Poland: Massive Protests Delay Implementation of Abortion Restrictions

Cover photo source Twitter: @instantmyosotis By Sandra Harris Hundreds of thousands of people defied a ban on gatherings across Poland for protests that lasted almost two weeks against a court ruling tightening abortion restrictions. The protests, some of the largest in Poland in decades, forced an indefinite delay on the implementation of a high court ruling that would have eliminated one of the few exceptions … Continue reading Poland: Massive Protests Delay Implementation of Abortion Restrictions

Austin: Popular Women’s Movement Hosts ‘Revolutionary Kids Block Party’

By David Martinez On Sunday, Popular Women’s Movement (PWM) held a “Revolutionary Kids Block Party” to bring recreational activities and revolutionary ideas to children and their parents in a working class community of East Austin. The event also helped working parents who have to juggle their jobs and home life in the midst of the economic and health crisis which has upturned their lives. With … Continue reading Austin: Popular Women’s Movement Hosts ‘Revolutionary Kids Block Party’

Opinion: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Lighter than a Feather

By Peter Cherry The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month led to non-stop coverage of tributes from sections of the liberal bourgeoisie in the Democratic Party. Ginsburg has been lauded as a ‘progressive’ who has been responsible for the gains of women toward legal equality, but her life in service to the reactionary US imperialist state makes the significance of her … Continue reading Opinion: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Lighter than a Feather

Mexico: Without Class Analysis There is No Women’s Emancipation

By Nélida Tello Last Friday, nongovernmental organization (NGO) Ni una Menos (Not One Woman Less) Mexico occupied the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) in Mexico City, demanding justice for the women victims of sexual abuse, disappearances, and extrajudicial killings. This occupation, and the women’s protests before it, have failed to teach women how to fight against their biggest class enemies, namely US imperialism. Instead, women’s … Continue reading Mexico: Without Class Analysis There is No Women’s Emancipation

Another Fort Hood Soldier Found Dead After Sexual Abuse

By Brian Martel After being reported missing on August 19, 23-year-old Fort Hood soldier Elder Fernandes was found hanging from a tree 28 miles from his base. In May, Fernandes reported that he had been sexually abused by a superior. This led to his transfer into another unit, where he was harassed, bullied, and shamed for being the victim of sexual abuse. Shortly before going … Continue reading Another Fort Hood Soldier Found Dead After Sexual Abuse

Oxnard: Protesters March for Vanessa Guillen, Force Navy Base to Barricade Entrance

By Serran Soledad Around 40 people gathered at Bubbling Springs Park in Port Hueneme on Saturday to march for U.S Army specialist Vanessa Guillén, who was murdered by another soldier in Fort Hood, Texas back in April. Organized by Oxnard Revolutionary Study Group, the action was part of a broader anti-imperialist campaign, demanding the removal of Military Recruiters and Police from local campuses. Just one … Continue reading Oxnard: Protesters March for Vanessa Guillen, Force Navy Base to Barricade Entrance

Texas: Calls to Shut Down Military Base after Murder of Young Woman Army Specialist

By Mike Talavera The remains of Vanessa Guillén, a 20-year-old Army specialist stationed at Fort Hood in Central Texas, were found on June 30 after weeks of her family demanding that the US military take her April 22 disappearance seriously. The confirmation of her murder, which was likely tied to sexual harassment she faced on base, has generated national outrage and protests, some of which … Continue reading Texas: Calls to Shut Down Military Base after Murder of Young Woman Army Specialist

Charlotte: Protesters Confront Serial Rapist at Home

By Miriam Cordova On Wednesday evening in Charlotte, activists held a demonstration at the home of local serial rapist Brian Williams. The protesters assembled on Williams’ front lawn and pounded on his front door, chanting, “Brian Williams go away! Serial rapists have to pay!” Williams came to the door multiple times and attempted to intimidate activists by brandishing a shotgun and threatening to kill them … Continue reading Charlotte: Protesters Confront Serial Rapist at Home

Austin: Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Office Painted with Pro-Choice Message

By Ed Dalton Tribune of the People received images of the exterior of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office painted with the slogans, “The Courts won’t Protect Us!” and “Women will Defend Abortion Rights!”  Paxton is an extreme reactionary who has mounted years of assaults on the rights of women. Protests and direct actions have taken  place against his office in the past. This small … Continue reading Austin: Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Office Painted with Pro-Choice Message

Texas: Politicians Use COVID-19 to Restrict Abortion Access

Cover photo, protest led by Popular Women’s Movement against restrictions on abortion. June 2019 By Sandra Harris Amidst ruling class-fueled panic surrounding COVID-19, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton ordered increased restrictions against abortion on March 23, stating that abortions should not be performed unless the mother’s life is in danger through April 21. Texas is the second state after Ohio to impose such a restriction. … Continue reading Texas: Politicians Use COVID-19 to Restrict Abortion Access