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WomenWorldWide: May-June 2016

April 27, 2016

A roundup of women’s activism includes artists, activists, educators, policy makers and Black girl leaders seek to make visible the needs and social contributions of Black girls at the first national Black Girl Movement Conference; Thousands of feminists demonstrate in Poland against the ruling conservative party’s plans to completely ban abortion; and University of California–Berkeley’s student government demands that the university make medical abortions available through the University Health Services

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Birth control and being human

May 12, 2014

The war against birth control is a war against the idea that women are actually human beings who have a right to control their fertility and plan when and if to have a child.

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Ex-Pope Benedict’s reactionary career

March 27, 2013

From the March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters:

World in View

by Gerry Emmett

Ex-Pope Benedict’s reactionary career

Pope Benedict XVI’s sudden resignation announcement on Feb. 11 took the world by surprise. It is the first time in almost 600 years that a Pope has decided to quit. He has announced that he will continue to live in [=>]

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Obama’s re-election doesn’t end clash of two worlds

November 26, 2012

From the new November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters

Obama’s re-election doesn’t end clash of two worlds
by Franklin Dmitryev

The two worlds of the rulers and the ruled shone through the suffocating blanket of propaganda surrounding the election in which Barack Obama won a second term. A pronounced gender gap and long lines at the polls [=>]

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Abortion victory is won in Mauritius

September 25, 2012

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters:

Abortion victory is won in Mauritius

LALIT supporters at a March 6 ceremony for Sharonne and photographicjournalist Marie-Noelle, two mothers who died from illegal abortions. Photo: LALIT, Sealia Thevenaud.

Port Louis, Mauritius—LALIT is the only political party that has, over the decades, campaigned for abortion decriminalization, and finally, [=>]

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Women as Reason: No power for bishops or mullahs!

September 24, 2011

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters:

Women as Reason: No power for bishops or mullahs!
by Terry Moon

The racist U.S. Right has used the specter of terrorism in attacking Muslim religious law, Sharia, as a way to build and deepen fear of all Muslims and forward their reactionary agenda of racism against all minorities, [=>]

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Condoms & corruption

February 20, 2011

From the Jan.-Feb. 2011 issue of News & Letters:

Woman as Reason
Condoms & corruption
by Terry Moon

The Pope made quite a splash a few months ago with his comments in Peter Seewald’s book Light of the World, where he grudgingly accepted the use of condoms in extremely limited situations: “there may be a basis in the case of some [=>]

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Women World Wide, Nov.-Dec. 2010

December 7, 2010

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters:

Women World Wide

by Artemis

Participants at the 25th National Gathering of Women in Paraná, Argentina, denounced physical attacks on feminists by right-wing Catholics who infiltrated their workshops on “Women, Contraception, and Abortion,” resulting in injuries. Feminists shouting “No More!” physically ousted the anti-abortion fanatics. That same night, thousands [=>]

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World in View: The Pope and religious intolerance

November 28, 2010

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters:

World in View: The Pope and religious intolerance

Thousands turned out in London to protest the state visit of Pope Benedict in September. Turnout was increased by the disgust so many feel over revelations of child abuse and other scandals that have been covered up by the Catholic [=>]

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