Gabriela Silang: Anti-colonial fighter in the Philippines

Filipino women have a long struggle against oppression, foreign control and male domination.

The revolutionary role of women in Cuba

“Revolution within the Revolution.” This is what Cuba calls the struggle for women’s equality. This phrase is used because even though the social system and economic conditions in Cuba were fundamentally transformed by the revolution, social relations could not be completely changed overnight.

The untold side of second wave feminism: a multinational, politically diverse...

This article originally appeared as chapter 8  Donna Goodman’s Women Fight Back: The Centuries-Long Struggle for Liberation, published through Liberation Media and available for...

Leila Khaled: Palestinian fighter, Marxist revolutionary

This article is part of PSL's revolutionary women series.

Celia Sánchez: Icon of the Cuban Revolution

Review of “One Day in December: Celia Sánchez and the Cuban Revolution” Nancy Stout’s biography of Celia Sánchez, “One Day in December: Celia Sánchez and...

Silvia Federici: The exploitation of women and the development of capitalism

Critically engaging Federici's claims, this article evaluates the extent to which she departs from, critiques, or builds on Marxism.

Harriet Tubman: Liberator of the enslaved

"I freed thousands of slaves. I could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves."

Nadezhda Krupskaya: Revolutionary woman and educator

­­­Nadezhda Krupskaya was a Russian Bolshevik revolutionary. A feminist who contributed to the women's question, Krupskaya was also involved in establishing International Women’s Day....

Women and socialism: Three revolutionary case studies

The people of the United States have been taught nonstop for almost 100 years that the socialist revolutions in Russia (1917), China (1949) and...

Women’s leadership and the Black liberation struggle

Review of "Want to Start a Revolution?" (NYU Press, 2009) For centuries, history was taught as the history of great, powerful, elite men. While historical...