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Women speak out at Occupy Wall Street

Published Nov 23, 2011 6:17 PM
WW photo: Ellen Catalinotto

The Occupy Wall Street movement at Zuccotti Park in New York City heard the powerful voices of women activists, the majority of them immigrants from Latin America, at a rally organized Nov. 20 by a broad coalition led by Women Workers for Peace and La Peña del Bronx.

The rally focused on the epidemic of violence, including domestic violence, against women that is systemic in capitalist society worldwide. Translated into Spanish and English, the rally showed spirited solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. Confrontation by growing police and other state repression has not stopped OWS from opening up important political space for women, especially those impacted by the global capitalist economic crisis, and issues of special concern to women, including jobs, deportation, childcare, health care, housing, education, racism, sexism, war and occupation, and more.

Speakers at the rally included Nieves Ayress, a Chilean activist and founder of La Peña; Lucy Pagoada, a New York City school teacher and member of the Popular National Resistance Front of Honduras; and Monica Moorehead, a representative of the Women’s Fightback Network and the International Women’s Alliance.

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