Women workers make the economy work but the economy doesn’t work for us. The corporate media and tiny elite of billionaires would have us believe that U.S. capitalism reigns free with no restriction, dictated only by the market. Under “free market” logic, economic crises seem unavoidable and unsolvable. This is not the case. Economic crises are part and parcel of the capitalist system, revealing the government’s failure to meet people’s needs. During economic downturns, the responsibility of pinching pennies falls squarely on women, and the exploitation of women workers and violence increase. We bear the burden of the failures of the system. From rising rents to the recent baby formula shortage to a deep dive into foster care, this issue seeks to make understanding the capitalist economic situation accessible for all working and poor women from a revolutionary perspective.
This issue includes:
- Political economy of the abortion movement
- Water and imperialism
- Overproduction and the housing crisis
- A toolbox for revolutionaries and more!