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August 26th, 2017 is the 97th anniversary of the women's suffrage amendment
20 Aug, 2017 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Audio documentary about successful the fight for a Constitutional Amendment enshrining US women's right to vote and the still-pending struggle for an Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution. Includes stories about Alice Paul (January 11, 1885 – July 9, 1977), whose work for women bridged both causes.
The founders of this global movement are still kicking and singing
14 Aug, 2017 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 1987, the Raging Granny movement was born in Victoria BC. Thirty years later in 2017, they were honoured with an exhibit at the Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. Two of the earliest members and many other Raging Grannies from newer groups describe their activism and sing their political songs in this documentary
Work- Home - Harassment - Joy: The complex lives of women in media
07 Aug, 2017 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Eight journalists from Cameroon at various stages in their careers describe the hard work, challenges, and personal conflicts they have dealt with to be women in media and freely offer advice to the next generation.
Workers' role in deposing a President and coaxing another to the table
31 Jul, 2017 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Korea's first woman President, Park Geon-Hye was very harsh on labour; workers resisted fiercely. After her impeachment for corruption, a special election installed a more liberal President who made promises to labour. Three women organizers tell what were the points of contention, how labour won the change, and how although skeptical they are working to get the promises kept.
The patriarchal dream is failing.
24 Jul, 2017 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In this interview, Professor Claudia von Werlhof states that capitalism is just the latest phase of a patriarchal dream that would replace the dependency on women and nature with an artificial world. She says "men have to realize that life is here, they are here, they belong to life."
Indigenous hill dwellers push back against tree plantations
17 Jul, 2017 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Indigenous Dongria Khond people in Orissa state, India, are struggling against a forestry department decision to cut their food-bearing trees and take away their food-growing plots in favour of teak and eucalyptus cash-crop plantations. The women tell about their tactics and the nutritional and environmental superiority of their traditional foods and way of life.
Her talk Freedom Is a Constant Struggle, Part 2
09 Jul, 2017 | 0:28:42 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Angela Davis's 2013 talk to the Birkbeck School of Law, University of London. Part 2 includes insights about the Emancipation Proclamation, about the Black Panther movement, and about the role of terrorism in American history.
Her talk Freedom Is a Constant Struggle, Part 1
02 Jul, 2017 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Angela Davis's talk to the Birkbeck School of Law, University of London. Part 1 includes discussion of the erasure of women and collective action from the generally accepted history of the black liberation struggle.
Women are organizing to add 2 million women to the electoral rolls
26 Jun, 2017 | 0:28:42 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Robert Mugabe, the only President Zimbabwe has had since independence, will be 94 before the 2018 elections. His party is divided, but the opposition is more so, with more than 50 parties registered - almost half of them since the start of 2017.Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga suggests the men are spending too much time arguing about who will lead while women are...
Stories from the series Asia Calling
19 Jun, 2017 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Asia Calling is a weekly news program based in Indonesia. They have shared these stories by and about women with WINGS: (1) Nicole Curby interviews ojek (motorbike taxi) customers and drivers in Jakarta, Indonesia, about women drivers. The women ojek drivers have a solidarity organization. (2) Novelist Suki Kim lived six months undercover in North Korea, and wrote Without You,...
How 3 women from Cameroon re-gained their freedom
12 Jun, 2017 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Believing recruiters' lies, "Karine," "Susan" and "Cynthia" flew to Kuwait for well-paying jobs, only to find themselves as housemaids forced to work 18 hours a day, locked in with no means of communication, beaten, hungry, sexually advanced on, robbed of their possessions, and sleeping on the floor. They tell how they got there and how they escaped.
The power of non-defensive communication
05 Jun, 2017 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

We use our words as weapons, says longtime therapist and author Sharon Ellison, "most of us communicate from a place where we feel defensive and like victims most of the time." Communicating without attacking or defending is harder than you might think, but sometimes a single neutral, gentle, curious question can shift years of negative interactions. A lot of them...
Disabled women organized to help others find safety
29 May, 2017 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

For women with disabilities, violence by caregivers is very serious, all too common, and still nearly invisible. Special barriers, both physical and attitudinal, can make it especially hard for them to exit the situation. Activists are determined to make shelters and services responsive.
Farmers, First Nations, and Landowners walk together against jeopardy to their lands
22 May, 2017 | 0:28:42 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

APPPL, Alliance to Protect Our People and the Places We Live, is a grassroots organization formed in North Carolina in 2016. For two weeks in March 2017, they walked 200 miles along the designated route of a fracked gas pipeline to warn and unify against violations of native rights; forced land seizures; damage to farmland, health and environment; and the...
Australia has privatized the answering of crisis calls
14 May, 2017 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Six years ago, the 50-year-old Sydney Rape Crisis Centre was given a government mandate to have its counselors answer national calls at 1800RESPECT, but no increase in funds to handle the tripling work load. Recently the government announced a vast increase in funds but gave it all to a for-profit insurance company to run a triage service using answerers working...
Indigenous vision for this millennium
07 May, 2017 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The prescient close of La Duke's Maria Savio Free Speech lecture titled "Indigenous Vision for the New Millennium." For part 1 and more information, use this link: http://previous.ncra.ca/dspProgramDetail.cfm?programID=187199
A cyclical approach to life
30 Apr, 2017 | 0:28:35 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In her 1998 Mario Savio Free Speech lecture, "Indigenous Vision for the New Millennium," LaDuke explores the conflict between indigenous people who live on the land and urbanized industrial society - that is, cyclical versus linear ideas of the world, and their results. [If her prescient advice had been taken 19 years ago, Antarctica might be intact.] LaDuke has a...
Kenyan women are organizing against radicalization of youth to perform violent acts
24 Apr, 2017 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Al Shabaab is extending its influence to youth in Kenya, increasingly including girls. Women's organizations are networking with government and other sectors, and learning and promoting better strategies to reverse the trend and cope. Six women talk about what is happening and what is to be done in this report by Diana Wanyonyi in Mombasa.
A vast archive of evidence of women from history and pre-history is being digitized online
16 Apr, 2017 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Women are almost entirely missing from the study of history and history is almost entirely omitted from women's studies, says independent scholar Max Dashu. Collecting and organizing the missing data and images documenting women's roles - and their resistance to repression - in historic and pre-historic times became her life's work, and she is gradually making the entire trove available...
Cultures without patriarchy, surviving in some communities, making a comeback?
10 Apr, 2017 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Third and final episode of the series Women, The Oppressed Majority, discusses prehistoric matriarchies and contemporary matrilineal societies where economic basis is satisfying needs; women's role in socialist revolutions; visions for life without patriarchy from perspectives of a trans woman, a dominatrix, and a Wiccan; and an idea of how to get beyond patriarchy with worldwide women's activism.
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