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On The Parliament Hill Shooting, Canadian Moral Panic, and Lack of Tenderness

October 30, 2014
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By Dorothy Attakora For those residing in the downtown core of Ottawa like myself, the fear has not yet subsided. By now many worldwide have heard about the October 22 shootings on Parliament Hill in Canada. I have witnessed the collective fear and uncertainty slowly evolve into moral panic. More specifically, I speak of...
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Op-Ed: The Invisible People: Mohammed Sunuqrut’s Unreported Death

October 2, 2014
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Op-Ed: The Invisible People: Mohammed Sunuqrut’s Unreported Death

By Yehuda Sharim In Israel and Gaza, as in Ferguson, Missouri, officials may declare an armistice, and attempt to remove citizens from the streets, but the wars will persist. The fears of existential global threats, namely ISIS, push news concerning domestic unrest off the front page. Growing rates of poverty, racial tensions, and unemployment seem...
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On Ferguson’s Protest and Its Occupation

August 22, 2014
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By Vanessa Lynn Lovelace On Saturday, August 9, 2014 at around noon, eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was gunned down by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer. Eyewitnesses report that Brown was unarmed when the officer opened fire on him. The autopsy reports that Brown was killed by multiple gunshot wounds, but the report initially did not...
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Poetry By Jaclyn Weber

May 30, 2014
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  The Walking Dead   Girl in my history class totally started looking like a zombie from The Walking Dead.                 Maybe I’m watching too much Walking Dead…   She’s shake, shake, shaking those rotten corpse legs in off-brand Ugg’s in ripped up faded jeans blue. In...
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Rethinking Resilience in Violence Against Women Debates

May 7, 2014
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Rethinking Resilience in Violence Against Women Debates

By Emily Lindsay Jackson The article “Safe Passage,” written by Diane Hill of the Canadian Women’s Foundation, advocates young women develop “resilience” to overcome the challenges of living in our contemporary racist, patriarchal societies. The World Health Organization estimates that in Canada 1 in 4 women experience domestic or sexual violence during their life;...
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On Boko Haram, Missing Children, and Narcissism

May 2, 2014
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On Boko Haram, Missing Children, and Narcissism

By Niama Safia Sandy This month I’ve watched as everyone talked about the mounting tension between the Ukraine and Russia, the Heartbleed superbug, the South Korean ferry disaster, Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, NBA team-owner Donald Sterling’s racist comments, the banana that was thrown at Dani Alves of Atletico Barcelona fame, and whatever other news...
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Nigerian Girls Deserve Better Than This

May 1, 2014
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Nigerian Girls Deserve Better Than This

By Minna Salami  On April 14, over two hundred girls aged twelve to seventeen were kidnapped from their school hostel in Borno, a Nigerian state that has become notorious for fundamentalism and terror. As I write this, the whereabouts of the girls remain unknown. Nor has Boko Haram, the key terror group in Nigeria, issued...
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From Feminist Critique to Social Transformation: Lessons from Social Forum

April 8, 2014
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By Rose M. Brewer A little over seven years ago, January 20-25, 2007, I was in Nairobi, Kenya at the World Social Forum.  For those unfamiliar with the forum, it is the global gathering of the world’s peoples, the dispossessed, genders, ethnicities, cultures, and regions.  The World Social Forum was established in 2001 in...
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Women, Men, Horses, and the Wild, Wild West: An Interview with Deanne Stillman

March 5, 2014
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Women, Men, Horses, and the Wild, Wild West: An Interview with Deanne Stillman

I met Deanne Stillman in September 2013, and it seemed we had a great deal to discuss. We talked on a breezy, warm day at a Starbucks near the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, covering topics ranging from writing, to violence against women, to militarization—all issues of great interest to both of us....
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War and Disability

November 25, 2013
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War and Disability

By Sandra Trappen Problem According to Chris Hables Gray, “wars do make men” (1997:295). And to this I might add, they make women, too. That said, when we consider gender in relation to war and disability, there are—to the detriment of all women—not enough feminists, let alone disability scholars who are feminists, exploring these...
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  • I’ve Got Something To Say About This: A Survival Incantation Kate Rushin
credit/copyright: Rachel Eliza Griffiths

    I see the whole thing played out.
    I’m bludgeoned, bloody, raped.
    My story is reduced to filler
    buried in the back of the paper,
    on page 49, and I say, “No. No way.”

  • what is left M. Nzadi Keita
photograph: ©Elizabeth Ho

    By M. Nzadi Keita                     after Toni Cade Bambara   death rides a silencer into your blood and swims toward the mind what you remember starts with a smile a raw edge a single snip from the someone dead it is [...]

  • Praise to the Writer Toni Cade Bambara,
Southern Collective of African American Writers (SCAAW), 1988
©Susan J. Ross

    Toni Cade made an art of living
    Toni stood and we were lifted
Toni spoke and our lives were saved
    Toni listened and we were validated
    She is the breast that fed our union
    Hers’ was the womb of our nourishment

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