83-Year Old Woman Arrested Protesting Outside Dick Cheney’s Window

An 83-year old woman was one of two arrested on Saturday, outside the former Vice President Dick Cheney’s home, in Mclean, Virginia. Tighe Barry, 57, and Eve Tetaz, 83, were there with about 20 activists from Code Pink andWitness Against Torture. Some of the protestors, risking arrest and weathering freezing cold temperatures, reportedly squeezed through the security gates and …

After the Charlie Hebdo Massacre, Support those Fighting the Religious-Right

After the massacre in Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, expressing indignation, as so many are doing, is not enough. A quick look at the English-speaking media shows that whilst many condemn the violence itself, they also assert that Charlie Hebdo courted (and maybe deserved?) a strong response from “Muslims”. Charlie’s regular cartoonists …

Γυναίκες το 48% του κοινοβουλίου της Βολιβίας

Bolivia is reportedly the second country in the world to reach this level of representation of women in national legislative body. The Plurinational Legislative Assembly, Bolivia’s parliamentary body, will be comprised of 48 percent women in the upcoming session of 2015 to 2020.  According to the president of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, Wilma Velasco, Bolivia is the second …

Η κρυμμένη ιστορία της γυναικείας εργασίας

by Louise Raw It’s generally assumed that the history of women in the workplace begins somewhere around the 1950s, with blips around the world wars. Before that, we’re encouraged to think of women as largely domestic creatures, with little to do beyond “feminine” chores. In this we have been misled — and deliberately so. Women …