Monthly Archives: July 2012

Radical feminism redux

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Radical feminism redux In blogs and podcasts, feminists have been discussing the perennial problem of having to explain that feminism means the struggle for gender equality, not female supremacy. Now many … Continue reading

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Mexico: ‘Yo soy #132’

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: World in View Mexico: ‘Yo soy #132’ Mexico City—Into this dismal Presidential electoral season has come a breath of fresh air: a student movement by the name of “I am #132.” … Continue reading

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Arab spring continues

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: World in View by Gerry Emmett Arab spring continues Egypt Egypt’s first presidential election presented voters with two bad choices: Ahmed Shafiq, a Mubarak ally, or Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim … Continue reading

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Syria and the Left

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: World in View Syria and the Left by Gerry Emmett “None of us believe that peace is so sweet or life so dear that we are willing to sell our freedom … Continue reading

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Québec ‘Maple Spring’ repression

From the new July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Québec ‘Maple Spring’ repression Montreal–The Printemps Érable (Maple Spring), named after the Arab Spring, continues in Québec and reverberates throughout Canada in an ever-deepening crisis since the massive Québec student strike began … Continue reading

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Chicago Spring vs. NATO summit

From the new July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Chicago Spring vs. NATO summit Chicago–“Some of us killed innocents. Some of us helped in continuing these wars from home. Some of us watched our friends die. Some of us … Continue reading

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Woman as Reason: Egypt, women and permanent revolution

From the new July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Woman as Reason Egypt, women and permanent revolution by Terry Moon Mona Eltahawy, an American-Egyptian journalist, wrote an eloquent essay published in the May/June edition of Foreign Policy titled “Why Do … Continue reading

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