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.

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,...

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....

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...

Honoring Juana Ramirez “La Avanzadora”

“The media is the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent,...

Assata Shakur, woman warrior

Understanding the FBI's recent attacks On May 2, the Federal Bureau of Investigation suddenly announced that they had placed Assata Shakur on its “Most Wanted...

Lolita Lebron: ‘I am a Revolutionary’

Lolita Lebron, Puerto Rican nationalist leader and revered icon of independence, died on August 1 at age 90. She suffered from a cardiopulmonary condition.

Vilma Espin: A revolutionary life

June 20, 2007 Dear people of Cuba: It was with profound sorrow that we learned of the death of beloved comrade Vilma Espín, who was an exemplary revolutionary not only for Cuba but for the world. Her actions, from an early age, in the clandestine struggle against the Batista tyranny, her outstanding leadership in the continuous campaign for the advancement of women in society, and her total dedication to the Revolution were and always will be examples for us to follow.

Gabriela Silang: Anti-colonial fighter in the Philippines

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

Harriet Tubman: Liberator of the enslaved

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