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Traditional recycling meets new law and methods in Bangalore
30 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Documentary covers early and recent recycling initiatives led by women; the 3 primary categories of waste to be segregated; a history of caste discrimination around waste disposal; and the new recycling law in Bangalore, which requires additional household labour.
The UN Declaration on this Human Right, and how it is used
23 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On 28 July 2010 the United Nations General Assembly declared safe and clean drinking water and sanitation a human right. Maude Barlow explains how this declaration passed and how it has been used to actually claim the right to water.
or, How To Hack a Democracy
16 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Unlike Canada, which has paper ballots counted in the presence of scrutineers, the United States has fallen prey to the corporate voting industry. It boasts of its free and fair elections; but even in Congress, official reports are pointing out massive suppression of voters, massive purging of voter rolls, alarming malfunction of election technology and vulnerability to hacking. Two courageous...
From the uprising in Chile, a chant heard round the world
24 Feb, 2020 | 0:28:39 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

"The patriarchy is a judge, that judges us for being born, and our punishment, is the violence you don't see.  ... the cops, the judges, the state, the President - the rapist is you." Words from a translation of a chant that is performed in public by masses of women in synchronization, in Santiago, Chile and hundreds of other cities...
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF MARCH 1, 2020
25 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Historian Sally Roesch Wagner discusses her favourite US suffragist, Matilda Joslyn Gage. Gage modeled her feminism on the practices of her neighbors, the Haudenosaunee indigenous women; she broke with Susan B. Anthony over alliance with the Women's Christian Temperance Union, wrote extensively against patriarchal religion, and inspired her son in law L. Frank Baum to create the woman-led, egalitarian society...
Riffat Hassan, Muslim Feminist Theologian
25 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

A rousing talk by Islamic theologian Riffat Hassan, exploring how the story of Adam and Eve crept into Islam, though it is not in the Q'uran. Speech from a panel about the rise of conservatism at the NGO Forum of the UN 4th World Conference on Women in Huairou, China, 1995.
FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 16TH 2020
25 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

n 2019, the UN Commission on the Status of Women took up the issue of Social Protection. The day before the Commission started its work, a large gathering of women from civil society organizations gathered to hear what Social Protection means and what it could mean for women's equality. The program was opened with drumming and satirical singing from the...
Afro-German survivor sang for peace
24 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Her mother was German, her father a Liberian diplomat. When the Nazis came to power, young Fasia Jansen was sent to work in a concentration camp. She would become one of the great singers and songwriters of the international peace movement. The program intersperses singing with narration.
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2, 2020
24 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:50 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On October 25, 1997, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela addressed the first Million Woman March, held in Philadelphia. After an introduction summarizing the history of her work in South Africa, Mandela praised the work, struggle and successes of Black women in the United States, and held them up as a model for the world.
Girls below age of consent trade sex to feed their families
20 Jan, 2020 | 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...
Real ways to win
20 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The climate struggle is not hopeless - culprits are scared and already getting punished. In addition to social media, bodies blocking pipelines, climate strikes, demonstrations and civil disobedience arrests, tools include lawsuits, runs on banks that bankroll the fossil fuel industry, massive "social risk" to degrade stock values, celebrity-fuelled rallies and teach-ins, recognizing indigenous cultural leadership, and re-connecting with nature...
Can a rift in the women's movement be healed?
12 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:50 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Speaking in a plenary at the US National Women's Studies Association, Chapkis explores the ideological gulf between pro-prostitution and abolitionist strains of feminism, expresses concern over both sides' potential alliances with anti-woman forces, and calls for a nuanced view of a complex issue and solidarity in all areas of any agreement.
Taking the War out of our Words
06 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Defensiveness is an automatic response that keeps conversations at the level of power struggle. Sharon Ellison has suggestions for quitting the "addiction" to the war model in the interests of giving and receiving respect. Her website with free exercises is: www.pndc.com
Sheila Tobias on Faces of Feminism
30 Dec, 2019 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Sheila Tobias gives highlights from her book Faces of Feminism: An Activist's Reflections on the Women's Movement. She recalls a widespread unity in the early 2nd Wave that broke down over the issue of sex roles, pressure from the right, and divisions among feminists. Originally released in 1997, under the title WINGS #32-97 Equality and Sex Roles.
Grassroots organizing vs oligarchy in El Salvador
01 Dec, 2019 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Marta Benavides's parents were an indigenous healer and a bureaucrat. She grew up Catholic, was recruited to the Baptists, and came to her own theology, which recognizes love as a force and rejects hierarchy. She talks about her life, about her country El Salvador, and about the global forces that can only be opposed by community and an understanding of...
A Voice Along the Path
01 Dec, 2019 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the WINGS archives, in a recording from a book release of her novel Walking to Mercury and her handbook The Earth Path: Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature , Starhawk answers questions about activism, spirituality and religion, and how to live in relationship with the world. Local live music from the event.
Where were the women?
01 Dec, 2019 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From Sept 30- Oct 4, 2019, the government of Cameroon held a Major National Dialogue to discuss ending conflict and restoring violence-ravaged areas. Women who have long been preparing for negotiations and calling for peace expressed dismay that women were less than 15% of participants, and that the structure seemed top-down and government-heavy, not reaching into the grass roots and...
Diana Kilmury and the Teamsters
01 Dec, 2019 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Labor unions are starting to gain more recognition internationally as a legitimate element of a functioning economy. To be effective for their members, they must also be democratic. In this interview from 1996, the year a movie on her life was released, Kilmury explains the internal struggle for democracy in the Teamsters, and what a union can negotiate for its...
Food, famine and revolution
25 Nov, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

An Aural Tapestry - discussion about European history of food, famine and revolution, while the interviewee bakes a kugelhopf, Marie Antoinette's favourite cake. (Parallels to the age of the billionaires abound.)
Women resist resurgent Right
18 Nov, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Excerpts from an interview with Jacqueline Pitanguy and a panel she appeared on titled Pushing Back Against the Pushback: The Power of Women's Organizations to Resist Resurgent Authoritarianism, held June 4 at Women Deliver 2019 in Vancouver. Discussions about how to counter the rollback of rights that took a lifetime to win.
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