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Barry Commoner: A Feminist Environmentalist

Barry Commoner, who died on Sunday at the age of 95.

Barry Commoner, who died September 30, deserves to be remembered as a visionary scientific thinker who advocated for connecting the dots between components in systems of oppression.

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Contraception Without Co-Pays: Good for Women and the Planet

Population Connection staff and activists demonstrate in favor of health care reform outside the Supreme Court.

Offering women contraception without co-pays under the Affordable Care Act isn’t just good for them — it’s good for their families, communities and the planet we all share.

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Weaning Us Off Of Dirty Energy: For Mother’s Day, Solar Energy for All

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All this burning of fossil fuels ends up in our lungs, or in the sky warming our planet. I growl at the statistics. My blood boils at seeing mostly kids of color wheezing in the emergency room right alongside of us. We need a big transition.

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The “Big Chop” – How a Haircut, Congress, and the Toxic Zombie Toolkit Can Make You and the Planet Safer

Earth Day is just around the corner! So, how are you celebrating? Me, I’m getting the “big chop,” cutting inches off my hair.  My “big chop” decision was a step toward healthier hair without the use of toxic products.

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Global Data Show that Choice is Essential to Equality and Equality is Essential to a Civil Society

If you are a woman who wants to have a better education, a bigger voice in government, considerably less risk of dying while pregnant, more equality with men, and better living conditions all around, you want to live in a pro-choice country. And as a man who thinks that equality is essential to a civil society, so do I.

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The Earth is Not Ours, We Merely Borrow it From Our Children: Lessons from the Maya Q’eqchi

The ancient Mayans—and their indigenous descendants in Guatemala—saw the profound interconnectedness of human reproduction and stewardship of natural resources. Whether cultivating a field or bringing a new life into the world, traditional Mayans practiced respectful restraint. But those old ways are being destroyed, and new solutions are needed.

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New UN Population Report Reveals Planet Changing in More Ways Than One

The United Nations Population Division just released a new report on projections for world population growth, with somewhat surprising findings.

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“You Are A Man. Why Are You Interested in Family Planning?”

It happens frequently when I meet someone new.  We each say what work we do, and then he or she says, “You are a man.  Why are you interested in family planning?” 

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Afternoon Roundup: Reproductive Justice and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

News of reproductive and environmental justice on the day of remembrance for Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Putting Reproductive Rights and Population Growth in Perspective

Is it possible for a feminist to be worried both about human rights and demographic trends?  My answer is yes.

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