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Fight back on International Women’s Day with Socialist Alternative!

For more than a century, 8 March – International Women’s Day – has been a day of struggle. It was founded by revolutionary socialists to commemorate a strike of women workers who demanded decent pay and the right to vote.

Those who fought for the day to be established led anti-war demonstrations of women in the early part of the First World War.

This radical history of International Women’s Day isn’t often heard, but is essential for us to remember – especially because the principles of organising women to fight for decent pay and working conditions, democratic rights and peace, remain so relevant today.

We need to reclaim International Women’s Day, and make it yet again a date of struggle, of women and gender non-conforming people, workers and all the oppressed. We need to struggle against the right-wing ‘culture war’ offensive, for and end to the massacre in Gaza and for a whole new system – a socialist one. Get in touch to protest and discuss with us about how we can build this fightback!



  • Protest – 5pm, 8 March, Market Square
  • Public meeting: “Women in War” – 6.30pm, Monday 11 March, Hive Cafe, 46 John William St, HD1 1ER

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  • Campaign stall – 12pm



  • Speak out – 3pm, 9 March, Clock Tower
  • Public meeting: “Pioneers of Socialist Feminism” – 7.30pm, Wednesday March 13, Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, LE1 1WB

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  • Protest – 6.30pm, Friday 8 March, Bombed Out Church L1 2TR
  • Public meeting: “Pioneers of Socialist Feminism”, 7pm, Monday 11 March, DoES Liverpool, 68-74 Kempston Street, L3 8HL

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  • Public meeting: “Global Fightback for Bodily Autonomy” – 7.15pm, Monday 11 March, Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1 9DY
  • Stand out for Palestinian women – 1pm, Wednesday 6 March, UCL campus
  • Block on IWD match – 6.30pm, Friday 8 March

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