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Women's History Month Study Group & Potluck

Sunday, March 18, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
Party for Socialism and Liberation
Location Details:
2969 Mission St. near 26th St.

Celebrate Women's History Month with the PSL! Join us for a study group of the latest issue of Breaking the Chains magazine, Outrage and Optimism: Women Confront Imperialism, as well as a potluck social and drum-making session.

The women’s movement has often been divided over the question of imperialism. There are sectors of the women's movement that call for U.S. intervention in other countries based on the premise of liberating the women of those countries. Others support sanctions rather than war and ignore the fact that sanctions are a weapon that hurts the entire population of the targeted country. The idea that war or other forms of intervention can liberate women is pure fantasy.

In this issue of Breaking the Chains, we establish an argument grounded in Marxist theory for why the women’s movement and feminists must stand in solidarity with the people of the world who are confronting imperialism. Our approach is based on our analysis of the balance of forces in the class struggle that wages daily across the globe; it addresses many of the facets of imperialist war and policies within this framework. In this issue, we investigated the environmental impacts of war and domination through the experiences of women in Vietnam and Puerto Rico. We cover the history of a battle fought by the Vietnamese resistance against the French at Dien Bien Phu that holds lessons for today’s struggle. We address the difference between capitalism and socialism in terms of foreign policy.

This issue also includes:

- Marxist analysis on the politics of women, war, and imperialism
- Biography of Cuban revolutionary Vilma Espín
- Interview with independent journalist Abby Martin
- Imperialist intervention and resistance in Latin America
- How neoliberalism impacts the education of girls in Africa

Join us! Bring a dish to share if you can, but not required. Wheelchair accessible.
Added to the calendar on Thu, Mar 15, 2018 1:51PM
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