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Dough Ireland Reviews “Irresistible Revolution” for Gay City News

http://gaycitynews.com/urvashi-vaids-wakeup-call/ Urvashi Vaid’s Wakeup Call Added by admin on July 11, 2013. MAGNUS BOOKS BY DOUG IRELAND | I  have, for many years, appreciated Urvashi Vaid as the most progressive and liberationist of the institutionalized mainstream gay movement’s prominentii. Now, based on three decades of sterling activism, she has delivered a stinging critique of those institutions that should be must reading for every queer activist and anyone concerned about the nature and direction of those who claim they speak for all of us. Magnus Books, the three-year old imprint founded by the great Don Weise, a peerless force in queer [...]

Christiane Amanpour interviews Vaid

Uganda’s treatment of homosexuals is one end of a wide range of approaches to gay rights around the world. Even as several U.S. states recently voted on same-sex unions, and the Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in two different cases, rights for the LGBT community differ from country to country, from full recognition of same-sex marriages, even up to the death penalty for homosexual acts. As gay rights supporters push for more acceptance, the issue is increasingly being framed worldwide as one of fundamental human rights. The above is from the Yahoo website for the Amanpour show. The heroic work of advocates working around the world demands our respect. To read the full [...]

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Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics

Irresistible Revolution is intended for a broad and general audience. The book turns an experienced and thoughtful lens onto many common controversies, rhetoric, and strategic questions that face contemporary social change movements: pursuit of broad or narrow agendas, integration of economic and racial justice, integrating sexual orientation and gender identity in human rights frameworks, the persistence of sexism, the dilemmas of bipartisanship, and the challenge of seeing beyond the short term to secure gains made for the long run. Order this book now - click on Amazon.Com on this linked page - or order from your favorite indy bookstore - click now ...Irresistible Revolution Early [...]

Pussy Riot in Russia – Challenges Church, State and Putin

The feminist punk band Pussy Riot comprised of Maria Alyokhina, 24, Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, were arrested and imprisoned in March 2012 for the above performance at Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow. The words to the "Punk Prayer" they sang are: (Chorus) St. Maria, Virgin, Drive away Putin Drive away! Drive away Putin! (end chorus) Black robe, golden epaulettes All parishioners are crawling and bowing The ghost of freedom is in heaven Gay pride sent to Siberia in chains The head of the KGB is their chief saint Leads protesters to prison under escort In order not to offend the Holy Women have to give birth and to love Holy [...]

Action at MI State Capitol in Lansing to protest

On June 18, 2012, a cultural/political protest took place on the Michigan State Capitol Steps in Lansing featuring Eve Ensler, Michigan Senators and Representatives, local activists, and actors. The event was part of an organized response to the June 14th banning of Michigan State Rep. Lisa Brown from publicly speaking in the House. Rep. Brown was banned by House Speaker Jase Bolger and House Republicans for using the word "vagina" during a debate on a bill that puts new restrictions on abortion providers.

Up With Chris Hayes – 5.12.12

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy There are a number of other clips from this show on the MSNBC web site.

Free Money: Patti Smith in Paris November 24, 2011

In this moment of OWS and greater awareness of economics and human rights, Patti's performance of Free Money brings out the poignancy and spirit of the moment. Another great resource for folks to look up is the new book Economic Policy and Human Rights, Edited by Radhika Balakrishnan and Diane Elson (Zed Press, 2011).

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