Posts Tagged ‘International Women’s Day’

Change will come if we stand together

by Katy Clark.

We have come so far since the first International Women’s Day in 1911. At that time the Suffragettes were fighting – at times to the death – to ensure that women across the UK had the same democratic voting rights as men and in many working class communities women were taking on other industrial and class struggles. […]

Florence Anderson: it takes guts to win

by Newsdesk.

On International Women’s Day in the year of the 30th anniversary of the miners’ strike, we should remember the huge contribution of women to the miners’ struggle. One of those women is Florence Anderson, who said in 1984 that the children and grandchildren of the striking miners will have pride, “not only in what their […]

Labour must fight for women – and not just one day a year

by Megan Davies.

It’s nearly three years since this government was formed, and every day we see more evidence to shred Osborne’s myth that we’re “all in this together”. With a cabinet whose combined personal wealth is around £70 million, it’s hardly surprising that the poorest are bearing the brunt of austerity while millionaires – like themselves – […]

Home truths on International Women’s Day

by Jon Lansman.

(Directed by Sam Taylor-Wood, with Daniel Craig and the voice of Judi Dench)

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