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Activists Unveil Massive Quilt Marking First National Memorial For Rape Survivors

September 25, 2013

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Why Has NY Planned Parenthood & NOW Denounced Spitzer for NYC Comptroller?

August 19, 2013

Lynn Parramore: Despite his strong record on women’s rights and reining in Wall Street, feminist organizations denounce Spitzer due to their close ties to Wall Street

UN official demands torture accountability

July 2, 2009

Paul Jay talks with Michael Ratner on the issue of torture and accountability.

Georgia State Senator supports single-payer plan

June 26, 2009

Georgia State Senator Nan Orrock argues for single-payer health care reform Pt.2

Iran’s green revolution

June 12, 2009

Roses and Guns for Mother’s Day

May 12, 2009

Codepink confronts a military hardware exhibition in Washington on Mother’s Day

Filipinas protest US soldier rape acquittal

April 25, 2009

Philippines protests and calls to end US Visiting Forces Agreement in response to appeals court decision

The rights of women in Afghanistan

April 1, 2009

Mavis Leno of Feminist Majority on the need for Obama to focus on the rights of Afghan women

What is withdrawing ‘responsibly’ from Iraq?

March 23, 2009

Phyllis Bennis, author and senior fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies speaks to Paul Jay about Obama’s plan for withdrawal as the war in Iraq marks its sixth year anniversary. She says, "the Obama administration has a commitment to a major reduction in the size of the occupation," but continues, "I am less convinced that there is a real commitment to a real withdrawal."

Iraq’s dangerous uncertain future

March 20, 2009

Leila Fadel, Baghdad Bureau Chief of McClatchy Newspapers, speaks to Paul Jay about the changes in Iraq over the past four years. "Things, security-wise, have calmed down," says Fadel. In terms of whether the Iraqi people will be able to provide their own security when the United States leaves, Fadel says that, "there is a sense of a waiting game going on here… I think the fight for power is just beginning." She says that there is, "the sense of the necessary evil, a lot of people want the US to leave but they’re not sure that Iraq can defend its borders because its security forces were broken apart and built from the bottom up and they’re not ready. They don’t have an army that’s necessarily loyal to the government, they’re loyal to political parties that have sectarian or ethnic leanings. So there’s nothing for them to really hold on to or be sure of in their country." People will hold America accountable for their current suffering and what happens next.

Barack and the progressives Pt.2

February 13, 2009

Katrina vanden Heuvel on Obama, the progressives and foreign policy

‘I’m looking for change’

February 5, 2009

Is Obama a feminist?

February 2, 2009

A man on the cover of Ms. Magazine! President Obama is honored with a special inaugural issue Ms. Magazine. The illustration of the president has him in a heroic superman pose wearing a T-shirt with the inscription: “THIS IS WHAT A FEMINIST LOOKS LIKE.” The Executive Editor of Ms. Magazine, Kathy Spillar defends the cover and the self-proclaimed feminist president by arguing that it captures the national feminist mood.

"The good war"

January 23, 2009

Nancy Youssef reports on her recent assignment in Afghanistan and on Obama’s plans for the country Pt 1

Rafah – Report from the ground

January 1, 2009

As the fifth day of Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip begins, Rafah and Gaza City, the two main targets, have witnessed hundreds of deaths. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blames Hamas, the ruling party in Gaza, for inciting Israel�s attack. Hamas, vows to keep shelling Southern Israel with rockets fired from the Gaza Strip. Lia Tarachansky spoke to Fida Qishta in Rafah, located in Southern Gaza. Qishta reports one of the first targets of the Israeli bombardment were the tunnels dug by Palestinians under the wall, which separates Rafah in two, half in Palestine and half in Egypt. These tunnels, says Qishta, have been used since the beginning of the siege to smuggle food, and according to Israel, weapons. Qishta also reports of the wall being breached by Palestinians desperate to escape to Egypt. Though unsuccessful, this is the fifth attempt since the beginning of the second Intifadah to breach it.

Poetry for Palestine

November 22, 2008

Suheir Hammad, poet and star of "Salt of This Sea" speaks on the effects of 9/11 on the lives of Arab Americans and on her development as a poet. Several clips of her poetry performances illustrate spoken word as a method of political resistance both in Palestine and in the United States. Suheir’s upcoming book is Breaking Poems published by cypher books.

Women moving women

September 24, 2008