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Mulala: condemn Taliban atrocity – but no support for the War on Terror

National Peace Award winning Malala Yousafzia and her friends Shazia and Kaynat were attacked on 9th of October as they were coming home from school in the town of Mingora in the Swat Valley. Read more...

Revolutionary women: Ludmila Stul

Our series on the lives and struggles of great revolutionary women continues with Marija Cubalevska’s look at the life of Russian underground militant Ludmila Stal Read more...

Revolutionary women: Helen Keller

"Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought!" Here we look at the life of Helen Keller as part of our series on revolutionary women in history Read more...

The origins of International Women’s Day

Born at a time of great social turbulence and crisis, when the imperialist nations were gearing up for world war, International Women's Day comes from a tradition of radicalism and revolutionary spirit. Joy Macready looks at its origins Read more...

Revolutionärin: Who we are and what we want

The editorial of the first issue of Revolutionärin, the magazine of the Revolutionary Women's Collective in Austria. Read more...

Illusions in America will not help Iranian women

Review of Reading Lolita in Tehran Read more...

Iranian women must ally with workers

Earlier this month, Iranian women’s rights activist Delaram Ali was given a sentence (currently suspended) of a flogging and two and half years in prison. Her “crime” was participating in a demonstration calling for reform of Iran’s Islamic legal system, which discriminates against women. Read more...

An immaterial analysis of women’s oppression

In Material girls: Women, men and work, Lindsey German, a member of the Central Committee of the Socialist Workers Party, describes the profound changes in the lives of women, predominantly in Britain, over the last 100 years. She sets out in some detail the shift in attitudes towards gender and sexuality; changes in the family structure and the role of the nuclear family in reinforcing the status quo; the increase in the number of women in wage labour; improvements to women’s education; and advances in technology, which have reduced the scale of household drudgery. Read more...

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