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India’s Shame, and the World’s

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“A democracy is supposed to have the advantage of affording people of any social class, gender, or religious or ethnic group the opportunity to advance. In contrast with authoritarian political orders, democracies should be superior in their openness to change, to everyone’s participation in politics, and to equality before the law. In a word, democracies are based on the politics of hope and the virtues of transparency. Or so the theory goes.”

Author: Mel Gurtov
Published in: The Portland Alliance http://www.theportlandalliance.org/peacevoice/
Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/04/24/shame-india-world/
The Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2015/04/27/status-of-indias-women-42915/
Mel Gurtov Blog https://mgurtov.wordpress.com/
Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/04/28/indias-shame-and-the-worlds/
Dystopia Earth http://www.dystopiaearth.com/?p=7024
The Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/indias_shame_and_the_worlds/
The Free Weekly http://www.courtreporterservice.com/resource/view/76284
Cullman Sense http://www.cullmanstore.com/sites/default/files/CullmanSense-04-27-2015.pdf
Date: April 23,24,27,28,30,2015

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Ultrasound

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Coming as it did in time for International Women’s Day, the decision of legislators in Virginia, to require women seeking an abortion to undergo a vaginal probe and see ultrasound images of their unborn infants has aroused considerable outrage. And controversy. Some (mostly Democrats) see it as an invasion of women’s privacy, if not technically a kind of rape, while others (mostly Republicans) say, with the conservative Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, “This law is a victory for women and their unborn children. We thank Gov. McDonnell and Virginia’s pro-life legislators for their work to ensure that women have all the facts and will no longer be kept in the dark about their pregnancies.”

Author: Michael Nagler is the author of The Search for a Nonviolent Future and founder of the Metta Center for Nonviolence based in Petaluma, CA.
Published in: Counterpunch (at http://www.counterpunch.org)
Date: March 12, 2012

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