Category Archives: patriarchy

Letter from Sisters in the W.U.O-1976

Dear PFOC sisters. This is an internal paper tracing the development of the WUO’s right opportunist line on women through the last seven years. We thought the paper might be useful to you at this time. Please use it however … Continue reading

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KJA: Let’s celebrate the resistance of May 1

The Free Women’s Congress (KJA) made a writeen statement the occasion of May 1, International Workers’ Day or Labour Day. The statement reads, “May 1 is one important and meanfull day in the history. May Day is celebrated as the … Continue reading

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No Revolution without the Liberation of Women & No Liberation of Women without the Revolution!-Part Three

Our Critique of the Revolutionary Movement’s Perspective of Gender and Patriarchy (Part 3) In 2004, during a dialogue, organised in Hyderabad, between women’s organizations and the representatives of the revolutionary movement, the issue of lack of women’s representation at the … Continue reading

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No Revolution without the Liberation of Women & No Liberation of Women without the Revolution!-Part Two

Our Critique of the Revolutionary Movement’s Perspective on Gender and Patriarchy (Part 2) Marx identified class struggle as the moving force of history. His extensive study of the capitalist mode of production, led him to believe that contrary to other … Continue reading

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No Revolution without the Liberation of Women & No Liberation of Women without the Revolution!: Part One

Our Critique of the Perspective of Gender and Patriarchy of the Revolutionary Movement (Part 1) In 2004, in the face of mounting critique from women’s organizations and activists regarding the space for the women’s question in the revolutionary agenda, there … Continue reading

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The externalization of the anti-revisionist struggle is the negation of proletarian politics

In reviewing the collapse of the LC, the MCG has come to the realization that there exist fundamental political differences within our own organization. The NY Branch has sought to promote its initial admonitions against patriarchal behavior, issued in 2014 … Continue reading

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ON SELF-CRITICISM AND PARTY BUILDING

“As for criticism, do it in good time; don’t get into the habit of criticizing only after the event.” —Mao, On the Question of Agricultural Co-operation These past weeks have seen numerous statements of regret by organizations and individuals formerly … Continue reading

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Every Heart A Time Bomb -1981

Throughout time, women have struggled in armed groups, but for the most part the reality of the contribution has been suppressed. But the times are now different. The contribution of women in the guerrilla has become so large that this … Continue reading

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Democratic Women’s Movement launches campaign “Men’s Power Everywhere, Women’s Resistance Everywhere”

The DKH has announced on April 9th the launch of a campaign to advance the organization of the women’s struggle in Turkey/Kurdistan under the slogan “Men’s Power Everywhere, Women’s Resistance Everywhere”. Via DKH

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Book on female guerrillas banned by a Turkish court

As the AKP government continues to ban books on Kurdish freedom movement, yet another ban has been imposed on ETHA and ANF reporter Arzu Demir’s book “The Womanly State of the Mountain in War, Peace and Freedom” which was published … Continue reading

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