Upskirting, Downblousing, and the Continued Public Harassment of Women

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lfinley
“As if enduring the routine cat calls and doing whatever we must to “protect ourselves” against the possibility of being sexually assaulted isn’t enough, now women must also take care that no one surreptitiously takes a photo of our nether regions. It would seem that if there is any such thing as a right to privacy it would cover our private areas, in particular in cases in which we have elected to cover them with shirts, skirts or dresses. Yet, according to several judges in the last two years, we cannot expect to be free from being “upskirted” or “downbloused” by some fool who wishes to see or take videos of our bras and panties.”

Author: Laura Finley
Published in: La Progressive http://www.laprogressive.com/public-harassment-of-women/, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/10/20/upskirting-downblousing-continued-public-harassment-women/, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/10/21/the-continued-public-harassment-of-women/, Joplin Independent http://www.joplinindependent.com/display_article.php/hastings1413843090
Date: October 20,21,2014

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Stop the Killing

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KathyKelly
“On August 9, 1983, three people dressed as U.S. soldiers saluted their way onto a U.S. military base and climbed a pine tree. The base contained a school training elite Salvadoran and other foreign troops to serve dictatorships back home, with a record of nightmarish brutality following graduation. That night, once the base’s lights went out, the students of this school heard, coming down from on high, the voice of Archbishop Oscar Romero.

I want to make a special appeal to soldiers, national guardsmen, and policemen: each of you is one of us. The peasants you kill are your own brothers and sisters. When you hear a man telling you to kill, remember God’s words, ‘thou shalt not kill.’ No soldier is obliged to obey a law contrary to the law of God. In the name of God, in the name of our tormented people, I beseech you, I implore you; in the name of God I command you to stop the repression.“”

Author: Kathy Kelly
Published in: Voices for Creative Nonviolence http://vcnv.org/stop-the-killing, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/10/20/the-emergency-is-not-the-islamic-state-but-war/, EuroAsia http://www.eurasiareview.com/
Date: October 16,20,2014

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More Than Good Karma: Women Must Negotiate Salary and Raises

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“Evidently, only men are supposed to ask for raises. Women who do will only annoy their bosses and instead should simply have faith in the system and hope for good karma. This is what Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently stated. Although he later apologized for his “inarticulate” response, the fact remains that his initial answer serves to mask the tremendous gender wage gap that still exists. It also reinforces dangerous beliefs about workplace communication, which research has found already differs in ways that generally disadvantage female workers.”

Author: Laura Finley
Published in: Pagosa Daily Post http://www.pagosadailypost.com/news/27014/ESSAY:_More_Than_Just_Good_Karma/, The Daily Cardinal http://issuu.com/the_daily_cardinal/docs/10152014, Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/26893-more-than-good-karma-women-must-negotiate-salary-and-raises, The Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2014/10/15/ask-for-the-raise-101514/, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/10/15/women-must-negotiate-salary-and-raises/, The Daily Cardinal http://issuu.com/the_daily_cardinal/docs/10152014, Grassroots Press http://www.grass-roots-press.com/index.php?s=laura+finley
Date: October 14,15,2014

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Killing for Peace

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Winslow Myers
“Since 9-11-01, the United States, by any objective assessment a globe-girdling military empire, has been sucked into an ongoing global civil war between brutal extremists (often fighting among themselves) and those, including us, they perceive as their mortal enemies. We are rightfully outraged by cruel beheadings videotaped for Internet distribution. The beheaders and suicide bombers are equally outraged by our extensive military presence in their ancestral homelands and drone attacks upon weddings.”

Author: Winslow Myers
Published in: Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/10/14/the-madness-of-endless-war/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-madness-of-endless-war, World Beyond War http://www.worldbeyondwar.org/killing-peace/, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/10/14/killing-peace/, The Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2014/10/15/think-in-new-ways-101514/, Occu World www.occuworld.org/news/1589144, Daily Cardinal http://issuu.com/the_daily_cardinal/docs/10152014
Date: October 14,15,2014

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Honoring the Original People

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CrisToffolo
“Last week the Seattle City Council took the courageous decision to celebrate October 13th as Indigenous People’s Day. This is a national event, for in making this decision, Seattle is showing all of us how to take steps toward renewing our nation and remaking it in a more just and less violent image.

Americans descend from many different indigenous and non-indigenous nations and it is often unclear just what defines us as a people. Let me put forth the idea that what many of us share is a history of violence, suffering, oppression and trauma.”

Author: Cris Toffolo
Published in: Kitsap Scene http://kitsapscene.com/honoring-the-original-people/, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/10/14/honoring-original-people/ , Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/26871-honoring-the-original-people, The Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/site/honoring_the_original_people_-_those_who_lived_here/, Reminder and Blade Tribune http://www.trivalleycentral.com/opinion/columns/commentary-honoring-the-original-people/article_4d9f7f0a-54b3-11e4-b0af-137ccd4302aa.html
Date: October 13,2014

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