Tag Archives: women’s rights

Women’s March DC Videos: Nina Turner and the March in DC and Elsewhere

The consensus in the comments was Nina Turner for president, or at least a Bernie/Turner ticket. In the Real News video that follows commentator Taya Graham noted that the mainstream corporate media focused on dissent instead of the issues. A major theme of the march was Unity, as Nina Turner emphasizes.

Kavanaugh Hearings: Toxic Masculinity is Endemic to the Far Right, Henry Giroux

An interview of Henry Giroux on the Kavanaugh Hearings: Government run amuck and the ramifications beyond the hearings

A Foreign Policy That Can Change Everything for Everyone

War is the weaponization of discrimination, classism and misogyny. So why are so few women talking about it?

The Fempire Strikes Back | #MeToo by Ann Jones

 Time magazine passed over the president as its “person of the year” to name instead the “Silence Breakers” — the brave, outspoken women who inspired the #MeToo campaign.

The Nation’s 2017 Progressive Honor Roll

“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.

The Nation | Building a New Movement Against Militarism

Opposing war is one component of the multifaceted movement for social justice.

VIDEO: Mnar Muhawesh | Former CIA Agent John Kiriakou Takes Us Inside The Saudi Terror Factory

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 […]

Bina Shah: Women’s Bodies Were the Ultimate Battleground of War-Torn 2014

“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 […]

Rania Khalek: Drone-Strike Feminism

 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 […]

Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, #YesAllWomen Changes the Story

It was a key match in the World Cup of Ideas. The teams vied furiously for the ball. The all-star feminist team tried repeatedly to kick it through the goalposts marked Widespread Social Problems, while the opposing team, staffed by the mainstream media and mainstream dudes, was intent on getting it into the usual net […]

William Rivers Pitt | Tonight, I Raise a Glass

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 […]

Hakim and Kathy Kelly> Farzana, ‘2 Million Friends’ and a Ceasefire in Afghanistan

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 […]

TomDispatch> Rebecca Solnit, The Archipelago of Arrogance

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 […]

This is a peaceful women’s rights rally . . .

Rowley & Wright> Amnesty’s Shilling for US-NATO Wars

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 […]

Katha Pollitt> Women: Occupy the Left

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 […]

David S. Martin, CNN> Rape victims say military labels them ‘crazy’

Rape victims say military labels them ‘crazy’ By David S. Martin     CNN   updated 12:29 PM EDT, Sat April 14, 2012 Rape Victims: Military Calls us “Crazy” Women accuse military of using psychiatric diagnoses to oust sexual assault victims “I couldn’t trust my chain of command to ever back me up,” says an alleged victim 3,191 […]

LIBYA – Behind the phony ICC ‘rape’ charges: Are NATO forces preparing a ground attack?

LIBYA – Behind the phony ICC ‘rape’ charges: ARE NATO FORCES PREPARING A GROUND ATTACK? by Sara Flounders   International Action Center  http://www.iacenter.org Without presenting a shred of reliable evidence, NATO and International Criminal Court conspirators are charging the Libyan government with conspiracy to rape — not only rape as the “collateral damage” of war, but […]