Free Marissa Alexander.


This young woman needs are help.

Social Action 2014

Free Marissa Alexander.

Speak Out:
Organize a rally, a march, a forum, a sit in, or a speak out to bring attention to Marissa’s case. Attend other events that focus on ending violence to build support for the movement to free Marissa Alexander. Sell stickers at your event to raise money for
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I do it to survive


A wonderful read

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Sometimes we wonder,

thoughts struggling in our mind,

feelings crawling in our heart

& wilderness exploring our soul…

And we wonder,

how can I express my beliefs,

how can I scribble my worries,

how can I sing my glories,

how can I cry for my miseries….

And I give up

sit,

& wonder only…

But I prefer,

writing & writing something,

not expecting you to understand me,

not wishing you to come & sit beside me,

but just write to free my words

in this world of words to survive…

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The Suffering of Women


women are human beings

women are human beings

Not only do American women continue to face sexism in our country. We continue to do equal work for lesser pay. Sexual harassment is increasing and sexual crimes against women is also increasing. We continue to be the only citizens in America who are not legally equal. We are suffering because Congress is trying to regulate our bodies. Most women in America do not want men telling us what to do with our bodies. I know, to be honest, I don’t want even a husband to tell me what to do with my body. In 1972, I decided that I wanted a tubal ligation. I told my husband and then went to my doctor. He told me I would have to have my husband sign papers allowing me to have the surgery. Men have never needed permission to have a vasectomy. I felt like a child who needed parental permission. I know that women resent this requirement.

This morning I was reading about Bahrain and the torture, rape, and brutality that is being inflicted upon the women of that country. It is an awful story and I listened to women talking in videos telling of how they are suffering. In many countries, genital mutilation continues so a young woman is marriageable. No mutilation, no marriage. And the practice has been brought to America by families and they still want their daughters mutilated. I have blogged about this before and it is all done without pain medication.Little girls between ten years to fourteen years old go through this awake and without anything for pain. This is torture. Torture that has been passed down from generation to generation. Mothers holding their daughters down while the village midwife cuts her in a part of her body that is most sensitive.

The dream of equality

The dream of equality

Women are not the punching bags for the close minded and hateful in our world.  Women are people, we are equal, we are independent, and we can think for ourselves. So, I think that white males need to look within and squash their sexism, racism and elitism. That said, I don’t understand why often minority men of many nationalities that have experienced bigotry and racism, look at all women as second class citizens of whatever country they live in.

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I have written about this before and will again, it is important for everyone to understand what it is like to be a woman in this world. I know that the people who have suffered racism and /or genocide will understand how important this is for us to improve. When you talk to you friends listen and you will hear racism and sexism. Chauvinists are every where and often quote scriptures from their religions as the basis for their behavior. There is no basis except for the ugliness within them. We must love one another and we must be compassionate and understanding. Every one of us is equal to the others. That is why I say we are One Family in One World. You never can love too much. It is impossible.

Sisterhood bridges color and religion

Sisterhood bridges color and religion

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“The sexes in each species of beings…are always true equivalents–equals but not indenticals.”  —Antoinette Brown Blackwell

” There is a potential heroine in every women.”  —Jean Shinoda Bolen

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Newly Established “African Union Foundation” Holds Inaugural Promoters’ Meeting in Addis Ababa


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Newly Established “African Union Foundation” Holds Inaugural Promoters’ Meeting in Addis Ababa

 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ Following the convening of the African Union Heads of State Summit in Addis Ababa, the inaugural promoters’ meeting of the newly established “African Union Foundation” was held. The meeting was led by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Her Excellency Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini Zuma, who is also the founder as legal representative of the African Union.

 

Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission presented, the objectives of the Foundation for voluntary contributions towards financing African priorities at the Headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In attendance were the Deputy Chairperson of the Commission, Mr. Erastus Mwencha, the AU Commissioners, the former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Mr. P.J. Patterson,and first members of the inaugural council and guests.

 

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Bahraini women anti-dictatorship photographers


There is no excuse for people acting with such malice

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video is about Bahrain police shooting at photographers.

By Chloe Kems on the Human Rights First site:

Image Rights in Bahrain

6-21-2013

Anonymous amateur photographers document the Bahraini revolution in all its forms. Photos have become a potent—and efficient—tool for frontline activists, who are able to quickly publish their shots online thanks to new technology. Despite public appearances, many of these young photographers are women and their shots are instrumental in documenting Bahrain’s revolution. …

The Al Wefaq political opposition organizes daytime rallies that draw huge crowds, sometimes in the tens of thousands. This is the primary venue for participants in Bahrain’s resilient protest movement, which remains largely peaceful. … Female photographers are mainstays at the daytime rallies, and although women are discouraged from attending violent nighttime clashes, some have managed to document them. …

Hawra*, in her mid-twenties, takes photos at every major Wefaq rally. “You can see,”…

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Bahraini torture princess acquitted by her royal dynasty’s court


This is a terrible human rights violation. One way you can help is to join Amnesty International and write letters demanding an end to torture, rape and beatings

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

Royal Torture: Bahrain princess charged with activist abuse

28 Jan 2013

Bahraini authorities are set for a new round of talks with the opposition later this week amid the continuing crackdown on anti-regime rallies across the nation. The Sunni monarchy has been widely accused by rights groups of using tear gas and torture against protesters. And as RT’s Aleksey Yaroshevsky reports even those who try and treat the injured demonstrators say they are being victimized.

From Associated Press:

Bahrain acquits police officers accused of torture

Updated: Monday, December 23, 1:08 PM

MANAMA, Bahrain — A lawyer says a Bahrain court has acquitted two police officers accused of torturing doctors who were detained while treating wounded Shiite protesters in 2011.

Lawyer Ali Al Juffairi says he attended Monday’s court session and that none of the six doctors or the two police officers…

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