Tag Archives: women’s rights
“What is taking place is not neglect. It is not ineptitude. It is not policy failure. It is social murder. It is murder because it is premeditated. It is murder because a conscious choice was made by the global ruling classes to extinguish life rather than protect it. It is murder because profit, despite the hard statistics, the growing climate disruptions, and the scientific modeling, is deemed more important than human survival.”
“The streets will be painted green and purple, and the shouts of “Latin America will be all feminist!” will be echoed in the main capitals of the region.”
Violence is a hatchet when a surgeon’s knife is needed.
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.
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?
“The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Here are some of the progressives who bent the arc in 2017.
Opposing war is one component of the multifaceted movement for social justice.
Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally, is supporting many of the same terror groups the United States claims to be fighting in its so-called “war on terror.” By Mnar Muhawesh Mint Press News September 23, 2015 U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, meets with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, right, at Al-Salam […]
“When there is conflict in unstable nations, the tide comes in with the strength of a tsunami to drown out the precious advances women have made there.” By Bina Shah Huffington Post December 18, 2014 When we speak of international women’s rights, it’s tempting to think of them as a destination — a large, glittering city […]
Of all the justifications the Obama administration has employed to sanctify yet another war on Iraq, none have been more disingenuous than the portrayal of the latest US bombing campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, aka ISIL) as a feminist rescue mission. By Rania Khalek www.truth-out.org PopularResistance.org November 8th, 2014 […]
WILLIAM RIVERS PITT FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT Tuesday, 31 December 2013 17:52 truthout.org Tonight, I raise a glass to many upon many, and to many more again. I raise a glass to those who ran to the sound and the smoke and the screams and the blood on Boylston Street in Boston, to do what […]
Farzana, ‘2 Million Friends’ and a Ceasefire in Afghanistan by Hakim and Kathy Kelly September 2, 2012 “Stop fighting,” suggests Farzana, a brave 22 year old Afghan stage actress. Significantly, her statement is in sharp contrast to what seems to be the democratic world’s unquestioned modus operandi of today, exemplified by U.S. Secretary of […]
The Archipelago of Arrogance Men Explain Things to Me> Facts Didn’t Get in Their Way Posted by Rebecca Solnit at 2:31pm, August 19, 2012. One evening over dinner, I began to joke, as I often had before, about writing an essay called “Men Explain Things to Me.” Every writer has a stable of ideas that never make it […]
Coleen Rowley Former FBI Special Agent Amnesty’s Shilling for US-NATO Wars By Ann Wright and Coleen Rowley 06/18/2012 Huffington Post The new Executive Director of Amnesty International USA — Suzanne Nossel — is a recent U.S. government insider. So it’s a safe bet that AI’s decision to seize upon a topic that dovetailed with […]
Women: Occupy the Left Katha Pollitt May 2, 2012 | This article appeared in the May 21, 2012 edition of The Nation. A woman who identified herself only as Jenna stopped on her way to work to join demonstrators with Occupy Boston on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds) Women’s rights have always been […]