The Workers Solidarity Alliance honors these women, as well as countless others in every corner of the world, generation after generation, who rise up against inequality, oppression and domination. We honor their struggles and sacrifices they made.
On March 8, 1908, thousands of women left their jobs in the sweatshops of New York City’s Lower East Side and took to the streets to demand their
as women and workers. In 1917, their sisters in Russia followed suit, and helped to bring about the revolution that overthrew the Tsarist autocracy.
in Spain in 1936 the anarchist women of Mujeres Libres helped to free
sisters from century’s old oppression.
In more recent times, women played a key role in the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960’s and early 1970’s. In 1990’s and into the
century, women workers are in the forefront of the struggle against
sweatshop conditions in many industries and services. In its brief existence, this movement has already won important victories, both against
institutions of power in our society as well as against the more diffuse
oppression that pervades the personal relationships of women.
Still their dream of freedom and equality and peace for all people is far from reality. Everyday, women must still confront sexism in their personal relationships as well as sexual harassment and violence on the job, in the streets and at home. Millions of women workers are still ruthlessly
right-wing and religious fanatics threaten women’s right to control their
The roots of sexism and all oppressive relationships are buried deep in the principle of hierarchy, authority and militarism. These principles are the basis for every modern state and established socio-economic system. Faced
overwhelming system of oppression, we must begin to fight back and take control of our own lives. We can begin by organizing with our sisters and
in our communities, our schools, and our workplaces.
We strive for a society in which one person or group of people do not dominate or exploit another. In such a society there would be no basis for
oppression, domination or class exploitation. This would be so because the institutions of power the nation-state and capitalism would be replaced by
world-wide system of grassroots empowerment and self-management of all
social and economic life.
Join us in helping to build this new world of freedom and self-management.
Workers Solidarity Alliance
339 Lafayette Street – Room 202
New York, New York 10012
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