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Jonah Mix: On Prostitution, the Left has Taken a Right-Wing Turn

Last week, Amnesty International moved from being a human rights organization to a men’s rights organization. Delegates from around the world met in Dublin over the weekend at the biennial International Council Meeting to vote on a policy of what they called “decriminalizing sex work.” This terminology is deceitful; what Amnesty International actually voted on … Continue reading Jonah Mix: On Prostitution, the Left has Taken a Right-Wing Turn

Chris Hedges on the State of Extraction: exploitation, capitalism, and patriarchy

Chris Hedges spoke last weekend at the State of Extraction conference at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC. While most speakers focused exclusively on natural “resources” ripped from the planet, Hedges brilliantly linked this environmental devastation with the social impacts of colonialism, imperialism, and capitalism on our most vulnerable populations. He challenged the narcissism, individualism, … Continue reading Chris Hedges on the State of Extraction: exploitation, capitalism, and patriarchy

“Sex Work” Hides Exploitation of Women

The term ‘sex work’ obscures the reality of exploitation and violence in prostitution and the sex industry as a whole. Behind the libertarian rhetoric of ‘freedom’ and ‘choice’, many sex work advocates seem truly focused on eroticizing domination and the profits to be gained therein – not the reality of a racist, misogynistic enterprise. Seattle … Continue reading “Sex Work” Hides Exploitation of Women

Sex Trafficking and Prostitution – Deep Green Resistance Seattle

Seattle is a hub of the sex trade. Authorities estimate 300 to 500 people are victims of human trafficking in the Northwest every year — mostly women forced to work as prostitutes. This video shows some progressive efforts being taken to criminalize the buying of sex (which we believe is economically-coercive rape). Deep Green Resistance … Continue reading Sex Trafficking and Prostitution – Deep Green Resistance Seattle

Owen Lloyd: Rape is Not a Human Right

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance News Service Dear Amnesty International, As the world’s largest human rights organization [1], you can’t claim ignorance of the figures. Let’s review a few of them. Researchers, interviewing 854 prostituted people in 9 countries, the vast majority of them women [2], found that: 89% wanted out but had … Continue reading Owen Lloyd: Rape is Not a Human Right

Gail Dines: Escape from Guyland

By Gail Dines for Counterpunch Feminists are busy people. We fight for equal rights, for stopping violence against women, for ending trafficking, prostitution, and stripping, and for a world where our children can have access to good education, health care, and day care. Now we have another job, because it seems that we are the … Continue reading Gail Dines: Escape from Guyland

Guatemalan Femicide: The Legacy of Repression and Injustice

By Cyril Mychalejko  / Toward Freedom One generally overlooked feature of the Guatemalan government and military’s 36-year (1960-96) genocidal counterinsurgency campaign against the country’s Mayan population is the strategy of targeting women with violence. Rape, mutilation, sexual slavery, forced abortion, and sterilizations were just some of the sadistic tools used in a systematic practice of … Continue reading Guatemalan Femicide: The Legacy of Repression and Injustice

Declaration from the Aboriginal Women’s Action Network

  July 6th, 2011 “As Indigenous women living on occupied territories now known as Canada, who have survived over 500 years of attempted genocide, we declare: 1. We, Indigenous women, will not allow anyone or anything to break the ties that bind us. Despite the  impacts of colonialism – the racism, sexism, poverty and violence … Continue reading Declaration from the Aboriginal Women’s Action Network

Murders, child slavery, and deforestation rampant in Amazonia as gold rush devastates region

By Paulina Abramovich / Agence France-Presse A new gold rush is sweeping through Latin America with devastating consequences, ravaging tropical forests and dumping toxic chemicals as illegal miners fight against big international projects. With international market prices for metals high, informal “wildcat” mining has been on the rise in recent years in countries like Bolivia, … Continue reading Murders, child slavery, and deforestation rampant in Amazonia as gold rush devastates region