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Minnesota International Women’s Day rally

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March 8, 2018
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Intentional Women's Day rally in Minneapolis.
Intentional Women's Day rally in Minneapolis. (Fight Back! News / Staff)

Minneapolis, MN — About 100 people rallied here, March 8, to mark International Women’s Day. Loretta Van Pelt, of Freedom Road Socialist Organization, told the crowd, “We in Freedom Road know the enemy is bigger than Trump. And we call out that enemy. It is the capitalist class. We see the oppression and patriarchy that they try to shove down our throats. Their system that says women should work for peanuts, or work for free, and silently accept the abuses that ruin our lives. But we will not be silent! Today, on International Women’s Day, we shout our rage.”

Other speakers included CeCe McDonald, nationally recognized LGBTQ activist; Leila Abdenabi of the Palestinian Youth Movement; Sue Goodstar from Native Lives Matter; Angelique of MIRAc; Natasha Phelps of the MN Women’s March, Olivia Cruz of SDS, and Misty Rowan, of the Anti-War Committee.

Organized by the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, the event was endorsed by Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar, Anti-War Committee, Women Against Military Madness, Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, Welfare Rights Committee, Native Lives Matter, Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) at the University of Minnesota, and Women's March MN.