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Who Cares? A Feminist Critique of the Care Economy - by Nancy Folbre
We live in an increasingly uncaring world. Patriarchal capitalism offers rich financial rewards to those who pursue their individual self-interest and penalizes those committed to the care of others. Competition is more highly valued than cooperation, and individual rights trump social obligation. Family and community life are treated as leisure activities...
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:20AM
Reproductive Justice, Black Feminist Organizing, and the Criminalization of Black Bodies (audio/mpeg 25.0MB) - by WTUL News and Views
WTUL News and Views speaks with Desiree Evans, Mwende Katwiwa, and Laura McTighe of Women With A Vision about the ignored and suppressed history of the Reproductive Justice struggle, how the voices and issues of women of color have been oppressed and criminalized, and what criminalization and justice look like in the age of Renisha McBride, Marissa Alexander, and countless others.
Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:47AM
2014 International Women's Day on KPFA features Asian American Sex Worker Rights Activists (audio/x-wav 138.3MB) - by Maxine Doogan
International Women's Day includes many diverse voices featured on KPFA's special day of programming. This year's audio features Asian American Sex Worker rights activists Kate Zen's interview of Mariko Passion about her past, present and future experiences in the sex industry. This interview highlights her evolution as a sacred intimate which serves to reminds us all of the struggles and contradictions that characterize our lives as women.
Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:33PM
Sign Statement on Abortion Rights Emergency in Texas - by Stop Patriarchy
Sign statement on EMERGENCY IN TEXAS. STOP FORCED MOTHERHOOD. ABORTION ON DEMAND AND WITHOUT APOLOGY.
Posted: Tue Jul 8, 2014 2:13PM
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetos nation's strictest abortion law - by Indyradio
The law includes no exceptions for rape or incest. The legislature will try to pass this over the governor's veto.
Posted: Thu Jul 3, 2014 9:27AM
Fake “Feminists” of Femen Participated in the Odessa Massacre - by Steven Argue
[Photo: Femen leader Ievgeniia Kraizman participating in the May 2nd Odessa massacre. She was part of the group of Maidan fascists who burned alive, shot, strangled, and beat to death 116 anti-fascist protesters on that day. The two accompanying photos shows her in other Feman actions.] Before I say more on Femen, people who want to know more about the Odessa massacre, can check out the following article: U.S. / EU Backed Neo-Nazis Murder 116 Unarmed Civilians in Odessa, Waging Wa...
Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 4:08PM
Julie Schwarma Harris (audio/mpeg 35.4MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Julie Schwarma Harris of the Legislative Women's Agenda (LAW) talks about current pending legislation that should be concerning to everyone especially women.
Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 7:44AM
What or who will #BringBackOurGirls? - by Eugene Puryear
#BringBackOurGirls has gone massively viral in the social media world, as people around the globe clamor for action to save hundreds of school-age girls abducted from their school in Nigeria. The girls were abducted by the group Boko Haram, a self-described Muslim group that ostensibly advocates an “Islamic” state in the North of Nigeria. The roughly 230 girls said to be missing were abducted from their school three weeks ago creating a major national issue that emerged into an internatio...
Posted: Wed May 7, 2014 8:45AM
Celebrate the RH victory in the Philippines, continue the struggle - by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)
On the Supreme Court decision declaring the Reproductive Health Law constitutional
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:15AM
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