women’s rights

Whitewashed Saudi 'Reformer' Prince Boosts Authoritarian Crackdown on Dissent

Whitewashed Saudi ‘Reformer’ Prince Boosts Authoritarian Crackdown on Dissent

September 13, 2018

The regime of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is punishing satire on social media with 5 years in prison and sentencing women’s rights activists to death. CODEPINK’s Medea Benjamin speaks about the Western whitewash of MBS.

‘Serving Our Country’: Hospitality Workers’ Union Organizes National Day of Action

November 1, 2017

Many hospitality workers struggle to make ends meet in a $180 billion industry

#SaveAmna Campaign Emerges After Saudi Woman Disappears

October 31, 2017

A Saudi woman’s video asking for help from an abusive home environment goes viral as womens’ rights activists continue fighting for the end of male guardianship in Saudi Arabia

Trump’s Budget and Policies Will be ‘Horrific’ For Women

May 26, 2017

The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel describes the effects the Trump budget proposal will have for women. Ivanka Trump’s parental leave program will not make a dent in the damage

Hamid Dabashi on the Middle East

February 14, 2014
Hamid Dabashi: All foreign nations involved in Syria are attempting to quell the revolutionary uprisings for economic and strategic interests, but the Syrian people will ultimately decide their own future

Reality Asserts Itself - Ralph Nader

December 18, 2013
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Ralph Nader says McCarthy’s reign of terror made people seek empirical change, like seeking legislative reforms to make safer cars, to avoid being associated with socialism Consumer advocate and author Ralph Nader says that the anti-communist “reign of terror” inaugurated in the 1950’s by Senator Joe McCarthy intimidated…

Abortion

July 11, 2013
Rocio Villalobos: Movement promises to challenge anti-abortion bill in Texas and across the country