Today marks the 6th anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, where over 1,000 people were killed and over 2,500 wounded while working in a textile factory under inhumane conditions. An overwhelming majority of the victims were women. Rana Plaza is the deadliest disaster in the history of the garment industry worldwide.
Thank you for joining us at our March 20th Webinar to hear from social movement leaders from Haiti, Honduras, Miami, and Venezuela on their ongoing struggles against US intervention and organizing Afro-descendant and Feminist resistance.
This Friday March 8th, on the 110th International Women’s Day, GGJ will join millions of people around the world to celebrate the victories that women, femmes and gender variant people have made in the historical struggle for self determination and resistance against patriarchy.
In every part of the world, we women are all coming out into the streets to rejoice in the collective strength that we are building together, through our organization. Marching allows us to reclaim our silenced voices and memories.
Our collective struggle has challenged the patriarchy, denormalized violence against our bodies and demanded recognition for our work and for our contributions to the economy and for society as a whole.
Grassroots Global Justice (GGJ) and our movement allies have been inspired by the Bolivarian Revolution since the early days of the process, and we remain steadfast in our solidarity. We recognize and condemn the escalating actions of the US government and its right wing allies for what they are: an attempted undemocratic political coup. These actions are a continuation of years of both ideologically and economically motivated intervention in the sovereign democratic processes of the region.
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance Statement on Attempted Coup in Venezuela
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance strongly condemns the aggression of the US government towards President Nicolas Maduro and the legitimate government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. We have been inspired by the Bolivarian Revolution in the region since the early days of the process and remain steadfast in our solidarity.