Many functioning women of 2022 lived the reality of 1969. To express this FACT to young ladies of 2022 who may have taken their human rights for granted, seems to be futile. But as one reads the real-time stories of women in 1969, the enormity of the time and place returns. We are not currently in such a position after decades of protection of a woman’s human rights. Many more people are aware of and working toward protection for half of the population, that should be a non-issue, but isn’t.
Political strategists had ignored the topic of Choice during the 2020 Presidential campaign, choosing instead to abuse race as though Choice wasn’t ubiquitous as a concern for women in 2020, as it was in 1969. In FACT those who would not succumb to the browbeating by misogynist political campaign strategists during the 2020 Presidential campaign were castigated as racist, curiously enough. And so in 2022 we have in the office of the Presidency, a Democrat whose main response to the human rights violations toward women is to “vote Democrat” in the net election. If said Democrats were genuine this matter would have been settled.
One recalls at the age of about 10, a trip to a dentist included drilling a cavity without novocaine with the explanation from the dentist that he needed to know when he hit a nerve. As to the fear of that 10-year old girl, he said, “so what are you going to do when you give birth?” This is not an exaggeration. One mentions this because reading the real-time testimony of the women who spoke about abortion, the attitude of doctors, most of which were male, seems typical. The attitude seems to have bypassed misogyny to go straight to sadism.
This is a reason some women have felt the urgency to warn young ladies about that which they are innocent and dumb. That includes following the dictates of such politicians as Jim Clyburn, who was instrumental in putting into the office of the Presidency, a pro-privatization disease care advocate when we need a universal public health care policy. By the way, a universal 1-payer public health care policy would also include American Veterans, along with everyone else.https://hardcrackers.com/redstockings-abortion-speak-out/ —This is the fourth post in the Hard Crackers Reproductive Freedom Series.
The post is an edited transcript of remarks made by women who spoke at the first Abortion Speak Out on March 21, 1969 in New York City. A full recording is available at the Redstockings Women’s Liberation Archive (https://archive.org/details/RedstockingsAbortionSpeakoutNewYork1969March21). A full transcript was completed later. We are grateful to the Archive for permission to edit the transcript and publish it. We’re especially grateful to Jenny Brown for her assistance in providing access to the recording and transcript.
We believe that the speakers are representative of radical abortion rights activists at the time. We don’t necessarily agree with all the views of those who spoke but we think the record of what was said is an important reminder of the power of individuals telling their stories in the context of challenging the existing state of affairs.
–end of hardcrackers info———-Thanks to Richard Sprout for sharing this reminder of the reality in 1969. This reminds that trepidation toward trusting patriarchy is not misplaced.
To understand hierarchical Establishment attitude toward women will raise the equally important issue of hierarchical Establishment attitude toward the environment.
With thanks to Rema Loeb—–https://www.facebook.com/rema.loeb/posts/pfbid02DyLceeZ1SfKHyVXya13sGtoguKSXLDy96jzQH6jRS9w6ZMzuVAXLjX1MForecJCul
That the USA doesn’t provide a universal health care system, but prefers to strain health-care funding through private middlemen who profit thereby, isn’t pro-family.
https://solidarity-us.org/11072-2/ –It’s no coincidence that the most aggressive anti-abortion laws proliferate in the same states where maternity and infant mortality rates are already highest. Or that the most vicious anti-abortion politicians are also the most vociferous enemies of fixing this country’s tattered and disgraceful public health system, costing hundreds of thousands of lives during the COVID pandemic.
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With an eye toward South America for ideas, consider the Death Road——https://www.treehugger.com/bolivia-death-road-abandoned-wildlife-haven-6361190?hid=4246be665c7c525806e26d15079d974213d256e7&did=818460-20220803&utm_campaign=treehugger-daily_newsletter&utm_source=treehugger&utm_medium=email&utm_content=080322&cid=818460&mid=93705331472 –The study is a sign of hope that roads don’t have to be deadly for animals. It comes as there is growing interest around the world in constructing special wildlife crossings and corridors to help animals navigate around human traffic. These crossings have proven to be effective. A combination of overpasses, underpasses, and fencing reduced animal-and-vehicle crashes by 80% at Trappers Point in Wyoming, for example.6
The transformation of the “Death Road” shows what can happen when drivers largely ditch a route, but WCS is also trying to make Bolivia’s still-trafficked roads safer for animals.
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And the misogyny goes on. Nancy Pelosi is most surely, in one person’s opinion, a staunch member of the capitalistic hierarchical Establishment, as seems to be Zi Jinping, and many other national leaders around the globe. https://countercurrents.org/2022/08/nancy-pelosi-you-silly-biddy/ —
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As Pelosi functions in the same capacity of world oligarchs, one hears the diminishing description toward Pelosi as a silly biddy. FACTually speaking, Pelosi is probably as sharp as they can be. Be as it may, better may be to recognize that none of these oligarchs are promoting democracy which would be contrary to personal interests. Why would anyone care if Pelosi travels to Taiwan, and what is a reason Pelosi travels to Taiwan, other than to stir the pot? In other words, personal interests of both Pelosi and Xi Jinping are served, with no difference in the state of democracy in the world.
We could be aware that the Discovery Doctrine could still be the guiding principle in our newly-minted Supreme Court. https://wildhunt.org/2022/08/mining-at-sacred-apache-site-heads-to-supreme-court-as-religious-liberty-case.html –Once gone, the Apache and others would lose parts of their traditional religion. The Apache and other tribes of the U.S. Southwest hold “Chi’chil Bildagoteel,” the Apache name for Oak Flat, to be sacred.
The case will head to the U.S. Supreme Court by September 22.
–end of wildhunt info——-The embedded video tells volumes…………Please take the time, if you wish…….
One doesn’t need to see a spirit, sprite or god in every tree or stream to understand that nature is sacred, and so is humanity. That isn’t to say there isn’t a god, spirit, or sprite in every stream and tree. Latitude for opinion is democracy. P–ing on your territory isn’t.
http://ili.nativeweb.org/sdrm_art.html –When Christopher Columbus first set foot on the white sands of Guanahani island, he performed a ceremony to “take possession” of the land for the king and queen of Spain, acting under the international laws of Western Christendom. Although the story of Columbus’ “discovery” has taken on mythological proportions in most of the Western world, few people are aware that his act of “possession” was based on a religious doctrine now known in history as the Doctrine of Discovery. Even fewer people realize that today – five centuries later – the United States government still uses this archaic Judeo-Christian doctrine to deny the rights of Native American Indians.
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Many people associate strongly, humanity with Earth. Corruption which typically includes money has insinuated against this concept due to greed and exploitation.
From Selena Fox—–https://twitter.com/Selena_Fox/status/1554543088886026244?cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjcw%3D%3D&refsrc=email —#Ancestors! Join me online this month for my new series of #Ancestor workshops via my #NatureSpirituality podcast. Series begins with #AncestorsPathways Wednesday August 3. Listen live at 7pm CDT or later: https://blogtalkradio.com/csnp/2022/08/04/nature-spirituality-with-selena-fox–ancestors-pathways… or Watch via Facebook: https://facebook.com/SelenaFoxUpdates/
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Amidst the notoriety of the apology from the Pope about actions toward Indigenous children of the past, lakotalaw keeps in the forefront the topic of children in 2022. The topic remains human and environmental rights.—-
Warm greetings to you from Pine Ridge. This week, I was honored to join the Carter Center’s Forum on Human Rights for an important discussion of the legal attack on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in the Supreme Court and the ramifications overturning it would have for tribal sovereignty. My deep thanks to the Carter Center for hosting this important hour-long conversation, which also addressed the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People.
As you’re likely well aware by now, Big Oil law firm Gibson-Dunn is representing Texas, two other states, and adoptive white parents in a potential landmark case to be heard this fall by the Supreme Court. The plaintiffs seek to overturn ICWA, a critical federal law designed to keep Native children in Native care. Lakota Law is in the process of filing an amicus brief representing the perspective of the law’s principal author, former S.D. Sen. James Abourezk, who also chairs our advisory board.
It’s an existential moment — not just for our children and families, but also for our sovereignty as Indigenous nations. GIbson Dunn doesn’t normally take on this type of pro bono litigation, but it’s not too difficult to connect the dots of why they may be doing so now. Eroding the rights of tribes to assign placement of their children within Native kinship care would be a domino that could lead to eliminating tribal control of much else (including mineral rights). Unless we fight with all we’ve got, the High Court could be on the verge of another abysmal decision, this time reaffirming the centuries-long pattern of broken promises, treaty violations, and the sidelining of tribal self-determination.
I urge you to take some time and watch our discussion. In this video, you’ll also get to see a pair of powerful clips featuring Russell Means, a founder of the American Indian Movement who also helped inspire the founding of Lakota Law. Every bit of Native and environmental advocacy we engage in together stands on the broad shoulders of Russell and other leading lights, including Lakota Law organizers Phyllis Young and Madonna Thunder Hawk. Together with you, we always aim to honor the legacy of our elders and ancestors in service of our young ones and the generations to come.
Wopila tanka — thank you for your friendship and activism!
Shaun Little Horn
Social Media and Marketing Specialist
The Lakota People’s Law Project–end of lakotalaw info–
****As one who would be perfectly contented to retain the Senate if they adhered to Oaths of Office more than to Citizens United campaign donations, one is interested in a topic raised as to the reason we maintain the US Senate—-
This is a reminder of how much we don’t know. This brings one around to Howie Hawkins, who continues to impress with original thought. We also could acknowledge Hawkins often speaks to censored information.
One such topic about which one would never have even considered, is whether the USA needs The Senate. Apparently The Senate is little other than expensive window dressing, promoting hierarchical interests, and too often placed in positions of power by big-money via Citizens United. But the public gets to fund this curiosity of pompous supremacy. Who knew?
The Democratic Branch of the Republican/Democratic Duopoly are especially functional in voter suppression—–https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNbdkuU1edw —#GreenSocialist Notes #76
Howie Hawkins brings up the concept of whether the USA needs the Senate. Apparently according to some people, the Senate isn’t necessary. This brings up the blockage from the Senate of many bills that would benefit We The People. Combined with Citizens United that promotes big-money interest choice of Senators, in which laws are passed that benefit big-money interest rather than We The People, and that We The People support economically, the members of the Senate, this seems a good topic for discussion.
The US Constitution doesn’t seem to sanction elections run by political Parties, and to permit control of political debates by political Parties seems equally corrupt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ7kn2-GEmM —
Ross Perot in 1992 on NAFTA and the “Giant Sucking Sound”
Centralization is the lifeblood of the R&D duopoly. It’s the way to enforce capitalism onto workers in 2022.———————–We can do better———-
That “we are a 2-Party system” is a fabrication of the Republican/Democratic duopoly and spread by MSM. In FACT the majority of voters aren’t either registered Democratic or Republican. The censorship about this info must be envied by bureaucrats of the Former USSR and their simplistic style of 1-Party elections.
Regardless of which character sits in the Oval Office, We The People have work to do to maintain principles of our democratic (small d) Constitutional republic. Several items to challenge—*We need the integrity of ranked-choice voting so voters won’t feel compelled to “hold your nose and vote”*Censored debates must be stopped. The Democratic/Republican duopoly pretends to legitimate debates in what is nothing other than another campaign show. Independent debates run by uninterested sponsors such as The League of Women Voters, must be restored. (Access www.debates.org to understand the extent of duopoly control). The so-called Debate Commission is a corporation to promote the Democratic corporation and Republican corporation, not to inform We The People*Challenge and stop gerrymandering that is a trick especially of the Republican branch of the duopoly.*Stop voter suppression by political Parties, and especially confront and stop Party suppression, which is the over-arching approach to voter suppression. Party suppression seems to have been the responsibility of the Democratic corporation*Promote by law ranked-choice voting, so we won’t be told again, by D&R duopoly, to “hold your nose and vote”
If these issues are handled, our next elections can be honorable.
*******************************************************************https://news.gallup.com/poll/15370/party-affiliation.aspx—-Political Party affiliation of voters.
https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/league-refuses-help-perpetrate-fraud–LEAGUE REFUSES TO “HELP PERPETRATE A FRAUD”
WITHDRAWS SUPPORT FROM FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE–end of lwv info–Murray Bookchin, who founded social ecology, a theory that strongly influenced early Green Socialist thought, strongly advocated the discussion and study group as the first step of any revolutionary movement. A group of individuals meets to expand their knowledge of radical thought and form a radical intellectual community; through the give and take of discussion, can eventually form ideas for next steps in organizing and political activity. According to Bookchin, study groups help create solidarity and a shared language — with a shared coherent vision — for building a mass, organizing, political movement!
Along with Climate Change, many people oppose the imperialism of the USA under control of the Republican/Democratic duopoly. Use of the wealth of our nation should be to enhance quality of life for We The People rather than for imperialism. Some people vote accordingly.