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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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"The Amazon Rainforest ecosystems are vital lungs of the Earth. Thus, the justice and well-being for the people of Sarayaku is inseparably tied to the fate of all people worldwide."

New study reveals lack of media attention in missing and murdered...

“The report confirms that the United States faces a crisis when it comes to the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls, and the lack of accurate data and appropriate media coverage has played a crucial role in the epidemic.”

6 women of color who campaigned for Congress on inequality and...

These trailblazers often drew from their own personal stories to connect with and win over the hearts of voters. Each is heading to Washington to advance a bold social and economic justice agenda, with a strong focus on reversing inequality.
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Where does #MeToo go from here? Women are ‘on fire’ with rage as Kavanaugh...

“I hope that it is deep enough that it is forming a strong, cohesive movement among people that will resonate through this country and change the culture.”

Violence Against Women Act at risk of lapsing

“Republicans’ decision to include only a short-term VAWA re-authorization in the must-pass minibus spending bill is nothing short of an abdication of our responsibilities to women in our country."

‘They want to undo the #Metoo Movement:’ The people unite against Kavanaugh

Three hundred similar gatherings took place across the country, according to the organizers, including a wide number of groups like the Women's March, ACLU and Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

Women get a voice in conventional agriculture

HarvestHER seeks to recognize the important role that females have played in the male-dominated harvesting industry and establish a community for well-being.

Progressive Briefing for Tuesday, October 2

Amazon adopts $15 minimum wage, California bans animal-tested cosmetics and becomes first state to require women on corporate boards, and more.

America’s bullies

In recent years America has become a culture of bullying – the wealthier over the poorer, CEOs over workers, those with privilege and pedigree over those without, the whiter over the browner and blacker, men over women.

Kavanaugh is the wrong nominee for our times

Kavanaugh exposes the true partisan nature of the highest court, which is not a neutral arbiter but another battleground for partisan politics.

Indigenous culture reasserts women’s power through dance

The colonial legacy of patriarchy undergirds a long, entrenched history of abuse of Native women.

Does #MeToo have the power to take down a Supreme Court nominee?

It comes against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement and 27 years after another dramatic showdown over sexual harassment allegations against another conservative Supreme Court nominee, Clarence Thomas.

‘Millions of us have your back:’ #DearProfessorFord goes viral as women nationwide take stand...

"Millions of us have your back. We call on Senators to demand a full, fair and trauma-informed investigation."

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Women power

NationofChange was founded by Board President, Donna Luca. We make women’s rights issues a priority, and we feature the voices of powerful women.

Alexandra Jacobo
Alexandra Jacobo is a progressive writer, activist, and mother who began her political involvement in earnest passing out blankets to occupiers in Zuccotti Park in 2011. She is concerned with educating the public and inspiring them to take action on progressive issues that promote positive change at home and abroad.
Emily Molli
Emily Molli is an internationally published photo and video journalist from Chicago where she wrote and produced videos as a regional correspondent for Xinhua News Agency. Her work has appeared in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the Guardian, and many more.
Amy Goodman
Amy Goodman is the host of "Democracy Now!," a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 900 stations in North America. She is the author of "Breaking the Sound Barrier," recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.
Medea Benjamin
Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the peace group CODEPINK and the human rights organization Global Exchange. She is the author of eight books, including Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.
Rebeca Theodore
Rebeca Theodore is a syndicated op-ed columnist based in Washington, D.C. She writes on the platform of national security, politics and human rights.
Jessica Corbett
Jessica’s writing has been published by The Nation, In These Times, The Ithaca Voice, London’s Peace News, and Common Dreams. Her work in journalism primarily explores the intersection of politics, public health, and environmental policy. She also writes about human and civil rights, gender, and labor issues.