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For release week of February 26, 2017
17 Feb, 2017 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the December 4 2016 edition of The Joy of Resistance, Fran Luck and Susan Cox discuss Cox's Article "Women’s issues aren’t just ‘identity politics,'" followed by a speech on the origin of the women's liberation movement from the civil rights movement by Jenny Brown.
For release week of Feb 20, 2017
16 Feb, 2017 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Following 2007-8 post-election violence, the Kenyan government established a Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission to review ethnic and political violence from 1963 to 2008. Reparations for military sexual violence were proposed, but many victims still lack help. Human Rights Watch is calling for completion of reparations before the 2017 elections.
Women Re-Greening the World
13 Feb, 2017 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the WINGS archives: The late Professor Wangari Maathai discusses the Green Belt Movement that she founded with the National Council of Women of Kenya, to address problems of streams drying up, food insecurity, and a dearth of firewood and fencing. The still-active project organizes grassroots women to plant and care for millions and millions of trees.
Falun Gong practitioners take to the courts against Jiang Zemin
06 Feb, 2017 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 1999, Chinese leader Jiang Zemin implemented a program to eliminate the practice of Falun Gong from the country. This persecution developed into a program of mass arrests, "re-education" through torture, executions and widespread allegations of organ harvesting for the medical market. A change in China's courts has allowed those who suffered to file complaints, and many are doing so....
Vandana Shiva on the web of life
29 Jan, 2017 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Second and final part of a speech delivered in California by Dr. Vandana Shiva, influential scientist, policy analyst, and activist from India. In last week s episode, Dr. Shiva deconstructed the rhetoric of genetically modified agriculture. This week, she speaks more to solutions, especially solutions based in human rights allied to rights of nature.
Vandana Shiva explains GMOs
23 Jan, 2017 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

With elegant oratory, Dr. Shiva dissects the methods, the motives, and the ecological and economic results of the corporate assault on the mutual relationship between human beings and plants within the web of life. Part 1 of a two-part speech delivered in 2014.
March, strike, and flood the streets - three plans for resisting the inauguration
16 Jan, 2017 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the series The Joy of Resistance on WBAI community radio, New York City, many voices say (and sing) why and how they have resisted and plan to resist. Original show aired January 8, 2017. PLEASE AIR ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 21.
Women leading inside the US government
09 Jan, 2017 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The US military is the world's biggest consumer of energy, and Katherine Hammack has spent 6 years working to make it more energy-efficient. In another part of the US government, Ellen Williams is building bridges between energy ideas and their manifestation on the market. She tells about that and offers advice for women on moving up in the energy field.
Native women's multi-generational struggles in Canada
01 Jan, 2017 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 1971, IN 1971, Janette Lavelle filed suit against a 19th century law that violated native women's human rights in Canada. Her daughter continues the story in a 2016 speech to the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement.
Egyptian and Israeli Feminists, speaking in 1990
25 Dec, 2016 | 0:28:50 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Women, Religion and Power was the title of a panel held in Montreal in June 1990, at the First World Summit on Women and the Many Dimensions of Power. Among the speakers were Egyptian physician and novelist Dr. Nawal El Saadawi, and Alice Shalvi, founding director of the Israel Women's Network. El Saadawi calls for complete separation of religion and...
a series of elegiac sequences exploring the nature of individual loss
19 Dec, 2016 | 0:59:17 |
EN | Frieda Werden | Denman Readers and Writers Festival

Moving reading by the author, at the Denman Island (BC) Readers and Writers Festival, in July 205. Introduction by Bill Engleson. She imagines herself into the lives of the victims of the Air India Flight 182 bombing on June 23, 1985. There were 329 deaths. 82 Children. Canada's worst mass murder. The accused acquitted.
Remembering American women's traumas Pre-Roe
18 Dec, 2016 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Documentary based on Academy Award-nominated film by Dorothy Fadiman, When Abortion Was Illegal: Untold Stories
Children and advocates speak at National Children's Judicial Service Week
12 Dec, 2016 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Documentary about the second ever time that Kenya's courts have spent a week to focusing on backlogged cases involving children. Produced and recorded in Mombasa with excerpts from songs, poems, and speeches about how children are oppressed by their court experiences, what children need and how parents, lawyers and judges can deal with them more effectively.
She sued to recover stolen Indian assets, and won - but not all of it
05 Dec, 2016 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In November 2016, President Obama awarded a posthumous Medal of Freedom to Elouise Cobell. Cobell met with Obama and agreed to a settlement in 2010. She died in 2011. Payments finally began in 2014. This program is an update of a talk Cobell gave to the National Network of Grantmakers in 2005, giving the story of the struggle.
Girls below the age of consent exploited for sex to support their families
28 Nov, 2016 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

At Gasi Bay, Kenya, poverty exacerbated by drought is leaving foreign fishermen and local motorcycle transport drivers as the richest men around, able to pay young girls in food, cash or in-kind to have sex with them. Thousands of under-age children are said to be in this trade, mostly with the knowledge of their parents, to feed their families. Local...
Ethnic tension in a maternity ward in Israel
20 Nov, 2016 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem was founded on a promise to serve all patients with the same, excellent care. But fear and prejudice affecting midwives and their patients put the ideal to the test.
False promises of the pharmaceutical estrogen biz
13 Nov, 2016 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

As of 2016, pharmaceutical companies are once more raising old complaints about the massive women's health study that showed almost all claims about hormone replacement therapy pushed on aging women were untrue. It was one of their biggest moneymakers, and they will keep trying. Learn the facts from women's health activists in this program.
Mothering (by mothers and others) is the root of all giving
06 Nov, 2016 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Talk by Genevieve Vaughan at the 2016 conference of the Mothering Institute for Research and Community Involvement in Toronto. Vaughan states that the act of mothering is unilateral gift-giving, and that an infant's experience of being mothered (whether by biological mother or other) builds both the physical brain and the template of what it is to be human.
Lierre Keith on Deep Green Resistance and anti-patriarchy
31 Oct, 2016 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Bringing back bison - like the ones seen at Standing Rock recently - and the prairie grasslands that sustain them - could sequester massive amounts of carbon and restore functional habitat for many other species, says Lierre Keith. A former vegan, she now sees herself as a being like other creatures part of the cycle of life and death, choosing...
New independence vote looms
23 Oct, 2016 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 2014, the Scots voted 55% to stay in the UK; but in 2016, they voted 62% to stay in the European Union. Another referendum on independence has been tabled for discussion in Scotland's semi-autonomous Parliament, and the pro-independence forces already have groundwork laid.
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