In solidarity with the Women's Strike on International Women's Day
, we offer a reading guide on the history and politics of women's liberation, to learn from past struggles, and to prepare for the many struggles to come.
One of the greatest lessons the Russian state learned on March 8, 1917 was never to underestimate the women of Petrograd. On that fateful morning, International Women’s Day, women workers threw down their tools and walked out of the factories and into the streets.
“To survive, democracy needs a truly radical, truly independent press more than ever before. We need to create a culture in this country in which reading and resistance go hand-in-hand.” –Howard Zinn