Thursday, March 8, 2018

LA Women's Strike, worldwide demonstrations

KPFK; AP via  LA Times; Crystal Quintero, CC Liu, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Should we really be pissing off guys? - Yes.
Women across Europe and Asia shouted their demands for equality, respect, and empowerment today to mark International Women's Day.

Protesters in Spain launched a 24-hour strike, and crowds of demonstrators filled the streets of Manila (Philippines), Seoul (South Korea), and New Delhi (India).
Stop modern slavery of women and kids!
Spanish women were staging dozens of protests across the country against the wage gap and gender violence.

In Madrid, a massive demonstration was planned for the evening. In Barcelona, protesters who disrupted traffic into the city center were pushed back by riot police.
In some countries, protests were more muted, however. [Women made it out to the street in a rare public demonstration in war-torn, US-destroyed, formerly Buddhist Afghanistan.]

International Women's Day is a public holiday in Russia, but opposition presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak was one of the few demonstrators in Moscow. More

Los Angeles Women's Strike!
FREE event, brought together by Pacifica Radio,, FB: KPFK 90.7 FM
Step Up Global Resistance! M8 International Women’s Strike
Today, Thursday, March 8th is International Women's Day. So women in 50 countries are calling for a global strike.

Join in global solidarity. March and rally at 4:00 PM at the Federal Building in DTLA 300 N. Los Angeles St.

There will be music, poetry, healing, Native American performances, and "Art & Action" Areas.

Liberty knows who the awful symptom is.
Join sisters around the world in global noise-making wherever we are at 6:00 PM!

Speakers include community leaders, activists, Dolores Huerta, and more. We -- females joined by male allies -- are on strike for:
  • labor rights
  • living wage for all including mothers and other caregivers
  • full social services
  • environmental justice
  • an anti-racist anti-imperialist feminism...

Why are they mad at me? I love the ladies!
Let's strike against: sexual abuse, domestic and state (military) violence, poverty, discrimination, criminalization of survival, environmental devastation, and war.
All are welcome! WEAR PURPLE! Bring signs, banners, noise-makers! Unify for a caring society. This is feminism of the 99%. More

PLANNING GROUP: IWS-LA, AF3IRM-LA, Alexandria House, Black Lives Matter LA, Collective Remake, Comida No Bombas LA, DCFS Give Us Back Our Children, Downtown Women’s Action Coalition, Every Mother is a Working Mother Network, Feminist Majority Foundation, Guerilla Food Not Bombs, International Action Center, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, Labor for Palestine, LA4Palestine, Los Angeles Community Action Network, Martin Luther King Coalition of Greater LA, Military Families Speak Out, People’s Congress of Resistance, Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, Veterans for Peace-LA, White People 4 Black Lives, Women’s March LA Foundation, and individual women and men. Planning Group coordinated by Women of Color in the Global Women’s Strike and Global Women’s Strike/LA...

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