The eyes of just 20 out of the 75 Rohingya Rape survivors I interviewed. Forever my sisters, I channelled their pain, sometimes, the first person they had spoken to in detail about their ordeal, we consoled, reassured them to hold their heads up high, not to feel ashamed, we would seek justice for the ghastly[…]Read more →
Dear Prince Harry
Congratulations on your engagement to Meghan!
As a fellow Brit married to an immigrant, I wanted to share some of the enormous battles that you will surely face in the years ahead to ensure that she is allowed to stay in the country so that the two of you can live[…]
Every time we go to the camps to listen to stories, my heart breaks some more. By Hannah Aiyana.
This afternoon, Sophie and I met with a woman who had lost all of her children. The army had doused them with kerosene in front of her eyes and burned them alive. My heart[…]
This is for my men out here by an Occupy Sister
This is for my men out there. Femmes, it’s triggering. I’ve been having hard triggering arguments with the men in my life about scenes like this since I was about 16. I had already experienced my first assaults by then. This is the first[…]Read more →
MeToo by Louise Somerville
Like many others I have been on a journey with #MeToo. The revelation that every single woman has experienced sexual abuse, and suffered from male physical power and strength has been an astounding collective experience.
Yet, from the beginning, I felt deep concern that men may feel they were being labelled[…]
Metoo Campaign by Matilda
Julian Assange has just added his voice to the conversation around sexual assault prompted by the revelations coming out of Hollywood. His target is “self-proclaiming male ‘feminists’” who turn out to be ‘predatory sleaze-bags’ – a different species than Weinstein, clearly, but one with which I am much better acquainted.
Am awakening to a new day today by Al An
Yesterday was tough. Watching your friends get knocked over by thuggish police and arrested for no reason is hard to process. I felt so powerless yesterday. In July we outmanoeuvred the opposition but yesterday we were outnumbered and unable to respond effectively. I’ve been writing[…]
Time to dump Trump by Corinna Lotz
This is a mirror of the original article here http://realdemocracymovement.org/charlottesville/
Trump’s comments about the conflict in Charlottesville at yesterday’s news conference – if it can be called that – have sent shock waves around the United States.
Veteran presenters on CBS television said they had “never seen a[…]
Short Intro to AntiFa – Anti-Fascist Action by Adam Jung
A lot of right-wingers and a lot of liberals are purposefully misidentifying what “ANTIFA” is, for very different reasons, but with the same goals. So here’s a very short intro:
Antifa is short for “Anti-Fascist Action.” It was first formed in 1932 in Germany as[…]