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International Woman's Day - Russian Revolution Begins
Date Sunday March 08
Time 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorGene Ruyle
Emailcuyleruyle [at]
Location Details
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist library
6501 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library


The first Woman’s Day was organized by the Socialist Party in New York in 1909, in remembrance of the 1908 strike of International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. It was made an annual celebration the following year by the Socialist Second International. On March 8, 1917, the women of Petrograd went on strike with the demand “Bread and Peace.” Within weeks, Tsar Nicholas II was imprisoned. The Russian Revolution had begun. To celebrate, we will gather at our usual time, aided by Norma Harrison.
We'll look at the women's movement of the 1970s, the successful attempt to empty it of any roots in majestic struggle; to make it an effort to compel the slave labor of women into the 9-5 offices as a success story, removing further the opportunity for us all to to share the work to maintain us and to advance our struggles. Consciousness raising stunned us, thrilled us, surprised us, and was snatched from us by the owning class using, again, Their media, schools, churches, jobs.
Our work is still to take, to re-take our struggle.
Children, men, women, join us to sing our song again, together.
Note: Gene will be out of town and will not be providing donuts and coffee.

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)

Seating is limited, so plan to come early. We start promptly.
FREE - but hat will be passed for donations to NPML

About Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library
A weekly discussion series inspired by our respect for the work of Karl Marx and our belief that his work will remain as important for the class struggles of the future as they have been for the past.

For info or to subscribe to our weekly announcements,
Call Gene Ruyle at 510-428-1578 or email: cuyleruyle [at]
For our full schedule, go to

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