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Violence Against Women Is Not A Cultural Tradition But A Crime

October 22, 2013
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By Hope Wabuke On Tuesday, October 1, reports the India Times from Muzaffarnaga, India, two women in the Fugana village were gang raped, their homes burned to the ground to intimidate them from reporting the crime. This is after four other women were gang raped on September 30 in the same village, their homes also burned down. This could be why...
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What Will It Take to Free Our Political Prisoners?

July 16, 2013
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By Liz Derias The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM), a revolutionary organization based in the u.s. that fights to uphold the self-determination and the human rights of Black people in the world, has been working to free political prisoners for over three decades. The organization has actively worked on the cases of Assata Shakur,...
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AVERAGED: A Photo Essay

June 3, 2013
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By Brook Dorff AVERAGED is a collection of photographs and personal histories taken in Andhra Pradesh, India. The documentation of stories and images in the exhibit directly challenge data published by international organizations like the United Nations, especially with regard to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). I hope that everyone who views the collection...
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Diana by Lisa O'Neill

May 15, 2013
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This piece was written in the liminal space after the Boston Marathon bombings had occurred, during the initial firefights and manhunt, during the time when the first bomber was killed and the second bomber was being hunted by the police, and before the second bomber was found. The essay was produced for and read...
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South Korea elects first female president

December 19, 2012
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  When Park Geun-hye last lived in the presidential Blue House more than 30 years ago, she was a young, stand-in first lady, serving after the assassination of her mother and before the killing of her dictator father. After defeating Moon Jae-in in elections Wednesday, she will return to her childhood home as the...
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Navajo man wants the nation to hear its official apology

December 19, 2012
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  Buried on page 45 of the 2010 Defense Appropriations Act, after pages on the maintenance and operation of the U.S. military, is an official apology to Native American people. Mark Charles, a member of the Navajo Nation, stumbled onto the apology about a year ago after he heard GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney...
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TFW Interviews an Expert in the HIV Prevention Field: Dr. David Malebranche

November 30, 2012
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TFW: The theme for World AIDS Day from 2011-2015, which is “Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths,” is a forward-looking goal that some may read as hyperbolic given the steady rates of HIV among certain populations. Can we get to zero? If so, what do we need to...
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Louder Than the Dark: Toward an Acoustics of Suffering

October 11, 2012
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By Nicholas Brady “Fuckin pig get shot 300 men will search for me My brother get popped And don’t no one hear the sound Don’t no one hear the rounds, ooh, sound Don’t no one hear the shells, ooh, shells Don’t no one hear a sound” -Frank Ocean “Crack Rock” Can you hear a...
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Surgery Successful for Pakistani Girl Shot by Taliban

October 10, 2012
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Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year old who was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan on October ninth, has undergone successful surgery to remove the bullet from her head. Malala was targeted for her outspokenness against the Taliban and her activism for education for girls. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the shooting. Two men with...
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Introducing TFW Intern Maura Jennison-Obenshain

September 22, 2012
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Introducing TFW Intern Maura Jennison-Obenshain

TFW is delighted to introduce our current intern, Maura Jennison-Obenshain, who will be working for us throughout the fall semester. Maura is a graduate student at Arizona State University, studying Social Justice and Human Rights. Her research interests are music and social movements, social justice and social change, and feminism. She moved to Arizona...
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