“This wondrous planet, so full of mystery, is a paradise. All I want to do is give everything I have, my energy, my love, my labor — in gratitude for what we are given. ” —Christi Belcourt, Native American Artist, about her featured art at the recent Minneapolis Institute of Arts exhibit of Native American Women’s art, Hearts of Our People.
“They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young, they say. We have died. Remember us.”
August 29, 2014: “WOMEN IN CREPE, OF ALL NATIONS, JOIN PEACE PARADE” … “Russians, Italians, Chinese, Americans, French, and Others in Line”.[
Peace is quintessentially a woman’s issue, most clearly when the continuum of male violence against women in its private, social and structural dimensions is grasped.
Naomi Wadler, Emma Gonzales, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kiran Gandhi (Madame Gandhi), Ellen DeGeneres, Chelsea Manning, Janelle Monae, Gloria Steinem, Laverne Cox, Gwen Carr (mother of Eric Garner) Sybrina Fulton (mother of Trayvon Martin), Maria Hamilton (mother of Dontre Hamilton), Lucy McBath (mother of Jordan Davis), Lezley McSpadden (mother of Michael Brown), Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley (mother of Hadiya Pendleton), Geneva Reed-Veal (mother of Sandra Bland), Resistance Revival Chorus, Ginny Suss, Sandra Muller, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Andrea Constand, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, Alicia Garza, Jazz Jennings, Kesha Rose Sebert (Kesha), Ani DiFranco, Sally Yates, Sandra Pezqueda, Janet Mock, Dylan Farrow, Edie Windsor, Alyssa Milano, Tarana Burke, Anita Hill, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
An interview of Henry Giroux on the Kavanaugh Hearings: Government run amuck and the ramifications beyond the hearings
War is the weaponization of discrimination, classism and misogyny. So why are so few women talking about it?
Women Walk for Peace in Korea
Vandana Shiva, physicist and thinker: our challenge really is against the stupidity that rules us today
In this period of the end of the world, how do we sow the seeds of a possible world?
“It is impossible to understand, or even fully appreciate, how black women have shaped national and global politics today without knowing the larger history.” Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor Black Agenda Report May 23, 2018 Keisha Blain In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. Today’s featured author […]
“Disarm, disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence vindicate possession.”
“Again have the sacred questions of international justice been committed to the fatal mediation of military weapons. “
Zenzile Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 9 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil-rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. [Wikipedia] Soweto Blues—Miriam Makeba ( GRACELAND […]
Two videos by Betsy Rose, “We Are Women and We Are Marching” and “Coming Into My Years” Bella Ciao is a traditional anti-fascist song that has lyrics adapted to the Women’s March by Susan Terris and Betsy Rose Mindful Peacebuilding Published on Jan 31, 2017 COMING INTO MY YEARS by Betsy Rose Well, I’m a gray-haired […]
A culture that tolerates various forms of abusive and predatory behavior, whether it’s silence amid a culture of sexual harassment or blind patriotism toward dubiously justified wars, has lost its moral compass.
We will light singing across all seas…
Decent [Trump] may not be, but he does give unambiguous voice to the (usually more subtle) ways in which women are judged for their looks and often dismissed as incompetent because of them.
Solnit draws on an equation that has preoccupied women writers from Virginia Woolf to Audre Lorde: that silence is a form of marginalization.