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When Will the Me Too Movement Take on the New Age? (tags)

The New Age movement are some of the most prominent unrepentant abusers of women. Why has the Me Too movement not gone after them? Their pseudo feminism.

Tantra & The San Francisco Two-Spirit PowWow (tags)

A personal account of the SF Two-Spirit PowWow on the 3rd of February 2018. Put on by BAAITS (Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits).

Forever Fierce Day (tags)

February 19th, the 50th day of the year, will now be known as Forever Fierce Day to show women that aging isn’t something to fear, but rather something to embrace and to provide inspiring role models to the public, media, and brands of women who defy the current conceptions of Midlife.

Women's March L.A., 2018 (tags)

There was emphasis on the importance of voting and being engaged in society, sexual harassment and assault, equal pay, and a variety of other issues including LGBT, racism, hate crimes, global warming, and war. ...... Last year's march was supposed to open with a ceremony involving the Tongva, L.A.'s first people, but things went wrong. This year, however, it happened (and there were references to the Tongva by speakers in the ensuing rally).


Actress/Singer/Philanthropist Ha Phuong Will Support an Education and Financial Assistance Program for Aspiring Women Filmmakers, From High School Graduation through Graduate Studies and Beyond

 Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump Photoset 4 (tags)

The Los Angeles left show their teeth in defiance of Trump in the Second Women’s March

Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump Photoset 3 (tags)

The Los Angeles left show their teeth in defiance of Trump in the Second Women’s March

Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump PhotoSet 2 (tags)

The Los Angeles left show their teeth in defiance of Trump in the Second Women’s March

Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump PhotoSet 1 (tags)

The Los Angeles left show their teeth in defiance of Trump in the Second Women’s March

Women's Political Representation & Electoral Reform (tags)


Great solidarity action today (tags)

Well over 3 dozen activists showed up to express solidarity with Ahed Tamimi today

Le capital ou la société des inégalités (tags)

L'idéologie du pouvoir, le pouvoir de l'idéologie...

Afghan Women Read founded 1977 (tags)

RAWA is an acronym for the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan founded in 1977. They were founded to earn rights for the women in their country.

Philippines: “Rape Joke” too sick even for Duterte’s standards (tags)

Akbayan condemns this latest horrendous remark of President Rodrigo Duterte making light of rape in front of our troops.

Dr. Maryse Narcisse of Haiti Visits Southern California (tags)

“Despite their overwhelming responsibilities, the women are always there. [Applause.] We are a very patriarchal society, but very matrifocal. [Laughter.] They call the women of Haiti 'the central pillar.' The women don't let themselves get discouraged by crisis situations, and despite the very difficult two years of electoral struggle they never got discouraged.They always maintained the torch of struggle for liberation. [Applause.] They are examples by their actions. . . . It is clear that the Haitian people are bent on the struggle. More than ever they are fighting for dignity, democracy, freedom, and the respect of their rights.” – Dr. Maryse Narcisse, April 24, 2017

New pamphlet: Marxism and Women's Liberation (tags)

83 pages detailing the revolutionary Marxist program for women's liberation through socialist revolution.

April 2017 Honduras coup update (tags)

This April 2017 in Honduras, repression goes on, with melon industry worker/unionists threatened and interrogated by armed people on city highways, with organised farmers with years of living on land growing food getting arrested, with cops arresting high school students for participating in a protests where others had damaged cops' repressive tanks with stones, with stones and other things that can cause bodily harm being thrown at prochoice feminist demonstrators, with a public hospital doctor being suspended and threatened for saying the fees increase against patients is wrong .. these and a bit more here:

Get The Internationalist No. 47! (tags)

Get The Internationalist No. 47! Send US$0.50 to Mundial Publications, Box 3321 Church Street Station, New York, NY 10008 USA. Subscriptions $10.

Prop. H Activists March on Hollywood to House and Help the Homeless (tags)

Photos are of the Yes on H March for the Homeless accompanied by shots of homeless people in downtown L.A by Robert Stuart Lowden. Measure H, if passed on March 7, would generate about $350 million, which would go to housing, “mental health, substance abuse treatment, health care, education, job training, rental subsidies, emergency and affordable housing, transportation, outreach, prevention, and supportive services for homeless children, families, foster youth, veterans, battered women, seniors, disabled individuals, and other homeless adults.” (Source: Monday Night Mission LA on Cloud9.)


The 24th Annual Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival will honor composer Megan Cavallari with the Integrity Award on Wednesday, March 23rd at 7 pm at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre.

107 More Groups Oppose Neil Gorsuch (tags)

107 women's, labor, civil rights, abolition of death penalty, gay and other groups join the mass movement opposing Neil Gorsuch

First We Marched. Now We Huddle (tags)

First We Marched. Now We Huddle Gather Your Community & Plan What's Next. During the first 10 days of February, we will gather together in our neighborhoods all over the world to define our next steps, and envision how to transform the energy we saw at Women’s Marches into local and national action.

Indigenous People and Sacred Lands Disrespected at L.A. Women's March (tags)

Gloria Arellanes of the Tongva (the original inhabitants of Los Angeles, originally known as Yangna) was unable to give an opening prayer as promised, and her needs as an elder were unmet.

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go (tags)

750,000 people flood the streets of Downtown Los Angeles in response to Trump's Threats. Set 10 of 10 Photo Sets

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go (tags)

750,000 people flood the streets of Downtown Los Angeles in response to Trump's Threats. Set 9 of 10 Photo Sets

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go (tags)

750,000 people flood the streets of Downtown Los Angeles in response to Trump's Threats. Set 8 of 10 Photo Sets

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go (tags)

750,000 people flood the streets of Downtown Los Angeles in response to Trump's Threats. Set 7 of 10 Photo Sets

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go (tags)

750,000 people flood the streets of Downtown Los Angeles in response to Trump's Threats. Set 6 of 10 Photo Sets

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go (tags)

750,000 people flood the streets of Downtown Los Angeles in response to Trump's Threats. Set 5 of 10 Photo Sets

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go (tags)

750,000 people flood the streets of Downtown Los Angeles in response to Trump's Threats. Set 4 of 10 Photo Sets

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go (tags)

750,000 people flood the streets of Downtown Los Angeles in response to President Trump's Threats. Set 3 of 10 Photo Sets

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go (tags)

750,000 people flood the streets of Downtown Los Angeles in response to Trump's Threats. Set 2 of 10 Photo Sets

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go (tags)

750,000 people flood the streets of Downtown Los Angeles in response to Trump's Threats. 10 Photo Sets

Rapist Donald Trump and His Collaborators vs Successful Revolution (tags)

Successful Revolution Now!

Community Organizations Rally for launch of "Empowerment Fashion Show" (tags)

Domestic Abuse organizations, Safe Passage and Mi Amor Gala, set to award LA city controller, Ron Galperin with award and rally behind inaugural, Empowerment Fashion Show.

How Cities Can Protect People Threatened By Trumpism (tags)

Copied from Common Dreams

Philippines: No context will ever justify murder of journalists - Akbayan (tags)

Press freedom is a baseline principle of good governance, not a moving target that adjusts to the whims and caprices of those in power. It plays a crucial role in fiscalizing and speaking truth to power, and that Constitutionally-guaranteed right must be protected.

Philippines: Duterte tells CHR, women's groups: Go to hell! (tags)

MANILA - Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday told the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and those who filed a complaint against him on account of his alleged offensive remarks on rape to go to hell.

"Fast Foof Women" 28 minute documentary in Color by appalshop film and video East kentucky (tags)

An inside look at the lives of women who fry chicken, make poizzas and flip burgers at 4 different fast food restaurants in eastern kentucky. These women mostly middle aged and raising children are often the sole source for theur families.

911 Families Should Focus On Those Who Caused WTC Bombing, Not Saudi Arabia. (tags)

Obama and Clinton are hiding the truth about the USG causation of the WTC bombing

Executioner Merrick Garland, Denier Of Prisoner Rights (tags)

Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court is more of the same, indicating an executioner justice who would continue policies of endless war.

Stratification sociale genrée (tags)

Rose pour les filles, bleu pour les garçons...

San Antonio workforce bludgeneod by Levis's Cuts Over Years Women Respond (tags)

Texas has always been in a good position to deliver consumer goods to US markets. Levis jeans made for over 150 years and started by an immigrant who took tent material and redid it is worn by 10's of millions domestically and abroad in 2nd world locations.

Some Of Worst Decisions Of The Current Supreme Cour (tags)

It is time to end the pentocracy in which 5 male pawns can erase the will of 360 million Americans.

November 2015 Honduras coup update (tags) The November update is up, this month, Honduran courts are in the process of producing more political prisoners, lots of activists and communities in resistance have been subject to attacks attempts and threats, protests smashed by state forces including women protesting violence against women, in doing so, were smashed by men police and then women police...

Philippines: Alarming incidents of political violence related to 2016 polls (tags)

Akbayan Party-List condemns in the strongest terms possible the recent spate of political violence In what seems to be a prelude to the coming May 2016 elections, involving elected officials and others running for public office.


Beware of Leif Solem aka Mulch aka Ellie Seldom. He hurts women

Southern US News and Strategy October 2015 (tags)

% Over 5 taxpayer funded state mental hospitals have been closed in AL and GA. The state mental hospital in Georgia is currently under federal control due to a number of suicides in recent years.

A Letter (sent) to L.A. Slut Walk (tags)

This is a letter to a Chicago based group who have turned women's rights into a profit margin.

Protesters Enact Symbolic "Die In" to Unwelcome Narendra Modi to Silicon Valley (tags)

Over 2000 vibrant protesters from many different Indian American communities joined together outside the SAP Center in San Jose to counter Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of "Digital India" and Hindutva. They raised many issues with Modi's leadership, ranging from forced conversions to Hinduism, Internet surveillance, arrest of political bloggers, harassment of human rights activists, blind eye to rapes, dispossession of small farmers, rewriting of Indian history, and the 2002 Gujarat massacre.

Human Rights in Venezuela v. America (tags)

human rights

Putting Charleston Killings in Context (tags)


Israel Whitewashes Mass Murder (tags)


Sexual Exploitation by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti (tags)


Rapes, Sexual harrassment Reported from International Solidarity Activists (tags)

The hidden side of Palestinian activism

Philippine Women's Group Gabriela blast President Aquino (tags)

A WOMEN’S group on Thursday criticized President Benigno Aquino III for comparing her mother, the late President Corazon Aquino, to Gabriela Silang, the first Filipino woman revolutionary leader.

Cosmetic surgeries on the rise in Gaza (tags)

Desperate Gaza Housewives are resorting to cosmetic surgery to keep their husbands

Pot-pourri des carcans culturels (tags)

Tout effet papillon est reliant...

PHILIPPINES: Statement on International Women’s Day (tags)

The Philippines Should Stop Being US’s Pawn and Warfront

Hikikomori capitaliste (tags)

L'autisme social du capital...

Patrice Faubert (tags)

L'autisme social du capital...

Los Angeles Stands Up for Women's Rights (tags)

In Los Angeles, thousands marched on March 8 against domestic violence

Israeli Women Wage Peace (tags)


A Call to Action: End the Siege on Black Lives (tags)

Black History Month Community Meeting

Sketchy Crusader Against Poor Brandishes Dildo at Council (tags)

John Webby of Webby Candies waved a sex toy around despite objection from Mayor Helene Schneider of Santa Barbara, ranting about the homeless. Investigation implicates his business in questionable practices possibly implicated in child slave labor.

Reviving an Explosive Topic: Reducing Work Hours (tags)

In truth, the introduction of the eight-hour day, the free Saturday and the fifth vacation week (in Austria) did not cause economic crises. Reduced working hours means more distribution justice for the general public and more quality of life for workers.

The Correlation Of Sexual Function To Diet (tags)

Optimum sexual functioning occurs with vegan or fruitarian diet


Prof Lim's review of E. San Juan's radical interpretation of Rizal in SISA'S VENGEANCE ( focuses on Rizal's view of women as actual/potential agencies in the national liberation struggle of the Philippines from Spanish colonialism and U.S. imperialism. Dec. 30 marks the anniversary of Rizal's execution by the Spanish colonial govt., making him the national hero of the Filipino people.

A New Perspective, Let My People Go (tags)

Message for peace on earth

Sarswati Help Us (tags)

Misogyny rising

Philippine Women’s Coalitions Launch 18 Days of Activism against Violence (tags)

On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (VAW), which marks the start of the 18 Days of Activism Against VAW, women’s groups held a press conference and rally in front of the US Embassy. The coalitions announced today that they unite in focusing on the call for justice for Jennifer Laude during this 18-day campaign period which starts on November 25, and will sustain the campaign until justice is served.

Palestinians frocibly sterilize women with disabilities (tags)

Palestinians forcibly sterilize women they feel are unsuited to be mothers

America's Deplorable Afghanistan Legacy (tags)


Iowa Senate Race: Candidate Joni Ernst Voted To Block Women's Access To Contraceptives (tags)

The Tom Harkin endorsed candidate for senator from Iowa, Bruce Braley, is opposed by a woman who wants every fertilized human egg to have personhood status, a woman who bragged she has often castrated piglets.

Shoot the Messenger: Blame the Victim (tags)

Victims of rape are often blamed for the assaults because of the lingering sexism in our society.

Governors Perry And Kasich, Jim Bohannon And The Lethal Gardasil Of Merck (tags)

Merck has tried in 24 states to require that girls be injected with its lethal alleged cervical cancer vaccine or not be admitted to school. The 'vaccine' has caused 32 deaths, destroyed ovaries, created coma, anaphylactic shock, seizures and blood clots.

Obama's Phony War on Islamic State Militants (tags)


I demand right to inform Chch post-quake victims of human rights truth and ethical plan. (tags)

Christchurch, NZ, post-quake victims are facing severe discrimination, a human rights issue. However, they are deprived of hearing the human rights truth and ethical plan. Need to be informed in mainstream media to reach democratic majority.

Wasecans hope trip to Ghana makes a difference (tags)

Wasecans hope trip to Ghana makes a difference

Radical Women Study Group (tags)


June 19 this year marks the 53rd anniversary of the Philippines' national hero Jose Rizal's birthday. In Nov 1884, Rizal joined mass demonstrations in Madrid to protest the government's repressive policies. He wrote to his family:"Filipinos are dishonored, entrapped, debased, opposed and tyrannized," so he had to disguise himself three times. The following review centers on Rizal's ideas and Sisa, the character in Rizal's novel, who symbolizes the "wretched of the earth," discussed in E. San Juan's book, SISA'S VENGEANCE (available at & createspace).

Casting - Badass Female Activists (tags)

We're currently casting a new documentary series about women living outside the norm and breaking stereotypes. Currently we're looking for women in the LA area who are on the front lines of activism, going to extremes for their cause. Please email us asap for more details, and address inquiries to Rebecca.

Latina organizers call for a radical path for the immigrant rights movement (tags)

Yolanda Alaniz and Christina Lopez will explore the question "Which Way Forward for Immigrants?" at a panel discussion on Saturday, May 24.

No to US Militarism in the Philippines and Asia-Pacific! (tags)

“To achieve enduring peace in the region, Asia must be de-militarized; its maritime waters assigned mainly for commerce; and its disputed territories declared as regional commons and war-free zones.”

Celebrate the RH victory in the Philippines, continue the struggle (tags)

On the Supreme Court decision declaring the Reproductive Health Law constitutional

Rock, Rap & Speakout vs Poverty, Prisons & War (tags)

For the 15th year marking International Women’s Day in Southern California, on March 8th a warm and sunny Saturday, a mixed race and enthusiastic crowd of approximately 450 women, men, quite a lot of young people, and lots of children gathered for a free concert and speakout at the MacArthur Park Band Shell in Los Angeles.

'Profound' Arrogance at UN creates elitist human rights (tags)

Describes the 'Profound' Arrogance of bureaucratic elites at the UN in disregarding history, as it they 'know', to reinvent human rights to emphasize elites rather than individuals. Discussion with Islamic Assist Professor of Law on global ethical human rights.

Philippines: Bill filed to close gender gap in politics and governance (tags)

Males continue to dramatically outnumber females in Philippine politics and governance, paving the way to a male-dominated political landscape and a persistent gender gap in the country’s public service system.

The Pussies did not Riot, they wanted publicity instead (tags)

Philippines: 'Forward, Bayanihang Sosyalismo!' Popularising a socialism 'with local colour (tags)

The following is the English-language translation of a document on bayanihan socialism that was presented at the convention of the Philippines socialist party Partido Lakas ng Masa (Party of the Labouring Masses, PLM) in December, 2013.

Pussy Riot Propaganda Is For Naïve Americans (tags)

Pussy Riot, a Russian female punk band of recent notoriety, very much seems to have one tunnel vision goal—at least as reported to Western audiences by Western media—and that is to discredit and defame Russian President Vladimir Putin. The band name ‘riot’ is not hard to understand, as their supposed “art form” resembles a riot, as punk music often enough does; but it is more anti-music in its ear-splitting aggression. Behind scenes of this shallow morality play …lays larger political stories, pseudo-stories, propaganda, foreign inspired revolutions with plenty of American tax money being circulated to bribe public relations schemes and more lately accusations that even NGOs that supposedly care about human rights and the environment have been infiltrated to the point that their real mission is to engage in propaganda operations.

America's Criminal Legacy in Afghanistan (tags)


The unconditional basic income as a postpatriarchal project (tags)

"The unconditional basic income does not provide a readymade solution to the imbalance of genders that has grown over the centuries. Rather it is a postpatriarchal project in a strict sense as it does not present a magic bullet but counts on the freedom and ability of women and men..."

Washington Abuses Indian Diplomat (tags)

police state

Wikileaks Julian Assange hired By Prada to Help Free Japanese Whistle Blower ? (tags)

With America on the verge of electing our first female U.S. President,it would not serve Japan very well to continue allowing gross mistreatment of their female Japanese citizens,while Hillary Clinton occupies the Oval office in Washington D.C.

Double Injustice (tags)

police state

L'instinct maternel n'existe pas (tags)

Faire l'amour sans procréation...

The Times sinks to new depths: "Assad's snipers target unborn babies in wombs" (tags)

Despite a worldwide awakening on the scale of the longstanding propaganda against the Syrian government, the British media is still peddling monstrous lies to the public.Despite a worldwide awakening on the scale of the longstanding propaganda against the Syrian government, the British media is still peddling monstrous lies to the public.

Palestinians and Israelis: Unequal Treatment (tags)


IS-Backed Death Squads Massacre Hundreds of Syrian Kurds (tags)



Women political prisoners in the Philippines experience torture under the neocolonial regime receiving US tax dollars in aid. We need to protest this barbarity and call on Congress to cut off aid to the Aquino regime and its brutal military and police agencies.

Helen Thomas: Dead at 92 (tags)

Helen Thomas

USA/Philippines: Feminism’s March from Nation to Home (tags)

Johanna Brenner interviews Filipina feminist activist and writer Ninotchka Rosca about organizing in a transnational world.

PSA Warning: Sexual Assailants Likely to be Presient at Santa Ana Writing Event (tags)

Women for OC has waived all objections to sexual predators tabling Great American Write-in

Philippine Supreme Court asked to lift TRO on Reproductive Health law (tags)

Akbayan Partylist would like to express its extreme disappointment over the Supreme Court's decision to issue a status quo ante order against the Reproductive Health (RH) Law for a period of four months.

UN Human Rights Council: US Imperial Tool (tags)


International Women's Day in the Philippines (tags)

Women groups hail ‘triple wins,’ but warn of complacency

Israeli Violence on International Women's Day (tags)


Oprah at Harvard (tags)


CANNIBAL COP Closing Arguments Set for Today (tags)

With the way this case is being handled (more on that later), psychotic NYPD almost-sergeant Gilberto Valle may go free even though he faces life in prison. If this happens, will all inmates worldwide doing time for “conspiracy” automatically become political prisoners? This story seems very under-reported, at least on antenna TV. It has also been a remarkably “speedy trial,” taking place 3 months after the arrest, in federal court. Please comment below if this is the first time you’re hearing of this “terror-lovin’ terrorist.”

“Words of Choice” Brings Reproductive Rights to Center Stage at the First WiredArts Fest (tags)

Pro-choice Production Offers New Venue for Social Justice in an Engaging Activism Based Theater Experience

US and British press hail the 'liberal' policy that allows women to fight in the frontline (tags)

As even more countries fall victim to Anglo-American wars across Asia and Africa in the new year, The New York Times and The Times praise their respective governments’ plans to directly engage women soldiers in the ongoing genocides.

“Red Cross, Where is Haiti's Money?” (tags)

“. . . All of the generous people who donate to the Red Cross have no idea that very little of those resources get to the victims of the disaster. It's being used for administrative costs. The CEO of the Red Cross is earning $600,000 a year." -- Margaret Prescod, Women of Color in Global Women's Strike

Those Women That Serve Us (tags)

When engaged in combat situations it only makes sense to say that the armed forces is a dangerous place to be. It only follows; people go in knowing this danger exists, though it is unlikely any person can be fully prepared for the horrors of war. The realities of bombs going off around them and the cries of the men and women fighting alongside them can't be prepared for with anything like even the most purposefully random drill or intensely real movie or video game. There are bullets, grenades and other devices being targeted at you with malicious intent, and there are no outcomes the enemy of the United States of America desires at that moment, but to see you dead.

Women’s rights: Turning point in India, triumph in Manila (tags)

Women’s rights have been in the forefront of international concern over the last few weeks.

RH victory in Philippine Congress, a historic leap forward for women (tags)

Akbayan Party-list joins the Filipino people in celebrating our historic victory in the passage of the Reproductive Health bill in the second reading of the House of Representatives. Through Representatives Walden Bello and Kaka Bag-ao, Akbayan reiterated the voice of the people when it voted for life, choice, and reproductive health rights. We join the people in enjoying the fruit of more than a decade of struggle—a long and arduous journey towards the enactment of a law that will uphold and safeguard their right to a better future. Finally, after years of perseverance, the people have emerged triumphant.

America and Israel Wage War on Humanity (tags)


Message of Solidarity to Gabriela Women's Party on its 11th Congress (tags)

We, the International League of Peoples´ Struggle (ILPS), express our warmest greetings of solidarity to GABRIELA as you hold your 11th National Congress and celebrate your 28th year of activism and service to the Filipino women and the Filipino people in the struggle for national freedom and democracy.

The death of Shaima Alawadi (tags)

The death of a Muslim woman is exposed as domestic violence, and the world is silent

Hooked Into You (tags)

Reinvigorated, jump started, reenergized, pumped up and ready to go, just the right amount of boost, we hear them all when it comes to the last stretch of elections. “Getting all tingly and excited for the next four years that I know I will be spending with you.” “The American people will be making the right decision by voting for me.” “Out with the old and in with the new.” “Now's not the time to give in.” Either way both of them seem to agree, “You'll be making the right decision by voting for me this coming election.”

OFK, a Bold New Proposal to Save Lives (tags)

When all else fails a new proposal appears. Fellow men beware The radical OFK proposal is getting a lot of praise from women.

Barnes and Noble, Aliso Viejo, Incurs more ADA Violations (tags)

Barnes and Noble in Aliso Viejo didn't learn from its last ADA violations. It continues to discriminate against disabled customers.

How Ryan’s votes in Congress reveal likely Romney-Ryan policy direction (tags)

The Republican Party Platform committee calls for a constitutional ban on abortion in the 2012 GOP Platform. The constitutional ban would make no exception for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, according to the

How to stop sex scandal, women activists suggest ways (tags)

Manila, Philippines: Gabriela Women's Party Representatives Luzviminda Ilagan and Emmi De Jesus are now sisters, having Scandal as their new surnames.


he Former beauty queen-turned-activist Maita Favis Gomez died on Thursday from a heart attack, a family source said. Gomez won the 1967 Miss Philippines beauty pageant and represented the country in the Miss World contest in the UK. She was also a model for local fashion designer Pitoy Moreno and was even compared to the British model Twiggy.. She was married to a top San Miguel Corporation executive. But even before the declaration of martial law, she was very active in women’s causes led by the group, MAKIBAKA who picketed beauty contests during he First Quarter Storm. (FQS)

The trojan horse of Ron Paul-style libertarianism (tags)

Sweeping away government means that the “market” will determine all outcomes. The “market” would mean concentrated corporate power would decide all outcomes, especially economic outcomes. That is what libertarians, Ron Paul included, would deliver if they actually were handed power.

Do Something Truly Revolutionary (tags)

The world we live in leaves most of us wracked with stress and confusion. It is hard enough getting through the week and making it to the next paycheck with the hopes it will cover all the bills including transportation needs and getting food on the table. Upon closer examination it does seem at times at least some of that stress is avoidable. We can't totally avoid it in our lives, but there's no need to add to it for ourselves, and likewise for others – especially those closest to us.

CPP joins Filipino women in marking International Women's Day with protests (tags)

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today expressed support and solidarity with the Filipino women in marking the 98th anniversary of International Women’s Day with mass protests against oil price increases and intensifying American military intervention.

Human Trafficking: The Crime That Dares Not Speak Its Name (tags)

On March 14 the members of Canvass for a Cause, a San Diego-based organization formed to raise money and awareness for marriage equality, heard a chilling presentation by San Diego County Youth Services social worker Michelle Atkins on human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children and young women. She critiqued the myth that so-called "sex work" is ever a legitimate self-actualizing career path and described her own work helping young women who've been kidnapped or lured into selling their bodies for someone else's profit.

Rape and Murder in Afghanistan (tags)


Resisting Israeli Oppression Courageously (tags)


Filipino Women March against US Military Expansion in the Philippines and the Pacific (tags)

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2012, we, Filipino women declare in strongest terms possible, our opposition not only to increased presence but to U.S. military presence per se on Philippine soil.

Cynthia Nixon: Bi Heroine Tells It Like It Is (tags)

Actress Cynthia Nixon caused a brief furor last January and ruffled the feathers of the Queer Thought Police by daring to say publicly that as a Bisexual she believes she did have a choice in her sexual orientation, and she doesn't see why people should assume she's a Lesbian just because her current relationship partner is a woman.

Lindsay/Osorio Campaign Announces 10-point Program (tags)

The Party for Socialism and Liberation is running Peta Lindsay for President and Yari Osorio for Vice-President in 2012. The campaign recently announced a 10-point program

Domestic Violence Is NOT a Gender Issue! (tags)

In 1971 Erin Pizzey open the world's first shelter for battered women. Soon after opening the women's shelter, Erin Pizzey noticed that some men in the community were also suffering from abuse from women. This led to her attempts to open shelters for abused men, though for recognizing this need for logical balance Erin Pizzey was soon under attack from extremist feminist groups who felt that it was impossible for women to abuse men.

Narcissist Females Use False Allegations for Power (tags)

Females with narcissistic personality disorder often make false allegations of rape against men that do not submit to their control. False allegations of rape are counterproductive and injurious to women who experienced rape in reality. Not to mention the effect on innocent men who could face real rape in prison.

When Love Hurts: The Emotionally Abused Man (tags)

Many liberal men may at some point fall in love with emotionally abusive women and write off their behavior to them being "strong and assertive" women. However, there is a difference between an assertive woman and an abusive woman and those who are emotionally involved may not be able to recognize the difference.

Tony Rackauckas and the Corrupt Bargain: Money, Sex, Corruption and Violence (tags)

Orange County has become the seat of corruption as deals between criminals and officials allow violent offenders to continue their reign of terror in a county where justice is lacking.

Attacks and Infiltration against the Occupation Movements (tags)

Occupiers are doing a great service to American but they need to look at within their midst for police provocateurs and criminals taking advantage

Israeli/Palestinian Prisoner Swap (tags)


Report Back: LA Forum on and Fundraiser for Haiti (tags)

Over 200 people, overwhelmingly Black people, came out for the Public Forum on and Fundraiser for Haiti. Actor and activist Danny Glover, Pierre Labossiere, co-founder of Haiti Action Committee, and Robert Roth, board member of Haiti Emergency Relief Fund were featured speakers at the event which both helped get the word out about what's happening on the ground in Haiti and raised funds to support the Haitian grassroots. Margaret Prescod, host of KPFK's Sojourner Truth and Women of Color in the Global Women's Strike, chaired.

Planned Peacekeeper Occupation of Libya (tags)


Philippines Anti-Bases Movement: Time to Assert National Sovereignty Once Again (tags)

With pride as a people, we commemorate a historic national event this coming September 16, the rejection of the US military bases twenty years ago


Children of domestic violence are second class citizens when they try to get college funding. Score 100 for batterers and 0 for their victims.

Parker Jaques: Bisexual, Binary and Proud! (tags)

Parker Jaques isn't the usual sort of interviewee who gets featured in a Queer publication. That's why I wanted to interview him for the cover story in the September 2011 Zenger's Newsmagazine. He doesn't have a traumatic, breast-beating coming-out story to tell. He wasn't Queer-bashed in school because his mother encouraged him to fight back if anyone tried it. He's proud of his identity not only as a Bisexual but as a gender-identified male, and he has such withering contempt for people (like the August 2011 Zenger's cover person, Red) who call themselves "non-binary" -- neither male nor female -- that once we started discussing that subject it was hard to get him to talk about anything else. That's why I call him "Bisexual, Binary and Proud!"

Bad Teacher Movie Review: Alternative Media (tags)

Bad Teacher is ?gratifying? as eye-candy and verbal shock. It is an enjoyable movie precisely because it is not lame?at least not as lame as many of its movie reviews. And in the final analysis there is little subtly to this dark comedy?how might we say?as Andrew Breitbart?s description of a certain Anthony Wiener cellphone photo he so nobly withheld as: ??beyond the beyond?? There is nothing wrong with comparing the ?psychology? of this new release to a maybe-to-be-released movie about Anthony Weiner?s downfall and destruction within America?s misandrynous climate. Brain cells are not what Bad Teacher is about?has the American movie industry produced a movie that has enhanced anyone?s brain cells?

US-Style Free Trade's Dark Side (tags)


US Women Charged with Murder Following Miscarriage (tags)

In a growing number of US states, pregnant women who miscarry their babies are being criminalized, some charged with murder. Ultimately, the move by state prosecutors is more widely aimed at stripping women of the legal right to abortion sanctioned by the US Supreme Court in its 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade (1973) 410 US 113 [Majority opinion by Nixon appointee Justice Blackmun; Dissenting opinion by Justice White, a Kennedy appointee, proving mass demonstrations are decisive].

Leather History Meeting Relives the Wounds of AIDS (tags)

Though it was billed as a panel on the history of San Diego's Leather community, the San Diego League of Gentlemen meeting July 1 turned into something else: an emotionally intense discussion and reminiscence of the effect AIDS had on the Queer community in general and the Leather community in particular. Themselves touched by the crisis directly ? all the panelists either had AIDS, took care of people who did or were active in the community's response ? they talked about the pain of losing so many friends but also how the community grew and its surviving members became more emotionally committed to each other.

Independence Day Hypocrisy (tags)


Queer Democrats Warned About Threats to Reproductive Choice (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club heard two presentations at its June 23 meeting: a report on the likely strike by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) against southern California?s three largest grocery chains ? Ralph?s, Albertson?s and Vons ? and a warning about the potentially devastating effects of Republican and radical-Right policies against women?s rights to reproductive choice. Though the struggles of women to maintain safe and legal access to contraception and abortion may seem to have little in common with those of workers for decent pay, access to health care and other benefits, speakers on both issues noted how the radical Right has effectively linked them in the service of a paternalistic agenda that regards workers as mere cogs in a capitalist economy, and women as mere vessels for giving birth to the next generation.

Over 500 Turn Out for San Diego Slut Walk (tags)

For those who thought the battle over whether women who dress in sexually provocative clothing are thereby giving men the ?right? to rape them was won in the 1970?s, it was a shock last January when a police representative in Toronto, Canada told a class he was lecturing to that ?women should avoid dressing like sluts in order to not be victimized.? His boorish, sexist remarks had one positive result: they rekindled the feminist movement via a series of ?Slut Walks,? mass demonstrations in which women deliberately dress in so-called ?slut wear? both to communicate a sex-positive message and to make the point that women should be free to dress any way they like and go about wherever they like without inviting men to rape them. The message of the ?Slut Walks?: don?t teach women how to avoid rape: TEACH MEN NOT TO RAPE!

International Day of Action in Solidarity with San Juan Copala (tags)

International Day of Action in Solidarity with the Autonomous Municipality of San Juan Copala, Oaxaca, Mexico

Bisexual Forum Targets Invisibility and Bigotry (tags)

Bisexuals, the "B" in "LGBT," are actually the largest of the four groups represented by that unlovely acronym, but they're also among the most misunderstood people in the Queer community. They face bitter and often ferocious prejudice and bigotry not only from homophobic straight people but from Gays and Lesbians whose anti-Bi beliefs lead them to be threatened by the existence of Bi people. The Bisexual Forum of San Diego held a workshop at the San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center May 12 to dispel some of the misunderstandings other Queers have towards Bisexuals and tell their stories, which often involve a dual coming-out process: first as Lesbian or Gay, then as Bi when they realize they can no longer deny either their same-sex or opposite-sex attractions.

America's Appalling Human Rights Record (tags)

human rights

"Dead Woman Walking" Series Makes a Powerful Statement (tags)

Women in California have found that the courts and government make it easy for batterers to end their victims? lives. Victims are demanding change

Muslim Iranian Divorce in USA (tags)

Muslim men with Iranian passports may choose to go back to Iran and obtain a fast track divorce in that country by stating three times, “I divorce my wife” in the presence of two male witnesses, show proof of the “mahr” payment, record the divorce in Iran, authenticate the documents, return back to the U.S. and seek recognition and enforcement of the Iranian divorce in a state court.

.S.: Decline Monies from Japan's "Sympathy Budget" and End Military Dependence Now (tags)

The International Women's Network Against Militarism (IWNAM) demands that the U.S. and Japanese governments stop spending U.S. and Japanese taxpayer monies for the upkeep of U.S. military facilities in Japan and other territories. During these times of natural disasters, funds should directly help the needs of victims of the earthquake, tsunami, and radiation poisoning from damaged nuclear power plants in Japan, and also create alternatives for employment world wide that do not rely on militarism, or further interpersonal and ecological violence. (updated version).


Marking the100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, the 2nd Annual Mothers March For Everyone’s Survival End Budget Cuts, Poverty, Discrimination, War & Other Violence, took place on Saturday, March 12, in Los Angeles.

Barbaro/Hanna Humiliate Domestic Violence Victims at Orange County Democratic Meeting (tags)

Crime Victims Humiliated at Democratic Party of Orange County

BTL:Study: Wisconsin's GOP Anti-Union Legislation will Disproportionately Harm State's Wom (tags)

Interview with Glenda Jones, assistant professor and director of Women and Gender Studies Program, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

ILPS joins the celebration of the Centennial of the First International Toiling Womens Day (tags)

We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, express our most militant greetings to women all over the world and join you in the celebration of the centennial of the International Women’s Day. The history and current trend of militant women’s struggle must be highlighted in the midst of the global depression and chaos that pervade the various regions of the world today.

World March of Women in the Philippines (tags)

Today, women in the Philippines and all over the world gather in different places and spaces to show our collective strength and make our collective voice heard as we speak out our sufferings, challenges, triumphs and aspirations. Our voices are joined together as we resist the abuses and marginalization wrought upon us by economic policies that discriminate against giving women productive employment, just wages and benefits at the workplace, and opportunities for livelihood and income; by societies that allow, or even promote, violence to be committed against women with impunity; by governments and public institutions that turn a blind eye to the human rights of women.

Out-of-Control Human Rights Abuses in Iraq (tags)


SPLA Calls Defunding of Planned Parenthood a Crime Against Women (tags)

The Socialist Party Los Angeles calls the proposed Acts to defund Planned Parenthood another attempt by the patriarchal U.S. government to strip women of their basic human rights.

Progressive Partylists in the Philippines support Reproductive Health Bill (tags)

Around a hundred members of the PM, Akbayan and PLM joined officials of government agencies and non-government organizations (NGOs) in a press conference that called on President Benigno C. Aquino III to include the RH bill among government’s priority measures.

The Men and Women of Law Enforcement Protect and Serve The Ruling Elite Not You (tags)

The Men and Women of Law Enforcement Protect and Serve The Ruling Elite and NOT THE PEOPLE. These Trojan Horses are only there to Restore THE ORDER OF THE RULING ELITE and NOT THE PEOPLE. Americans should therefore work to revoke any increased Powers Granted to these Pro Corporate Thugs.

Sexual Prey in the Saudi Jungle (tags)

He was an officer in the Saudi Royal Navy assigned to the strategic Saudi base of Jubail in the Persian Gulf. She was a single mom from Mindanao, in the Philippines, who saw, like so many others, employment in Saudi Arabia as a route out of poverty. When he picked her up at the Dammam International Airport in June, little did she know she was entering, not a brighter chapter of her life but a chamber of horrors from which she would be liberated only after six long months.

“How Do You Know” is a real cat shit slow ball of a movie. (tags)

James L. Brooks’ new movie “How Do You Know” is a real cat shit of a slow ball (that is as Owen Wilson, or Matty Reynolds, the never-too-conscientious autistic, actually relates a hope-you-feel-better story to Reese Witherspoon, as Lisa, about a disgruntled x-baseball player who sent cat shit by mail to the manager that fired him). Once upon a time there lived an insulated, highly paid, professional straw blonde pitcher who lived like a prince in a castle—that is an expensive high rise, posh, penthouse. By the way, this movie really is a more or less a juvenile fairytale—although at times it’s surprisingly funny.

Community Dialogues in four US Cities: Mothers & Other Caregivers Speak Out (tags)

Mothers & other caregivers speak out against child welfare injustices, budget cuts, criminalization and war. Together they planned joint actions to demand that child “protection”, welfare and other government policies end the trashing of mothers and recognize the value of their caregiving work.

The Nation joins the campaign against Julian Assange (tags)

“Feminist opinion—as the Assange case and the Polanski affair before it have demonstrated—has become one of the means of legitimizing the suppression of nonconformists and political dissidents, and of changing the subject from the great social issues, above all, class oppression and social inequality, to stale and self-pitying concerns. Those supervising the attack against Assange are no doubt congratulating themselves on its clever design. Mounting it in the guise of a campaign against the sexual molestation of women… how else could such a filthy operation, with its threat of a sweeping assault on democratic rights, be mounted and even legitimized today? The powers that be know the Pollitts of this world, and the Nation. The magazine’s editor, Katrina vanden Heuvel, is, after all, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a leading ruling class think tank whose membership has included numerous CIA directors, along with dozens of US generals and admirals.”

Lynne Stewart Transferred to Texas (tags)

her far from home transfer

BTL:Report Finds National Women's Health Status Unsatisfactory (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.

Feminist Year in Review (tags)

Learn how Radical Women trains and chooses its leadership and decides its political priorities and explore how you can get involved.

Five Tips For Taming PMS (tags)

Five Tips For Taming PMS

G20: A Threat to Peoples’ Economic and Political Rights! (tags)

The G20 and its global economic agenda are an affront and a threat to people’s rights and welfare. The detention and deportation of Filipino activists from Seoul and the harassment and intimidation of a number of other activists at the hands of Korean immigration authorities are manifestations of the undemocratic and anti-people nature of the G20 and further exposed the illegitimacy of this group of self-proclaimed caretakers of the global economy.

UN Peacekeepers Complicit in Sex Trade (tags)

peacekeepers are predatory


Gamu Nhengu, an 18-year-old promising singer from Zimbabwe who took part in this year’s edition of “X Factor” is in danger of being deported back to her home country. If she were to be deported back to Zimbabwe with her mother she would find herself in a society where women are discriminated against and humiliated – even more so, seeing that Gamu is young, pretty and by now famous.



Prostitution Ads on Craigslist and Moral Majority Matters (tags)

Why does society call it “adult” if adults don’t have the right to freedom and liberty in the first place? Why does any government think it has a right to “dictate” morality to the American people and treat them like they are eternal adolescents? This zealous effort on the part of government employees and law enforcement is a thinly disguised attempt to dictate more oppressive “Judeo-Christian” morality in our country that is supposed to have a separation of church and state Unfortunately plenty of people still live with the “scourge” mentality that sexual pleasure and the reality of lust is somehow sinful and evil.

Free College Grants and Tuition Opportunities (tags)

The federal government is putting more money into the hands of college students than ever before and much of the impetus behind it is the No Child Left Behind Act. The measures help to assure that more primary and secondary schools are held accountable for making sure kids get the attention and education they deserve without prejudices. Which means a much higher percentage of high school students are earning diplomas. More students stand a chance of attending college when the right financial and social resources are available to them along with educators with the know-how and experience to guide them to the right academic and career choices.

Gender-Based Violence in Haiti (tags)

One of many problems plaguing Haitians

Prison Abolition In Practice --Part two of an interview with Criminal Injustice Kos (tags)

Let’s get rid of prison rape. Let’s reinstitute rehabilitation. Let’s repeal certain draconian sentencing laws. All good and essential ideas. But very little – in some cases, nothing - will fundamentally change unless those ideas, and more, are advanced within a strategic framework of abolition.

Afghanistan troop deployment inclining Tonga to militarisation says NGO (tags)

A Tonga NGO says the decision to send troops to Afghanistan could drive the kingdom down the same path as Fiji.

An Appeal to Bolivia: Withdraw from the U.N. Occupying Force in Haiti (tags)

Members of Women of Color in the Global Women's Strike, GWS/LA and the weekly vigil for Haiti visited the Bolivian Consulate in L.A. Their concern: Bolivia's ongoing participation in the U.N. force that's been occupying Haiti since the 2004 coup which removed the democratically-elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The recent earthquake has been used as an excuse to further militarize most aspects of Haitian society, say sources on the ground there.


The EPCC NEWS learned that the lawyers of Filipino women who claimed to have been made sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II have accused the Supreme Court of plagiarism in dismissing demands for compensation and apology from Japan. Harry Roque and Romel Bagares said the decision in Vinuya vs Executive Secretary lifted without attribution articles from the Yale Law Journal and the Western Reserve Journal of International Law and a portion of a book by the Cambridge University Press.

Misery and Despair Plague Haitians (tags)

endless Haitian misery

Palestinian Women Under Occupation (tags)

Suffering and heroism for over six decades

AF3IRM Calls for Justice for Killed/Wounded Freedom Flotilla Activists, People of Gaza (tags)

AF3IRM, formerly known as GABNet, condemns the Israeli military attack on the Freedom Flotilla on May 30, 2010.

Animal farm within the national democratic revolution in the Philippines (tags)

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) says that all comrades are equal, and cadres fulfill division of tasks within the organization. All are subject to Party policies under the principle of the individual is subordinate to the organization, the lower organ is subordinate to the higher organ, and the whole Party is under the Central Committee.

Imprisoning Palestinian Women (tags)

Israel treats men, women and children the same way

“Rethink Afghanistan” Screens in San Diego (tags)

The Peace and Democracy Action Group of the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hillcrest recently screened Robert Greenwald’s hard-hitting 2009 documentary “Rethink Afghanistan,” which meticulously lists all the reasons given for the U.S.’s continuing and escalating military involvement in Afghanistan — from the alleged need to deny al-Qaeda “sanctuary” in the country to the supposed “liberation” of Afghan women — and demolishes them all. The March 18 screening was followed by a talk-back session with three members of the San Diego chapter of Veterans for Peace, who talked about their own experiences in Korea and Viet Nam and the similarities between how those wars were justified and sold to the American people and the current campaign to legitimize our Afghan campaign.

International Women's Day in the Philippines (tags)

In the Philippines poor children die at three times the rate of the children of the rich, according to latest UN data.

Break the Chains! Unleash the Fury of Women as a Mighty Force for Revolution! (tags)

On International Women's Day we are taking to the streets to call for something sorely needed and unseen in generations: an uncompromising outpouring of fury and resistance from women and men who want to see women, the world over, lifted from centuries of being condemned to being treated as the possessions of men.

Frances Moore Lappé, Matthew Fox Speak in San Diego (tags)

Frances Moore Lappé and Matthew Fox, two powerful long-time activists who started in the 1970’s and both live in Oakland, came to San Diego to address the opening session of the Justice for Women and Children conference January 18 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in San Diego. Lappé wrote the book “Diet for a Small Planet” and founded Food First to work on projects helping people in Third World countries to feed themselves in ways that respected their environment and heritage of biodiversity. Fox was a Roman Catholic priest who was thrown out by the current Pope for championing the spiritual power of women; he's now a priest in the Episcopal Church and works on education projects with so-called “at-risk” youth to channel their creativity in non-mainstream ways.

Gemstone Jewelry - Bring Luck To You (tags)

Women, fashion and jewellery can not be separated. Although there are jewelry for men too but it seems that women are the most rightful candidates for wearing them. Women jewellery come in all types of materials- gold, silver, other metals, beads, wood and even clay and stones, coins etc.

NLG: Massacre part of the ‘killing pattern’ (tags)

-THE MASSACRE in Maguindanao on Nov. 23 that has left more than 50 dead, many of them women, follows the pattern of extrajudicial killings that has been plaguing the Philippines. Death squads have been murdering progressive activists with impunity. The death count has reached more than 1,000 since Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s presidency began. Twenty-two lawyers and 15 judges had been killed before this massacre, and among the dead in Maguindanao are two women lawyers from the National Union of People’s Lawyers—Concepcion “Connie” Brizuela and Cynthia Oquendo.

Fight Violence against Women and Defenseless Civilians Dismantle Warlord Dynasties (tags)

-KAISA KA is enraged by the gruesome massacre in the boundary of Ampatuan and Shariff Aguak in Magindanao the other day that included more than 20 women among its victims. This is the first ever slaughter after Bud Bagsak and Bud Dajo massacres that killed this big number of women in just one day. The killing of defenseless civilians in their numbers, some of them did not even belong to the party that filed an opposition certificate of candidacy, their speed in burying the dead using government backhoe with the name of the governor printed on it and the inability of the military to prevent this from happening show the barbarity of the perpetrators and immense power they have at their disposal.

Filipino Workers Condemn Maguindanao Massacre (tags)

APL dares gov’t to severely punish brains, perpetrators of Maguindanao massacre

Philippines: Abduction and killings of journalists and politicians must be investigated (tags)

A group of about 45 people (latest news figure is now 57) were ambushed and abducted by about 100 armed men, according to reports. The military recovered the bodies of 13 women and eight men—some of them mutilated.


AF3IRM/GabNet condemns the murder of some 50 persons in Maguindanao, Philippines, including some 14 women, who appear to have been raped as well, and scores of media people. It is ironic that at the start of 16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women, the Philippines should once again make news around the world for an act so vile it boggles the mind.

AF3IRM/GABNet/Mariposa Alliance Statement: 16 DAYS OF RAGE; 365 OF ACTIVISM (tags)

Nov 25-Dec 10: AF3IRM/GABNet to participate in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence to affirm that women's' rights are human rights!

How to match jewelry with business suit? (tags)

Wear dress of women, usually clothing and work clothes to work strictly separate. If it is social occasion and an occasion not to wear away from the office suite, so you can try to show their feminine charm, on the other hand also more pronounced the solemn nature of the office clothes and seriousness.

Fascist Obama Jails Framed Ill People's Lawyer Lynne Stewart (tags)

Almost every day we hear about another reactionary act by the latest fascist in the White House, Democratic millionaire, warmonger, death penalty promoter Obama. The latest is the fact that he refuses to drop the charges and dismiss the frame-up of 70-year-old seriously ill people's lawyer Lynne Stewart and her co-defendants but instead allows the 2d Circuit to immediately jail her. The protests must be loud and clear as this is fascism.

The AIPAC is a danger to democracy (tags)

And it has spread to Europe

The Israelis cannot continue to slaughter women and children (tags)

Without the consent, silent or otherwise, of most of these 50 prominent American Jews listed below.

BTL:Pro Choice Groups Declare War on Anti-Abortion Amendment in Healthcare Bill (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine


GABNet condemns the Stupak-Pitts Amendment to House Resolution 3277, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives this past Saturday, November 7th.

4th Week Of Clinic Defense Continues Against 40 Days Group (tags)

The Vigil Continues at Downtown L.A. Adjacent Family Planning Clinic

BTL:Health Care Reform Bills Could Reverse Insurance Discrimination Against Women (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

BTL:Israeli Military Refusers Bring Their Message to America (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

“Future Without War” Author Discusses Women Nobel Laureates (tags)

Of the 789 people who have won the Nobel Prize, just 35 of them have been women. But among them are individuals with truly remarkable stories, Dr. Judith Hand told the Humanist Fellowship of San Diego at a program September 20 at the San Diego Public Library. They range from pioneering scientists Marie Curie and Barbara McClintock to writers Pearl S. Buck, Nadine Gordimer, Toni Morrison and Doris Lessing and peace activists Betty Williams, Mairead Corrigan, Aung San Suu Kyi, Rigoberta Menchú, Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi and Wangari Matthai. Dr. Hand shared some of these women's stories in the context of her own belief that more involvement of women in the public affairs of the world can lead to a future without war.

Queer Democrats Celebrate Women’s Equality Day (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club celebrated Women’s Equality Day August 27 with a program featuring the club’s women’s caucus chair Kate Lyon, California NOW president Patty Bellasalma, Congressional candidate Francine Busby and Assemblymember Lori Saldaña discussing the history of feminist activism in the U.S. and the continuing difficulty of electing women to public office. The club members also considered an initiative to impose term limits on the members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, but decided to delay taking a position on that for a month.

Former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) Writes From an Israeli Jail (tags)

Last week, former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) was taken to an Israeli jail after trying to bring humanitarian supplies to Palestinian kids. Although she has been released, this letter she wrote from the jail is so informative that it should be republished here.

Mass Protests Rock Iran: No to All Wings of the Mullah Regime! (tags)

For more than a week, Iran has been convulsed by mass demonstrations denouncing election fraud. Hundreds of thousands have repeatedly taken to the streets to denounce the government, which is now threatening, and beginning to carry out, a bloody crackdown. This time around, imperialist intervention is veiled: the White House feigns neutrality, the Western media go all out for the opposition, while in the background various agencies provide vital technical aid. In reality, all candidates in the presidential vote swear allegiance to the Islamic Republic, and the supposed moderate reformers are no less butchers and enemies of poor and working people than the conservative "populist" government. The situation cries out for revolutionary leadership independent of all factions of the theocracy, to wage a struggle for workers revolution against imperialism and clerical reaction.

America's "Bases of Empire" (tags)

imperial America's global face

The Gospel According to Acharya S (tags)


Two poles apart. As thousands of well heeled, best dressed Filipinos gathered in a plush hotel for a gala Independence Day night on June 13 for the Philippine consulate, scores of angry Filipino American and their allies voiced out their protests against fake independence in the Philippines. “ Fight for real independence and sovereignty!” —this was the call of the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP), GABNET-LA and ANSWER-LA as they held their community forum last June 11 at ANSWER office at 137 Virgil St. Los Angeles, CA. 90004.

Over 250 San Diegans Memorialize Dr. George Tiller (tags)

Over 250 San Diegans turned out to the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hillcrest Thursday, June 4 to memorialize Dr. George Tiller, family-planning doctor and abortion provider, who was murdered in his church on May 31. The event was a combination church service, pro-choice rally and candlelight vigil, in which attendees and speakers renewed their commitment to be active in protecting a woman's right to reproductive choice against the terrorist tactics many so-called "pro-life" abortion foes use to eliminate American women's access to safe, legal abortions.

Dr. Tiller's Murder: Fascist Terrorism and Its Pampered Apologists (tags)

The rampant terrorism and violence against women and health care professionals who dare to provide women's health services took its latest victim when Dr. George Tiller was brutally gunned down in his church on Sunday in Wichita, Kansas. The government and the corporate media coddle these anti-women terrorists. In the last 30 years, right-wing bigots have carried out 5,800 reported acts of violence against women's health care providers, including targeted assassination, bombings, arsons, death threats, kidnappings and assaults, according to NARAL. Hundreds of thousands, and perhaps millions, of women have been assaulted and harassed by the right wing as they tried to see a doctor.

Dr. George Tiller, Abortion Doctor Assassinated 5/31/09, 6/1/09 is Nat'l Day of Mourning (tags)

Dr. George Tiller, a 67 year old provider of late term abortions, was assassinated on Sunday, May 31, 2009, by a fascist thug whom police claim to have in custody. Where were they when he was killed in his church? Where were his bodyguards? Will all the flags nationwide be at half-mast as after all women are the majority, 51% of the population, and it is our lives he saved?


Last Friday, May 1, International Workers’ Day, women workers, youth and allies of the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (Alliance Philippines) joined the groundswell of immigrants and workers demanding for Obama to deliver on his promise of immigration reform in nationally-coordinated marches. The Alliance Philippines called for full legalization, amnesty, a stop to racist enforcement measures like deportations, detentions and border militarization, full protections for all workers, and an end to US imperialism, the root cause of the Filipino people’s forced migration. “We are here to echo the voices of the 14 million undocumented who are struggling and working hard despite the economic crisis,” said Mona Lunot, nanny, housekeeper and Chairperson of DAMAYAN Migrant Workers Association, in her speech at the concluding rally in New York City. DAMAYAN is a member organization of Alliance Philippines. “Undocumented workers are called ‘aliens.’ But we are the workers who take care of Americans’ homes and children, cook their food, build their houses, and plant the food they eat.

Romina Tejerina: A story of gender violence and patriarchal unjustness (tags)

Romina is a poor youth who was born in one of the most conservative and old-fashioned regions of Argentina: Jujuy. One day, while leaving a party she was raped by her neighbor, Eduardo Vargas. As a result of this raping she became pregnant. For six months she hid her pregnancy, all the while carrying out abortion steps through in-home methods. In spite of being raped, she was unable to ask for assistance as the society where she lives looks negatively upon pregnancy out of wedlock. To be raped is generally looked upon as the fault of the victim, because they either provoked the situation or did not do enough to resist it. During the time that her pregnancy lasted, the rapist felt as if he had gotten away with it and threatened her constantly in order that she wouldn’t say a word. Later, after various attempts at abortion, it ended – prematurely – in the bathroom of her house. She was overcome with post-traumatic stress upon sight of her recently born dead baby. Romina then found herself in a state of mental confusion upon learning what one of the official reports had said. The judge that wrote them never believed that it was actually a case of rape.

BTL:As Obama Escalates War, Afgahan Women Face Growing Opression (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine


GABNet of the Mariposa Alliance was present at all three major anti-war rallies called by the ANSWER Coalition.


As the invasion of Iraq enters its seventh year, the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (Alliance Philippines) continues to express militant greetings and solidarity to the people of Iraq, Philippines and everywhere who are fighting US imperialism and its forces of occupation. We stand with the people marching in the streets of Washington, DC today in the united cry “From Iraq to Afghanistan to Philippines and Palestine, OCCUPATION IS A CRIME!” The US thirst for war must end. The current administration is not ending the US wars of aggression, but is transferring the war to other countries like Afghanistan. We are reminded how Nixon said he wanted to end the unpopular war in Vietnam but escalated the war in Cambodia and Laos. By redeploying 30,000 or more troops to Afghanistan, threatening Iran, Pakistan and the Russian Federation, Obama is not proving to be much different from his predecessors


On November 1, 2005, Nicole, a 22-year-old Filipina, was observed being dumped out of a van in a semi-unclothed and semi-conscious state. The van contained three U.S. troops who were in the Philippines for the annual joint military exercises with the Philippine Armed Forces. Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith was subsequentlly charged with rape before the Philippine courts. He was found guilty and sentenced to 40 years. After spending 30 days in a Philippine jail, he was spirited out at midnight to the U.S. embassy where he is said to remain while his case goes through the Court of Appeals. This month, Nicole signed an affidavit saying she might have given the wrong signals to Cpl. Smith. She was given an immigration visa for the U.S. The Filipino people are demanding that the Visiting Forces Agreement signed by President Bush and President Estrada, who was overthrown in 2001, be abrogated for its onerous provisions against the sovereignty of the Philippines.

PHILIPPINES: Thousands of Women Marched to Demand Full Employment (tags)

Amidst a deepening economic crisis engendered by the global financial meltdown, thousands of women workers belonging to the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) poured out into the streets of key Manila, Cebu, Davao, General Santos and Cotabato, on the occasion of the International Women’s Day to demand full employment and equality between women and men.

President/Owner (tags)

Friendly House Honors David Meister at Annual Fashion for Life Awards

Modern Slavery in America (tags)

Slavery thrives in America. Only its form has changed.

Uphold the Militant Tradition of International Women's Day (tags)

In solidarity and with utmost joy, the International League of People's Struggle joins today the celebration of women in general and their revolutionary struggle for emancipation and liberation from imperialism, feudalism and patriarchalism. We remember and honor millions of women who trailblazed and paved the path for women's liberation movement.

“Women Hold Up Half The Sky – Only Communist Revolution Can Emancipate Women!” (tags)

On March 8, 2:00 p.m. at the Student Union Theatre at California State University, Los Angeles, the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA will make a presentation: “Women Hold Up Half The Sky – Only Communist Revolution Can Emancipate Women!”

Anarchist Fun Faire (with an E) in Riverside (tags)

Saturday, February 21 2008 RIVERSIDE California -- A small crowd gathered at multiple sites in Downtown Riverside for a series of workshops, talks, and entertainment, all part of the Anarchist Fun Faire.

Benefit Concert for International Women's Day 2009 (tags)

Benefit Concert for International Women's Day

he revolution delayed: 10 years of Hugo Chávez’s rule (tags)

* A translation of a March 2008 interview conducted by the French anarchist Charles Reeve with two members of the El Libertario group in Caracas, the nation’s capital, which offers some stark insights into the reality of the situation.

The Rape and Murder of Sali, the Christian Bale Injustice and the Power Of Music (tags)

A Punk band made an awesome song about the Murder of Sali and other women and activists. Just as music and an audio recording brought justice in the incident with Christian Bale, we look forward to using music, arts and activism to bring the glorious day when the Government (and the mainstream media) admit that their lack of investigation and attention to these increasing rapes and murders is found to be "inexcusable and out of order beyond belief."


Valkyrie can pass as a suspense thriller even if the people know in the first what is the result. It is always nice to know how men of principles act and improvise in their greatest moment of decision or indecision.

Peace Group Demands Shutdown of Israeli Embassy (tags)

‘SEVER TIES WITH WAR CRIMINALS’ SAYS GROUP 13 January 2008: Carrying a giant eviction order and a mock padlock, the broad anti-war group, Stop the War Coalition-Philippines, went to the Israeli embassy today to symbolically order its closure.

REMEMBERING MENDIOLA, Jan 22, 2009 at FACLA (tags)

On January 22nd, 1987 government forces opened fire at a demonstration for agrarian reform on Mendiola St in Manila. As a result, 13 peasants were massacred, while 150 were severely wounded. This January 22nd we will remember those who have fallen for peace and justice in the Philippines. Join us as we discuss the root causes that continue to exist and oppress people worldwide.

All Hamas has to do is survive and they have won. (tags)

Israel would have to Auschwitz the whole population of Gaza to win.

we want out mammies (tags)

the bold boys from hamas are after us.

On the Gaza Conflict (tags)

Israel’s claims of self-defense are clearly refuted by the disproportionate consequences of its aggression. With the death toll rising to 599, including 133 children, 33 women, and 6 medics, Israel can no longer hide the fact that its actions are tantamount to genocide, as Richard Falk, the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian Territories, has pointed out.

Nazi attack on Gaza (tags)

200 women and children dead and wounded.

Psychological Sadism Without a Sense of Playfulness (tags)

Do they at the Puritanical Post think that some are not sick of their sanctimonious commentary on all things blonde and bimbo? You know there would have been no character attack had the stars of the show been say—black males—irrespective of any conceits on being sexually desirable or whether their behavior was crude. But I guess blondes, as attack “objects,” are eternally open game season for all things jealous and self-righteous? After all they do seem to get more then their share of attention?

Human Rights Begins at Home (tags)

On December 10th, 2008, DAMAYAN Migrant Workers Association celebrates the 60th anniversary of United Declaration of Human Rights with the domestic workers, women, im/migrants, people of color and all oppressed people whose human rights are under attack and are struggling for justice, dignity and liberation. Filipino im/migrant women workers continue to face the brunt on the deepening global economic crisis and are subjected to rampant human rights violations perpetrated by bad employers, diplomats, governments. We demand that individuals and institutions be accountable for upholding the basic rights of all people as recognized in the United Declaration of Human Rights and the need to develop additional protection for domestic workers. Like Marichu Baoanan, a Filipina nursing school graduate and caregiver who filed 15 counts of trafficking, forced labor and racketeering against former Philippine Ambassador to the United Nations Lauro Baja, women workers from around the world have first-hand experience of abuse, dehumanization and enslavement. Marichu was forced to make the painful and risky decision of migrating abroad in the interest of her family's survival. While she expected to earn a living in a forieign land, away from her family and familiarity of her homeland, she did not anticipate the slave wage equivalent to 6 cents per hour, 18-hour working conditions and being subjected to routine insults, curses and humiliation.

Long march to freedom (tags)

[ Like non-whites and women, queers must keep marching on a very long road.] .....

Gabnet/Mariposa Alliance proudly affirm our participation 16 days of activism (tags)

November 25, 2008

LOS ANGELES - Gabnet/Mariposa Alliance proudly affirm our participation in the international feminist movement's 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence campaign. Along with over 2,000 organizations in 154 countries who have participated in this campaign since 1991, Gabnet/Ma-Al launches our own 16 days of activism, beginning on November 25th, the International Day Against Violence Against Women, with a nationwide Speak Out Against Violence, and ending on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

Ni una muerta más - International Day Against Violence Against Women in Guatemala (tags)

November 25, 2008 GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala - Guatemalan women's organizations commemorated International Day Against Violence Against Women with a five-kilometer march from the Palacio de Justicia to the city's central plaza. Up to 2,000 women, men, and children from over twenty women's and human rights organizations participated, including a solidary group from Los Angeles.

Michael Shelton: Gay Therapist's Provocative Book on Relationships (tags)

Michael Shelton, Gay therapist and author from Philadelphia, recently published the book "Boy Crazy: Why Monogamy Is So Hard for Gay Men and What You Can Do About It." But what makes him different from almost everyone else who's written about this is he doesn't claim to have all the answers; instead, he says each couple has to work out their own way of making their relationship work, which may or may not include sexual exclusivity.

PHILIPPINES: Labor export policy is anti-women, anti-development (tags)

MANILA, Philippines – The country should not take pride in being the model in terms of labor migration, according to women’s groups who are engaging the Second Global Forum on Migration on Development (GFMD).

No Country for Old Women, is more factual (tags)

Laments of Old Men living in this country have some relevant points to make but neglect to notice that there are even more of the 'other kind' - the Old Women living here too.


The Palestinian cause is the right of return for all refugees and nothing less.

OMG, the stats are right ! check them out for yourself. (tags)

Wondering about rumors and exaggerations, we checked some stats and found these... see what they say about you, us, and 'them" too

California Republicans in Hot Water for Hate-Based Attacks on Obama (tags)

Republicans in "tolerant" California are engaging in hate-based attacks on Barack Obama as reprehensible as any in the United States.

Women denounce Sarah Palin in Carson and Costa Mesa (tags)

CARSON and COSTA MESA, October 4, 2008 Clouds grayed the sky, but did not hamper attendance at either of the two anti-Sarah Palin rallies. Hundreds of activists arrived at both events to denounce the vice-presidential hopeful for her misogyny, ignorance, pettiness, and anti-democratic tendencies. A diversity among attendees and willingness to communicate characterized the day, particularly in Costa Mesa.

'Alternative Nobels' go to indy journalist Amy Goodman, activists (tags)

A U.S. journalist Amy Goodman, a Swiss-born doctor and activists from India and Somalia were named on Wednesday as this year's winners of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the "alternative Nobel."

Philippine women’s groups urge lawmakers to pass Reproductive Health Bill (tags)

MANILA, Philippines – A day before several lawmakers deliver their respective sponsorship speeches on the controversial bill promoting the use of both artificial and natural means of family planning, among others, a network of more than 50 non-government and people's organizations advocating women's and people's rights today urged other members of the House of Representatives to affirm women’s right to reproductive self-determination, and to support the immediate passage of the Reproductive Health Bill.

PHILIPPINES: Suspend US Military Deployments to Mindanao (tags)

A broad coalition of NGOs, social movements, and political parties from Mindanao and the rest of the country today called for all US military deployments in Mindanao suspended pending the conclusion of a fair and thorough probe by lawmakers.

Women's Transitional Living Center Emergency Fundraiser (tags)

Women who have been victims of domestic violence or human trafficking could be the latest victim's of the state's budget stalemate. The budget deadlock threatens a women's shelter that's giving them refuge.


The call of so-called feminists to coddle Palin is really disguised sexism and based on a medieval, male-chauvinist mentality that women are weak and fragile and should be protected. We don’t need an American Margaret Thatcher, an icon and poster child for right-wing policies that harm poor and middle-class working women, the majority of women. It’s time to expose Palin for what she really is.

Budget Crisis Could Close Womens Shelter (tags)

Unless a state budget is passed, the shelter may close as early as September 15th.

what is war? and more (tags)

question from a person checking media-speak: “what is the difference between a war protester and an ANTI war protester ? "

Towards Women’s Liberation (tags)

The cause of women’s liberation and the rights of women against sexual discrimination, exploitation and violence

Uphold the Militant Tradition of International Women's Movement (tags)

In solidarity and with utmost joy, the International League of People's Struggle joins today the celebration of women in general and their revolutionary struggle for emancipation and liberation from imperialism, feudalism and patriarchalism. We remember and honor millions of women who trailblazed and paved the path for women's liberation movement.

Women to rule Middle East (tags)

It's the only way for peace

Feminist Self-defense: No God! No Master! No Sexist Aggressions! (tags)

* El Libertario published in its 51st edition (Venezuela, Novermber - Dicember 2007) a text compilation that expresses important aspects of what anarchism proposes may be done to face the growing problem of gender violence.

Indymedia On Air for May 12, 2008, part 1 (tags)

Indymedia On Air for May 12, 2008, Part 1 (27:05)

Year 1870: Mothers Day Proclamation (tags)

A copy of the Original Mothers Day Proclamation by Julia Ward Howe -

Free Screening (tags)

Please come to this FREE screening of Salt of the Earth, a very important film. Made in 1954 by actual union workers and members of the Hollywood Ten, this film was way ahead of it's time. It displays the intersectionalities of race, class, and gender and is the only film that has ever been banned.

Support Working Mothers This Mother's Day! (tags)

Show your love for working mothers this Mother’s Day! Instead of getting your mom chocolates or flowers again this year, think about making a donation in her name to support the basic rights of working mothers in Latin America

Israeli Policies Endanger Jews (tags)

A sampling of history for the rising wail of grief and pain in the winds and tides of power.

Ban Aspartame war continues in Hawaii (tags)

Physician Representative who deferred original house bill to ban aspartame now writes a resolution and includes CCC, front group.

Haiti Event Marks Four Years Since the Coup Against Aristide (tags)

“[P]eople in Haiti tell us that all of this stuff has an impact. The more people are doing in other counties, even small events like this one, have an impact because the word is starting to get out to people. So any small thing that you can do really helps.” – Margaret Prescod

Emmanuel Reynaud - Holy Virility. The social construction of masculinity (tags)

Emmanuel Reynaud argues that it is within men's grasp to reject power relations and begin to behave in a way that is neither hierarchical nor exploitative. What is needed is a radical change in men's relationships both with women and with other men.

International Women's Day March Against the War! (tags)

The first International Women's Day was observed on 28 February 1909 in the United States following a declaration by the Socialist Party of America. Among other relevant historic events, it commemorates the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire (New York, 1911), where over 140 women lost their lives. March 8th Against the war is the call for this year’s International Women’s Day. The action is organized and coordinated by GABRIELA Network along with the initiating committee of the MA-AL. Dr. Enrile, National Chairperson of GABNet stated, “For too long the liberation of women has been used to legitimize the war. On March 9th, we stand together to declare that NO MORE will our just causes be used for such unjust actions.”

Int'l Womyn's Day Celebrated (tags)

Quotes from thoughtful womyn, to help us remember who we all are and what we do....

UNIFEM Panel Discussion on Violence Against Women in Latin America (tags)

02.16.08 Panel Discussion on Violence Against Women in Latin America

The S. CA chapter of UNIFEM/USA and SOKA University presented a morning discussion on violence against women in the Latin Americas. Lucia Munoz, founder of Mujeres Iniciando en Las Americas (Women Initiating in the Americas), gave a talk entitled "Women in Guatemala: Hidden in Plain Sight." The event also highlighted UNIFEM's Safe Cities in the Latin Americas, a program which aims to free cities from violence against women in public as well as private places

Mardi Gras: Sexual Terrorism at State College (tags)

The history of Mardi Gras in the U.S. and around the world is marred with violence and sexual assault. This week in New Orleans at least nine people were wounded by gunshots at and near the festivities. In San Jose, CA in 2006 there were multiple stabbing incidents. In the 2001 Seattle Mardi Gras riots women were sexually assaulted, intimidated, coerced and raped, much of which was caught on tape. This week at Cal State Long Beach, we just couldn't ignore it's influence.

Two Girls One Cup: A Phenomenology of Male Humor and Fetishism (tags)

40 years after second-wave feminism, the internet runs rampant with backwards media portraying women as objects. The "two girls one cup" phenomenon is evidence of the static position of women as second-class citizens.

U.S. law firms could help shape Afghanistan's future — for price (tags)

Law firms that contribute money to the U.S. effort towards an effective and transparent justice system in Afghanistan will be given a say in the carrying out of those policies. Bigger contributors will have more involvement, including the opportunity to go on official trips to Afghanistan. Donations by law firms will be tax deductible, but they can't earmark donations for specific uses.Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the plan is "essential to the country's success" in combating corruption, drug trafficking and other major problems in the nation.

Ron Paul and the Employer/Employee Relationship (tags)

Ron Paul's Blimp is Flying High — How About His Reputation Among Working People?

Plans for Brothel in Vancouver (tags)

The mayor of Vancouver, some persons and groups favorable to the decriminalization of prostitution, pimps and johns, the New Democratic Party’s deputy and some other neoliberals support a project to create a brothel, legal and administered by women in prostitution, for the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.

Oaxacan police kidnap and beat Woman freedom fighter (tags)

The dirty war against the Oaxacan people and their struggle for justice continues. Ever since the federal government occupied Oaxaca City in November 2006, the state government has carried out kidnappings, beatings, harassment and arrests against members of the popular movement that demands the destitution of Oaxaca's governor, Ulises Ruiz Ortiz.

Chicago Catholic Auxiliary Bishop Wins Award for Most Ridiculous Statement of Day (tags)

Rumors that the Catholic Bishops Were Finally Getting their Act Together Apparently Exaggerated

Eid al-Fitr - a true Thanksgiving Day: (tags)

Press release to announce Eid al-Fitr - a true Thanksgiving.

You Can't Defeat Fascism By Ignoring It (tags)

David Horowitz' Reactionary Road Show Must be Confronted and Exposed

A Culture of Violence (tags)

America's tradition of war and violence

Marathon to Free Magdalena García Durán and Atenco Prisoners (tags)

Things are moving faster in the struggle to free the Mazahua indigenous rights leader Magdalena García Duran, recognized by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience, and all the political prisoners arrested in San Salvador Atenco in central Mexico on May 3 and 4, 2006.

UK condemns Pegah (tags)

The pressures of all the world are not enough for the United Kingdom, the Iranian lesbian will be deported if she will not succeed to proof her homosexuality. As everybody know, any Iranian woman can not speak about homosexuality and least of all to officially testify that Pegah is lesbian, because she would be immediately condemned to the lapidation.


The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) welcomes the release of the GABNet 3--Dr. Annalisa Enrile (Chairperson), Ninotchka Rosca (Founding Chair, writer) and Judith Mirkinson (International Relations Officer, founding member)--who've been placed by the Philippine Department of Justice in a "watch" list and barred from returning home to the US.


The Philipine Peasant Support Network(Pesante)-USA, a solidarity and advocacy network since 1991 based in the United States, voice our serious concern about the status of US citizens Dr. Annalisa Enrile and human and women's rights activists Judith Mirkinson, and of US permanent resident Ninotchka Rosca, a writer and novelist. Dr. Enrile was prevented from boarding her return flight from Manila to Los Angeles on August 5th and was informed that she was on a "hold" order from the Philippine Department of Justice.

Is Chemo Best Before or After Surgery? (tags)

Giuen Media

The Approaching Narco Lords, American Politicians, And The City Of Lost Girls (tags)

These people are protected by DHS and own quite a few NM/TX politicians, as wells as others

Stonewall: Reclaiming The Legacy (tags)

An article about pride and the legacy of stonewall

Don Imus vs. Rap Music Debate Continued: (tags)

Randi Rhodes of Air America is still wrong when she claims that “the” issue (insisting there is only one issue) is no more than white people blaming rap music for words like “ho” when used in the derogatory sense. Don Imus question: “What about rap music?” is a legitimate question—even if “pseudo-liberals” (real liberals consider fairly all relevant points of view before getting judgmental) are quick to dismiss it. In fact dogmatic certitude that there is “one” significant way (my way or the highway) to interpret the debate is itself a red flag.

Stop the war in Mindanao (tags)

Proof of MNLF coddling Jemaah Islamiah (JI) and Abu Sayyaf (ASG) terrorist groups must be presented; US Troops Out

Philippine party-list group Babae Ka to push for equal employment opportunity law (tags)

Babae para sa Kaunlaran or Babae Ka (You are a Woman) will be enacted by the 14th Congress of the Philippines. Women party-list group Babae Ka has announced that the group would prioritize the passage of the “equal employment opportunity law” which will ban discrimination by age, gender and religion in the process of employment.

Native Youth Movement Tooled by AIM,Inc and ideologically-challenged naivete? (tags)

For many years there's been a storm of building hype in indigenous country (especially around the militant aspect of indigenous resistance), but of late, it's become more and more hyped-up in a most curious way, including character assasination attempts against long-time figures without contexts and empathy. All this appears to be having an effect of someone trying to drive a wedge between the vital experience (or praxis) of the elders, and the too often easily-exploited anger of youth just entering the movement. This time around it's centered on different conceptions about how to run a resistance, one swamped in ideology (and a short history of merits in direct action), the other having a long record of uncompromising defense of indigenous peoples who insist on their autonomy. This article goes thru, albeit roughly, some of the history of the building hype and ways in which movements are divided and conquered, and gives lessons about the remaining apparently easily-exploitable weaknesses of the radical movement today.

Femicide in the Aftermath of Guatemalan Civil War (tags)

Actress Samantha Mathis discusses violence against women in Guatemala, including the recent increase of murders. This article is adapted from her testimony before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus on September 13, 2006.

Israel call for (tags)

nations to shun peace

'No human being is illegal' (tags)

Before the Minutemen 'guarded our border,' there was another group. Twenty-eight years later, the Minutemen became partners with them. This group is known as the KKK.



Man Fights to Take Wife's Name in Marriage (tags)

Before Michael Buday married his fiancée, Diana Bijon, he decided to honor her family by bucking tradition and taking her last name.

How Do Men Keep Women Out? (tags)

Men Use Women's Looks To Keep Them Out Today.

Report from Oaxaca - Dec. 19 - The Transformation of Magdalena (tags)

Just as arbitrarily as she’d been grabbed off the street on the 25th, she was told that she was going home. She can’t stop thinking about the women she left behind. Before, Magdalena hadn’t given much thought to the people’s struggle. Her experience has affected her profoundly. She says after what the government has done to her she wants to participate in the struggle however she can.

Sexual Abuse and Harassment In The Military (tags)


Special Update from Revolution journalists in Oaxaca! Pass the word on... (tags)

The first account from two revolutionary journalists in Oaxaca covering the upheaval and struggle and dreams of the masses there. A call to support their efforts and invite them to speak on their experiences upon their return.

Study: Premarital sex common for Americans (tags)

The government program to get people to say NO to premartital sex has been a dismal failure for almost 70 years.

7th Day in Oaxaca - A Report (tags)

At 9 am i arrived at Radio Universidad, ready to give another 1st aid class. Everyone was very enthusiastic about the class last night, and 9 am was the only time we could meet because of the women's march at noon.

Filipino women demand justice for Nicole, speedy resolution of subic rape case (tags)

Women from Akbayan (Citizens Action Party) converged at the Welcome Rotonda today joining nationwide protests for the speedy resolution of the Subic rape case and to call for justice for Nicole.





Breast Month - Awareness or Deception? (tags)

Are Americans being lied to about the causes of cancer, breast and otherwise? This article summaries findings of those who say we are.

Government Grants For Women 888 384 9608 24hrs (tags)

Programs That Offer Government Assistance To Women

Today's Youth: Efficient, Harmonious and Creative (tags)

For 40% in England, neither career nor consumption are in first place in their desires but downshifting, exchanging a financially attractive but stress-filled career for a less streneous but more fulfilling way of life with less income.

Human trafficking in Israel a $ 1 billion industry (tags)

Israel the so-called "oasis of democracy and human rights" been cited by the United Nations and the US State Department was one of the worst offenders in this slave trade, a $ 1,000,000,000 dollar booming industry which contines to this day

Misandry in feminist literature (tags)

An often neglected and downplayed subject that popped up when I was looking at the Israeli Women sex trade issue

The Death of Feminism (tags)

A speech for the 12/14/05 Senate hearing organized by the American Committee for Democracy in the Middle East.

HIV is a Gay Disease (!?!) (tags)

A controversial new campaign by the LA Gay & Lesbian Center merits discussion.

Today something historic happened in the Hart Senate Office Building, By Medea Benjamin, (tags)

CODEPINK Cofounder Medea Benjamin shares her experience of peaceful non-violent action at its finest at the Hart Senate Office.

Stalking; A Deadly And Often Ignored "Sport" (tags)

Gavin De Becker, a highly regarded national security and crime expert estimates that before our next breakfast, at least twelve women will be murdered by estranged intimate partners. The startling reality is that 76% of those women who will be killed have been stalked for at least one year prior to their murders. One out of every twelve women in the United States will be stalked within her lifetime. Experts compare the experience of staking to that of a long, slow painful rape. It is a form of terrorism, mind control and torture designed to keep a victim in a constant state of anxiety. Stalkers intend to make their victims feel depressed, isolated, fearful, devoid of self esteem, and finally completely unable to function. This is done not only by following their victims in relentless pursuit, but also by burglarizing their homes, hacking into their computers, wire tapping their telephone lines, tampering with their vehicles, and paying proxy stalkers to decimate their reputations.

Radical Women Unite (tags)


The Prison of the West Bank: Death and Tears in Nablus (tags)

If you wander the streets of the Old City and listen to even a few of the tales that are imprisoned within it, you will understand better the reality of this occupation, and the sadness of the city will seep into your unconscious

Future Prospects for the Young Generation (tags)

The social contract of modern times based on lifelong full-employment in paid work is broken.. We produce with Bill Gates and dis-tribute with Bismarck..After 200 years, we need a new social contract, a new reconciliation of work and income.

Alabama - Louisiana solar links (tags)

Links to groups, in ALABAMA to LOUISIANA, supporting LOCAL Renewable Energy, Honest elections, safe schools, healthy children, disease prevention, clean water, clean air, cancer prevention and LOCAL Organic Family farmers. Please help set up and support in your LOCAL community, groups that support the above. Thank YOU.

Islamic Fascism Yhe New Hysteria (tags)

THE CHIEFTAINS of the never-ending "war on terror" are peddling a newly updated enemy: "Islamic fascism." When the rulers of the American political establishment start denouncing fascism, don't be deceived--they're out to promote an agenda of imperial conquest. No one who opposes U.S. wars and occupations should concede an inch to this lie.

Women's Art Exhibit and Writer Series (tags)

"Le Deuxieme Sexe?" Women's Art Exhibit and Writer Series at Carlotta's Passion Fine Art in Eagle Rock Chicano Studies, Women Studies, and Mexican Art History. Reina Prado's link to Calaca Press: Judith Terzi Shiny Things Make Things Come Back (2002) was Ms. Terzi's first chapbook, a collection inspired, in part, by her mother's five-year long, see-saw adventure with severe vascular dementia. In her second collection, Lightning Bugs Don't Travel Westward (2004), while a few pieces relate to this illness, most are reflections on nature, transitions, institutions, or on the general political and social dementia of our times. Ms. Terzi's work has appeared in various print and online publications, including The Teacher's Voice (2005), the anthology, An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind: Poets on 9/11, Moondance ( . Ms. Terzi says, "While most of my poetry is in English, I do enjoy writing in French and Spanish as well. My CD, Wings of the Andes, is a blend of old and new poems. I hold an M.A. in French Literature and am a career teacher, having taught many different subject matters at every level of instruction. The highlights of my career have been teaching English and French at an American School in Algiers, Algeria; writing at California State University, Los Angeles; and French language and literature at Polytechnic School in Pasadena, California." Reviewer Comment "Judy has been quick in sensing the rhythm or beat of a poem. She can tell when a line has lost the rhythm. She has been showing a keen interest in correct usage of English language...When she recites poetry, her posture could be improved, however; she drops her head forward, and a bit to one side. She seems to enjoy creative work. - G. Metzner, Ms. Terzi's third grade teacher Kathleen Tyler Kathleen Tyler's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals including Runes, Solo, Margie, Coe Review, Visions International, Diner, and Poetry Motel. She currently teaches English at a public school in Los Angeles. Some poets who she especially likes are Marsha de la O, Larissa Szporluk, Yusef Komunyakaa, H.D., and Garcia Lorca. Kathleen's first book of poetry, The Secret Box, is forthcoming in September. Reviewer Comments The Secret Box is full of gorgeous and dangerous poems; poems with the flickering intensity of film noir; poems in which violence or tenderness -- or both -- might erupt at any moment, and do. I admire Kathleen Tyler's craft and her courage. These poems are gutsy and lyrical, risky and magical; they speak of, and to, a dark and beautiful world. - Cecilia Woloch Negotiating terrain that is both provocative and revealing, these poems leave the senses singed with formidable hope and startling clarity. - Jawanza Dumisani

BTL:FDA Approves OTC Sale of Morning-After Pill Decision excludes women under18 (tags)

Interview with Ted Miller, communications director for NARAL ProChoice America, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus



A Poem For our Children (tags)

Our Children!

A History of Judao-Facist Terror Massacres (tags)

A Reference of Jewish Terrorism in Palestine. These are just some of the massacres committed against the Palestinians and Lebanese by the Zionists. If the raids on southern Lebanon old and new were to be taken into account the true magnitude of Zionist crimes against humanity could start to emerge. If one were to go into the gruesome details of the atrocities committed in 1948 the -mopping up operations -, the deliberate humiliation and massacres of Arabs and the desecration of the holy places of both Muslim and Christian as well as the looting of these holy places and personal property by the Israeli army and settlers; one might just start to appreciate what Zionism is all about.

500 Women Take Over TV Station in Bloodless Coup Against State/Corporate Media (tags)

author: The women of Oaxaca Rock!

Now Media And Mass Also Gives A Clean Chit To Hollywood Actress Alicia Silverstone (tags)

Hollywood Actress Alicia Silverstone Get A Clean Chit For Her Noble Stand Taken For Anti Fur Charity Campaigning Celebrities Stripping for PETA - Anti Fur Charity Campaigning - Naresh Sonee analyzes -

Almighty would give a clean chit to Alicia Silverstone for such noble cause – (tags)

Hollywood Celebrities Stripping for PETA - Anti Fur Charity Campaigning - Naresh Sonee analyzes - Today Hollywood stunner like Alicia Silverstone had have excused herself- stripping for the sake of charity.

Unction and cure (tags)

Of the cure through “ungidos” antibiotics

Cuban women in Miami to demand their right to travel to the island without restrictions (tags)

On Saturday, July 22, starting at 10:30 a.m., outside the Torch of Friendship in Las Palomas Park on Biscayne Boulevard and Second Street N.E. in downtown Miami, these women, resident in this city, will hold their protest to express their disagreement with the restrictions imposed by the White House limiting their visits to Cuba to once every three years.

BTL:Israel's Unilateral Approach Toward Middle East Conflict is... (tags)

...Root Cause of Latest Battles in Gaza and Lebanon ~ Interview with Molly Malekar, director of Bat Shalom, or Daughters for Peace, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Cuban women in Miami to demand their right to travel to the island without restrictions (tags)

(English/Spanish) FOR the fifth time in the last 10 weeks, the Association of Christian Women in Defense of the Cuban Family is organizing a demonstration to demand that the government of George W. Bush respects their right to travel to Cuba and visit their families without restrictions.

Lebanon's Al Manar TV Flattened (tags)

A nation under fire and its rights, press and lives flattened

Lebanon's Al Manar TV Attacked (tags)

Attacks on free speech continue with increasing brazenness

Lebanon's Al Manar TV Targeted (tags)

targeting the media under "self-defense" and with holocaust immunity

The Hidden War on Women in Iraq (tags)

by Ruth Rosen

People of Earth - The Son to God Speaks (tags)

There is no greater purpose served in killing a bushite, who wars Freedom for Humanity, all to cowardly help assist the escape of the enemy neocons for 9/11. Death to the thieving ungodly anti-American bushite, instead of the innocent they openly target for murder in Your names.

BTL:Study Finds Female Genital Mutilation Increases Risk of... (tags)

...Childbirth Mortality~Interview with Adrienne Germain, president of the International Women's Health Coalition, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Statement of the all-women US lawyers' legal mission, (tags)

Pesante-USA printed the statement of the all-women US lawyers legal mission to the Philippines from the Gabriela website. This is to inform the US public of the human rights situation in the Philippines. We, the all-women US lawyers' legal mission, came to the Philippines in response to growing international concern over the extrajudicial killings and political persecution of women's rights activists, political leaders, members of the opposition and the Batasan 6. Our presence in the Philippines is an affirmation of international sisterhood and the imperative for women to help each other amid worldwide growing repression and political persecution. In this country, such deliberate constriction of public space for women is symbolized by the persecution of women's organizations and their leaders, such as GABRIELA and Gabriela Women's Party, and Congresswoman Liza Maza, the representative of the women's sector in Congress.

spying (tags)

oped, whats next a secret police force and a police state

Mother's Day Proclamation - 1870 (tags)

by Julia Ward Howe

"Capital Travels Freely - Why Not People!" (tags)

For May 1, 2006, "A Day Without An Immigrant", Women Say "Capital Travels Freely - Why Not People!" A massive movement of grassroots women and men, workers and students, on the streets in the US is demanding that their work be counted and that this be reflected in what they are entitled to.

Zapatista Red Alert: The Other Mexico on the Verge of an Explosion from Below (tags)

The Story Behind the Zapatista Red Alert as the Other Campaign Arrives at Zero Hour

BTL:Growing Violence, Subjugation of Women Mark Forgotten War in Afghanistan (tags)

Interview with James Ingalls, co-director of the Afghan Women's Mission, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Racist Video Game: Shooting Pregnant women with Children (tags)

Sick and Racist Video Game: Shooting Pregnant women with Children crossing the border



THE MCKINNEY AFFAIR – by Glen Ford and Peter Gamble (tags)

In the aftermath of McKinney’s run-in with a Capitol Hill police officer, we have witnessed an orgy of unadulterated defamation that is actually directed at Black women in general. ...So virulent and shameless have been the attacks on McKinney – spewing caricatures of the six-term lawmaker that reflect whites’ own hallucinatory visions of Black people – it leads us to conclude that racists are conducting a kind of ritual, an exorcism to cast the “militant Black” out of the national polity, once and for all. Disgustingly, a number of Black voices have joined mob, in order to prove that they are reasonable and trustworthy Negroes who won’t intrude on white folks’ illusions of innocence. ...Most distressingly, the McKinney affair dramatically demonstrates that the Congressional Black Caucus has been eviscerated as a body. ...CBC Chair Mel Watt, Nancy Pelosi's poodle, attempted to enforce his mistress's wish that McKinney appear utterly isolated and alone.

Southern Girls Convention (tags)

The Southern Girls Convention is this June 23-25 in Houston, Texas. Make sure to register, propose a workshop, sign up for the craft fair, and find out more!


POVERTY ERADICATION By Ruby BIRD Arab Countries To improve people’s skills facilitation their entry into emloyment sectors through integrated capacity building schemes (programs on social skills, human rights and business skills). Were noticed increased illiteracy, high school dropouts, gender gaps, and school graduates with limited life skills. For example : series of direct training workshops for poor and deprives youth have been held in Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon and Palestinian Camps. Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal Poverty undoubtedly has a women’s face. Two third of the world’s poor live in this region. The majority being women, two third of them are of schoolage. To help them to acquire appropriate technology-related knowledge and skills in order to help opening them the door to more job opportunities and increasing their status in the society. Girls and young women in those societies are a particular vulnerable group. Often, rights to Education & Training, Decent Work & Benefits of Science are denied to poor girls. Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan The highest concentration of the world’s poorest population, mostly having a female face. Need to break the poverty cycle of women in this region. Seek to demonstrate that it is opportune to focus on vulnerable adolescent girls caught in the process of pauperisation, it is crucial to go beyond the narrow perspective of considering them only as « people with needs ». Their rights have to be defended for the well being of all. To emphasize Education & Microfinance, Science, Communication & Information as well as Monitoring & Evaluation. Those components are closely inter-related. Central Asia & Afghanistan Continental climate with extremes of heat and cold, wet and dry. The region is prone to earthquakes. It is urgent to revive the traditional skills needed on the one hand to preserve the cultural heritage sites and on the other to build ecologically sound houses and public buildings affordable by all, including the poorest rural populations. To promote the right to good housing and living conditions affordable to all sections of the population and adapted to the climate. To promote the right to a substainable environment by using energy efficient construction and renewable energies. To promote the right to good health by avoiding harmful modern construction materials and promoting natural materials. Latin America To improve the lives of artisan and small-scale mining communities in the fragile ecosystems of latin America. The common factor is often the predominance of vulnerable social groups and widespread poverty. Artisanak ans small-scale mining largely depends on local ans sub-regional economic links. One of the most prinicpal objective is to improve social, economics and technical conditions, to reduce the environmental impact and poverty. To focus on Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Mining can cause environmental damages, to support the right to a healthy environment by improving methodologies for the biodiversity protection. By trying to diminish people’s health risks, we support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights « Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of works and to protection against unemployment ». Young and female migrants in China and Mongolia The integration of migrant workers in the urban social and economic fabric through services including training in life and basic skils, vocational training, career counselling, family planning, health & rights awareness. The targeted group is young female migrants who suffer from double denial of human rights & double discrimination as female and as to promote migrants rights in the national, regional & local governements through : - advocacy on the ratified international treaties - legal assistance activities - capacity building for officials - awareness raising activities ans at preparing recommendations for new laws and regulations on working & living conditions of migrants. Exploitative migration of women and children in Africa Poverty is one of the main explanatory factors of human trafficking. This is a modern form of slavery. To fight against poverty by eradicating human trafficking, espacially that of women & children in Africa. To organize awareness campaigns adapted to local cultures. Poverty, an extreme discrimination is combined with gender discrimination & lack of education. The fight against human trafficking is organized around : - the right to formal education & informal education wich empowers potential victims against human trafickers - right to health which is often lacking in trafficked victims, especially the one involved in sexual exploitation - right to a decent work for removed from the modern form of degrading slavery that human trafficking represents - right to security & justice, especially for the trafficked victims who try to escape from the human traffickers - right to non-discrimination, gender & minority discriminations being factors of vulnerability vis-à-vis human trafficking. Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Benin To integrate a human rights approach in order to faster strategies & policies in the fight against poverty in Western Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Senegal). The reinforcement of human security & the respect for the human rights of local populations (particularly women). Civil society actors & representatives of programms, funds & specialiszed agencies of the United Nations are regularly invited for meeting within the framework of projects. UNESCO & the Millenium Development Goals (MDG’s) - Goal 1 : Eradicate extremen poverty & hunger - Goal 2 : Achieve universal primary education - Goal 3 : Promote gender equality & empower women - Goal 4 : Reduce child mortality - Goal 5 : Improve maternal health - Goal 6 : Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria & other diseases - Goal 7 : Ensure environmental sustainability - Goal 8 : Develop a global partnership for Development. Arab Countries To improve people’s skills facilitation their entry into emloyment sectors through integrated capacity building schemes (programs on social skills, human rights and business skills). Were noticed increased illiteracy, high school dropouts, gender gaps, and school graduates with limited life skills. For example : series of direct training workshops for poor and deprives youth have been held in Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon and Palestinian Camps.

Women’s Rights Under Assault, Abortion Outlawed In South Dakota (tags)

The right to abortion was won in the United States in 1973 through a mass struggle in the streets that culminated in the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.

International Women's Day in the Philippines (tags)

Women of different political groups and professions were present at the March. Thirteen major groups joined forces under the banner “Martsa ng Kababaihan”. Present in big numbers were members of Akbayan, LABAN ng MASA, Bayan, Black and White Movement, women advocate groups like Gabriela Women’s Party, Welga ng Kababaihan, and WomenSpeak. In an interesting twist of history, this was the first time that the women’s movements gathered together in a common cause since the Marcos dictatorship.

March 11 Honor Katrina and Other Survivors at GWS/LA Event (tags)

"Second Line" March, Survivors & Supporters Speak-Out and a "Taste of New Orleans" food, music & celebration Sat., March 11 at 11 am starting in Leimert Park, ending at Christ the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 3303 W. Vernon

Women in US Launch Sustained Protests Against De Facto Martial Law in the Philippines (tags)

GABRIELA Network USA, a Philippine-US women's solidarity mass organization, launches rolling national mobilization that will see daily protest actions in major cities in the US until the Philippine state of national emergency is lifted.

"Take us instead!" -- Grannies at the recruiting office (tags)

Grandmothers at the Oakland recruiting office on Valentine's Day

The Waco Massacre (tags)

Many people believe that David Koresh (or the Branch Davidians) were responsible for the deaths of the 74 men, women and children who died in the inferno at Waco on April 19, 1993.

Violence against indigenous women a lesson to us all (tags)

Men have now used the desert itself as a verbal threat to women of what may happen to them if they do not obey.

Indigenous women and military injustice (tags)

The six cases of rape allegedly committed by military officials that are documented in this report amount to torture and should be investigated as serious human rights violations.

One Million Strong - Bolivarian Revolution (tags)

Venezuela to build an army of one million men and women.

Justice fails in Ciudad Juarez and the city of Chihuahua (tags)

The reality is that since 1993 more than 370 young women and girls have been murdered in the cities of Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua - at least a third suffering sexual violence - without the authorities taking proper measures to investigate and address the problem.

BTL:Filibuster is Last Hope for Opponents of Alito Supreme Court Confirmation (tags)

Interview with Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization for Women, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Amy Botwinick, Congratulations On Your Divorce (tags)

Interview with Amy Botwinick, author of Congratulations On Your Divorce.

In Mexican villages, rape can be called a courting ritual (tags)

Rape is prosecuted at the state level, and state laws vary. A review of criminal laws in all 31 states showed that many required that if, for example, a 12-year-old girl accused an adult of statutory rape, she had first to prove she was "chaste and pure." Nineteen of the states required that statutory rape charges be dropped if the rapist agreed to marry his victim

Women’s Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean (tags)

In every country in Latin America and the Caribbean, women suffer acute discrimination. Often, the discrimination women face is related to social prejudices regarding appropriate patterns of conduct for men and women.

CORIAC (tags)

Traditionally, Mexican culture is hierarchical in nature and there is a definite leaning toward a "macho" approach in the way men interact with women. Male superiority is a given, and the majority of women are oppressed and brutalized by their menfolk in everyday life. According to the Human Rights Commission, in Mexico City, 80% of female victims of domestic violence are victims on multiple occasions.

Mexico (tags)

PROSTITUTION " Military personnel are prostituting Mexican women in Chiapas. Soldiers pay 100 pesos for virgins, 50 pesos for other girls, the prettiest are sold to high-ranking officers. Girls, 11-13 year olds, are sold by their fathers into prostitution. The girls are dishonored, while their fathers are not.

Women Launch Campaign to End Iraq War (tags)

On Thursday, January 5, women from around the world—from the US to Iraq to Britain to Japan—launched a campaign aimed at ending the Iraq war and all attacks on Iraqi civilians in 2006. The new campaign, Women Say No to War, plans to gather some 100,000 signatures by March 8, International Women’s Day, when US and Iraqi women will deliver the signatures to leaders in Washington, DC and women around the world will deliver them to US embassies. To read the full text of the call and view a list of the initial signatories, see

Mexico (tags)


Free Mehmet Tarhan! Fri, Dec 9: International Day of Action (tags)

Mehmet Tarhan, 27, is a gay Kurdish man who is a “total” conscientious objector – against all wars and any alternative to forced military service. He was sentenced to four years by a Turkish military court for “refusing orders” and faces re-trial on Dec 15. People are taking action in his support in 22 cities and 13 countries on Fri, Dec 9. In LA, join a picket called by the Global Women's Strike/LA outside the Turkish consulate, 6300 Wilshire Blvd. (at Crescent Heights), from 11am to noon.

On the rape of a Filipina committed by 6 US marines (tags)

We demand that the Philippine Government pursue all means necessary to immediately prosecute the six U.S. servicemen charged with raping a Filipino woman in Olongapo City. The Philippine government should do no less. The government owes it to all Filipino women. - Laban ng Masa - Pinay (Fight of the Masses/ Filipino Women's groups)

Proposition 73 would set up "hit list" of California judges (tags)

Proposition 73 sets up a mechanism to target California judges who support privacy rights.

Behind the veil and beyond the hijab (tags)

By simplistic Western standards, Muslim women come with two labels: "subjugated" and "quasi-subjugated"

Sisters Are Doing It For Themsleves (tags)

GoGirlsMusic Fest 2005 Raises money and awareness for Lynne Cohen Foundation.

Fatima, the Virgin of Abu Ghraib (tags)

I've just finished a painting with accompanying article about a story that is one of the most powerful modern myths to emerge out of the war in Iraq.

Report From Afghanistan by Sonali Kolhatkar, 5-27-05 (transcript) (tags)

". . . If the news media covers something [about Afghanistan], donations pour in. If they stop covering it, donations go down. . . . Our donations have plummeted. A lot of projects [are] closing down." -- Sonali Kolhatkar, co-director, Afghan Women's Mission

GABRIELA Network & Allies Across the U.S. Protest War "Of" Terror in the Philipp (tags)

GABRIELA Network, a US-Philippine women's solidarity mass organization est. 1989, leads first nationwide protest against human rights violations and political killings in the Philippines.

biscuit activists block logging truck (tags)

On May 16th 2005, more than 75 people gathered on Eight Dollar Mountain road to demonstrate against logging Old Growth reserves at the FIddler timber sale and elsewhere as part of the Biscuit timber sale. Roadless areas are also on the chopping block for the SIskiyou WIld Rivers area, one of the most botanically diverse national forests in the country.

MinuteMan Found in Garden Grove (tags)

Jim Gilchrist, the founder of the fascist "Minuteman Project", will be speaking at the Garden Grove Women's Club on Wednesday, May 25th at 7:30 pm.


Small town is just as crooked as BIG TOWN L.A.,and using the law to their advantage in a long vendetta against a citizen.

“Behind Closed Doors:” Bringing Sex Workers’ Struggles into the Open (tags)

“Behind Closed Doors,” a study recently released by the Urban Justice Center in New York City, documents what most any sex worker could have told you long ago, but which the general public and policy makers are still slow to catch on to.

Sister, Uncle Sam Wants You Too (tags)

As military recruiters step up their efforts to make up for slipping numbers, young women of color are high on their list. Meanwhile, counter-recruitment activists are speaking out.

Prejudice Against Blondes (tags)

There is a form of racist prejudice in this country that seldom is ever acknowledged—namely prejudicial stereotyping of blonde people (particularly in negative ways). Often it is subtle and other times notso; and yet it seems more pervasive than many people may be willing to believe.

Fish out of Water (tags)

What happens when you come face to face with a true genius?

Gay LA 2004 (tags)

Ever been to a Gay Trade Show? Come along for a ride...

GABRIELA Network Intl Women Day March & Rally, Women's History Month Activities (tags)

From California to New York, GABRIELA Network, a Philippine-US women's solidarity mass organization, commemorates Intl Women's Day, demand end to war and occupation, calls attention to the impact of these on women of Philippine ancestry.

Mex/CA Cotton workers & cancer (tags)

Corporate cotton, rio agua theft, pesticide exposure and worker cancer, loss of indigenous culture in maquiladoras, Chiapas/Oaxaca impacts of NAFTA/WTO/PPP/etc..

Teri Hatcher joins Penny Marshall directed version of The Vagina Monologues (tags)

Teri Hatcher joins Penny Marshall directed version of The Vagina Monologues

Governor Tough Guy, At It Again (tags)

Last week, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger garnered another round of media attention by denigrating a group protesting outside of a conference at which he was speaking.

Dispelling the Darkness (tags)

What are these towers for? Concentration camps in America?


November 6, 2004 Organized by the International Action Center, marchers gathering at Hollywood & Highland take the End the Occupation message down Hollywood Blvd.

The Public Stoning of Martha Stewart: A Lifting of the Veil (tags)

Members of the mainstream press flew into Martha Stewart with more than their usual viciousness following her setting out as a political victim. Having nothing substantial to use against her, they have given negative connotations to her success, mocked the domestic skills upon which she has built her life’s work, twisted what she said and misquoted her, and made hateful remarks that could not have gotten past the editor in the days of ethical media practices. . . .

Getting Started (tags)

Yet, it was rummy and tommy franks who TREASONOUSLY threw out the State Department's semi-thought through ORHA plan of, securing the weapon sites and preventing anarchy, and, it was the IAEA that had tabs on the weapons before the bush demon kicked them out irrationally.

Johnny Wizard talks to America nationally broacasted! (tags)

Big deal. To the war mongering mass murdering thieves go the stolen spoils., as the bushite's devolving american new century would say.

Bush and the Cowboy Soul (tags)

"There is a very narrow concept of strength in this country, says David Paletz. Strength is something between Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwartznegger and has a clear connection to militarism, killing animals and chopping down trees with the axe.."

Popsicle Pathology (tags)

This is not even Pop culture, its Popsicle culture. Regurgitated to meet the demands of a reality-based celebrity-obsessed cultural cesspool that defies the notion of depth. Andy Warhol's theory of fifteen-minute fame was conceived in a pre-ADD mind-set. Who can even tolerate fifteen minutes without being bored to death or achingly distracted? Unless, like with Arnie and Maria, our force-fed celebrity fix is constructed from disposable, non-biodegradable plastic.

Coalition registers millions, seeks huge turnout Nov. 2 (tags)

In Cuyahoga County alone, which includes Cleveland, 235,000 Ohioans have registered, more than double the number in 2000. That includes 100,000 people who registered for the first time.

in defense of essentialism (tags)


Women's Tragedy under Islam & Tribal Customs (tags)

Every year, in countries in the Arab world, Turkey, Iran and some south and central Asian countries, many hundreds of women who do not accept the tribal and Islamic traditions;

This is What Democracy Looks Like (tags)

Republican National Convention – New York City Convergence on Manhattan by those opposed to Bush was widespread, peaceful and unfortunately harassed by a politicized NYPD.

Abused Women (tags)

I cry in darkness within these realms I shall never forget. I continue to carry the scars of unity wouldn't link. Humility to reap, Hands of divinity, which he turns his head? Conversions that falls upon his children's head. Following flocks, but not the Shepard who brings great love. I remind my self the dead is not dead. My body that fights the battle upon my spirit, the begging words lord protects me from my self. Thy conscious that stands before me, the weakness of the earth that trembles my bone. The spirit cries for the nutrients of Spiritual growth.

Coverup At Boeing? (tags)

Internal documents suggest a campaign to suppress evidence in a pay-bias lawsuit


A referendum to recall President Chavez as well as a number of anti-chavista elected officials is being called for August. US pressure to overthrow President Chavez and get its hands on the oil of the venezuelan people is greater than ever. We demand that the media report what is happening in Venezuela rather than act as employees of the hated and unelected Bush administration.

BTL:The Status of Iraqi Women Deteriorates Under U.S. Occupation (tags)

Interview with Rania Masri, director of the Southern Peace Research, Institute for Southern Studies, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Worst Rape Photos Of Iraqi Woman By US Military And Israeli Operatives Not Yet Released (tags)

The new photographs released of the depraved sexual abuse of Iraqi POW's by the US Military Police on orders of CIA and Israeli operatives at the Abu Ghraib prison still do not show the worst of the war crimes. The photographs so far officially released are, without exception, only of male Iraqi prisoners of war.

Abu Ghraib: What About The Women Prisoners? (tags)

The scandal at Abu Ghraib prison was first exposed not by a digital photograph but by a letter. In December 2003, a woman prisoner inside the jail west of Baghdad managed to smuggle out a note. Its contents were so shocking that, at first, Amal Kadham Swadi and the other Iraqi women lawyers who had been trying to gain access to the US jail found them hard to believe.

The Horrific Details Of The Wedding Party Massacre (tags)

The wedding feast was finished and the women had just led the young bride and groom away to their marriage tent for the night when Haleema Shihab heard the first sounds of the fighter jets screeching through the sky above.

Iraqis Say U.S. Attacked Wedding Party (tags)

As survivors tell it, the wedding party was in full swing. The band was playing tribal music and the guests had just finished eating dinner when, at about 9 p.m., they heard the roar of U.S. warplanes

Iraqis Say U.S. Attacked Wedding Party (tags)

As survivors tell it, the wedding party was in full swing. The band was playing tribal music and the guests had just finished eating dinner when, at about 9 p.m., they heard the roar of U.S. warplanes

'Fake' Iraqi photos remind Rush of Lincoln Center (tags)

Rush speculates that the photos of Iraqi prisoner abuse are faked--even so he finds them rather tame; "I mean this is something you can see at Lincoln Center from an NEA grant, maybe on Sex in the City: the Movie."

"D" is for Domination (tags)

Sleezy phone sex moguls work former welfare mothers in boiler room conditions.

When We Should Stop Supporting Israel ! (tags)

When and Under What Circumstances the US should stop Support for Israel

Globalization and the Sex Trade:Trafficking and the Commodification of Women and Children (tags)

In this important article, Richard Poulin, professor of sociology at the University of Ottawa (Canada), argues that the sex industry, previously considered marginal, has come to occupy a strategic and central position in the development of international capitalism.

Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment: Tightening Tradition's Chain (tags)


This Week in Rape-oops- Sports (tags)

Kobe screwed, but is his accuser screwing us?

Urgent action to save the lives of two women (tags)

The lives of Nazila and Farideh are in great danger

Arab on Arab Violence (tags)

Half of all wives beaten last year

Claudia Jones — Dynamic champion of equality (tags)

Claudia Jones used her brief years (1915-1964) to the fullest. She was involved with everything and everyone having to do with the rights of African descendants and women.

Celebrating Black History All Year Long African style (tags)

Discover Africa will play host to African civic leaders and businessmen and women

Arabs need to try nonviolence (tags)

Stanley is a program director for a Jazz center and the author of an upcoming biography about Charlie Parker.

Let's Build Liberation: A Conversation with Chris Crass (tags)

An interview with Chris Crass about anti-racism, anarchism, feminism and movement building

Transgender Vagina Monologues (tags)

Press Release about Vagina Monologues

PEACE PEOPLE! Possabilities of Progressive Policies is Presently Powerfully Popular (tags)

We are living in the past if we think the voting public is not ready to elect a progressive, populist President. This is not the past. Dean's way is precisely the WRONG approach. Heck, look what Dean did to Vermont - he took a 74% re-elect rate and whittled it down to 50.4% in 2000, before quitting in 2002 to "run for President" while the ranks of "progressives" and republicans grew in Vermont until no Democrat could get elected, and his own Lt. Governor lost to the Republican in 2002 - Vermont is governed by a Republican and NO POSITION DEAN EVER HELD IN VERMONT IS IN DEMOCRATIC HANDS NOW.(incls.-2000 Vote Analysis, Are You a Burning Flame, GrannyD, Jane Fonda + Poem)

The Story of an Action. (tags)

The International Women's Peace Service reports action and reaction in Budrus.

Task Force 121 (tags)

An article about Task Force 121, and US operations during the occupation of Iraq.

Judge Rules Forced Anthrax Inoculation Illegal (tags)

Despite confirming possible harm to unborn babies, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offered the vaccine to children and pregnant women.

American Liberators save Iraqi Women! (tags)

Two U.S. occupation soldiers from 1-8, 3rd Brigade, of the 4th Wank Division relax in the back of their Bradley fighting vehicle before going on a mission into Samarra, Iraq, on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003. A major operation named "Iraqi Ho's Gone Wild" began early Wednesday morning which targeted a large number of Iraqi women. The liberators... taking their cue from spiritual leaders Hugh Heffner and Larry Flynt, have been handing out bikinis to all Iraqi women and girls. (AP Photo/Stefan Zaklin, Pool)


Iraq is liberated!! No more attacks against our troops!!

CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: Weekly Update with Twisted Photo Section (tags)

Bush peddles instruments of torture abroad, former Joint Chiefs of Staff advisor reveals truth about anthrax vaccine, rightwing Congressman claims his divorce caused by women in scarves

Civilized People Don't Need to be Governed (tags)

John Adams said that the more civilzied the people, the less need for government. Bush won't say this in one of his speeches though, since he wants more government. Parasites always want more government, which is free money for them. The parasites (teachers, lawyers, media folks, psychologists - all the ones working for the State - corporations, etc.) - all these elite creeps want to have more government - more free money. The union people want it too and the welfare people and the social security. It's a human condition to want something for nothing.

The Debate Marches On (tags)

This article is written in lieu of Congress passing and Bush signing into law the bill that outlaws partial-birth abortion. Plenty of things to be said.

Miss Afghanistan! (tags)

Hey... remember Afghanistan?! The place we liberated in order to bring freedom to the suffering women in burka?! Well, here's the fruit of our bombing, straffing, murder, and occupation. Miss Afghanistan!

A clear case of considered deception (tags)

The ultimate evidence of a deliberate CDC attempt to disguise the fact there is NO teenage 'AIDS' in America. Also read the shocking facts of "Grannies Gone Wild".

Interesting Dichotomy (tags)

AMMAN, Jordan - A group of Arab experts issued a report Monday that finds the Arab world lacking in three areas they deem fundamental to development: freedom of expression, access to knowledge and empowerment of women. While in Israel: HERZLIYA, Israel (Reuters) - An Israeli start-up has developed a processor that uses optics instead of silicon, enabling it to compute at the speed of light, the company said.

Ten Reasons for Not Legalizing Prostitution (tags)

Legitimating prostitution as "work" does not empower the women in prostitution.

The Elusive and Endangered Female Libertarian (tags)

"If my observations are correct, and the reasons that there are so few female libertarians are reasons that may be hard to overcome, the next step is to decide how much of a problem this is."

BTL:New Women's Coalition Advances Non-violent Solutions to... (tags)

...Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Interview with Yael Martin, executive director of Promoting Enduring Peace and the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace, produced by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Jayyous (Palestine) Women's March Vs the Wall- Mothers demand right to feed their children (tags)

Endorse message of support from the Global Women's Strike to the Jayyous Women's Charitable Society 'WOMEN MARCH AGAINST THE WALL - Mothers demand right to feed their children' Jayyous, Qalqilya, Palestine October 23, 2003

The Politics of Groping (tags)

The woman who accused Arnold of pulling up her T-shirt and sucking on her breast (a photo of this magic moment was displayed on the set) was called a prostitute by the Schwarzenegger campaign.

Land Theft near Jenin (tags)

* is the website of a group of people working In Jenin, Occupied Palestine. On the website are written articles and reports, and radio and real-media video files for download, made both by Palestinians and Internationals, some available in both English and Arabic. We aim to provide a direct voice from the residents of Jenin to the world, and also provide on the spot, witness based news from the town.*

Turning the World to Crap (tags)

Decline of civilization worldwide

The regimes selective view of freedom. (tags)

Last month, prominent clerics and academics issued a statement warning against calls for equality and increased rights for women, saying such efforts aim to make Muslim women more like "infidel" Western women.

Marriage: just say no (tags)

Marriage is crumbling in the West, and may soon be almost gone.

Why wasn't Davis investigated too? (tags)

Davis should have been investigated for his violent assaults on women.

Friendships between women good for health (tags)

A landmark UCLA (University of California - Los Angeles) stu

Code Pink demo - Sunday (tags)

Code Pink rally today, Arnold HQ in Santa Monica

NYT Editorial: A Role Best Denied (tags)

Oct 4 opinion from the New York Times about the recall election.

Coalition Of Women for Peace (tags)

On the website of the Coalition of Women for Peace: Thoughts for Yom Kipur * Host A Refuser! * 3 Years of Intifada Data * Reserve Pilots To Refuse Liquidations * Who Won (Gush Salom) * Electronic Intifada * and many more

Press gives Arnold a cakewalk re trashing women publicly (tags)

Arnie's dirty details not repeated in corporate wash.

Governor Groper apologizes to women for being a sexual predator (tags)

Arnold Schwarzengger apologizes to all of the women he's sexually assualted during his lifetime.

ARTINO Art Exhibit & Performance (tags)

The ARTINO Arts Group of Los Angeles will close their Group Exhibit celebrating Mexican Independence Day, with a special CLOSING PARTY, Sept. 27th. 3 - 6 pm. The exhibit's closing will commemorate Mexico's murdered and missing Women of Juarez.

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (tags)

I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group

SATURDAY NOON: Protesters to Hit Arnold Again (tags)


Dozens of women protest "Governor Gang Bang" (tags)

The demonstrators chanted outside and held signs of protest. "Terminate the Barbarian," one sign read. Another said: "Governor Gang Bang."

NEW TIME 3PM: To NEW TIME: 3PM Anti-Arnold Demo (tags)

Women’s groups angered by actor and candidate for governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger’s history of "degrading" comments about women and reported acts of sexual harassment will protest stating at 3:00 PM this Friday, as he opens his new campaign headquarters at 1338 4th Street in Santa Monica. According to our sources the elusive candidate is scheduled to be there at 3:00 PM.

FRIDAY 4:30PM Womens Groups Protest at NEW Arnold Hqs (tags)

Women’s groups and their supporters, angered by actor and candidate for governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger’s history of "degrading" comments about women and reported acts of sexual harassment will protest stating at 4:30 PM this Friday, as he opens his new campaign headquarters at 1338 4th Street in Santa Monica. The candidate is scheduled to be there at that time.

Examining the Impact of Globablization on Women Around the World (tags)

In the unprecedented expansion of world markets that began more than two decades ago, women play crucial roles. Some have been called beneficiaries of this globalization; but many more are its losers. NOW sheds light on how globalization has affected women's lives worldwide.

UN Bombed After Welcoming Iraqi Governing Council (tags)

United Nations Headquarters Bombed, scores dead and wouned, political motivation suspected

British press reports Schwarzenegger’s groping and affair with former child actress (tags)

The British media reports on Schwarzenegger's gropings and affair with a former Little House on the Prairie actress. Meanwhile, the U.S. media continues to ignore reports of the Groping Governor Wannabe’s extramarital affairs and groping sessions.

(pt.1) bell hooks on Butch Lee and more.... (tags)

bell hooks read Night-Vision last year and was impressed with much it had to say. She felt that it was an important book which needed to reach a wider audience....

WAM 20th Anniversary Exhibit (tags)

Exhibit of women artists group be held at California State University, Long Beach from September 14-18, 2003

Want to Protest an Oppressive Government? Move to Iran! (tags)

Want to protest against an oppressive government. Then you should consider moving to Tehran. In contrast to the USA, they actually do have an oppressive government over there. Young Iranians Are Chafing Under Aging Clerics' Edicts

America is Rule of Man (Clinton) - Not Rule of Law (tags)

There is no justice in America. it is run by rule of man (bureaucrats, Clintons, government-run media) rather than wht our Founding Fathers intended - the Rule of Law.

Bhopal disaster victims struggle for justice (tags)

PITTSBURGH – Unlike a natural disaster like the recent earthquake in Algeria, some man-made disasters, “industrial accidents,” leave dishes on the shelves, homes intact, windows secure and factories in place.

Women For Peace Torture Psychologically (tags)

The women for peace know how to torture psychologically. I'd rather have them punch me, than go through what women do to me.

help i need someone to help me proof read this please english teachers whatever come help! (tags)

please help me proof read this please help me proof read this essay/report i need help plz

Libertarian Links Free Trade to Freedom, Peace (tags)

Palmer, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, said anti-globalization activists are missing the bigger picture. By way of analogy, Palmer referred to Homer’s Odyssey saying that Homer is telling the reader that "the cyclops is a savage because he doesn’t trade. He lives in the preferred world of the anti-globalization activists."



TOMORROW! Palestinian and Jewish Women's Perspectives, at Cal State L.A. (tags)

4:30 PM, April 14th.


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Palestinian and Jewish Women's Perspectives: a talk at Cal State LA, April 14 (tags)

A Palestinian woman and a Jewish woman will share their perspectives on the current plight of the Palestinian people.









$2.75 Million Proposed for Cyclists Arrested in Protest (tags)

From the 2000 DNC protests, in today's LA Times.






goes black in mourning and grief. U.S. disarms the unarmed Dramatic Display Of Grief And Mourning In White Face, Dressed In Black With A Dash Of Pink For Their Desire For Peace, Women And Men In A Funeral Procession At The LA National Cemetery.

8 AM Wednesday CodePink Action at VA Cemetery (tags)

CodePink and Peace Activists to Stage Simultaneous Actions in Los Angeles and Washington, DC Dramatic Funeral Procession Wednesday With Children’s Coffins And Body Bags Will Mark Peaceful Prayer Vigil To Los Angeles Resting Place For US Veterans Of War



Global Women's Strike Organizers to Confront LA Times Editors (tags)

Reprint of a PRESS ADVISORY from March 10, 2003

Global Women's Strike Mobilizations Around the World -- Written March 7th (tags)


Alice Walker, Amy Goodman & Other Notable Women Arrested in Anti-War Protest (tags)

Twenty three women, including nationally recognized award-winning authors Alice Walker and Maxine Hong Kingston, Pacifica Radio's Amy Goodman, were arrested in front of the White House on International Women’s Day, protesting against the Bush Administration’s proposed war on Iraq. They had marched from Malcolm X Park in Washington, DC, leading more than 5,000 peace activists associated with Code Pink, Women for Peace, to the White House.

Global Women's Strike and March In LA (tags)

Today, March 8 2003, an estimated 2000 people rallied in front of the federal building to support the global women's stike in condemnation of the plans for an upcoming war.

MARCH 8: Thousands of Women Stream into DC for Anti-War March & Rally Int'l Women's Day (tags)

Women from Kansas, Vermont, Oregon, Texas and dozens of other states have begun arriving in Washington, DC--dressed in pink--to participate in the women-led rally and march that will be held on Saturday, March 8, International Women's Day.

Raelian Women to humbly disrobe publicly in LOS ANGELES on March 8th (tags)

Raelian women To humbly disrobe publicly At US peace rallies in DC and LA

Liberated From Life (tags)

In early October, an Afghan woman, Nurgessa, roaming the deserted streets of Kandahar accompanied by her little boy said the following for the 'liberation' efforts of the United States of America:   "Last night, while we were sleeping the Americans bombed our homes. When I woke up I saw Agha Gul [her husband] shattered into pieces and my other two sons had their heads blown away....

Women (and Men) of the World, Unite! (tags)

the latest in a series about male domination

People in Black Vigil in Ojai (tags)

Attached is a photo of our People in Black vigil in Ojai, CA. We are from a small town, and typically about 10-15 people stand with us weekly.

The Great Wall of Denial by Gila Svirsky, Jerusalem (tags)

Why, I am trying to understand, are we Israelis so blind to this brutality? Where are the expressions of revulsion by decent Israelis? Why don't the major newspapers report these heart-wrenching stories ? Why didn't a single Jewish political party in the recent election criticize the government for its policy of collective punishment?

Public Readings of Lysistrata World-wide Condemn War (tags)

- On March 3, 2003, the Lysistrata Project will present worldwide readings of Aristophanes’ bawdy ancient Greek antiwar comedy Lysistrata. To date, 817 play readings are scheduled in 49 countries and in all 50 U.S. states to voice opposition to the war on Iraq

Sonali Kolhatkar Teach-In MARCH 5 in ORANGE COUNTY!! (tags)




Feb. 15,....The Spirit of Los Angeles (tags)

The Heart and Soul of Los Angeles was evident in today’s Peace March and Rally where between 75 and 100 thousand passionate Angelenos took to the streets of Hollwyod to protest what is being dubbed as Bush’s insane and solitary march to war.

Susy Mordechay – Israeli Peace Activist (tags)

Susy Mordechay was born in Austria to parents who were refugees during WWII and who had lost family in the Holocaust. She was raised and educated in Israel, where she finished her studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Later, she did graduate work in Linguistics at UCLA. She has worked with Various Israeli groups, in particular the Committee against Home Demolitions, the Coalition of Women for a Just Peace, and Ta’ayush, an Arab-Jewish partnership.

Why Feminism is AWOL on Islam (tags)

U.S. feminists should be protesting the brutal oppression of Middle Eastern women. But doing so would reveal how little they have to complain about at home.


A large coalition of local human justice groups joined together to protest Henry Kissinger's appearance at the Los Angeles Univeral Ampitheater

BTL:White House Attack on Women's Reproductive Rights Undermines... (tags)

...International Accords. Interview with Francoise Girard, senior program officer of the International Women's Health Coalition, conducted by Between The Lines'Melinda Tuhus.

pbnberkeley news notice - 12/21/02 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global and working class solidarity and NO WAR ON IRAQ!

Welfare not Warfare! A Report on the Dec. 7th Speakout Against the War (tags)

A brief report-back on the Dec. 7th "Community Dialogue: Speakout Against War and for the Right to Welfare."

BTL:Exiled Bangladeshi Writer Condemns Religious Persecution of Women (tags)

Interview with Taslima Nasrin, Bangladeshi doctor, author and feminist, conducted by Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus

End Disney's Sweatshop Exploitation (tags)

This letter to the CEO of Disney demands an increase of wages in the factories that sew Winnie the Pooh garments.


Radical Women on Sunday, December 8, 2002, 2:00 p.m. host Special Guest Speaker from El Salvador Marta Consuelo Hernández on “Women and Resistance: Alive and Inseparable”

BTL:A Woman's Right to Choose Under Severe Attack as... (tags)

...GOP Consolidates Control of U.S. Government. Interview with Terry O'Neill, a membership vice president of NOW conducted by Between The Lines' Denise Manzari.

Freedom Bus on its way to California! (tags)

Serviced Bus New Freedom Bus delayed. The bus was serviced and repaired after being without heat for 36 hours. This delayed the arrival of the freedom riders in Kansas.

Reasons for hating Israel (tags)

Not GOOD reasons. . . just reasons. Are we really "all Palestinians"??? By Daniel Prager.


Among all the horrifying testimonies of sexual violence to emerge from Gujarat, one story has come to symbolize the collective suffering of the Muslim community. It is told and retold on news stories, in NGO reports, in eyewitness accounts: "I was running [and] I saw a pregnant woman's belly being cut open," states a young boy on Indian television. "The fetus was pulled out and thrown up in the air. As it came down it was collected on the tip of the sword."

Working families say: We’ll fight Bush agenda (tags)

WASHINGTON – Despite setbacks in the Nov. 5 elections, the AFL-CIO, the National Organization for Women and other grassroots organizations vowed a determined fight to block the Bush administration from railroading its ultra-right agenda through Congress.

Downtown Women's Shelter Angel excommunicated? (tags)

Given every excuse until they were told that their Angel was unrepresentative, the Downtown Women's Center's Angel was not invited to participate in the two week exhibition and auction.

The Spirit of La Magdalena- Fighting Campesinos (tags)


Hijas De Juarez (tags)

320+ women have mysteriously disapeared from Juarez over the course of the decade to turn up later as corpses in the desert. SPARC and Venice's Beyond Baroque and Placita Olvera are bringing this horrifying reality to LA in attempt to build pressure to solve these crimes.

Women's Anti-War Speakout & Picket at Welfare Office (tags)

Caption for photos for Women’s Anti-War Speakout & Picket sponsored by the Every Mother is a Working Mother Network. Welfare mothers, other caregivers and supporters say “Yes to Welfare! No to War in Iraq!” Speakout & picket sponsored by the Every Mother is a Working Mother Network outside a local welfare office in LA, October 15 and 29. Under the banner “Invest in Caring Not Killing,” the women also paid tribute to Senator Paul Wellstone and his wife Sheila as well as Congresswoman Mink, all of whom stood with welfare mothers.

Ladies Rock Los Angeles...For a Cause (tags)

Ladyfest Los Anegeles is a volunteer-organized, community-building benefit festival that celebrates women through art, film, literature, music, performance, workshops & panels.

Breast Cancer Scandal (tags)

So, Zeneca, the originator of Breast Cancer Awareness month is the manufacturer of carcinogenic petrochemicals, carcinogenic pollutants and a breast cancer drug that causes at least four different types of cancer in women, including  breast cancer.  I ask you to stop and think,  "Is something wrong with this picture?"

Anarchist Anti War Conference Los Angeles (tags)

A three day Anti War Event organized by anarchist to educate and encourage people to act

Anarchist Anti-War Conference Oct. 25-27 (tags)






Anarchist Anti War Conference OCT 25-27 (tags)


The Many Faces of War - An Anarchist Anti War Conference, Fri. OCT 25-27 (tags)


New Hollywood Film--Nigerian Stoning of Woman for Adultery (tags)

Nigerian Muslim women who've recently been sentenced to death by stoning will soon get the Hollywood treatment!

The Disappearing Women of Juarez (tags)

450 women have been murdered in Juarez in the last 10 years.

The Disappearing Women of Juarez (tags)

this is capitalism

BREAKING NEWS! Defense Ministry says, "Natives not ready for their own state" (tags)

Do these words seem familiar?

Assasination Attempt on Kola Boof (tags)

I found this note in an email dates August 22. Thus, it's at least a few days old. Contact phone # for latest news. Kola Boof is a feminist writer from Sudan.

Report from Gaza, Palestine (tags)

update from member of ISM in Palestine

Women gear up for 2002 elections (tags)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The nearly 1,000 delegates and guests to the National Organization for Women’s (NOW) annual conference, held here June 21-23, are united to make a difference in the 2002 elections, at the ballot box and in the streets.

If I were a terrorist (tags)

An indigenous perspective on terrorism.

UCR Attacking Women of Color (tags)

Recent incidents at the campus of the University of California at Riverside show increasing bigotry toward women of color.

Southern Girls Convention 2002 (tags)


Bush in Paris (1) (tags)

These Women are part of a large demonstration against the Death Penalty as it's practiced in the United States. Note that one of the Women carries a Poster of Native American Political Prisoner, Leonard Peltier. Another Women wears a button of Mumia Abu Jamal, the African American Activist/Journalist who sits on Death Row. Photo by Photo by JJ Méric.

Madrid 17-19 of May: Resistance to the EU Summit Meeting (tags)

Last news in english and spanish in LA HAINEweb

Arab and Jewish women speak out against the holocaust in Palestine (tags)

Invest in caring not killing! Arab & Jewish women speak out against the holocaust in Palestine, event in London, England. Messages of support are welcome. Please spread the word to people you know who might be able to come.

Police Brutality Protest Tue May 7 @ 5 in Placentia (tags)

Violations of Civil and Human Rights Abuses

Peaceful demonstrator from Los Angeles violently beat down in Tel Aviv by police (tags)

pulling them up by their arms and beating them. they kicked another women Sara chaluche,an American from Los Angeles California in the jaw. and this is only what I saw - I have ran away soon afterwards. there were three video cameras with us - that were specifically targeted and attacked by the police. two of the cameras (indymedia) were smashed to

Temecula women victims of hate crime outside a Denny's restaurant (tags)

Two Black women in Temecula were assaulted by skinheads in front of Denny's restaurant, but was it a hate crime? The answer depends on which branch of the Riverside Sheriff's Department responds.

OUTLAW WOMAN at MS Books (tags)

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz at a reading of OUTLAW WOMAN: A MEMOIR OF THE WAR YEARS, 1960-1975 at the Midnight Special. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz became a founding member of the early women's liberation movement. Along with a small group of dedicated women, she produced the seminal journal series, No More Fun and Games. Dunbar-Ortiz was also a dedicated anti-war activist and organizer throughout the 1960s and 1970s. During the war years she was a fiery, indefatigable public speaker on issues of patriarchy, capitalism, imperialism, and racism.



Building Bridges Radio presents Silkwood -A Women's History Month Special (tags)

Building Bridges:Your Community & Labor Report produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash presents Silkwood-a 58min radio program.Building Bridges is regularly broadcast over WBAI 2-3 PM EST streams live & rebroadcast Wednesdays at 8pm EST on WBAI in Exile To listen to Silkwood click the indymedia link.

GLOBAL WOMEN'S STRIKE - Banners (tags)

On March 8th, hundreds of Women in Los Angeles celebrated International Women's Day with a mass march under the slogan, "Invest in Caring not Killing - Welfare not Warfare!"


On March 8th, hundreds of Women in Los Angeles celebrated International Women's Day with a mass march under the slogan, "Invest in Caring not Killing - Welfare not Warfare!"




This coming March 8th, on International Women's Day, John Trudell will be performing at L.A.'s ROXY nightclub on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.

New Killings Enrage Women of Juarez (tags)

Authorities thought that a 6 year rampage was over; but 8 more bodies have been found.

Now.....Who Wants To Date A Millionaire? (tags)

Millionaire Mates - Rich & Famous Matchmaking..... Now a woman can seriously meet her "Prince Charming" through Millionaire Mates an exclusive dating club for Millionaires seeking their soul mate. Millionaire members include 2 Royal Prince's, a Duke and several celebrities!

"U.S. helicopters gunned down fleeing Afghan women and children" (tags)

(YellowTimes.ORG) – A report that came out of Afghanistan yesterday states that U.S. helicopters chased and killed non-combatant Afghan women and children on December 29, much to the dismay of the United Nations.

Dec 10 Anti War Demo Reports (tags)

A summary of RAWA support demonstrations for peace.

"THE RELATIVITY OF LOUTISM" by jim hightower (tags)

his newest column

Former Guatemalan Guerilla Leader Now Organizes for Change in Mayan, Women's rig (tags)

This short piece is taken largely from an internet article written by Esty Dinur. It tells the story of Sra. Juana Mendez Rojas who spoke on VOZ POPULAR a clandestine radio station which often was located on Tajamulco Volcano in SW Guatemala. Today she works with APDENA.Association for the Promotion Prptection and Dev. of Mother Earth.

N + R event description and analysis (tags)

Below is a discription and discussion of the N + R event.

Rally for R.A.W.A.and Intl. Human Rights Day (tags)

December 10 is International Human Rights Day. In solidarity with the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, a rally against repression in both Afghanistan and the U.S. will be held at the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles beginning at 4:00 P.M. until 6:00.


Outraged at the exclusion of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, Greens call democracy impossible without representation of women U.S. Green Party officers travel to Europe for meetings with Green members of European parliaments and other Green officials and the European Federation of Green Parties

The Inside Story: Laura Bush (tags)

Immediately following First Lady Laura Bush's address to the nation on Saturday

RADIO IMC-LA: Interview with RAWA Member (tags)

Sonali Kolhatkar of the Afghan Women's Mission interviews Tahmeena Faryal of the Revolutionary Association of Afghan Women for Radio IMC-LA. (transcript also available on the newswire).

Desktop Theatre online vigil<3rd screenshot> (tags)

This is the third screenshot of an online vigil against war that took place at several virtual communities. In these online communities, people at home chose a character (avatar) and wonder through virtual landscapes interacting with other avatars.

Desktop Theater-Women In Black On-line protest (tags)

The following performance stills were taken from a series of "vigils" performed in the public chat space/application "The Palace" specifically in "Mt. Olympus" and "FireBirdz Forest". We performed it three times on 9/15/01 and then a few more times after that. Some of the women are in New York, and some in New Zealand & Italy. We walked a silent vigil across rooms with people in them.

Bush Begs Hollywood To Produce War Propaganda Films (tags)

HOLLYWOODis getting its call-up papers. The recruiting sergeant, in the person of President Bush's special adviser Karl Rove, arrives in Los Angeles tomorrow to meet the film industry's most important studio chiefs.

Action: Stop Orange County Racist Attacks! call/write (tags)

Stop racist attacks in Orange County lesbian bar!

Palestinians Commemorate the 1948 Massacre of Dawaymeh, 28 Oct. 01 (tags)

According to the Israeli paper, Alhamishmar (ceased pub.), "the children they killed by breaking their heads with sticks. There was not a house without dead. One commander ordered a sapper to put two old women in a certain house and to blow up the house with them.

WOMAN by WOMAN: New Hope for the Villages of India (tags)

Documentary film premiere... WOMAN by WOMAN Friday, Oct 19 through Thursday, Oct 25 Monica 4-Plex 1332 2nd St, Santa Monica 310-394-9744

News you'll never hear on CNN (a parody) (tags)

What was once a respected news program has debased itself to not much better than a mouthpiece for a propaganda-spewing government. Maybe it's time we held their feet to the fire with a bit of satire.

Gray Davis: No Compassion for Dying Prisoners (tags)


Story & Photos: Demonstration at Las Colinas Women's Detention Facility, 14 July (tags)

The San Diego Chapter of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners organized aDemonstration at Las Colinas Women's Detention Facility in Santee, CA. Coalition members and several family members of women prisoners recounted disturbing stories about the prisonsystem. Supporters came from the Old Women's Project, the Libertarian Party, the Peace & Freedom Party, Free Mumia , Free Leonard Peltier, Amnesty International, Biojustice, UCSD students, and concerned citizens. *A MORE COMPLETE REPORT WILL BE POSTED HERE SOON*

Saturday: Community Dialogue on Welfare Reform Reauthorization (tags)

Saturday (tomorrow, July 14), 1:30-4:00pm, at the Crossroads Women's Center, 4167 S. Normandie Ave., LA -- Community Dialogue on Welfare Reform Reauthorization & Valuing Caring Work. Called by the Every Mother is a Working Mother Network.

LA Pornography Harms Many Across USA:University in Deep South Shows it; Protest (tags)

A woman who is enrolled at University of Southern California in Women's Studies participated in the filming of a pornographic video that is for sale on the shelves in many pornography shops. She did this of her own will and claims it was a study in women's liberation.The video shows her having intercourse with hundreds of men all in 1 day.

Indy Media D.C. owes me (tags)

Indy Media D.C. owes me a Public Apology for hiding my complaints against VAWA(Violence Against Women Act) This is a sad day for Warrior’s!

3 Women in White Before EZLN Banner (Size #2), Hidden Graphic For Strawman_1 (tags)

3 Women in White Before EZLN Banner (Size #2), Hidden Graphic For Strawman_1

3 Women in White Before EZLN Banner (Size #1), Hidden Graphic For Strawman_1 (tags)

3 Women in White Before EZLN Banner (Size #1), Hidden Graphic For Strawman_1

Announcing Southern Girls' Convention: July 20-22, Auburn, Alabama (tags)

Auburn Women's Organization and Free State Action are proud to announce the Third Annual SOUTHERN GIRLS' CONVENTION (SGC 2001), on the weekend of FRIDAY, JULY 20 - SUNDAY, JULY 22, at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama!

Three Days of Hard Time in LA County Jail (tags)

Arrested in the Ramparts Police Station civil disobedience on August 16th. Just wanted to provide some details about what's going on in the pen.

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