Originally, International Women’s Day was “International WORKING Women’s Day”, first celebrated in the USA on 28 February 1909, on the initiative of the Socialist Party of America. That was in the days before the US government’s attack on American socialists at the time of World War I. IWD is a holiday in Russia… and the rightwing scummers in Czechia are trying to abolish it… they don’t want working women (or men!) to have any real rights… we’re only cogs fit to labour for the One Percent owners, until we drop, then, they’ll kick us onto the compost heap. Healthcare? Silly wabbit… the Affluent Effluent need their McMansions and wetback nannies.
No… the fight ain’t over yet… in a very real sense, it hasn’t really started in America… but when it does…
Wednesday 7 March 2012