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posted by: layne

begins: Mar 24, 12:00 am

ends: Mar 26, 2:00 am

location: Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South Street

Wednesday, March 23, 7:00pm
I am a Revolutionary:
3 Generations of Women's Resistance
with Alicia Rodriguez
Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South St
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“We want everyone to know that in Puerto Rico, we women are fighting for our rights as workers, we are fighting for a healthy environment, for poor and marginalized communities, for the freedom of the political prisoners, the well being of children, for peace, for the defense of our culture and all the rights they intend to take from us. We want everyone to know that women in Puerto Rico support, demand and are fighting for the independence of Puerto Rico.” -Lolita Lebron, 2008



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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.

We march to the streets, gather in spaces of protest and launch myriad forms of collective action, as we draw our strength from the wisdom forged by the herstorical struggle of our ancestors and our continuing efforts to sustain these struggles. We are telling our governments, the men in our societies, the people and institutions whose actions, policies, perspectives, ideologies and behaviour maintain the political, social and economic oppression of women that change we want, and change we are making happen.

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The Global Women's Strike and Women of Color Global Women's Strike issue statement in support of the growing movement in Wisconsin.

Grassroots women across the US and around the world support Wisconsin state workers, and the students and others who have joined them in their inspiring confrontation against Governor Scott Walker and Republican legislators.  Saturday's demonstration of nearly 250,000 in Madison – along with solidarity actions by people in cities large and small across the country and the world – shows that we in the US will also not tolerate dictatorial regimes.  We strongly oppose any attempts to attack or remove peaceful protestors and urge the police to refuse to act against your fellow public workers. 
 

event details

posted by: layne

begins: Mar 5, 12:30 am

ends: Mar 5, 2:30 am

location: Studio 34 Yoga, 4522 Baltimore Ave.

WOMEN, CAPITALISM, AND CRISIS:
Violence, Healing and 500 Years of Anti-capitalist Resistance

JOIN US March 4 for part two of a lecture and discussion series featuring autonomist, feminist, activist and writer, Silvia Federici.

FRIDAY MARCH 4, 7:30pm
"Our Struggles, Ourselves: Rethinking Healing Work"
Studio 34 Yoga, 4522 Baltimore Ave.
http://www.studio34yoga.com/



event details

posted by: layne

begins: Mar 4, 12:00 am

ends: Mar 4, 2:00 am

location: Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

WOMEN, CAPITALISM, AND CRISIS:
Violence, Healing and 500 Years of Anti-capitalist Resistance

JOIN US March 3 for part one of a lecture and discussion series featuring autonomist, feminist, activist and writer, Silvia Federici.

...THURSDAY MARCH 3, 7:00pm
"Women, Witches and the IMF: The True Nature of Global Capitalism"
Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South St
http://woodenshoebooks.org/home.html



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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.

PLM-Women Statement on the Reproductive Health Bill

By Party of the Laboring Masses (PLM)

A. Why the Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM) supports the “The Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health, and Population and Development Act of 2011”

The Partido Lakas ng Masa stands for the promotion and advancement of women and children’s health and the reproductive health and rights of women.

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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.

The tale of woe recounted by Lorena (not her real name) was one of several stories of rape and sexual abuse that were shared by domestic workers with members of a fact-finding team of the Committee on Overseas Workers’ Affairs (COWA) of the Philippines House of Representatives, of which I was a member.  The high incidence of rape and sexual abuse visited on the women we met in Philippine government-run shelters for runaway or rescued domestic workers in Saudi’s key cities of Jeddah, Riyadh, and Al Khobar most likely reflects a broader trend among Filipino domestics.   “Rape is common,” said Fatimah (also an alias) who had been gang-raped in April 2009 by six Saudi teenagers.   “The only difference is we escaped to tell our story whi

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MANILA—A Philippine communist rebel leader's secret tryst with a mistress landed him in double trouble, leading to his arrest and the unravelling of his affair with a comrade's wife, the military said Monday.

Tirso Alcantara was shot in the buttock by police last week who arrested him as he visited a house in the city of Lucena, military officials said at the time. But the alleged nature of the visit only came to light on Monday.

Alcantara, the married head of communist rebels in the region south of Manila, was tracked down because the military knew of his affair with a jailed comrade's wife, military spokesman Brigadier General Jose Mabanta said.

"He was arrested because he was visiting his lover," Mabanta told reporters.

"This means the members of the underground, just like any normal human beings, have their own share of personal problems."

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DR. MARIO Miclat’s “Secrets of the Eighteen Mansions: A Novel” (Manila: Anvil Publishing, 2010) reveals in rich detail many of the covert factors that contributed to the growth of one of our country’s biggest problems: the Communist Party of the Philippines.

The “18 mansions” are the buildings in a secret compound in Beijing where the Chinese Communist Party in the 1960s and 1970s housed delegations of communist parties all over the world to facilitate its clandestine aid to their own insurgencies.

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Many women in both Sweden and Britain will wonder at the unusual zeal with which Julian Assange is being pursued for rape allegations. There is a long tradition of the use of rape and sexual assault for political agendas that have nothing to do with women's safety.

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Letters, Guardian 9 December 2010

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