The Unfinished Revolution, Impunity and Femicide in Venezuela By Aimee Zambrano

4 July 2019 — Internationalist 360°

Revolution is a Woman! – Hugo Chavez

Of deaths, mistreatment and other miseries

The month of July is beginning, a time awaited by children due to the arrival of holidays, a time to play and enjoy themselves with their families. This should have been the destiny of the 8 year old girl Carmen Sofía Speca, a little rush that was just beginning to live. Tragically, Carmen is one of the victims of this month’s 13 cases of femicide reported in the digital media.  There were also two thwarted murder attempts, one of them to a baby just 10 months old. In at least 4 cases, the killers had a history of gender violence or rape. Why are these men, such as a man with 3 accusations of rape, walking the street free?

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Silvia Federici in Conversation with Astra Taylor

12 June 2019 — The Believer


What memory can do:
Re-signify the earth
Re-signify the local
Make the struggle visible

Read Silvia Federici and she will revolutionize the way you understand the world. She will turn it upside down and radicalize it. Part of a group of feminist thinkers who have reinvented and expanded Marxism, Federici has helped put women’s work, long banished to the margins of anti-capitalist analysis, at the center. Reproduction, the typically unpaid work of caring for others and sustaining common life, is as important as production, the waged work left-wing political economists have traditionally emphasized. 

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Gossip Girls

2 April 2019 — Verso Blog

Silvia Federici has been one of the most influential and widely cited Marxist feminist scholars of the last 50 years.  Her landmark work, Caliban and the Witch, argued that witch hunts were an organized campaign of mass murder of women who defied the increasing implementation of a patriarchal, authoritarian order under a rapidly developing capitalist state. In this article, Emily Janakiram argues that her work, and particularly her essay “On the Meaning of Gossip” can help shed light on a much maligned yet invaluable part of solidarity among workers and women.

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