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‘If We Each Have a Torch, There’s a Lot More Light’: Gloria Steinem Accepts the Presidential Medal of Freedom

(From left) Ms. Magazine and Women's Media Center co-founder Gloria Steinem, National Press Club President Angela Greiling Keane, and Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal at the National Press Club lunch.

“I’d be crazy if I didn’t understand that this is a medal for the entire women’s movement,” Steinem told a gathering at the National Press Club Monday.

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Brownback’s Austerity, and Its Devastating Effects on Kansas’ Working Poor

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Sam Brownback made a commitment in 2011: to serve the state of Kansas as its governor. It was a commitment to all who live in the state, rich and poor alike. But many of Brownback’s promises to the state’s poor residents have been broken.

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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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AIDS 2012 Still Missing the Mark: The Good and the Bad on Women’s Rights

A rights-based perspective for the global AIDS response requires addressing the comprehensive needs of women and girls, including those seen in areas that do not “conform” to the focus on motherhood and marriage.

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Moving Forward: What the Landmark SCOTUS Decision on Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Law Means for Immigrant Women

Image by Mexicanso Sin Fronteras on flickr. CC.

As the recent past has demonstrated, anti-choice, anti-immigrant policymakers inevitably seek to undermine our civil rights by attacking our most marginalized first, and we must be prepared to respond. It is imperative for us all to now act together in solidarity.

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Delegate Jennifer McClellan: A Vocal Advocate for Women’s Rights and the Rights of All People

When people think of social justice in Richmond, it’s hard not to think of Delegate Jennifer McClellan.

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Every Generation Needs a Revolution

Daryl Hannah joins Alec Loorz at the IMatter Marches where thousands march for environmental sustainability, social justice and human fulfillment on our planet…They are a Generation Waking Up!!!

 

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Workers’ Rights, Women’s Rights, and the Social Roots of Economic Inequality

In spite of all the gains we’ve made in the past fifty years, in spite of greatly improved access to education and employment, male privilege is still very much alive and well.

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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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Catholics Support Health Care; LifeSiteNews Incensed

We shouldn’t be surprised when LifeSiteNews takes offense to a nun who claims that social and economic justice, including affordable health care, are part of God’s vision.

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