Breaking the Chains

Articles from Breaking the Chains, a socialist women’s magazine produced by the PSL

Not just rich people and cafes: Toward a socialist understanding of...

Gentrification is the systematic process of displacing poor people from a community and replacing them with more affluent people, all...

A Marxist perspective on ending women’s oppression

Sexism is so endemic today that it can be difficult to imagine a society that does not degrade and devalue women. Modern capitalist society is...

Williana Burroughs: Communist housing organizer

Williana Burroughs was a dynamic and dedicated communist in Depression-era Harlem. Bringing her radical politics into the struggles Black Harlemites faced, and vice versa,...

Claudia Jones: revolutionary feminist and fighter

Claudia Jones was a revolutionary communist and anti-colonial activist. Born Claudia Vera Cumberbatch on Feb. 21, 1915, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Jones spent her life...

A women’s demonstration, two revolutions, and the birth of a socialist...

We must not underestimate the immense revolutionary power of women to ignite, fight, and win.

The Bread and Roses strike of 1912

As we come marching, marching in the beauty of the day, A million darkened kitchens, a thousand mill lofts gray, Are touched with all the radiance...

More than survival: the struggle for women’s healthcare

Since the somewhat surprising election of Donald Trump, the Trump administration, the Republican Party and other reactionary forces have been salivating over the destruction...

No Borders in the Women’s Liberation Struggle

There are millions of immigrant workers in the United States. The United States economy is entirely dependent on the work of immigrant and U.S.-born...

Strengthening the women’s movement through anti-racism

Centuries of slavery, Jim Crow segregation, and institutionalized discrimination have deepened the divide between Black and white families. When it comes to low-wage work, 64...

Assata Shakur: The making of a revolutionary woman

From Assata’s story, we are able to learn what it means to be motivated by a deep love for the people and the struggle for freedom.