When Fear and Favor Rule: The World Bank’s Systemic Land Displacement

April 28, 2015
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By Cristina Awadalla According to the UN’s Trade and Environment Review, food security, poverty, gender inequality, and climate change can all be collectively addressed with a systemic paradigm shift away from giant monoculture agriculture to localized organic farms. But to address where we need to be, we must first understand where we are. As such, I’d like to focus in on the issue of land grabs. A land grab occurs...
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Solidarity for Feminist Climate Justice

April 27, 2015
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By Corrie Ellis Judy Bonds, an inspirational woman activist leader of the fight against mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia, U.S., echoed the following quote attributed to Gandhi: “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for!” (Bell 2013:164). We are the ones we’ve been waiting for and we must work together to build the world we want. Such a world cannot be based on the system of neoliberal capitalism...
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Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul

April 24, 2015
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TFW celebrates Collective member Tanisha C. Ford on the publication of her new book!! — From the civil rights and Black Power era of the 1960s through antiapartheid activism in the 1980s and beyond, black women have used their clothing, hair, and style not simply as a fashion statement but as a powerful tool of resistance. Whether using stiletto heels as weapons to protect against police attacks or incorporating...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: My Message to Anti-Abortionists

April 24, 2015
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By Anonymous   Dear Picketer, Pulling into the abortion clinic you were there to greet me after my hour-and-a-half long drive across the state line. You glared at my boyfriend and I through the window of my car. He rashly opened the window to hear your opinion and take your pamphlet. You thought your cause had hope, but you were wrong. My uterus already held a dead fetus—too late...
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A Beginner’s Perspective on Being a Woman in Different Spaces of Environmental Activism

April 24, 2015
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By Georgie Johnson Since September 2014, I have worked for Women’s Environmental Network (WEN), a small London-based NGO that works towards environmental justice and gender equality by drawing vital links between the two, empowering women as change-makers, and educating people on health and wellbeing, their own and that of our drowning, wheezing world. At the time of the People’s Climate March in September last year, I was WEN’s Media and Communications Volunteer,...
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Marco Rubio’s Flat Earth Minstrelsy

April 23, 2015
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Marco Rubio’s Flat Earth Minstrelsy

Ever since misbegotten Republican retread Alan Keyes burst onto the scene as the anti-Obama in 2008 it seems as if every presidential race demands at least one hyper-assimilationist alpha male of color who embraces the Christian fascist God, Guns n’ Gays shtick more zealously than his overseers. In a recent interview with CBS, newly announced GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio “judiciously” conceded that being gay is not a choice...
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Vegan Praxis, Black Lives Matter, and Water Rationing: A Conversation with Dr. A. Breeze Harper

April 23, 2015
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I’d definitely call Dr. A. Breeze Harper one of the top intersectional vegan theorists today. And that’s not just hype—she most famously did this with her 2010 anthology, Sistah Vegan: Food, Identity, Health, and Society: Black Female Vegans Speak, in which she gathered a community of Black female-identified vegans to talk from their own experiences navigating their many communities and politics. Thanks to this groundbreaking work—and her founding and curating...
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Climate Change and Feminist Environmentalisms Forum: An Introduction

April 22, 2015
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In 2013, Mi’kmaq mother Amanada Polchies made international news when kneeling in front of a line of police, raising a feather in her hand at an anti-fracking barricade in New Brunswick Canada.

By Cristina Awadalla I came to an important realization one night. I had long been learning about climate change, the anthropogenic kind that so many of our (purchased) congressmen like to deny. The climate change that is resulting in species and habitat loss. The kind that is disproportionately affecting womxn, people of color, and the poor — those least responsible for climate destabilization. The climate change that is driven not only...
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Two Poems: Rose Moses

April 22, 2015
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By Rose Moses   My Church  When I pray I go to the forest I go to a place that no man could have created, only God. The forest is the only cathedral I know     Self-Government self-government is a very scary idea to some:   it would mean less jobs created for those who bask in the delight of our poverty and despair   the poverty and...
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3 poems by Christopher Soto (aka Loma)

April 22, 2015
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crush a pearl (its powder)   the night rory died, he moved the chair, his blonde locks fell & we will never be the same   i moved to the beach, thrusted my hands into the mud broke the jaw of every clam, hoping to find him   his pearly smile, like a broken necklace, thudded to the ground scattered across mahogany floor   he kissed open the stitches...
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Did you find all your terrorists America?

April 21, 2015
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By Yehuda Sharim Did you find all your terrorists, America? 1.3 million men, women and children from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, are dead and now: what is next America? Who is accountable for killing and treating black-brown-Arab looking men as subhuman? Is it a “war on terror” or just the instillation of terror that crosses borders? Aren’t you tired of killing America? How many terrorists are left America? During a...
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