Against the Current, No. 31, March/
Bring the Troops Home Now!
— The Editors
What a Friend We Have in Dinkins
— Bob Fitch
- International Women's Day--1991
The Rebel Girl: The Rapping Rebel
— Catherine Sameh
Toward a Socialist-Feminist Strategy
— Johanna Brenner
Women's Blood at the Root
— Mechthild Nagel
Toward a New Imperium?
— interview with Janice Terry
Palestine's Difficult Prospects
— interview with Anan Ameri
Gulf War: An Iranian Perspective
— interview with Ali Javadi
A Community Under Siege
— interview with Jessica Daher
- The Intifada and Women's Struggle
Chemical War Against Civilians
— Israel Shahak
Missiles, Masculinity and Metaphors
— Anne Finger
The Media and the War Drive
— Nabeel Abraham
— Richard Latker
A Hard Rain's Goin' to Fall
— John M. Miller
Emergence of Iranian Workers
— Ali Javadi
Citizenship and Civil Rights in Kuwait
— interview with Mahmood Ibrahim
Tikkun and the Gulf War
— Justin Schwartz
The Soviet Union and Iraq
— Hillel Ticktin
Iraq: The Republic of Fear
— Joseph A. Massad
Soviet Union-Eastern Europe, Part II: Nature of the Transition
— Robert Brenner
Sexist and Misguided
— Sabiyha Robin Graham
Another Commy Plot?
— John Vandermeer
Random Shots: The Gulf War Miseries
— R.F. Kampfer
MARCH 8 is International Women’s Day. Like May Day it is an anniversary that grew out of U.S. working-class experience. Initiated by socialist women to call attention to the specific problems of working women, it was first celebrated in 1909. It was especially important in mobilizing U.S. working women in the fight for suffrage.
During World War I, the women’s movement in Germany held the first antiwar demonstration with a march to prison, to express solidarity with Rosa Luxemburg, a leading socialist imprisoned for her antiwar views. And in 1917, a women textile workers’ demonstration for bread and peace unexpectedly triggered the Russian Revolution that overthrew the Tsar.
This anniversary will be an opportunity for women to reach out to newly radicalizing women, and we take note of the participation of women organized as women in today’s antiwar movement.
In this issue of ATC we feature an analysis of the politics of welfare—an important aspect of feminist analysis and class struggle today—as well as a feminist analysis of the media’s coverage of the Gulf war, a resolution from a recent Palestinian women’s conference, and two book reviews.
ATC welcomes a new columnist, Catherine Sameh, whose work has appeared in the Portland Alliance.
Maryc-April 1991, ATC 31