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Minneapolis, MN, Waite House, March 8, 2011, the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, sponsored by Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

In 1908, women, mainly from the garment industry, came together in New York City’s Rutgers Square to demand a strong union in the needle trades and the right to vote. In 1910, German revolutionary Clara Zetkin, having heard of the powerful protest in New York, proposed that March 8th be celebrated as International Women’s Day worldwide. Today, it is a holiday celebrated by millions of working people to honor women who stand up and fight for their rights.

A panel of local women spoke. Jess Sundin a leader of the Anti-War Committee and Freedom Road Socialist Organization, is one of the antiwar and international solidarity activists targeted by the FBI.

Sara Jane Olson is a former political prisoner from involvement with revolutionary movement in the 1970s. Long-time Twin Cities resident and anti-apartheid activist

Tracy Malm, an organizer with Students for a Democratic Society at the University of Minnesota, is one of the activists targeted by the FBI and grand jury.

Luce Guillen Givins, a member of the RNC8, was unjustly charged with felonies for protests at the Republican National Convention in 2008.

The initial introduction is by WAMM member Sarah Martin, another of the antiwar activists targeted by the FBI.  (More info at StopFBI.net.)

Angella Khan introduces some of the panelists.

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By Published On: March 13th, 2011Comments Off on Local Women Stand Up on International Women’s Day

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