40 minutes | Mar 17, 2021

End violence against women! End the capitalist system!

In this talk from yesterday's meeting on how to end violence against women, we were joined by Natasha Sorrell, an NEU activist and Socialist Appeal supporter, and Karen Campos, an activist in Izquierda Socialista (IMT - Mexico)and the Liga de Mujeres Revolucionarias. Both Natasha and Karen emphasised that it is only by abolishing capitalism that we can begin to build a society free from oppression and violence. "Killed by the system we're told 'protects' us.” These were the striking words on one placard at Saturday's vigil for Sarah Everard in London – a protest against the daily violence, oppression, and unsafe conditions that women face under capitalism. In the case of Sarah Everard – and her harrowing murder, allegedly at the hands of a serving police officer – women everywhere see themselves, and the traumatising experiences they live through day-in, day-out as a result of this oppressive system. Across the world, however, women are rising up against these injustices. From Mexico to Argentina; from Ireland to Poland: women are coming out onto the streets against gender-based violence; against workplace harassment; and against repressive abortion laws – in short, against this oppressive status quo, and against the politicians and police who uphold it. As the slogan on Saturday's demo stated: the system isn’t protecting us – it is killing us. We need to unite and fight to overthrow this whole rotten, violent, oppressive system. Get involved with Socialist Appeal! Join - https://www.socialist.net/join Donate - https://www.socialist.net/donate Subscribe - https://www.socialist.net/subscribe Follow us on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Soundcloud: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SocialistAppeal YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/SocialistNet1917​ Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/socialist_app Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/socialist-appeal
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