Supreme Court Fails Victims Again

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“The Supreme Court has a very mixed track record when it comes to protecting women. As a domestic violence advocate, Criminologist, and activist for a decade, I am deeply concerned that the U.S still fails to prioritize women’s safety. Given that globally more women ages 15-45 die from men’s violence than of cancer, malaria, war and traffic accidents combined, far more needs to be done to protect women and girls. The courts can and should play a far bigger role in doing so.”

Author: Laura Finley
Published in: Grassroots Press http://www.grass-roots-press.com/2015/06/10/supreme-court-fails-victims-again/
Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/06/09/supreme-court-fails-victims-again/
Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/115701
Mohave Valley Daily News http://www.mohavedailynews.com
Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/06/08/supreme-court-protects-abusers-fails-victims-again
Rinf Alternative News http://rinf.com/alt-news/latest-news/supreme-court-protects-abusers-fails-victims/
Florence Reminder & Blade Tribune http://www.trivalleycentral.com/florence_reminder_blade_tribune/news/commentary-supreme-court-fails-victims-again/article_fbfde6a4-0f9d-11e5-bf85-df40be026bd0.html
Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/31301-the-supreme-court-fails-victims-again
Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2015/06/10/court-screws-up-again-61015/
Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/06/14/supreme-court-fails-women-victims/
Date: June 8,9,10,14,2015

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In Solidarity with Chinese Brides Activists

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“I write this having just returned from a nonviolent protest in which I wore my bridal gown smeared with fake blood. How ironic that it was exactly that type of action that led to the arrest and now 38 day imprisonment of five Chinese domestic violence and human rights activists.”

Author: Laura Finley
Published in: Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/04/12/solidarity-chinese-activists/
Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/110836
Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2015/04/15/divorce-in-china-41515/
Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/in_solidarity_with_chinese_brides_activists/
Kane Republican http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8891
Cullman Sense http://cullmanstore.com/sites/default/files/CullmanSense-04-13-2015.pdf
Date: April 8,12,15,16,18,2015

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Some Thoughts on Provocation

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“Here we go again. Another loud-mouthed commentator perpetuating the storyline that somehow, victims of domestic violence provoke their abusers. This time, it was Steven A. Smith on ESPN’s First Look. In a two minute diatribe Smith at first seem to recognize how appalling it is that Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been suspended for only two games after violently assaulting his then-fiancé (now wife) in an elevator, punching her in the face and knocking her out completely.”

Author: Laura Finley
Published in:
Las Vegas Informer: http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/07/28/domestic-violence-thoughts-provocation/, Huntington News: http://www.huntingtonnews.net/91980, Muscatine Journal http://muscatinejournal.com/news/opinion/columns/take-a-second-look-at-your-comments-mr-smith/article_064de431-897b-562f-8f99-3fb058f3b05c.html, Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/category/guest-columnists/laura-finley/
Date: July 28,29, 2014

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Reinventing Valentine’s Day

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“For me, Valentine’s Day is a teachable moment more than a holiday. It’s a perfect time to promote healthy relationships more than romantic gifts and candlelight dinners. Don’t get me wrong. I like a sweet evening out with my honey as much as anybody. I just have a hard time being dreamy-eyed if I’m simultaneously turning a blind eye to the outbreak of domestic and sexual violence still plaguing us. It’s a disorder very difficult to treat.”

Author: Rob Okun
Published in: The Daily Press St.Mary’s, PA, New Clear Vision http://www.newclearvision.com/2013/02/19/reinventing-valentines-day/, Gazzettenet.Com http://www.gazettenet.com/home/4415647-95/violence-valentine-rob-sexual, David Kichen Blog http://davidkinchen.wordpress.com/, Voice Male Magazine http://voicemalemagazine.org/a-prescription-for-a-new-valentines-day/, The Recorder http://www.recorder.com/home/4436657-95/violence-sexual-valentine-billion, Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/55566
Date: February 13,16,17,19,2013

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