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Jasmine and Dora 4-Ever - by Carol Leigh
We are launching this video on the eve of a debate and vote by the European Union on whether to support criminilisation of clients of sex workers and the buying of sexual services. In 2012 I met and interviewed Petite Jasmine along with Pye Jakobbson from Rose Alliance of Sweden. Petite Jasmine was murdered one year later, a victim of the stigmatisation and legal discrimination that sex workers face. Dora Özer was murdered in a wave of attacks against transgender people and especially transg...
Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:18PM
Ukraine: U.S. Backed Rightists Retreat From Occupied Buildings and Barricades - by Steven Argue
The United States and the European Union were trying to impose an economic deal worse than the one offered by Russia through a coup d'etate. The conditions that would have imposed would have greatly hurt the Ukrainian working class, just as the EU has devastated the working class in Greece. In addition, the conditions of EU membership would not have allowed Ukrainians free movement in the European Union, giving the country of Ukraine and its citizens only second class status in the EU. Th...
Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:30AM
Fight for Abortion Rights in Louisiana Continues as DHH Rescinds New Regulations (audio/mpeg 9.5MB) - by Hillary Donnell
The Department of Health and Hospitals in Louisiana issued 21 pages of new regulations regulating abortion providers, but rescinded the regulations just before a public hearing. Advocates continue to organize to protect women's health and anticipate more regulations from the state.
Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:52AM
Pasamontaña; Zapatismo: a snapshot - by Ida Lobo
This zine explains Zapatista history and the current project of autonomy to those in the U.S. who either know very little about the movement, or don't understand how it operates on the ground. It explains how the movement evolved and gives a brief insight into how their autonomous government, school system, health care...etc operate today. Please print and share with your comrades, friends, and communities!
Posted: Sun Feb 2, 2014 12:43PM
Just One Woman Protests Abortion In Woodstock, NY 12498 - by Cris Ericson
One Woman stood alone in the small town of Woodstock, NY 12498 to protest against Abortion. Woodstock is known for the 1969 music festival. Currently, Woodstock hosts an annual film festival.
Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:27PM
2013 worst year in decades for abortion rights-what can be done? - by Jane Cutter
The year 2013 nearly broke the all-time record for the most new restrictions on abortion passed in a single year. Some 22 states passed 70 different laws including late-abortion bans, doctor and clinic regulations, limits on medication abortions and bans on insurance coverage, according the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-choice research group. Twenty-four states have barred abortion coverage by the new health exchanges and nine of them forbid private insurance plans, as well, from covering most ...
Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:07AM
Dorothee Soelle: Teacher of God and Prophetess - by Willy Spieler
Twenty years ago Dorothee Soelle warned of that totalitarian religion in North America that is in power today. She spoke of “Christo-fascism” and meant the “Christian” glossing over a capitalist system that goes along with murder, exploitation and destruction. The harsh words can be found in “Mysticism and Resistance” (NW 10/83).
Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:25AM
Anonymous and FEMEN Activists Unite Forces to Support Ukrainian Protesters - by AnonInsiders.net
Anonymous first turned its attention to Ukraine on November 19th after hacking the Ukraine State Customs Service and releasing 1GB of data.
Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:16PM
ACLU Sues Bishops on Behalf of Pregnant Woman Denied Care at Catholic Hospital - by ACLU
NEW YORK and DETROIT— The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michigan have filed a lawsuit on behalf of a pregnant woman who miscarried and was denied appropriate medical treatment because the only hospital in her county is required to abide by religious directives. The directives, written by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, prohibited that hospital from complying with the applicable standard of care in this case.
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2013 12:09AM
Feminism and the Many Faces of Doris Lessing (audio/mpeg 23.8MB) - by KPFA Women's Magazine
Doris Lessing's book, The Golden Notebook, helped to birth Second Wave feminism, yet the iconic author was often snarkily critical of the movement. In the mainstream media, this means she was no feminist, but careful study reveals a more complex relationship. Audio: 26:02
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2013 5:38PM
Bugs! Blood! Brutal Women! An Interview With Kameron Hurley (audio/mpeg 23.9MB) - by KPFA Women's Magazine
KPFA Women's Magazine talks with science fiction author Kameron Hurley, creator of the blog "Brutal Women" and the acclaimed series, Bel Dame Apocrypha. Audio: 26:05
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2013 5:22PM
Urge For Going: An Interview with Playwright Mona Mansour (audio/mpeg 15.2MB) - by KPFA Women's Magazine
Kate Raphael of Women's Magazine speaks with playwright Mona Mansour, whose play "Urge for Going", produced by Golden Thread Theater, is playing now in San Francisco. Audio: 16:38
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2013 5:11PM
Eating Disorders: Not Just a Teen Problem (audio/mpeg 21.9MB) - by KPFA Women's Magazine
Jennifer Lombardi, director of admissions and outreach for the Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program, discusses myths and realities of a deadly disease affecting 10 million or more women and girls in the United States. Audio 23:57
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:38PM
Hope Into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice (despite our fears) (audio/mpeg 24.7MB) - by KPFA Women's Magazine
Activist, author and teacher Penny Rosenwasser discusses her book, Hope Into Practice. The book explores the origins and expressions of anti-Semitism and how its legacy still prevents Jewish American women from becoming the best activists we can be. Audio, 26:57
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:24PM
Being Out of Order, or How Feminism Rocked the Convent - by KPFA Women's Magazine
Kate Raphael speaks with Carole Ganim, author of the book BEING OUT OF ORDER: THE PROPHETIC GENERATION OF NUNS AND SISTERS. They're also joined by former Ursuline nun Lucienne O'Keefe. Audio 21:25
Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:31PM
"444 Days" World Premiere at Golden Thread Productions - by KPFA Women's Magazine
Torange Yeghiezarian discusses her new play, "444 Days," now playing at Z Below. Audio 10:39
Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:25PM
Why Don't U.S. Women Choose Science Careers? - by KPFA Women's Magazine
Eileen Pollack was one of the first two women to receive a bachelors in Physics from Yale, but ended up teaching creative writing instead of going on in science. In this interview, Ms. Pollack talks about what happened to her, and why the numbers of U.S. women in math and science have changed very little in the last thirty years. Audio 21:18
Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:16PM
Writing With Scissors: The Story of Scrapbooks (audio/mpeg 21.2MB) - by KPFA Women's Magazine
An interview with Ellen Gruber Garvey, author of Writing With Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance. Audio 23:08
Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:37PM
Women Leading Drive for Change in Honduras (audio/mpeg 27.7MB) - by KPFA Women's Magazine
Kate Raphael talks with Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda about background to the upcoming Honduran elections and the woman who stands to make history as the country's first president from outside the two major parties. Audio 30:12
Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:33PM
Helen Thomas (August 4, 1920 – July 20, 2013) - by Steven Argue
"Her refusal to conceal her strong opinions, even when posing questions to a president, and her public hostility toward Israel, caused discomfort among colleagues." -An unintended tribute from FOX News
Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:58PM