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Local organic women farmers in India
17 May, 2021 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The so-called Green Revolution in India increased one measure of "productivity" at the cost of much else, including nutrition, sustainability, loss of biodiversity, and local loss of control. The Green Foundation based in Karnataka state started by encouraging local seed-saving and has built a network of women farmers who also process their own crops locally - improving local nutrition, economy,...
FGM is illegal again, but not forgotten
10 May, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 2020, Sudan's transitional government outlawed female genital mutilation. Dr. Nahid Toubia thoroughly explained the practice, its health effects, its cultural effects, and the prospects for ending it, to Diane Bailey of UN Radio, in 1992.
The case for solidarity
02 May, 2021 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The late Leslie Feinberg gave this rousing and reasoned plenary speech at the 1995 US National Women's Studies Association conference in Oklahoma City, calling for unity in struggle across apparent divides of sex, class, race, and gender expression.
on Mothering, Activism, and Care
26 Apr, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On April 24th, 2021, two well known activists came together online to tell stories from their lives about the gift economy - a source of survival value outside the world's economic calculus. Their dialogue was streamed in the series "Maternal Gift Economy Breaking Through" (to be found at https://www.maternalgifteconomymovement.org/previous-salons/ )
For violence at home and within the force
19 Apr, 2021 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Two interviews from Women on the Line converge on the problem of police sexist and racist misconduct and its toleration by the system.
Texas style
12 Apr, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

While US House Bill 1 "For the People" languishes in the Senate, 47 out of 50 state legislatures have considered or passed new voter restrictions. From the WINGS archive: women at the Texas Democratic Women's Convention of 2016 describe the mechanisms of voter suppression and their uphill battle to stop it. Updated April 11, 2021.
Vandana Shiva connects the present to the past
05 Apr, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

India passed three new farm bills during the COVID lockdown last fall that gave rise to a sustained farmers' strike that is perhaps the largest in history. Sustainable fashion journalist Aditi Mayer interviewed sustainable farming activist Vandana Shiva about what is going on and the history behind it. Maria Gilardin of TUC radio reports what the stock market says about...
Robin Morgan on Clarence Thomas and Ms. Magazine
29 Mar, 2021 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 1990, Robin Morgan became Editor in Chief of Ms. Magazine and transformed its policies, including making it international and advertising-free. Speaking to a UN Symposium on Sex Stereotyping in Media, October 24, 1991, she tells how impossible it was to get facts on Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas out through mainstream media, and goes on to tell how advertisers...
Survivors of Japanese incarceration during WWII
21 Mar, 2021 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Voices of Japanese American women elders are heard mainly inside their own communities and families. They hold the memories of a painful past that criminalized and removed them officially from their existence as “Americans” by President Franklin Roosevelt in his Executive order 9066 on February 19, 1942. The elders re-tell their experiences of incarceration and transformation and connect those to...
Revered archaeologist's findings from pre-patriarchal Old Europe
15 Mar, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Marija Gimbutas (b. 1921) was revered in academia for her findings on the militaristic Bronze Age, then derided for her later work on the long-lasting pre-patriarchal horticultural societies of Old Europe. In this talk, Joan Marler describes the material culture artifacts that convinced Gimbutas that there had been a culture of peace, whose remnants still existed in her own time.
Greetings and updates from women around the world
08 Mar, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Bianca Miglioretto shared greetings she collected for the women's program on community Radio LoRa, in Zurich, Switzerland. The greetings include status reports on women's and gender issues in their countries, reports about their activism, and hopes for the future.
Converting laws into actions
01 Mar, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

At the 63rd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women meetings, Sheila Dallas-Katzman, President of the International Association of Women in Radio and Television, USA chapter, interviews Rita Aciro-Lakor, about how her organization works to try to bring laws and policy about women's equality into practice. Part of the secret is, that they must negotiate with the male leaders.
Pivotal organizer for Black voting rights in America
22 Feb, 2021 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Dr. Merline Pitre delivered this talk February 17, 1990, in Dallas, Texas, during the first annual conference on African American History in Texas. She covers the political development, style and achievements of Lulu Belle Madison White, one of the strategists behind the Supreme Court case Smith v Allwright that stopped the use of whites-only political primaries. White was also a...
Great South African organizer claimed by COVID
14 Feb, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

One of the great organizers of our times, Sizani Ngubane of South Africa, has died of COVID-19. From 1997, here is the first interview she gave to WINGS. She tells of organizing for the ANC as a teenager and young mother, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Process, the stolen rule by the Inkatha Party in Natal Province, and educating and...
Speaking the truth is step one
08 Feb, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Girls and women in Cameroon are being urged to speak the truth about rapes they have experienced, for their mental health, and to help address the problem.
San Francisco Bay Area drumming group brings beats to life
31 Jan, 2021 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Girls don't drum was the rule of the day. Sistah Boom members shattered it. They've enlivened LGBTQ, human rights and other issue events - both protests and celebrations - at home and in Washington DC for 4 decades. This documentary by Chana Wilson also tells how they worked to heal their internal racial divide.
Interview with Sister Helen Prejean, for weeks of Jan 18 and 25, 2021
18 Jan, 2021 | 0:57:38 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Part 1: Prejean describes how she came to be an activist for poor and racialized people and against the death penalty and its surrounding politics. Part 2: Prejean discusses mental health of death row workers, public opinion, politics, the courts, and the film Dead Man Walking. This gripping 1995 interview is sadly still as relevant today. Update at end describes...
Anti-feminist, racist, anti-liberal methodologies of the right
10 Jan, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the WINGS archive: Jean Hardisty's 1999 plenary speech to the US National Women's Studies Association describes the tactics and ideologies of three waves of anti-feminist movements, exemplified by Phyllis Schlaffly, Beverly LaHaye, and Camille Paglia, and concludes by describing the sneaky equality rhetoric of the white-rights movement. She predicted the need for what arose as the Black Lives Matter...
Problems and opportunities for women journalists
04 Jan, 2021 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The advent of COVID added new problems to an already increasingly precarious situation for journalists. More than 600 have been laid off since the start of the pandemic in Kenya alone, and freelancers are especially challenged by things like not having enough money to buy their own PPE. Mwendwa describes what is happening in detail, over a background of her...
The act of mothering - by mother or another - shapes our brains and our nature
23 Dec, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Talk by Genevieve Vaughan, at the 2016 conference of the Mothering Institute for Research and Community Involvement in Toronto. Vaughan demonstrates 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. She further...
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