Wednesday, March 8, 2017

What We Mean When We Talk About Supporting Women On International Working Women's Day. Free Linda Sarsour And All Of Our Arrested And Imprisoned People!

Some leaders of the International Women’s March were arrested today outside of Trump Tower in an act of civil disobedience. Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, and Bob Bland are in jail after leading a peaceful protest at Trump Tower.  Call the Seventh Precinct now and ask that they release the Women’s March leaders, immediately. To call, dial 212-477-7311 and press 0 to speak with the precinct operator!

"Gentlemen, I am 25 years old and I have killed 309 fascist invaders by now. Don’t you think, gentlemen, that you have been hiding behind my back for too long?” -- Major Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Red Army sniper, Hero of the Soviet Union. In a speech to a packed house in Chicago during a wartime tour of the US.

Women fighters of the Democratic Army of Greece - Δημοκρατικός Στρατός Ελλάδας

To honor International Working Women's Day, March 8: When the Lawrence, MA. mill strike started in 1912 (now know as the "Bread and Roses Strike"), the bosses wrongly predicted a quick end to it. One story has it that enraged Italian women who had happened upon a lone police officer on an icy bridge stripped him of his gun, club, and badge, sliced the officer’s suspenders, took off his pants, and dangled him over the freezing river. “One policeman can handle 10 men,” Lawrence's district attorney lamented, “while it takes 10 policemen to handle one woman.” A horrified boss, described women activists as full of “lots of cunning and also lots of bad temper. They’re everywhere, and it’s getting worse all the time.”
Thanks women strikers everywhere! (Sent on Facebook)

Manila today (AP photo)

Women bus drivers protest in Chicago (People's World)

Boston today (Photo by Enid Eckstein)

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