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?
BAR Book Forum: Keisha Blain’s “Set the World on Fire,” by Roberto Sirvent
“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 […]
Julia Ward Howe | Appeal to womanhood throughout the world
“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. “
Miriam Makeba | “Click” and “Soweto Blues” (Music Video)
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 […]
We Are Women and We Are Marching (Music Video)
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 […]
The Politics of Sexual Harassment and War
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.
From ‘Doan Ket’ by Meridel LeSueur
We will light singing across all seas…
Tomgram: Mattea Kramer, When a Voice Tells You You’ll Never Be Enough
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.
Rebecca Solnit Tackles the Silencing That’s Quieted So Many Women
Solnit draws on an equation that has preoccupied women writers from Virginia Woolf to Audre Lorde: that silence is a form of marginalization.
Ann Wright | At Standing Rock, A Native American Woman Elder Says The Following
“This is What I Have Been Waiting For My Entire Life”
Ann Wright | Women Call for Israel-Palestine Peace
“We cannot count on men to create peace. We will have to do it by ourselves.”
3 Native Women Who Influenced Indian Politics and Federal Policy
Attendees of the Second Annual Conference of the Society of American Indians at Ohio State University (OSU), October 5, 1912. Courtesy American Indian Studies Program/OSU Dina Gilio-Whitaker Indian Country August 25, 2016 The turn of the 20th century was a time of intense change for American Indians. Native military resistance to U.S. domination had been vanquished, […]
Kathy Kelly | A Good Beginning
If the U.S. might diminish offensive war preparations against Russia, when would DOD budget proposals begin to reflect this?
Living in the Shadow of Counterterrorism: Meet the Muslim Women Taking on the National Security State
Informants, paid and unpaid, played a critical role in at least half of these cases, the report found. High-ranking government officials like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) also used these cases for their own political gain, according to reports. Often, allegations of terrorism have prompted the arrests of Muslim Americans like the Duka brothers, based on wholly fabricated plots, trumped up by federal authorities eager to show they are combating “homegrown terrorism.”
I Am the Beggar of the World: Poems by Afghan Women
Hakimi: The title of the book, which was taken from this last landay, is an epigraph of the lives of women indentured from birth by a patriarchal culture. The perils they face in their homeland, however, are not only inflicted by the men in their society, but also, as many landays show, by foreign military forces.
Ann Jones | Afghanistan “After” the American War: Once More Down the Rabbit Hole
Tomgram: Ann Jones, The Never-Ending War. Jones has been remarkably, consistently, undeniably ahead of the curve on the conflict, a reality reflected in her revelatory look at the deeply personal costs of America’s second Afghan War in her now-classic book, “They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America’s Wars — The Untold Story.” Tom Engelhardt
Slate: The Women Who Won Net Neutrality
Here are some of the women who worked to preserve the free and open Internet. (The list is long and revealing, while men are getting the recognition and awards.) By Marvin Ammori Slate’s Future Tense September 22, 2015 Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Mignon Clyburn listens to a fellow commissioner speak during an FCC hearing on […]
Chris Hedges | Prostitution: Being Raped for a Living
Activist Rachel Moran talks about her new book “Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution.”