International Women's Day - London meeting
WORKERS, APR 2008 ISSUE
Over 100 people attended the celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day on 10 March 2008 in London.
Speakers from the Council of Ex-Muslims, Equality Now and Unison addressed the themes of ending sexual apartheid, the dangers of political Islam and its threat to women’s rights.
Speakers were united in their criticism that oppression of women originated from class oppression and capitalism. Clear analysis was presented as to the role of political Islam and Islam in general as a reactionary ideological attack on humanity.
There was withering criticism of the alliance of US imperial designs, especially in the Middle East, and the US nurturing of Islamic terrorism with the false apologists of the so-called Left defending Islamic reactionary suppression of women.