Honoring the International Women's Day in the midst of a genocide!

The founder of the Social Democratic women’s magazine Die Gleichheit (Equality), Clara Zetkin, wrote in 1894: “Bourgeois feminism and the movement of proletarian women, are two fundamentally different social movements.”  She highlighted that feminists who identified their struggle as being between the sexes and against the men of their own class, did not question capitalism nor recognize it as the force behind the oppression of women. In comparison, she asserted that working women saw their circumstances as primarily a class struggle and worked against it along with the working men of their class. Read more about this and the history of International Women's Day here. Continue reading

From the River to the Sea: Women in Palestine must be freed

On this International Women's Day, we mourn the loss and displacement of women and children in Palestine, and the Green Party of Utah joins the millions of voices demanding a stop to the horrific genocide The statistics of the impact of the devastation in Gaza are astounding. According to a report by UN Women: Continue reading

Invest in Green Women!

International Women’s Day (IWD) inspires a movement that has arisen from the voices of people globally for the rights of women and equality and justice. Women across the planet are demanding accelerated progress as an outcry against sexual harassment, violence, gender gap in wages, and discrimination against women.  Continue reading

Have a Green International Women’s Day, March 8

By Marci Henzi (Allegheny) International Women’s Day (IWD) will be celebrated on Friday, March 8, this year.  But did you know that the first “Women’s Day” (No, not the still famous magazine first published in 1931 as a free leaflet for A&P grocery shoppers, almost exclusively women.) was celebrated on February 28, 1909, and that it was organized by the Socialist Party of America in New York City? Then it caught on throughout Europe, and in 1917, March 8 was declared a national holiday in Russia, right after women gained suffrage. That date stuck, and the day was associated with movements of the far left until the late ‘60’s women’s movement and the day’s adoption by the United Nations in 1977. Continue reading