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March 8 is International Women's Day. Nowadays a lot of corporate style sponsors observe it. As a result the Day's origin in the socialist and labor movements of the early 20th century tends to be obscured. But IWD was created to force the woman question onto the agenda of the international socialist movement one hundred years ago. The date coincides as well with the Triangle fire of 1911 when more than 140 women sweatshop workers were killed, and the great Lawrence textile strike of 1912 when 25000 mostly women workers, representing dozens of ethnic identities, launched a long and victorious strike. Our radio show falls on this date and we'll observe it with songs drawn from historical and current struggles of women workers. And this week we'll be occupying the slot of our radio comrades of Latin American Journal and so we'll use the extra time to share some selections from brand new albums by Springsteen, The Chieftains, Ani DiFranco and other great stuff some of which pertains to St. Patrick's Day.
culture of protest thurs 3/8/12 6-8 pm pst kcsb 91.9fm www.kcsb.org