Category Archives: history

East End Women

By Sarah Jackson East London has an incredibly rich history and women were part of all it, as workers, artists, athletes, carers, pioneers, activists, rogues, writers, rebels, you name it. However, their voices are seldom heard. We believe that stories

East End Women

By Sarah Jackson East London has an incredibly rich history and women were part of all it, as workers, artists, athletes, carers, pioneers, activists, rogues, writers, rebels, you name it. However, their voices are seldom heard. We believe that stories

International Working Women’s Day 1907-2017

By Janine Booth What we now know as International Women’s Day grew from a storm of protest and action by working-class women. 1907: March 8: women demonstrated in New York, demanding votes for women and an end to child labour

International Working Women’s Day 1907-2017

By Janine Booth What we now know as International Women’s Day grew from a storm of protest and action by working-class women. 1907: March 8: women demonstrated in New York, demanding votes for women and an end to child labour

Phillis Wheatley: the first published black woman poet

By Sarah Jackson Although Phillis Wheatley never lived in east London, and may only have visited it once, the area is associated with her groundbreaking literary achievement. When her book of poems was published in Aldgate in 1773, Phillis became

Phillis Wheatley: the first published black woman poet

By Sarah Jackson Although Phillis Wheatley never lived in east London, and may only have visited it once, the area is associated with her groundbreaking literary achievement. When her book of poems was published in Aldgate in 1773, Phillis became

The personal is political: so what’s wrong with “identity politics”?

Women in Workers’ Liberty are reading, thinking and discussing towards writing a new socialist feminist pamphlet. As part of this we’re revisiting articles from our 1986 pamphlet – The Case for Socialist Feminism. In this month’s Women’s Fightback paper we reprinted

The personal is political: so what’s wrong with “identity politics”?

Women in Workers’ Liberty are reading, thinking and discussing towards writing a new socialist feminist pamphlet. As part of this we’re revisiting articles from our 1986 pamphlet – The Case for Socialist Feminism. In this month’s Women’s Fightback paper we reprinted