Berliners get day off for Women's Day

Kitack Lim

Today 8th March, marks International Women's Day.

The ultimate goal of the strike is "subverting the world order and the pervading hetero-patriarchal, racist, and neoliberal rhetoric", declares a document from the Comisión 8M (March 8 Commission), which organized many of Friday's events. The United States of America celebrated National Women's Day on February 28, 1909 till the year 1913; in Russian Federation women also celebrated this day on the last Sunday of February in 1913.

The designation as an official holiday means "fighting for gender equality and women's rights", Berlin Governing Mayor Michael Müller said.

Berlin is a city state within Germany, and its local Senate decided to make 8 March a day off work in a vote at the end of January, German radio reported. Women demanded the right to vote, right to work, vocational training and the end of discrimination in the workplace.

Nintendo Switch goes VR via upcoming Labo VR Kits
Note that this is just a virtual reality set for the Labo , this won't suddenly let you play Breath of the Wild in VR. Purchasers of the starter pack can buy the other kits for $19.99/$24.99 (Elephant+Camera, Wind Pedal+Toy Bird).

U.S. trade deficit hits 10-year high despite tariff war
One is that USA companies have stocked up on some imported goods to beat the tariffs, which increases imports in the short run. It is, by and large, an accounting measure that often moves in directions inverse to the health of the United States economy.

Michael Bloomberg won’t run for president in 2020
His pro-business positions and support for stop-and-frisk policing as mayor of NY would also have come under scrutiny. House of Representatives in congressional elections and has invested in advocating for sweeping gun-control laws.

They called it National Women's Day, and it took place on February 28.

Theresa Hartmann of the Frauen*Streik (Women's Strike) network wants women to sit out on chairs on the street from 1700 to midnight to protest against unpaid labour, including housework, and to express solidarity with hospital staff who are unable to take the day off. "We have to make sure that more is done against domestic violence, especially against women".

On Friday, unions, feminist groups, and left-wing political parties planned 1,400 marches and rallies in Madrid, Barcelona, and cities throughout the country, guided by the slogan, "If we stop, the world stops".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Elizabeth Warren calls for breakup of Facebook, Google and Amazon
Mar 10, 2019 - 00:21
This would, for example, forbid Amazon from selling on its Amazon Marketplace platform. Google has clashed with smaller companies, like Yelp , over search placements.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Here’s why Nick Fury waited until 'Infinity War' to page Captain Marvel
Mar 09, 2019 - 00:47
Did they get you excited for Avengers: Endgame? Composite by Aaron Robinson Scene 1: Carol Danvers, allow me to introduce you to. Still, Disney's reliance on Marvel is about to grow, creating pressure to expand what's known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump to Visit Survivors of Deadly Alabama Tornadoes
Mar 09, 2019 - 00:44
He said his office is making sure that survivors and people who want to help are not scammed. "Their whole families are dead". The National Weather Service in Birmingham confirmed that four tornadoes hit central Alabama on Sunday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Elon Musk's SpaceX capsule splashes down off Florida coast
Mar 09, 2019 - 00:41
Canadian space station astronaut David Saint-Jacques was the first to enter the Dragon capsule and the last to leave this week. The Crew Dragon never loses its built-in escape rockets, which eliminates that danger and simplifies the system overall.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Williams chief Paddy Lowe takes 'leave' from Formula 1 team
Mar 09, 2019 - 00:40
Williams' slow start, plus on-track performance in testing, led to speculation over Lowe's immediate future at the team. The vehicle eventually ran for the first time on the third day of the eight-day pre-season test.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The Jonas Brothers Reunite to Sing About Vegan Milk
Mar 09, 2019 - 00:28
Corden hooked everybody up to a lie detector, courtesy of his friend John. 'Yes, ' Kevin said and John confirmed his truthfulness. We see you're making your way to the best Jonas Brother by being front and center of the cover for " Sucker ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tesla announces it will build more powerful Superchargers
Mar 08, 2019 - 00:51
Core to the new high-speed performance is a new liquid-cooled cable that translates to a more flexible and easier to use cable. In the coming weeks, over 12,000 existing V2 Superchargers will get 145kW charge rates, up from 120kW.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Roma sack Eusebio Di Francesco: Giallorossi dismiss manager after Champions League exit
Mar 08, 2019 - 00:45
Tiquinho opened the scoring in the 21st minute as Daniele De Rossi equalized from the penalty spot. But then came the drama in the 117th minute as Alessandro Florenzi pulled back Telles.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kelly Shockingly Claims Parents ‘Sold Them To Me’ During Wild Interview!
Mar 08, 2019 - 00:41
It's not fair, " he said. "And he also has no clue as to how "double jeopardy" works", the attorney tweeted. The singer's defence attorney said he was having financial difficulties - his finances were a "mess".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google warns users to immediately update Chrome browser after critical bug discovered
Mar 08, 2019 - 00:40
Basically, the vulnerability is said to let malicious code escape Chrome's security sandbox, allowing an attacker to run malicious code on the victim's machine.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Clippers deal with skidding Lakers
Mar 08, 2019 - 00:28
The only time it has been profitable to bet on the Lakers this season is when they are on a losing streak. Big, big key guys. "He's going to be much better in a year or two than he is now, but he's good now".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ariana Grande to launch new drink and playlists with Starbucks
Mar 08, 2019 - 00:27
Of course the company couldn't leave it at that, as they replied with lyrics from Grande's song, "No Tears Left To Cry". In the photos she's having one of the iced beverages with shiny metal green straw with dogs around her.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top R. Kelly Came for Lady Gaga in His Interview with Gayle King
Mar 07, 2019 - 01:18
Despite Kelly's vehement denials, the interview escalated when he stood up screaming to the camera, "y'all trying to kill me". When you beat your case you beat your case". "Everybody says something bad about me", Kelly said of the series.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gerald Butts full statement to the Commons justice committee on SNC-Lavalin
Mar 07, 2019 - 01:14
Wilson-Raybould declined to answer last week if she had confidence in Trudeau. When she refused to cave, Wilson-Raybould says, Trudeau fired her.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cohen turns over documents on Moscow project to House panel
Mar 07, 2019 - 00:56
The letters demanded documents that could shed light on possible wrongdoing by the administration and Trump himself. But the implication of CNN's report is that Trump's lawyers potentially directed Cohen to lie to Congress.