Old folder from the Pegasus publisher in Amsterdam. Made around 1980. The text on the folder reads:”Books that should not be missing on the shelf of a progressive person”. Pegasus was the publishing house of the Communist Party of the Netherlands (CPN), based in Amsterdam where it also had a bookshop. At that time, among other things, most of the major works of Marx, Engels and Lenin were published, and the official History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Nowadays, the publisher annex bookshop mainly focuses on Slavic studies (dictionaries, teaching aids, etc.) and literature and reading material from Eastern Europe.
Price: 4.50 euro Size: 29.5x21cm./11.6×8.2inch. Pages: 12
Newspaper clippings collected in booklet with staples. These articles were collected by the CPN (Communistic Party Netherlands) in 1979. Due to government cuts there were large scale strikes in The Netherlands in 1978/1979. Out of disstatisfaction with the coverage in the established newspapers the CPN collected some of these articles and some articles of communistic newspaper “The Waarheid” (In Russian “Pravda”) who was on the side of the strikers.
Extremely rare dutch feminist poster about the 75th. woman’s day, March 8, 1985. In overal good condition but with a stain. The text says:”The Economic Crisis and the consequences for woman”
After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women’s Day on February 28, 1909, in New York, German revolutionary Clara Zetkin proposed at the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference that 8 March be honored as a day annually in memory of working women.
The day has been celebrated as International Women’s Day or International Working Women’s Day ever since. In 1917, March 8 became a national holiday in the USSR.
The day was mostly celebrated by the socialists movements and communist countries until it was adopted by the feminist movement in about 1967. The United Nations began celebrating the day in 1975.