SCOTUS Considers Far-Right Case That Would Ban Abortion Pill Nationwide 
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by Maddie Dery
4M ago
On March 26, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case regarding access to mifepristone, more commonly known as the abortion pill. Mifepristone, also prescribed in miscarriage care, is used in the majority of abortions in the U.S. and has been approved for use for the last 20 years. During the Covid-19 pandemic, accessibility to mifepristone increased, and allowed for accessible abortions for working class women who cannot spend days away from their jobs or children to seek abortion care.  Mifepristone is safe and widely used. That the Supreme Court even heard this challenge demons ..read more
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From Palestine to the United States Working Women Resist Imperialism
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by Patricia Frimu
4M ago
Palestine will free us all – Popular chant on March 2nd Day of Action March 8th is International Working Women’s Day. For over 100 years, people’s movements have marked the day with demonstrations, mass meetings, protests and more demanding women’s political, social and economic rights. It’s the day that launched the Russian Revolution.   Today a world-wide movement is in a dynamic struggle for the liberation of Palestine. The U.S. and Israel have murdered tens of thousands of Palestinians in just five months, more than half of whom are women and children. Children between the ages o ..read more
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China, Ukraine and Expanding Imperialist War
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by Lillian House
4M ago
At a time when the world must come together to find solutions to the existential climate crisis, conflict is instead intensifying and we find ourselves rushing headlong towards the precipice of catastrophic global war. The driving force behind this potential disaster is the United States government, which has made its central priority crushing China and Russia in its drive to dominate the world unimpeded. For women around the world, this is devastating. Nothing drives back progress and the standard of women’s lives like war. In the course of the conflict in Ukraine, millions of Ukranians have ..read more
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Women-Led Resistance Movements in Palestine
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by Leila Matar
4M ago
The melody is like a gentle breeze or lullaby that instantly evokes goosebumps. The lyrics are phonemically Arabic, yet strangely indiscernible. The song is a tarweedeh, an encoded art form developed by Palestinian women while under British colonialism (1923-1948) to deliver encrypted messages of resistance.  During the Great Palestinian Revolt of 1936-1939, the British imprisoned an overwhelming number of Palestinian men just for speaking up against their rule. The incarcerations severed communication between revolutionaries and their village-dwelling families, leaving behind many women ..read more
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Roe V Wade: 51 Years of Struggle
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by Ana Santoyo
6M ago
Fifty-one years ago, the nine unelected judges on the U.S. Supreme Court — facing enormous pressure from a growing women’s rights movement that was part of a larger people’s movement — decided Roe v. Wade in favor of a woman’s right to abortion. In 2022, the Supreme Court’s nine unelected judges revoked this fundamental right.  Roe was fought for and won in the streets 51 years ago. Roe legalized abortion in all 50 states, based on a legal argument for privacy; it was a victory won by the mass movement for women’s and worker’s rights. The Supreme Court’s decision in 2022 to overturn Roe h ..read more
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Not all war is the same
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by Rachel Domond
6M ago
Our communities are being ravaged by systemic racism, sexism and the impacts of a changing climate. Women and children disproportionately face the burdens of these crises. Imperialist war amplifies the compounding crises shouldered by the working class. The rich and powerful cynically claim that imperialist war making is a progressive project by pointing to the increased representation of women and people of color among ruling-class decision makers. In reality, expanding wars increase suffering for the vast majority of women. But as Assata Shakur reminds us, “Where there is repression, there w ..read more
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Peace through liberation
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by Nathalie Hrizi
8M ago
We are well acquainted, too well acquainted, with violence, from domestic violence to sexual assault to exploitation. The violence women experience within the United States is not the violence of traditional military warfare. Women in the most oppressed communities are subjected to high levels of police militarization. But, for the most part, the U.S. ruling elite, the warmakers, carry their weapons of destruction and starvation far away. They inflict it on other women, other people. But the violence of women’s oppression is real. The violence of poverty, of the political and economic choices ..read more
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Unity is our weapon
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by Rachel Domond
8M ago
Our communities are being ravaged by systemic racism, sexism and the impacts of a changing climate. Women and children disproportionately face the burdens of these crises. Imperialist war amplifies the compounding crises shouldered by the working class. The rich and powerful cynically claim that imperialist war making is a progressive project by pointing to the increased representation of women and people of color among ruling-class decision makers. In reality, expanding wars increase suffering for the vast majority of women. But as Assata Shakur reminds us, “Where there is repression, there w ..read more
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U.S. Pregnancy-Related Deaths Skyrocket, Capitalism is to Blame
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by Deja Gaston
1y ago
A new report out from the National Center for Health Statistics finds that U.S. maternal deaths have increased by an alarming 40% since 2020. The latest federal data suggests that 84% of these deaths were preventable. The maternal death rate is highest among Black women—from 2018 to 2021, Black maternal mortality nearly doubled. What is the cause of skyrocketing maternal mortality rates? The U.S capitalist system and the racism and sexism built into the core of that system. While the spike in maternal mortality is being attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, the pandemic simply exacerbated an al ..read more
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Abortion pill: Far-right judge bans access, other ruling lifts restrictions — is medication abortion headed to Supreme Court?
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by Maddie Dery
1y ago
In a ruling that has been described as a “backdoor ban on abortion,” far-right Texas judge Matthew Kacsmaryk banned access to mifepristone, more commonly known as the abortion pill, nationwide. This decision has the potential to eviscerate the rights of millions of women and other people seeking abortion care. Mifepristone, also used in miscarriage care, is used in more than half of abortions in the U.S. The Justice Department is appealing the ruling and on April 10 filed a motion to ask the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to stay Kacsmaryk’s ruling until the department’s ..read more
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