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Contra la violencia estatal: hacer la historia juntas

Artículo publicado en Desinformémonos y realizado por La Laboratoria.

Desde Nueva York la palabra y la lucha adquieren siempre un matiz internacional porque venimos de distintos territorios. Justamente por esa mezcolanza, por esa convergencia de luchas y debido a la intensidad de los meses recientes (las marchas y movilizaciones antiracistas, la violencia policial, la pandemia, las elecciones nacionales…), decidimos dar la palabra a partir de la experiencia situada de Myrna Lazcano. Su palabra engloba muchas de las resistencias que vivimos desde todos los territorios y también pone encima de la mesa las interconexiones de las violencias que nos atraviesan como mujeres, y sus aristas.

Myrna Lazcano con sus hijas en la época de su regreso a EEUU tras haber sido deportada.

Myrna Lazcano es una compañera poblana que vive en Harlem. Hace años fue detenida por ICE (el servicio de inmigración estadounidense), deportada y separada de sus hijas hasta que luchó su regreso en caravana para volver a unirse con ellas y seguir sembrando desde la continuidad de la lucha y la palabra. Leer artículo aquí.

Criminalization of pregnancy. A war on reproduction.

By Feminist Research on Violence Collective.

Elizabeth Downer, Susana Draper, Alejandra Estigarribia, Silvia Federici, Anna Fox, Lewanne Jones, Jesal Kapadia, Belén Marco-Crespo, Alice Markham-Cantor, and Begonia Santa-Cecilia.

Extract from the pamphlet

A pamphlet where we look at the criminalization of pregnancy, to highlight by what means this new war on women is being waged, what it represents, who it targets, and how we can struggle against it. Our argument, following that of Dorothy Roberts in Killing the Black Body (1997), is that the ‘criminalization of pregnancy,’ though justified in the name of the defense of life, is actually a case of ‘maternity denied.’ A core tenet of the reproductive justice movement, founded and developed by Black women, is the idea that true justice ensures not only that one has the right not to have a child, but that one has the right to have a child and to raise that child in a safe world. Black women-led reproductive justice organizations like SisterSong have long called attention to the issue of maternity denied. (In the last section of this pamphlet, we reference just a few of the organizations doing this crucial work.) Download the pamphlet here.

Buscar justicia para niñas y mujeres en México

Organizando la digna rabia y sumando saberes desde la tierna y alegre rebeldía
Araceli Osorio Martínez

La Laboratoria / Araceli Osorio Martínez para Desinformémonos

Hoy es sábado y estamos en México, país que ocupa el primer lugar en índices de feminicidio y segundo en transfeminicidios en América Latina. Y no, no son solo cifras, son vidas, son proyectos que, sí bien son individuales, son más que eso porque se tejen con cariños, amistades, esperanzas, con profundo amor a la vida. Hablamos de familias destruidas, de cómo estos crímenes trastocan lo comunitario y provocan ruptura profunda en lo social, porque evidencian desigualdad y discriminación. Leer más.

Estreno Mundial: Querían brazos y llegamos personas

RADIONOVELA by Territorio Doméstico.

Hoy 15 de Noviembre desde Territorio Doméstico, junto a Susana Jiménez Carmona, Susana Arpa y la cooperativa Pandora Mirabilia se presenta la radionovela: Querían brazos y llegamos personas.

Las protagonistas son distintas mujeres que trabajan en empleo de hogar.

El guión ha sido elaborado de forma colaborativa a través de distintas sesiones conjuntas de escritura.

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Protestan feministas en la CDMX por asesinato de joven en Cancún

Artículo publicado en La Jornada. Por Elba Mónica Bravo.

Ciudad de México. Mujeres de distintas organizaciones de colectivos feministas que exigen justicia por el asesinato de la joven Alexis ocurrido en Quintana Roo destrozaron los ventanales del Centro de Atención a la Violencia Intrafamiliar (Cavi) de la Fiscalía General de Justicia de la Ciudad de México, en la colonia Doctores. Leer más.

Encuentros Feminismos territoriales y ecologismos diversos en el Abya Yala (del 11 de agosto al 15 de diciembre)

La Red Latinoamericana de Mujeres Defensoras de Derechos Sociales y Ambientales, Jubileo Sur Américas y el Instituto de Estudios Ecologistas del Tercer Mundo han organizado los Encuentros “Feminismos territoriales y ecologismos diversos en el Abya Yala” como un espacio para tejer entre organizaciones fraternas con reflexiones, resistencias, emociones y alianzas. Más de 80 mujeres poderosas y colectivos de diferentes lugares del Abya Yala y de África y Asia nos juntamos para intercambiar las luchas para defender los cuerpos- territorios desde una mirada feminista y ecologista. Acceder a toda la información aquí.

When the rapist is a ‘comrade’ Reflections on power and silence, violence and vendetta

An article by Italian feminist, Laura Corradi. Translated by Miriam Gioia Sessa. An article in response to one more case of violence carried out by an activist against a woman of his organization. As so often in these cases not only his comrades but even some of the women involved have opposed to openly criticize and discuss it, as presumably this would be exploited by the Right. Corradi present a powerful argument against this practice. We publish it because what has been taking place in Italy is far from unique, and it is crucial that women who call themselves feminists do not find justification for a behavior that perpetuates the worse forms of patriarchal power and is destructive of the efforts we are making to create more just society. “In a city we cannot name, in a social centre we cannot name, during a national meeting we cannot name, a woman comrade was raped by a male “comrade”. Download article here.

Voluntary Termination of Debt

Luci Cavallero & Verónica Gago
Translated by Liz Mason-Deese

The feminist movement in Argentina, and across Latin America, has gained force and strength in recent years. That movement can be characterized not only by its massiveness in terms of the number of people on the streets, but also for how it has opened up debates and circulated concepts and diagnoses about multiple issues. That broad, heterogeneous, and complex arch includes issues ranging from abortion to debt. However, the movement goes a step further, connecting those problems, creating subterranean links and intersections that have grown to be part of a new common vocabulary and unprecedented form of collective comprehension. Therefore, it is not only an agenda, although it is also that. The feminist movement politicizes issues that were long considered marginal or to only  concern a minority, or that had been hijacked by groups of experts. It also connects areas of the exploitation of life that appear to be disconnected or are treated as independent variables by mainstream economics.

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A Feminist Strike against Debt

By Luci Cavallero & Verónica Gago
Translated by Liz Mason-Deese

Recently, the transnational feminist movement has taken up the struggle against debt as a banner of struggle as part of the dynamics of the feminist strike. Around the world we have said, “We want ourselves alive and debt free!” (Argentina), “It is us against debt!” (Puerto Rico), “They owe us a Life!” (Chile), “We don’t owe, we won’t pay!” (Spain). It is historic: the feminist movement is politicizing, at the mass scale, the financial issue. And, it is a feminist analysis of debt that allows us to rethink economic violence in terms of its relation with sexist violence. The feminist strike, by denouncing the debt with the International Monetary Fund and private creditors and its impact on household debts, continues to make other debts appear, rendering them visible and reclaiming them. While the bondholders and investment funds apply pressure to collect on all of their investments, on the streets it becomes clear that we are the creditors.

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