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9/11 & the War on Terror: A Queer Afghan Reflects

Neda Said Organizing Upgrade
I feel the burden of having to demonstrate that my ancestral homeland deserves to exist, and that my people are human and multi-faceted, with a rich history and resistance, and deserve the opportunity to thrive.

A Pandemic Within The Pandemic

H Patricia Hynes Portside
Peace is not just the absence of war. Many women under lockdown for Covid 19 face violence where they should be safest: in their own homes.

Global Left Midweek - November 27, 2019

Portside
Women Stand Up! Palestine Takes On Trump! Also Three Reports from South America, UK Labour Manifesto, Revolutionary World Music, and Shack Dwellers Organize in South Africa!

Against Carceral Feminism

Victoria Law Jacobin
Relying on state violence to curb domestic violence only ends up harming the most marginalized women.

U.N. Reveals ‘Alarmingly High’ Levels of Violence Against Women

Somini Sengupta New York Times
Violence against women — including rape, murder and sexual harassment — remains stubbornly high in countries rich and poor, at war and at peace. One recent study found that domestic violence against women and children alone costs the global economy $4 trillion.

Marissa Alexander Released From Prison, But Still Not Free

Nadia Prupis Common Dreams
Initially facing 20 years in prison under Florida's "10-20-life" rule, Marissa Alexander's case focused national attention on the treatment of domestic abuse survivors by the justice system, particularly women of color, as well as Florida's mandatory minimum sentencing laws.
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