Working Class Women Founded International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day (today), here is a link to a great article at the Vancouver weekly, the Georgia Straight.

Remembering the working class roots of International Women’s Day
by Hetty Alcuitas

An excerpt:

Today, for working-class women and children, the chaos and crisis caused by imperialism is a daily fact of life. At the same time, the organization and resistance of the people is growing—often with women in the lead as we stand up for ourselves and our sisters, our families, and our communities.

She also discusses how this day is inspired by the Jewish and Italian immigrant garment workers protesting in New York City, and how this spirit was later carried further by protesting Russian peasant women.

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