Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day:
a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday.
And it’s the first day of Firedoglake’s membership drive! And an election day here in Los Angeles and elsewhere, plus Mardi Gras/Shrove Tuesday. Lots of things to celebrate. I am especially stoked to be part of FDL’s community, which now as membership-funded organization will continue to do its amazing independent work.
To celebrate FDL’s membership, Mardi Gras and IWD, laissez les bon temps rouler like they did in 1941, which was the first NOLA Mardi Gras to feature a women’s krewe (Venus). And to go with the hot Dixie jazz from George Lewis & Johnny Dodds, here’s some Kool and the Gang.