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Category Archives: civil liberties
A personal account based on the documentary “Grandma’s tattoos”, for more information see http://phillyimc.org/en/open-letter-suzanne-khardalian-filmmaker-%E2%80%9Cgrandma%E2%80%99s-tattoos%E2%80%9D .
Here is an article that appeared in Foreign Policy, which sent Twitter, FB, and all forms of social media buzzing: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/04/23/why_do_they_hate_us?page=0,0 discussing “the real war on women.” For an example of a response, see http://neocolonialthoughts.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/a-response-to-mona-el-tahawy/
In an interview with al-Jazeera, a Qatari author discusses the (non)impact the Arab Spring on women: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/talktojazeera/2012/04/201242111373249723.html .
In Leila Khaled’s My People Shall Live, Khaled tells of her journey as a Palestinian soldier on a mission to bring justice to her people from the Israelis. As the narrator, Khaled tells the story in such a way that … Continue reading
Dalia Sofer recreates her heartbreaking childhood story illustrating the aftermath of the Iranian Revolution in her novel, The Septembers of Shiraz. Sofer’s story is inspired by her own childhood story and takes place in the 1980’s in the United States, … Continue reading
Adel Imam, actor in the film version of The Yacoubian Building, and countless other films failed to show up in court for his appeal on his contempt for religion charge. The case is adjourned until April: http://www.egyptindependent.com/node/749431 .
What happens if the ultrasound technician see something wrong and decides NOT to tell you: http://www.aclu.org/blog/reproductive-freedom/kansas-pregnant-women-little-lie-your-doctor-wont-hurt-you As someone who has felt that nervous glide of the ultrasound many times–wondering if all was OK, I understand the ramifications of this bill.
Women’s groups within Pakistan have lobbied for years for the government to strengthen the Women’s Commission and give it autonomous status. On 2 February 2012, the Pakistan Senate unanimously approved the “National Commission on the Status of Women Bill 2012″ … Continue reading
Business leaders in New York wrote a letter that states that they want legislation that would permit gay marriage. The letter states that New York is losing business ground because individuals are moving to states that acknowledge gay marriage. The … Continue reading