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Patricia A. Nugent: Abort. Now.

Sharia law: when laws are created or interpreted based on religion.

June 20, 2019 · 2 Comments

Ramsha Ashraf: We were the daughters

we were the daughters
of the witches
who could set fire to skeletons

June 17, 2019 · 1 Comment

Abby Zimet: On Zinn and An Aroused Citizenry

A member of Code Pink protests as US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh arrives on the first day of his confirmation hearing in front of the US Senate on Capitol … Continue reading

October 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Constance Shehan: How Roe v. Wade changed the lives of American women

The recent announcement of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement has ignited widespread speculation about the future of Roe v. Wade. Some analysts believe that a new appointment to the Supreme Court … Continue reading

July 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

Video: Tobacco Girl

. While Mümine thinks about boys and school, her parents want an arranged marriage. Fourteen-year-old Mümine lives with her family in the mountains of Macedonia, members of the Yörüks, a … Continue reading

May 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Muriel Rukeyser reads “The Speed of Darkness”

. Don Yorty says about this post: I had never heard Muriel Rukeyser’s voice before I began to make a vimeo of her reading her poem The Speed of Darkness, … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Isaiah J. Poole: On the Road From Protest to Power — A Rising Tide

The millions who gathered in Washington and around the country for the historic Women’s March, one day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, made an indisputable statement: Trump may have won the … Continue reading

August 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

Jimmy Carter: Why I severed my ties to the Southern Baptist Convention

Women and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God. I have been a practicing Christian all my life and a … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

Video: Resist — How to Triumph in Trumpland

. Based on decades of her writing and research, psychologist and community activist Glenda Russell gives us a quick summary on how to use Trump’s election as a springboard to … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tess Rafferty: Aftermath

  . In my youth I thought politics was very black and white. I wanted nothing to do with you if you were Christian or Republican. “Don’t get personal” people, … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Marta Daniels: Justice is a Black Woman — The Amazing Constance Baker Motley

You may not know her name, but you have been affected by the legal battles she won and the precedents she set that helped shape civil rights, women’s rights and … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bernie Sanders: Fight for our Progressive Vision

As I look ahead to this coming year, a number of thoughts come to mind. First and foremost, against an enormous amount of corporate media noise and distraction, it is … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

The World Economic Forum: 2014 Report on The Global Gender Gap

Since 2006, The World Economic Forum has released an annual index on the gap between men and women using economic, political, education and health criteria, and provided country rankings that allow … Continue reading

November 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: Mel Packer in Pittsburgh

The legendary Mel Packer welcomes the Great Climate March to Pittsburgh, PA on October 14, 2014. This is a stirring call for solidarity among progressive groups.           … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

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