The International Women’s Strike is a network of women in more than 50 different countries that emerged through planning a day of action for March 8th, 2017.
In the spirit of that renewed radicalism, solidarity and internationalism, the International Women’s Strike US continues to be a national organizing center by and for women who have been marginalized and silenced by decades of neoliberalism directed towards the 99% of women: working women inside and outside of the home, women of color, Native women, disabled women, immigrant women, Muslim women, lesbian, CIS, queer and trans women.
We see our efforts as part of a new international feminist movement that organizes resistance not just against Trump and his misogynist policies, but also against the conditions that produced Trump, namely the decades long economic inequality, criminalization and policing, racial and sexual violence, and imperial wars abroad.
We aim to build relationships of solidarity between diverse organizations of women, and all those who seek to build a global feminist, working class movement. We come from many political traditions but are united around the following common principles.
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May Day 2017 will be a day of struggle against the Trump administration. A day in which workers, waged and unwaged, across the country will strike, march, rally, boycott, and make our voices heard against the sexism, racism, xenophobia and homophobia of this administration. Trump has declared an open war on immigrants, from building a […]
No Ban. No Wall. No ICE. On May Day 2017 we will strike from work, we will walk out of classes, we will shut our stores, we will not buy anything: instead, we will march, rally, boycott, and make our voices heard to say that we’ve had enough. We are a coalition of grassroots organizations, pledging […]
Click here for PDF version with photos. As part of the International Women’ Strike (IWS) which took place in over 50 countries around the world, in Los Angeles up to 1000 women, men and children gathered in front of the downtown Federal Building on Los Angeles Street between 3 and 7pm to protest against violence, […]
Tacoma, WA – More than 750 immigrants join hunger strike at Tacoma immigration prison; detained immigrants also initiate work stoppage to protest their conditions. Beginning Monday, April 10th people detained in the Northwest Detention Center went on hunger strike protesting terrible livingconditions. The numbers of hunger strikers have grown over the last couple days from […]
MAY DAY OPEN HOUSE SPEAKOUT AGAINST DEPORTATIONS, DETENTION & MASS INCARCERATION & FOR RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES, CAREGIVERS AND ALLMay 1 @ 4:00 pm
La Plaza United Methodist Church
May Day 2017 should prove to be the biggest labor holiday event in decades in terms of numbers andMay 1 @ 2:00 pm
Broad Street Lincoln Park and Federal Building