Category women’s rights
Chris Hedges: American Satyricon
“The Epstein case is important because, however much is being covered up, it is a window into the scourge of male violence that explodes in decayed cultures, fueled by widening income disparities, the collapse of the social contract and the grotesque entitlement that comes with celebrity, political power, and wealth.”
Peasant Farmers Protest: Free Trade Isn’t Free for Haitian Women and Haitian Women in Solidarity Statement
The struggle of women is the struggle of the Haitian people!
Anti-Asian Violence in America Is Rooted in US Empire
Exoticized and fetishized Asian American women have borne a dual burden of both racism and sexism, viewed on one hand as submissive and sexually available “lotus blossoms” and on the other as manipulative and dangerous “dragon ladies.”
Remembering the Uighur Women We Ignored, updated March 25, 2021
“The girl became completely different after that, she wouldn’t speak to anyone, she sat quietly staring as if in a trance,” Ziawudun said. “There were many people in those cells who lost their minds.”
Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Feminism in the Time of Coronavirus
“The Future May Be Female, But the Pandemic Is Patriarchal”
Sanctions Are an Act of War
“Sanctions can be more deadly than bullets.”
8M: Latin American women prepare for record feminist marches
“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.”
The Women Fighting to Protect Yemen
“A missile blew out the house while my parents were inside and I was out. i ran to the house and saw my parents burn in front of my eyes. .. It’s hard to see your parents burn to death in front of you.”
Rebellions! Worldwide: Brazil, Hong Kong, Ecuador, Haiti and more
Haiti: 4 More Dead in Longest Bout Of Protests Against President Telesur October 12, 2019 So far, around 17 people have died and almost two hundred have been injured in the month-long protests. At least four people have died and dozens were injured between Friday and Saturday in strong protests in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after police used tear gas to […]
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.
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?
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. “
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 […]
‘This Is Not a Time for False Equivalence’
This is a lightly edited transcript of the December 29, 2017, year-end Best of CounterSpin episode.