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World March of Women - 8th of March message
« on: March 08, 2011, 07:02:05 AM »
"We have started 2011 with hope and revolution in our hearts and minds, as we support the struggle for self-determination and participatory democracy in northern Africa and the Arab world. The peoples of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Syria have demonstrated that mass uprisings of women and men do have the power to topple governments and dictatorships. Women’s voices and actions are crucial to the construction of people power, and on International Women’s Day we commit ourselves to struggle alongside our sisters to ensure their active participation in their country’s transition processes". (...)

Continues here, in French and Spanish as well as English: http://www.worldmarchofwomen.org/actions/2011/08032011/en

Cripes, there are some spelding errors! (Nobody asked me to edit it, not my fault...)
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
Rosa Luxemburg

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Re: World March of Women - 8th of March message
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2011, 10:47:45 AM »
Judy Rebick's article looking back ... and forward on the 100 years of International Women's Day, 8 March. http://www.rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/judes/2011/03/iwd-100-years-struggle-womens-liberation This blog is also located at transforming power.

And her comment piece in the Notional Pest of all places: http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/03/05/judy-rebbick-feminisms-many-successes-dont-mean-the-job-is-yet-done/

It is very important both to celebrate our hard-won victories and to not let them be confiscated, either by cutbacks and backlashes or by the enemy appropriating the victories they fought every step of the way.
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
Rosa Luxemburg

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Re: World March of Women - 8th of March message
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2011, 03:36:40 PM »
Egyptian women protest marred by abuse from men

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A protest by hundreds of Egyptian women demanding an end to sexual   harassment and equal rights has turned violent when men verbally abused   and shoved the demonstrators.

              The women who marched to Cairo's central Tahrir Square to celebrate International Women's Day Tuesday were outnumbered by men who told them that they should go home where they belong.
It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity. It is when we all play safe that fatality will lead us to our doom. It is in the "dark shade of courage" alone that the spell can be broken.
-- Dag Hammarskjöld

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Re: World March of Women - 8th of March message
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2011, 07:10:08 PM »
This sounded very bad, very serious when I was watching Twitter early midday.

 

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