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Call to the International Women’s Strike – March 8, 2018

Ni Una Menos


In this call to strike, the members of Ni Una Menos define the strike as a tool that they reinvent to dismantle the scheme of violence against women. The strike, they write, allows them to map new colonial and imperial forms deployed against women’s economies and territories. Those who strike investigate and activate resistances and disobediences, the production of alternate forms of life, and rebellious bodies. Those who organize—women, lesbians, trans people, feminized bodies of the world—seek to propagate a virus of defiance. In a demonstration of force and with a collective shout for March 8, 2018, women strike: ¡Ni Una Menos, Vivas Nos Queremos! (Not One Woman Less! We Want to Stay Alive!)




Ni Una Menos, feminism, strikes, March 8
Published in a Special Section
Transnational Feminist Strikes and Solidarities
Edited by Ramsey McGlazer

This multilingual special section gathers activist texts and theoretical reflections on the International Women's Strike of March 8, 2017. Contributors from Turkey, Argentina, Poland, and Italy consider the strike's implications and effects, emphasizing the ways in which it both indexes and advances, both speaks to and spurs, a radical re-politicization of feminism. Texts by Rita Segato and Françoise Vergès provide critical frameworks for understanding this process. All of the texts collected here—essays, dispatches, chronicles, manifestos, and an interview—indicate the urgency and the promise of a feminism that refuses racism, capitalist exploitation, environmental depredation, and state violence.

Read the full issue.