An enjoyable radical read I really enjoyed reading Freedom Socialist Bulletin # 24 — some great articles. I particularly enjoyed “I don’t want to let go of my rage” by Maria Mardones and “Loud, Proud and Effective,” the review of Graham Willett’s book, Living Out Loud. I do wish Maria and others the best of… Read more »
Israeli violence provokes new Palestinian Intifada: Which way forward for lasting peace in the Middle East?
More than three million Palestinian people have been made refugees since 1948 — when their land was stolen to establish Israel — and in subsequent wars. Those living in Gaza and the West Bank have fiercely resisted the Israeli army, wanting nothing more than to return to their homeland. Any “peace agreement” that prolongs military… Read more »
Dr Haidar Abdel Shafi was born in Gaza in 1919. He is a widely respected left Palestinian leader who is critical of the Oslo Agreements and the undemocratic tendencies of Yasser Arafat’s Fatah faction of the PLO. Shafi is a leader of the Council for Palestinian Restitution and Repatriation, an organisation created to fight for… Read more »
On November 3, the Committee in Defence of Iraqi Women’s Rights (CDIWR) put out a call to protest the mass killings of Iraqi women accused of prostitution. On orders from Saddam Hussein, women and girls are being hunted down and publicly beheaded. Accused of “dishonouring the country,” they are Saddam’s scapegoats in a ruthless campaign… Read more »
Pakistan is another war zone for women. The country is ruled by Islamic military dictator General Pervez Musharraf. For so many women, it’s literally a death trap. From November 25 to December 10 last year, the Working Women Organisation of Pakistan (WWO) led the nationwide Campaign Against Gender Violence. Formed in 1987 out of struggles… Read more »
Merle Woo, Asian-American poet and member of Radical Women in San Francisco, once wrote a poem based on a news item from China. Qi Deying, a 77 year old grandmother living in Shaanxi Province, had been attacked by a leopard while working in a field. She “grabbed the leopard by the ears, wedged its jaw… Read more »