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International Women’s Strike

Celebrate International Women's Day in South LA      March 7th, join in solidarity with events happening globally for International Women’s Day, starting  at 12 noon, at 800 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (corner of MLK & Hoover) Los Angeles 90037. Public transport & parking are close by. Join a Feminism for the 99% dance party; interactive performance piece, rally, street art, music, healing & action areas. Wear Red.      To mark International Women’s Day women and girls in several countries participate in the International Women’s Strike, [...]

Black Lives Matter Excluded from 4th Women’s March

Black Lives Matter–Los Angeles Excluded from Women’s March Los Angeles    Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles was excluded from the 4th Annual Women’s March in Los Angeles. WMLA did not invite Black Lives Matter to participate, failed to respond to an email request for inclusion, and further refused speaking time during a subsequent telephone conversation. This marks the first time that BLMLA will not participate and is the culmination of ongoing disagreement and tension where Black Lives Matter and some of our members, including children, have experienced significant [...]

Zapatista Women’s International Gathering & Declaration

ZAPATISTA WOMEN CALL TO CONQUER THE RIGHT TO LIFE IN FRONT OF 5,000 FEMINISTS From the correspondents Ejido Morelia, Altamirano, Chiapas “The right to life and all the rights we deserve and need, will not be given to us by anyone, nor by the capitalist system through the many laws and promises that it makes, but rather we must conquer them all the time and in all places,” the women members of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) affirmed this Friday upon [...]

The Dialectic of Sex: A Poem for Valentine’s Day

The Dialectic of Sex: A Poem for Valentine's Day by Michael Novick   I was at this camp with a bunch of mostly straight Marxists and I woke up in the middle of the night because I heard a couple fucking. The man would grunt and groan, and the woman wail and moan.   I thought of Shulamith Firestone, who expressed socialism as technology liberating man from work and feminism as technology liberating woman from child-bearing -- restoring Eden: lifting the curse of the casting from the [...]

By |2020-02-01T15:57:08-05:00February 1st, 2020|Michael Novick, Movements, Poetry Corner, Politics, Women|0 Comments

Abortion Rights & Women’s Empowerment

Abortion Policy By Imani  Beckett <imanikbeckett@gmail.com> In May, following the Supreme Court appointment of Brett Kavanagh, many "red" (GOP-dominated) states began passing laws that would make it effectively impossible to get an abortion, with the hope of those laws going to the Supreme Court and overturning Roe v Wade. The main argument from pro-lifers is that a fetus is a baby and deserve all of rights of a human baby. I personally don’t agree with this line of reasoning. But from what I’ve seen, debates over whether [...]

Center-Left Candidate Reaches Guatemala Run-Off Election

Guatemala: Center-Left Sandra Torres Wins 1st-Round Vote, Goes to Runoff httpss://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Guatemala-Center-Left-Sandra-Torres-Wins-1st-Round-Vote-Goes-to-2nd-Round-20190617-0006.html Guatemala's presidential election was headed for a runoff as results Monday gave center-left candidate Sandra Torres a clear lead but far short of the outright majority needed to avoid a second round against a conservative rival. With votes tallied from 94 percent of polling stations, preliminary results from Sunday's election gave former first lady Torres 25.27 percent of the vote, followed by conservative Alejandro Giammattei with 14.08 percent, the electoral tribunal's website said. Torres said she [...]

By |2019-07-04T20:19:42-05:00July 4th, 2019|Elections, Latin America, News, People, Politics, Women|0 Comments

War on Women

We can't wait another lifetime for reproductive rights by  Helen Gilbert, Radical Women, www.socialism.com Radical Women has been fighting for reproductive rights since our founding. We’re proud our earliest members worked with Black women from the anti-poverty program to hold one of Washington’s first rallies for legal abortion at the state capitol in Olympia. We’re proud Radical Women have confronted the fetus fetishists in clinic defense in Seattle, LA, NYC, Melbourne, and elsewhere. We need to step up clinic defense now because the abortion bans are going [...]

By |2019-06-12T23:13:48-05:00June 1st, 2019|Activism, Human Rights, Movements, Politics, Socialism, Women|0 Comments

Sexist Stereotyped Robots Reflect Sexism in Tech

Sexist stereotyped robots: "I'd Blush If I Could" httpss://news.un.org/en/story/2019/05/1038691 Why do most voice assistants have female names, and why do they have submissive personalities? The answer, says a new report released on Friday by UNESCO, the UN’s Education, Science and Culture agency, is that there are hardly any women working in the technical teams that develop these services and other cutting-edge digital tools.   The publication, produced in collaboration with the Germany Government and the EQUALS Skills Coalition – an alliance of public and private sector partners [...]

Defend Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange

Veterans For Peace Stands with Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange   httpss://www.veteransforpeace.org/our-work/position-statements/veterans-peace-stands-chelsea-manning-and-julian-assange   The People Have the Need to Know: Veterans For Peace Stands with Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange   Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning are both in jail right now.  They are being persecuted by the very elite who are pursuing regime change wars around the globe and who do not want the people to know the truth about what they are up to. Curiously, Assange has been charged with conspiring with Chelsea Manning to [...]

The IMF Showed the World How Not to Celebrate International Women’s Day

The IMF Showed the World How Not to Celebrate International Women’s Day By Tanya Rawal-Jindia Author Bio: Tanya Rawal-Jindia is a researcher at Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has made it a tradition to release a statement on their website about the importance of women’s financial security on International Women’s Day—which is about as ironic as it gets, given the organization’s history of being one of the world’s most [...]

MAKING BLACK HISTORY: Stop Criminalizing Black Protest

MAKING BLACK HISTORY Stop Criminalizing Black Protest by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA More than 200 folks stood up in court in January against eight charges filed by City Attorney Mike Feuer against Dr. Melina Abdullah of Black Lives Matter LA for speaking out against police murders of Black and Brown people in L.A. Background on the case can be found in this article: httpss://thelandmag.com/the-people-v-melina-abdullah/ Every person who has been arrested and taken to court for speaking out at the LA Police Commission has been Black. There have [...]

January 2019 Community Calendar

Peace vigils: https://change-links.org/ongoing-peace-vigils-and-community-programs/ Other Calendars: https://ocprogressiveevents.info/, https://la.indymedia.org/calendar/, httpss://www.facebook.com/pg/ieprogressivealliance/events/, https://www.activistsandiego.org/event, httpss://vcpjn.org/calendar/ httpss://echoparkfilmcenter.org On - Going & Continuing Events Weekends, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Farmers Market offers farm fresh produce and artisan goods, featuring locally grown favorites. Ties into the mall’s health initiative promoting wellness in the Crenshaw community. The B Fit program includes weekly Zumba, cardio kick and yoga classes, blood pressure screens and annual health & wellness fairs. Contact Sustainable Economic Enterprises for more info: www.seela.org Sundays, RAC-LA Food Program (El Programa Comida) Revolutionary Autonomous Communities, 1-5p, SE [...]