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Sun Mar 6 2005
Global Women's Strike Holds Int'l Women's Day Protest
March 8th -- International Women's Day
On March 8th, a Global Women's Strike took place in over 60 cities around the world. The San Francisco protest on that date started at 3pm at City Hall, and marched to the SF City Jail for a 4pm rally. Photos: 1 | 2 This year the Strike focused on demanding: "A Living Wage for All our Work & Pay Equity in the Global Market; End Poverty and War! Invest in Caring Not Killing!" More Demands of the Strike The Global Women's Strike started in 2000 with women taking action together on or around March 8th. It has grown every year since, particularly in countries in the Global South.
Read more on Indybay's Women's News Page

In Port-au-Prince, Haiti, over 10,000 Lavalas activists demonstrated on Tuesday, March 8 in the populist district of Bel-Air. Those assembled marched in solidarity with women whose children or spouses have been killed in recent repression perpetrated in populist sections of the capital. This demonstration was held to mark International Women's Day and, largely due to international outrage over past collusion between UN forces and the Haitian police, received a high level of protection from soldiers of the United Nation Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). Dissidents also protested political persecution, and called for the return of constitutional government and the release of all political prisoners.
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