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They want us poor, silenced and straight

Spain’s government wants to impose a model of society, not only at the service of capital, but sexist and homophobic to boot, argues Esther Vivas The governing Popular Party (PP) is on a crusade – not only against fundamental rights such as health, education, housing, work, but also against sexual and reproductive freedoms. The PP … Continue reading

Why French Women Marched this weekend in Paris

French women marched en masse in Paris and other French cities this weekend to protest against austerity. Below is a statement from the organisers Women standing against austerity: we refuse to carry the can! Feminists of the Front de Gauche ( Left Front ) are organising, for all women who reject austerity policies, a march … Continue reading

Why Spain’s feminists will be joining the Europe-wide protests

Spain’s Marea Violeta, or Purple Tide of feminists will be joining Wednesday’s general strike and European protests against austerity to express their opposition to cuts hitting women. The right wing administration of Mariano Rajoy has axed 24% off the budget promoting policies for equality, triple the average cuts to government departments. It has also reduced … Continue reading

It’s not the crisis, it’s patriarchy

Feminists demonstrated in Spain Friday against plans to turn the clock back on abortion laws. The protests were part of Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion. Beginning in Latin America in the 1990s, the day gained special importance in Spain after the announcement by the Minister of Justice, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, … Continue reading

Spain’s purple tide rises in defence of abortion rights

Thousands protested in Madrid Thursday night over a minister’s declarations on abortion and to demand gender equality. A ‘purple tide’ or marea violeta of thousands flooded central Madrid calling for the resignation of Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz Gallardon. The demonstration marched under the slogan ‘no step back in our rights. Now more than ever, a feminist revolution.’ … Continue reading

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