Breaking the Chains

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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.

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...

The legacy of Vietnamese women in the national resistance struggle

The legacy of revolutionary Vietnamese Women's struggle dates back thousands of years.

Afro-Asian solidarity: Building the multinational unity needed for liberation

Afro-Asian solidarity is needed urgently as the wars on Black America and China intensify.