The revolution is feminist – Hundreds of thousands of women on strike in #Switzerland

Switzerland: June 14th will go down in history as an important day in a country where normally everything is a little less spectacular. Hundreds of thousands of women in Switzerland took part in the second nationwide women strike. Actions and mobilizations took place in all parts of the country, in cities and in rural areas. By choosing June 14th a continuity to the first national women’s strike in 1991 was established. This is seen as the largest strike in Swiss post-war history. The women strike 2019 impressively ties in with that tradition.

Originally published by ajour – ★ – magazin für autonomen journalismus. Translated by Enough 14.

Zürich, June 14.

The mobilization of the last weeks and months, supported by innumerable local collectives, has gained incredible momentum and brought the critique on sexism, patriarchy and capitalism to a broad public. From the outside, the impression may sometimes have been created that the women strike in 2019 was a campaign of the trade unions, which mainly focused on the issue of pay and equal opportunities. But it’s the other way round: organizing and mobilizing from below has literally pushed the trade unions and left-wing parties forward. As a result, the contents of the campaign reflected the diversity and radicalism of feminist movements.

At this late hour it is impossible for us to adequately summarize June 14, 2019. The number of participants in the demos only gives an idea of the dimension: 160,000 in Zurich, 40,000 each in Basel and Berne, 20,000 in Lausanne and Geneva and even in smaller cities such as Delsberg, Aarau, Solothurn or Bellinzona, four-digit numbers were easily reached. We were on the streets in Zurich. And here, too, we quickly lost track during the course of the day. Because it wasn’t just the big demos that characterized the women strike, it was the countless actions, gatherings and happenings all over the city […]

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3 thoughts on “The revolution is feminist – Hundreds of thousands of women on strike in #Switzerland

  1. There have  been precipitous increases, in the incidences of womens reproductive-related, diseases and syndromes,  in the past 50 years, in America.  All of these womens-diseases and syndromes  Have Increased.
    1. Uterine fibroids
    2. Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome
    3. Endometriosis
    4. Ovarian cysts
    5. Preclampsia
    6. Dysmenorhea

    The diseases and syndromes, all involve reproductive issues. They all affect a womans ability to have children. They are all debilitiating in some way. They are painful. They can lead to much more serious complications.

    The medical establishment will not come out and say that these diseases, are related to Environmental health issues . Issues like the large increases of estrogenic chemicals in the environment, from the petroleum and chemical industries.  Chemicals that surround us in our homes , clothes,  cars and food. Chemicals that are in plastics and synthetics. Chemical that are in everyday goods and in food packaging. The chemicals are everywhere.
    The establishment will not talk about the toxic chemicals and radionuclides, that now flood our environment. Chemicals and isotopes that are highly  Toxic, in very small amounts.  Chemicals and elements, that cause Drastic Physiological Changes in women’s bodies. These highly potent chemicals, pesticides, and radionuclides cause hormonal disruptions, in the delicate balance, of female reproductive systems.

    The worst chemical toxins like, Dioxins, Pthalales, Pesticides are teratogenic and can be mutagenic, as well as hormone disruptors.
    By far and a cry ahead of the chemical poisons are the radionuclides, that are mutagenic . Radionuclides can cause heritable conditions. Radionuclides disrupt physiological process in very small amounts. They alone could be accountable, for the exponential increases in uterine fibroids, in the past 50 years.

    Uterine fibroids are painful. Quite often doctors perform hysterectomies, because of them.
    Here is an example of  what the medical establishment calls environmental factors for Uterine Fibroids “Environmental factors: Uterine infections, menstruation at an early age, high blood pressure, usage of birth control pills, obesity, vitamin D deficiency, a diet high in red meat but lower in green vegetables, fruit and dairy, and alcohol intake (mainly beer)”

    The medical system in America,  blames the victims of uterine fibroids and, other female reproductive illneses.  The American medical establishment says these illneses are  from bad lifestyle choices, poor genes, or ethnicity. They study certain asian populations and south american populations, that happen to have less pollution and radionuclides, in the environment. They find that these demographies and ethnicities have lower incidence, of female reproductive illneses. Illneses like uterine fibroids. The American Medical establishment will never attribute exposure to Chemicals and Radionuclides as primary causes or, even a minimum cause, in the divergence in American and other populations.

    It is odd to me, that the scientists who study radionuclide effects,  have many  studies that document decreases in male sperm count. Studies  of male fertility and viability from radiation and radionuclides, that show direct effects.  The scientists will say that male human sperm-count is declining precipitously, in males in industrial countries. Industrial countries like China and America.

    The medical establishment and researchers, will not address environmental exposure issues, involving female reproductive illness and disease.
    It is well known in scientific communities, that hormone-disruptors and other potent toxins affect womens reproductive health and related reproductive health issues. The science communities and medical communities choose to ignore them.

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