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Surrogacy in the United States

by KATHY SLOAN for presentation to the UN COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN– CSW 61 “TRADING ON THE FEMALE BODY” MARCH 14, 2017 The practice of commercial surrogacy in the United States is growing by leaps and bounds with…

The Limits of “Clicktivism”

by Bruce Hartford Many of our readers are probably aware of the pros and cons of online organizing but we think this author raises some very important questions about accountability by those groups sending out petitions to millions of citizens…

A Call for Women to Pledge to Strike

Below is a news release from National Women’s Liberation calling for a women’s strike against “all work, both paid and unpaid,” during the presidential inauguration weekend in January. They are setting a target of 20,000 strike pledges before making the…

Organizing ALL Women!

Whatever else Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election may do, it has certainly stirred many out of the stupor that has gripped the country for decades. When National Women’s Liberation (NWL) posted an invitation on their Facebook page to…

Clinton, Trump and Feminism

by Carol Hanisch It’s not easy or simple being a feminist during this election. Not that it ever is. But this has been a mind-boggler. First there was the Bernie Sanders phenomenon. Although he held forth the possibility of someone…

Leaving “Democracyland”

The following is a Facebook post from a Bernie Sanders delegate about her experience at the National Democratic Convention. It captures some of what it was like on the inside and what delegates endured and learned—that the reality of this…

Beyond Bernie: Three Takes

We offer some thoughts here on the Democratic National Convention, Bernie’s complete capitulation and the nomination of Hillary Clinton for President. It has been an unusual election season so far, perhaps leaving us with more possibilities than before. You may…

Bernie Could Still Win the Presidency!

by Pete Healey, independent Leftist Bernie Sanders spent the last couple months of his primary campaign talking about having “a clear path to the nomination“, and fighting for it to the bitter end. But here’s the thing: when Jill Stein…