By International Left
Working Women’s Day corresponds to a long tradition of struggle, mobilizations, strikes, and more, condensed by the Second International Conference of Socialist Women in 1910 and later by the Russian Revolution of 1917 under the slogan of “bread and peace.”
Afterward, monarchies and bosses appropriated the day. In 1977, the day of struggle was then transformed by the United Nations Organization into the “International Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace” in the context of the Cold War. This enunciation aimed to remove the anti-colonial, anti-racist, anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist, and emancipatory character beyond suffragism or reforms, as well as the anti-patriarchal character
Today, the struggle for the emancipation of women has experienced severe setbacks worldwide. A hundred years ago, the revolutionary waves reached extremely advanced conquests. Still, in the face of the defeat of the international revolution, a handful of families and countries on a planetary level are responsible for tremendous and increasingly aggravated global devastations.
The lords of war and money then do their thing, confronting the imperialisms of the East and the West while leaving misery, terror, and death in their wake. The most retrograde and vile groups then promote fundamentalism, slavery, or openly bloodthirsty regimes and practices. Those crimes amplify their repugnant businesses, and the consequences of the economic, climatic, and social polycrisis all significantly impact gender.
That is why the International Left reaffirmed our solidarity, support, and vindication of the struggle of Iranian and Afghan women against their theocratic states. We support all movements against female mutilation, femicide, trafficking, physical punishment, abuse, discrimination, and against all oppression. We do not want a world with rapists and impunity. We also support the struggles for improving the conditions and rights of working women- wage equity, jobs, healthcare, housing, the right to desired maternity, the free and whole exercise of their sexuality, political rights, and the right to legitimate defense, among others. We must know that revolutionary change is the only guarantee of consistent and substantial improvement.
The comrades grouped around the International Left emphasize the indispensable centrality of the character of class independence in the revolutionary struggle. The advances in specific sectors must be expanded and developed globally and massively. We must take these objectives into our hands and build a solid vanguard in the face of capitalist and patriarchal extinctionism. We will not maintain the submission and patience of the capitalist and patriarchal state so that in 500 years, when extinction has already made us dust, we are ‘granted’ ‘equality.’ It does not empower us to integrate into the exploitative and oppressive classes and oligarchies. We must today promote our independent unity, organization, and self-defense and attack under democratic discussion in the streets, neighborhoods, workplaces, communities, and cities.
No confidence in the bourgeois state, its justice system, the churches, and the police!