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Dominican women’s movement rejects neoliberalism

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Dominican women’s movement rejects neoliberalism

Santo Domingo, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Leftist Dominican women and feminists spoke out on Tuesday in this capital against the rise of neoliberalism in the world, promoted by the United States and Europe.
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In a communiqué on the occasion of International Women’s Day, the women lashed out against the US and other capitalist countries for trying to impose neoliberalism and its “free trade” rules, regardless of human development, respect and democratization of the planet’s resources.

Neoliberalism, the document pointed out, sells and privatizes water and hands over our wealth to transnationals such as Barrick Gold (mining company), which today intends to damage the ecosystem of this nation seriously with a dam.

Likewise, the neoliberal systemic alliance undermines and intends to manage the feminist movement absolutely, imposing its agenda on it through international cooperation agencies, it added.

The text also criticized the criminal links between patriarchy and capital that express themselves in different facets.

It noted that persistent discrimination against women, including racial discrimination, is expressed in less developed and dependent countries, in higher unemployment, low wages and increased gender violence.

Finally, it refuted the promises from neoliberal governments to achieve an alleged equality between sexes, “never possible within the patriarchal capitalist system,” and called for efforts to revitalize the feminist movement, achieving its autonomy and ending its dispersion.

On March 8 we endorse the feminist memory, the working, farmers, resistant women who hold high their banners of struggle and continue with demands and political proposals tending to guarantee the continuity of a new society, concludes the text.

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