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Global Left Midweek - International Women's Day 2020

Women's protests worldwide, reports, photos and more

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Women take part in a protest during the International Women's Day, in Mexico City, on March 8, 2020, credit: Getty Images
  1. Women of Struggle, Women in Struggle
  2. International Women's Day 2020: Protests and Celebrations
  3. Mexico - Day of Absence
  4. Sex Workers Strike
  5. South Africa: Domestic Workers Go To Court
  6. Video - Chile/Canada: A Rapist in Your Path
  7. Legacy - Rafael Cancel Miranda
  8. India: The Daily Resistance at Shaheen Bagh
  9. Thailand: Students for a Democratic Society

Women of Struggle, Women in Struggle

Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research (Northampton MA)

An introductory analysis of women’s struggles in the Global South, identifying their key characteristics.

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International Women's Day 2020: Protests and Celebrations

Report   Almudena Calatrava and Debora Rey / AP (New York)

Photos  CBS News (New York)

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Mexico - Day of Absence

Emily Green / Vice (New York)

The strike was a historic show of force by women tired of what they say is a machismo culture that has for decades turned a blind eye to the violence they suffer simply for being a woman. It rested on a simple idea: Women could show their power by doing nothing.

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Sex Workers Strike

Frankie Miren / The I (London)

This International Women’s Day, the International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE) is launching a campaign in support of sex workers’ grassroots activism across Europe – from Norway to Romania, Germany to Ukraine.

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South Africa: Domestic Workers Go To Court

Sumeya Gasa / Daily Maverick (Johannesburg)

The South African Domestic Service and Allied Workers Union and other activist organisations asked the Constitutional Court to confirm a High Court ruling which affirmed domestic workers’ rights.

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Video - Chile/Canada: Un violador en tu camino / A Rapist In Your Path

Socialist Project (Toronto)

The poem/performance that is sweeping the world.

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Legacy - Rafael Cancel Miranda

Edmund H. Mahony / Hartford Courant

The last survivor among four radical, Puerto Rican Independentistas who shot up the U.S. Capitol in 1954, died at his home in the capital of San Juan earlier this week, a day short of the 66th anniversary of the attack intended to strike a blow for the island’s independence.

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India: The Daily Resistance at Shaheen Bagh

Mustapha Quraishi and Appu Ajith / The Caravan (Delhi)

The Delhi neighbourhood of Shaheen Bagh has been the site of an ongoing women-led sit-in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act since mid-December.

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Thailand: Students for a Democratic Society

Prachatai (Bangkok)

Student demonstrations have broken out in universities across the country since the dissolution of the Future Forward Party on February 21.