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Igniting Awareness Of Child Exploitation In New York

Julia Dunn | This article is about the documentary, "Very Young Girls" as well as the home that houses the girls featured in the film, Girls Education and Mentoring Services and details what GEMS and Gabriela Network are trying to accomplish by uniting and raising awareness about the prices of the sex industry in the United States. more...  0 Comments

Unbinding Pregnant Inmates

Jacquie Simone | A July 9 rally, organized by the Correctional Association of New York, New York Civil Liberties Union and Women on the Rise Telling HerStory (WORTH), was held outside Governor Paterson's NYC office in support of state anti-shackling legislation (S.1290-A/A. 3373-A). The bill would ban the use of restraints on incarcerated women during labor and post-delivery recovery and limit the use of restraints during transportation to and from hospitals in New York. The demonstrators are hopeful that Paterson will sign the bill, which was passed unanimously by the New York State Senate and overwhelmingly by the state Assembly in May. more...  0 Comments

Photos: Code Pink Crashes Tel Aviv Beach In Central Park

Stanley W. Rogouski | According to the Tel Aviv Centenial Board's press release "this Sunday the Israeli Ministry of Tourism in cooperation with the Tel Aviv Yafo Centennial Administration and the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be brought Israel to New York by turning the area of Central Park near the Naumberg Bandshell into an artificial Tel Aviv beachfront, complete with a 1,300 square foot sand section featuring chairs and parasols- allowing visitors to soak up a faux-authentic Mediterranean tan." It was protested by Code Pink and Palestinian Solidarity Activists. more...  1 Comments

Joy of Resistance presents "Feminist Agenda for a New Political Era" Thursday

Joy of Resistance | Joy of Resistance Multicultural Feminist Radio returns to WBAI in its new regular time slot, the first December of each month.
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In this week's Socialist WebZine....

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Tree of Life - Coconut Oil

Karen Smith | Coconut Oil SLAMMED – Soybean Growers make a KILLING
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Women and Minority Filmmakers will have a Brooklyn community outlet this winter

Karla D. Moore | "Au Pair Chocolat" is the first in a series of films by women and people of color to receive a screening and discussion event at a local Brooklyn venue. more...  0 Comments

Tuesday, Nov. 18th Garment Women Rally vs. Liberty Apparel & Sweatshop System

Betty Yu | Garment Women Rally vs. Liberty Apparel & Sweatshop Subcontracting System
November 18th at 12pm noon
In front of the Liberty Apparel showroom, 1407 Broadway btw 38th & 39th St. (1,2,3,N,Q,R,S,W to Times Square)

On behalf of the Ain't I A Woman?! Campaign, we would like to ask for your support of the garment workers suing their manufacturer Liberty Apparel for egregious labor violations. After 9 long years, finally the Liberty Apparel workers have a day in court.

orkers are holding a rally in the middle of New York City's Garment District where many manufacturers' showrooms are located.

Workers and supporters will speak of the problems with current Federal and State law, to expose the sweatshop subcontracting system and to call for change. A victory for Liberty Apparel workers will bring us closer towards ending the rampant lawlessness in the garment industry.

We urge you to lend your support by spreading the word about the impact of this important campaign and by promoting stronger legislation for manufacturer accountability. We invite you to help us plan the upcoming November 18th rally.
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Fri. 11/14: MNN Screening of "Seen, But Not Heard" and Panel with AIDS Activists

Betty Yu | MNN Hosts a Screening of "Seen, But Not Heard: AIDS and The Untold War against Black Women" a Documentary by Cyrille Phipps -- Followed by a Discussion with the Filmmaker and Community Activists
On the heels of World AIDS Day which is Dec. 1st, MNN will be hosting a film screening of "Seen, But Not Heard: AIDS and The Untold War Against Black Women" and panel discussion with the filmmaker/activist, community organizers, including a representative from Women's HIV Collaborative and National Women and AIDS Collective. Panelists will address the growing AIDS epidemic in the African American community, especially among women. The filmmaker hopes the film will help spark dialogue in examining the issues and creating a framework for the solutions we need to address these problems.

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Feminism and Motherhood

Paradigm Shift NYC | Paradigm Shift, New York City’s Feminist Community, (rated “Critics Pick” & “Best By Day” by TimeOut NY) proudly present “Feminism & Motherhood”, an intimate discussion with Amy Richards, Activist, Third Wave Feminist Icon, and author of “Opting In: Having a Child Without Losing Yourself”. We welcome you to invite your mothers and children for this insightful and empowering evening.

Wednesday, November 19th, 7:00 PM at People Lounge- 2nd Floor, 163 Allen St., New York, NY. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended, this event will sell out: $7 in advance, $10 at door, online ticket sales:  http://www.ParadigmShiftNYC.com.

A portion of the proceeds donated to New Space for Women’s Health, improving the quality of health care for all women in New York City by establishing an independent, freestanding center for birth, breastfeeding, and women’s health care, opening in midtown Manhattan in early 2010. more...  1 Comments

PHILIPPINES: Labor export policy is anti-women, anti-development

Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) | – The country should not take pride in being the model in terms of labor migration, according to women’s groups who are engaging the Second Global Forum on Migration on Development (GFMD).

Mercy Fabros of FDC Women’s Committee today said that what is happening is “an indictment of the failure of the national economy to provide employment and to care for its people.”

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DOMESTIC WORKERS MARCH TO THE UN TO CHALLENGE DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY

DAMAYAN | New York City—Amidst global economic turmoil and the leadup to the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) held this week in the Philippines, about 60 domestic workers and their allies marched to the United Nations last Friday, October 24, to bring international attention to human rights abuse in the homes of UN diplomats. more...  0 Comments

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