Viva the powerful presence of women who stood up
<![if !vml]><![endif]>On 21st of January 2017, march of millions of
women around the world had a firm, clear, and undeniable message for the
dominant patriarchal capitalist system in the world, and the U.S capitalist
imperialist system with its new leader Donald Trump: “We, women, stand at the
forefront of the fight against fascism and retrogression. We are determined to
fight for our rights and other oppressed and subordinates. This is just the beginning’’!
election brought in an enormous shock to the whole world, but the continuous
resistance of a small group who stayed in the streets, encouraged
other opposes and brought them into the streets as well. Trump's speech on
January 20 was a coup de grâce to the illusions of those who assumed trump’s
promises was nothing but an election campaign, and he would be a “normal president” preserving
the status quo. but his inauguration’s speech which
was openly based on U.S imperialist ultra-chauvinism and militarism, left no
doubt for even main stream media that this is definitely not “normal”.
But Trump’s fascist/
reactionary show received a clear and strong reaction. More than two million
people, in 670 actions in the U.S; and hundreds of thousands in more than 70
cities all around the world, rallied and marched in the streets, in response to
‘‘women’s march’’ and other campaigns and organizations ‘‘call to action’’ against
Trump’s naked fascism. These marches were irrecusable.
The majority of the protestors were women from different nationalities, ages
and generations, religions, sexual orientations, careers, class background, demands
and political affiliations; but they all had one major issue in common: this reactionary
fascist government must be stopped!
determinedly, enthusiastically, unitedly, ingeniously and aspiringly into the
scene of struggle resembling a volcano eruption that emits warmth, hope and joy
from a cold and frozen mountain. With their ingeniously slogans, women voiced
their demands so clearly, defended their long-term and short-term interests and
of the other oppressed, so vigorously that it left no doubt that women are in forefront
of the struggle against patriarchal capitalism. The different generations of
women, especially the youth, had widespread and incisive presence in this
movement to defend not only the rights over their own bodies but also the
rights of immigrants, the universal right of healthcare, the LGBTQ and
religious freedom. As much as they denounced the sexual oppression and
discrimination, they also denounced national and ethnical discrimination, war,
exploitation, environmental degradation, chauvinism, and police brutality and the
oppression of black people. As much as they expressed their joy of united struggle
and feeling of togetherness, they also expressed their anger toward the
reinforcement of oppressive patriarchal structure under leadership of Trump. As
the masses of women redefine themselves in a political movement whose aim is to
struggle for all rights that a human should have in order to live decently,
there is no doubt that without women, a radical change is impossible and Women’s presence is the scale of advancement for any
protests were inspiring and impressive, but we cannot turn a blind eye on the
fact that a lot of protesters still have significant faith in those reformists
and “heroes” among the legislators of this horrifying outdated system -
specifically the current and former Democratic representatives. Undoubtedly,
without revolutionary struggle of women, and strengthening the revolutionary
pole in heart of this movement, this false hope and illusion would not vanish.
This movement is promising ‘‘the world revolutionary movement’’.
Today, considering all capabilities and obstacles facing this movement,
wherever we are, we must strive to keep this legitimate universal movement
in the street. More men and women need to join this struggle. We need to strengthen
this movement, make it broader, more determined, more coherent, more purposeful
and revolutionary. This movement is capable of reinforcing a progressive anti-fascist
movement all around the world including America. The movement must be augmented
to take the fascist Trump/Pence illegitimate regime down and overthrow the
whole system of capitalism – imperialism.
Viva united uprising of women
and men against fascism!
March 8 women’s organization (Iran – Afghanistan)
January 22, 2017