March 8 --
International Women's Day
Call for Women Workers to Lead the Work for Political Renewal to Empower the People
March 8, 2020. International Women's
The Communist Party of Canada
(Marxist-Leninist) greets March 8, International Women's Day, with full
confidence that women workers will continue to take the lead in the
work to renew the political process and the society, which require the
people's empowerment. Communist women have proven in this period, as in
the past, that they take up the question of gender discrimination as a
question of emancipating the working class. The mobilization of women
workers for the renewal of the political process is a step in this
The present period is one of retreat of
revolution which is witnessing a brutal anti-social offensive,
nation-wrecking and the pursuit of an agenda of aggression and war on
the part of governments and the imperialist interests which dominate
them. Far from losing its leading role, it is the working class which
has to provide an alternative to the retrogression which is being
imposed on the society. Women workers are playing a crucial role in
this, first and foremost, by ensuring that they do not get diverted or
dissipate their energies on issues which do not put them at the
centre-stage of the developments. They must, as is the case with all
the workers, be political, work out their program, and take the same to
all sections of the society.
Women's Day is a fitting occasion this year in the midst of the
COVID-19 pandemic for women workers to pledge their adherence to the
cause of their own emancipation which is linked to the emancipation of
the entire working class. In the course of the developments which have
been taking place, women with positions of power and privilege have
declared they will protect women, but they do not shed a tear over the
plight of women workers at home and the world over who bear the brunt
of the attacks which are taking place so as to make the rich richer.
None has pointed out that reforms are needed to improve their working
and living conditions, and not to make them even worse.
imposition of what are called liberal-democratic institutions on
countries whose resources the imperialists covet has increased their
enslavement. Women workers do not entrust others to represent their
concerns because it is a waste of their energies.
the contrary, they have been raising their own demands, speaking in
their own name and fighting for their rights within the context of
fighting for the rights of all. Only in this way can all women be
emancipated. Advanced women workers should join the Party, organize
basic organizations for the emancipation of women at the workplace,
inclusive of all fellow workers, irrespective of gender, and excel in
taking up political affairs under the banner of the democratic renewal
of the political process.
CPC(M-L) takes this
opportunity to express its full support for all women fighting for
emancipation on the world scale and to hail the increasing
participation of women in political affairs. The Party condemns all
racist attacks and acts of police impunity and other acts of oppression
and humiliation of women, condemns kidnappings and rape and other forms
of brutality and terror practised by the ruling circles against them,
demands the release of all those imprisoned as a result of their
political actions, and demands that all those committing crimes against
women be punished.
With optimism and confidence in
the abilities of communist women and all fighting women workers, we
send women everywhere our militant greetings and regards.
This article was published in
Number 14 - March 8, 2021 - No.