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Inspiration for Your Friday

Friday, May 30, 2014

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by Janet Weil “Does my sassiness upset you?” – Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014) This past week was punctuated, for me as for many people, by the news of two very different sorts of deaths. The natural passing away, at age 86, of author/performer/teacher Maya Angelou at home after a long life of many achievements; [...]

Hope of Healing for Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi Mother by Alice Walker

Friday, October 4, 2013

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When the US invaded Iraq in 2003 Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi single mother of five, lost her home and her property, and was forced to flee to Jordan.  A decade later, Saleh is the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against six key members of the Bush administration. They’re arguing that, since the war was [...]

Iraq struggle continues!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

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When US Labor Against the War (USLAW) learned that Iraqi unions had been invited to attend last months AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles, but were offered no financial assistance to travel, a decision was made to use USLAW Labor Solidarity Fund resources to underwrite the expenses of at least one union leader.  USLAW decided to [...]

Note to NATO: war and occupation in Afghanistan will not empower women!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

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by Sharon Miller This past week, CODEPINKers were among thousands of activists who gathered to speak out against NATO at its summit in Chicago.   We joined our allies in protesting profligate war spending and the ongoing US-NATO occupation of Afghanistan. During the Chicago summit, Amnesty International created an advertising campaign featuring Afghan women. The ads ask [...]

Don’t Send Me Roses for Mothers Day

Sunday, May 13, 2012

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Medea Benjamin What happened to us mothers? We allowed this holiday to get away from us. We allowed it to become commercialized, individualized, commodified, unpoliticized. We allowed it to be about superficial symbols of love—flowers and chocolates and store-bought cards. We allowed it be a time when we, as mothers, sit back and receive personal [...]

The Radical History of Mother’s Day

Friday, May 11, 2012

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By Laura Kacere There’s a good number of us who question holidays like Mother’s Day in which you spend more time feeding money into a system that exploits our love for our mothers than actually celebrating them.  It’s not unlike any other holiday in America in that its complete commercialization has stripped away so much [...]

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