Poetry Corner: Woman’s Question by Frances Moore

Woman’s Question by Frances Moore

A Sheffield teacher and activist in the National Union of Teachers, Frances Moore (1906 – 1994) was married to Bill Moore, who was a fulltime worker for the Communist Party. Although Frances’ busy life left with little time to write in her younger days, later on she produced a substantial body of poetry, some of which was published. The poem featured here raises clearly the need for women’s equality.

Argentina on the brink of passing historic abortion legislation

Feminists across Latin America have been celebrating for the last few days as Argentina’s lower house of parliament brought abortion rights one step closer to fruition in the country.

CP to hold online feminist festival on ‘Sisterhood, Socialism & Struggle’ in January 2021

The Communist Party is organising a new year marxist feminist festival celebrating ‘Sisterhood, Socialism & Struggle’ in Britain and across the world. The free weekend event, January 16 -17 2021, will provide an opportunity for women and men on the left to enjoy culture, discussion and debate focused on the importance of women’s liberation for the whole human race.

Challenge TV Interview: Ayelén Biegbeder (la Fede, Argentina) on the femicide of Florencia Gomez

On the 12 October in the town of San Jorge, Buenos Aires, María Florencia Gómez Pouillastrou (known as Florencia Gómez) was murdered, and her body was abandoned in a field in the local area. The 35-year-old woman was an active feminist who had recently become a city councillor. Florencia was a comrade of la Fede – the Communist Youth Federation of Argentina. She was a militant socialist and member of the Communist party in San Jorge.

Jessica Duggan spoke with her close friend and comrade, Ayelén Beigbeder, for ChallengeTV to find out more, and to explore the endemic violence against women in Argentina that led to her death. #JusticiaPorFlorencia

Meeting and new book celebrate the political life and times of Claudia Jones

A public meeting is being held tonight, 1 December 2020, to launch a new Communist Party publication, charting the remarkable life and times of Claudia Jones, hosted by the CP Anti Racist, Anti Fascist Commission.

Scottish Parliament unanimously passes Period Poverty Bill

This evening, 24 November 2020, the Scottish Parliament unanimously voted to become the first country in the world to pass legislation making period products freely available to all. The Bill, which was proposed by Monica Lennon, Scottish Labour spokesperson for Health and Sport, is the result of years of campaigning from anti-poverty campaigners.

Polish High Court upholds abortion ban despite backlash

Last Thursday (22 October 2020), Poland’s High Court ruled that all abortions will remain illegal. This decision was made after a constitutional tribunal had reviewed the constitutionality of a controversial article from the 1993 ‘anti-abortion’ law which states that “difficult living conditions” is not an adequate condition for aborting a foetus.

Argentina’s young communists fight for murdered comrade #JusticaPorFlorencia

On the 12th of October, Florencia Gómez, a comrade of la Fede – Federación Juvenil Comunista de la Argentina (Communist Youth Federation of Argentina) was vilely murdered. She was one more victim of a sexist system. La Fede are campaigning to demand justice for Florencia and to end endemic violence against women in Argentina.

Ayelén Beigbeder of Fede, a friend and comrade of Florencia was interviewed by Filo news about who Florencia Gómez was and what her femicide means for her community and her comrades.