Communist Party USA

  Historian Elisabeth Armstrong tells two stories: How International Women’s Day came into being, and the anti-fascist, anti-racist, anti-colonial, and pro-socialist aspects of the women’s movement. Armstrong is professor of women and gender studies at Smith College, and her essay, “Gita, Betty, and the Women’s International Democratic Federation: An Internationalist Love Story,” appears in Faith in the Masses: Essays Celebrating 100 Years of the Communist Party USA. March 21, 2021. Image: International Women’s Day in Spain, photo by Pol Davila (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).

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The Marxist Classes: Women’s international solidarity