the XLt winter tail blurbs + International Women’s Day(S)!


{ hugh d’ andrade’s wicked good posters }

< 13-14.3 > Bound Together Books presents 15th annual SF Anarchist Bookfair, SF


{ soft zulah’s street flyers nonstop on yur block !}

< 11.3 > Happy Ft. presents Defiant Proclamations at Cellspace gallery, SF


{ Paper Politics out now on PM Press }

< 10.3 > Shaping SF Talks present a dozen political print and poster makers gather to discuss Josh MacPhee’s new book Paper Politics at Counterpulse, SF

more MOre MORE coming soon!


{ one of many actions for the 99th IWD 2010, Copenhagen }

< Now > Actions planned in Copenhagen and everywhere for  IWD 2010, this year’s theme: Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all…

For the History of IWD and Clara Eissner Zetkin:

“The first formal International Women’s Day was the result of a resolution formally adopted by the International Conference of Socialist Women in Copenhagen in 1910, where Clara Eissner Zetkin brought forward the question of organizing an International Women’s Day. The Conference decided that every year, in every country, they should celebrate on the same day a “Women’s Day” under the slogan “The vote for women will unite our strength in the struggle for socialism”…

During the First World War Zetkin, along with Karl Liebknecht, Rosa Luxemburg and other influential SPD politicians, rejected the party’s policy of Burgfrieden (a truce with the government, promising to refrain from any strikes during the war). Among other anti-war activities, Zetkin organised an international socialist women’s anti-war conference in Berlin in 1915. Because of her anti-war opinions, she was arrested several times during the war…

Until 1924 Zetkin was a member of the KPD’s (Communist Party of Germany) central office; from 1927 to 1929 she was a member of the party’s central committee. She was also a member of the executive committee of the Communist International (Comintern) from 1921 to 1933. In 1925 she was elected president of the German left-wing solidarity organisation Rote Hilfe (Red Aid). In August 1932, as the chairwoman of the Reichstag by seniority, she called for people to fight National Socialism….

When Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist German Workers Party took over power, the Communist Party of Germany was banned from the Reichstag, following the Reichstag fire in 1933. Zetkin went into exile for the last time, this time to the Soviet Union. She died there, at Archangelskoye, near Moscow, in 1933, aged nearly 76. Clara Zetkin, 1857-1933.

For more info, archives, writings,links:

Added: A friend of ours who has an incredible knowledge of east/west Berlin history, informed us that from 1951-1995 Dortheenstr. was named Clara-Zetkinstr. The tug-of-war of east/west histories, can be further examined here:

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