Approximately 500 people took part in the International Women’s Day demo organized by the Women of Diverse Origins collective in Montréal. This year again, the gathering had a decidedly internationalist character, with the involvement of women and organizations from various communities, including several indigenous communities.
The demo started from Place Émilie-Gamelin only three days after the resumption —harshly suppressed by the police— of the often-spectacular “Night Demos” popularized in spring 2012 during the student strike. It ended with a rally at the “Comité social Centre-Sud” where speeches and cultural performances succeeded.
A comrade from the PCR-RCP Proletarian and Revolutionary Feminist Front spoke on how the global capitalist system reproduces the old relations of oppression that marginalizes women and fuels violence against them —especially those from the proletarian and popular classes. Women’s liberation requires the complete destruction of the political, economic and social structures upon which bourgeois power rests.
The Partisan hails the Women of Diverse Origins collective for their long-time commitment to the revolutionary and socialist tradition of March 8.