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Violent Misogynists, Reactionaries, And Fascists Wanted 2018 To Be The "Counter-1968." They've Gotten Their Wish.

In the first few months of 2016, the spirits of three young women - all fighting in various areas of the Global South, against poverty, Apartheid, fascism, and fundamentalism - hung over the world.

Anna Campbell, 22, a British anarchist and eco-feminist, gunned down by the forces of Turkish dictator Erdogan and extremist groups tied to ISIS. Ahed Tamimi, 17, a rebellious child prisoner in the wider prison state of Israel. Marielle Franco, 38, a Brazilian murdered in the belly of a neoliberal police state.

All three represented popular resistance against an increasingly hostile and patriarchal world, governed by the supreme diktats of markets and Empire. Their dreams reflect the ideals of millions of young women - but not just women - in the poorest regions of the earth.

2018 was supposed to be the "year of the woman." Between a massive March manifestation - lively, anarchistic, and rebellious - against the patriarchy in Spain, the exposure of sexual violence by the obscene…