Women change history: BUILD WORKERS WORLD!

first_imgMarch is Women’s History Month. Though WW reports the struggles of poor, working-class women of all nationalities year round, we highlight them during March. It was women in Workers World Party who revived the militant tradition of International Women’s Day in the streets of New York in 1970. Our newspaper always commemorates this socialist holiday with a roundup of women’s protests for freedom, justice and equality the world over.As Marxists, we strive not just to honor history but to make it — to bring about the huge changes needed to turn society upside down and put the workers and the oppressed first. Struggle is the only way to bring about change — like the efforts of the Black Lives Matter movement, started by women and transgender activists, that address racism head on and demand reparations for centuries of oppression. The slogan “We won’t take it any more” sums it up.While all issues are women’s issues, it’s important to recognize that women are powering the low-wage workers’ fight for $15 an hour and a union. That’s because 70 percent of low-wage workers — salespeople and janitors in big-box stores, bank tellers and servers in restaurants — are women, most often women of color and single mothers struggling to provide for their families.If you appreciate WW’s year-round coverage of struggles that assert and advance the rights of women, it’s time to join the Workers World Supporter Program and help build the newspaper. We established the WWSP 39 years ago so readers could invest in the paper and promote working-class truth needed to make revolutionary change.If you appreciate that coverage and more, it’s time to join the Workers World Supporter Program. We established it in 1977 so readers could help us publish anti-racist, working-class truth and build the many campaigns needed to make qualitative, revolutionary change that crushes capitalism and ushers in socialism.Write checks to Workers World and mail them, with your name and address, to 147 W. 24th St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10011. Or donate online at workers.org/donate/. We are grateful for your help in building the revolutionary press in the U.S.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Reporters Without Borders refers new anti-terrorist law to UN and Council of Europe

first_img to go further RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says June 2, 2021 Find out more May 28, 2021 Find out more May 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Follow the news on Belarus Organisation News RSF_en News BelarusEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders said today it was “greatly concerned” about Russia’s new anti-terrorist law, which includes a sharp reduction of press freedom.”Russians already lack reliable and independent news about what is going on in Chechnya”, said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to the United Nations and the Council of Europe. “Such censorship must not be strengthened and entrenched under cover of the fight against terrorism.”He asked the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, Ambeyi Ligabo, and the president of the Council of Europe’s ministerial committee, Lydie Polfer, to stress to the Russian government that the new law, passed by the Duma (parliament) on 1 November, violated international press freedom standards.Several Russian media have been punished for their coverage of the recent hostage-taking episode in Moscow. On 25 October, information minister Mikhail Lessin ordered the closure of the regional TV station Moskovia for violating the anti-terrorist and press laws. He also threatened to shut down the Internet website of the radio station Moscow Echo for posting an interview with the kidnappers.The offices of the weekly Versia were also searched on 2 November by FSB secret police, who seized its Internet server. Managing editor Andrei Soldatov said the raid was linked with a forthcoming article, eventually published on 4 November, about the role of the special security forces in ending of the hostage-taking. BelarusEurope – Central Asia News November 4, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders refers new anti-terrorist law to UN and Council of Europe The new anti-terrorist law, passed less than a week after the Moscowhostage-taking, increases censorship about the war in Chechnya and pavesthe way for new attacks on press freedom in Russia as a whole. last_img read more

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