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Indigenous Women's Strategy
26 Jul, 2021 | 0:28:42 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Mililani Trask speaks to a conference on the Gift Economy in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, in November 2004, about the economic, cultural and spiritual differences between corporations and communities. She calls for global networking among indigenous peoples and others of like practice to stop the destructive overexploitation of nature and restore reciprocal relations between humans and the planet we live...
Secrets for feminist radio survival
17 Jul, 2021 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Founded in 1982 and still on the air, RadiOrakel is said to be the oldest feminist radio station in the world. Two active station participants spoke to Frieda Werden in 2000 about the model for their station's success, which includes factors like location, voluntarism, freedom from funding constraints, and a persistent positive attitude towards new recruits. The interview took place...
Lani Guinier deconstructs meritocracy
12 Jul, 2021 | 0:28:50 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 2019, the FBI broke up a criminal conspiracy to guarantee rich kids entrance to prestigious universities. But traditional ways the admissions system is biased are not against the law. In this 1995 speech to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, Guinier exposed how biased criteria perpetuate class privilege in law school admissions, employment, and other opportunities.
Outside the country, but connected - and they care
05 Jul, 2021 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In the premier edition of the podcast version of her radio show HotSeat, Violet Gonda interviewed Thandiwe Newton, filmstar and human rights activist. Some highlights of the one-hour interview are excerpted in this program.
The Sustainable Economies Law Center and its work
28 Jun, 2021 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Janelle Orsi co-founded the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), which facilitates the growth of sustainable and localized economies. She spoke to Kellia Ramares-Watson about the creation of Sharing Law as a category and the uses of this new legal field. The US and Australia are leaders in this movement, as are many women. Website for more info: http://www.theselc.org/
on the origins of Kenya's Green Belt Movement
21 Jun, 2021 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Long before she was a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, biologist Dr. Wangari Maathai came to San Francisco to receive the Goldman Environmental Prize in 1991. There she also gave this address to the Sierra Club, in which she explains the origins, purposes, methodology and political ramifications of the Greenbelt Movement. As of 2021, the Greenbelt Movement says its members have...
Rescuing Men from Patriarchy
14 Jun, 2021 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Swayam, founded in 1995, supports girls and women who've faced gender violence, but their new campaign is directed at men and boys. Men who participate in the project say recognizing women's humanity helps them recognize their own. SochBadley, baatbadlegi, the tagline in two new online videos, means Change the thinking, you will be the change.
Silent film auteur Lois Weber and her network
07 Jun, 2021 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In an interview with producer Mary O'Grady, Dr. Katherine Manthorne tells the story of one of silent film's greatest (and best-paid) creators, Lois Weber (1879-1939). Weber was proficient in all aspects of film, and she danced with the censors to deliver films about topics like exploited women workers, birth control and abortion. She was the first to use "full frontal...
Brave Market Women and Their Community
31 May, 2021 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Inspired by the 2021 film Madan Sara, produced in Haitian Creole and directed by Etant Dupain. Includes sound from the film and related interviews.
Local food sourcing saves people and climate
24 May, 2021 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

World traffic in food by massive corporations harms environment, jobs, and health; yields no net change in food availability; and harms jobs and food security everywhere. Hodge calls for prioritizing local food production and distribution and building back local economies.
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.
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