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Women fight for freedom against growing retrogression

While experiences in the squares of the Arab Spring, in Turkey’s Gezi Park, in the streets of Spain and Greece, and in the U.S. Occupy Movements have revealed moments of what new human relations between women and men could look like, those moments of hope and exhilaration have been followed by devastating reaction and retrogression. Continue reading

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Black lung disease increasing in youth

From the new September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: Black lung disease increasing in youth Detroit, Mich.–An alarming increase in black lung disease (pneumoconiosis) among coal miners is raising serious questions about the effectiveness of coal dust suppression in the nation’s mines. … Continue reading

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Red Onion prisoners STRIKE!

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Red Onion prisoners STRIKE! Wise County, Va.—On May 19 an inmate from Red Onion State Prison (ROSP) phoned a member of Supporting Prisoners and Acting for Radical Change (SPARC), informing her that on … Continue reading

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Virginia prison hunger strike

Prisoners at Red Onion State Prison in Wise County, Virginia, went on hunger strike on May 22.  More details can be found at the Solidarity with Virginia Prison Hunger Strikers blog, which lists the ten demands here.  You can join … Continue reading

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Vicious attacks on women’s healthcare

From the March-April 2011 issue of News & Letters: Vicious attacks on women’s healthcare During February, the Republican Party has led the largest legislative attack on women’s reproductive rights and health in recent history. The U.S. House of Representatives has … Continue reading

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