motion.

Feminism is for Everyone: On the Way to a Womxn's Strike in Germany

Feminism is for Everyone: On the Way to a Womxn’s Strike in Germany

We see the womxn’s strikes as an expression of this broader motion: they address class issues as well as issues of gender violence and racism. They make it possible to bridge the gap between struggles against economic exploitation and sexualized violence, which have been tackled separately for far too long.

From the Heartland of Empire: a Roundtable on Palestinian Solidarity and Struggle in America

From the Heartland of Empire: a Roundtable on Palestinian Solidarity and Struggle in America

As part of a dossier on the international movement for Palestinian liberation, we asked seven different organizations to tell us about their history, their priorities, their political orientations, and the broader state of the internationalist Palestine solidarity movement in the United States. Readers can explore their answers either by organization or, below that, by theme. RESPONSES BY ORGANIZATION Within Our Lifetime… Read more → 

Editor’s Introduction: the Many, Multiplying Fronts for Palestinian Liberation

Since 2014, the movement for Palestinian liberation has opened up new fronts for struggle and solidarity, winning growing support in the United States for the Palestinian struggle in a whole host of movements, institutions, and popular opinion at large. This shift has even been evident in the realm of electoral politics, where an unprecedented support for Palestine has been exhibited,… Read more → 

No Choice but to Break Free: An Interview with Ahmed Abu Artema

As part of a dossier on the international movement for Palestinian liberation, Viewpoint asked psychologist and scholar Lara Sheehi to interview Ahmed Abu Artema, one of the main organizers of the Great March of Return. Interview and English translation: Lara Sheehi Lara Sheehi: Would you mind first introducing yourself to our readers, knowing how important the question is in the… Read more → 

The Creation Of The New Yugoslav Woman – Emancipatory Elements Of Media Discourse From The End Of World War II

The Creation Of The New Yugoslav Woman – Emancipatory Elements Of Media Discourse From The End Of World War II

The end of WWII is the period of construction of the new Yugoslav woman who actively participates in the war, educates herself and enters the world of work, whilst the emancipation of women from the shackles of patriarchal culture was one of the “undisputable tasks of the Antifašistička Fronta žena (AFŽ).1 In that period, which saw an historical breakaway from… Read more → 

The Role And The Position Of The People’s (Progressive) Teacher In The Crucial Years For The Construction Of A New Socialist Society In Bosnia And Herzegovina

The Role And The Position Of The People’s (Progressive) Teacher In The Crucial Years For The Construction Of A New Socialist Society In Bosnia And Herzegovina

ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE, ME LUVLY TEACHER, I BELIEVE IN YOU.1 1. Introduction Early debates on the invisibility of women in Yugoslav history were initiated as late as the mid-1980s2 and the greatest contribution to the promotion and strengthening of feminist historical research of autonomous women’s organisations and associations was made by the late Lydia Sklevicky, the feminist theorist… Read more →