Jenro's "Try It"

Submitted by Maudlyn O. Obi on Wednesday, 12/22/2010, at 3:32 PM

This is a rap music video about a woman who likes women and whose identity rethinks femininity while objectifying women.

Women's Coalition to Block Mugabe's 2011 Elections

Submitted by Maudlyn O. Obi on Saturday, 12/18/2010, at 9:21 AM

Zimbabwe: Women's Coalition to Block Mugabe's 2011 Elections


Naomi Wolf on Assange: J'accuse

Submitted by Manuela Picq on Wednesday, 12/15/2010, at 11:48 PM

Interpol, Britain and Sweden must, if they are not to be guilty of hateful manipulation of a serious women's issue for cynical political purposes, imprison as well -- at once -- the hundreds of thousands of men in Britain, Sweden and around the world world who are accused in far less ambiguous terms of far graver forms of assault.

Anyone who works in supporting women who have been raped knows from this grossly disproportionate response that Britain and Sweden, surely under pressure from the US, are cynically using the serious issue of rape as a fig leaf to cover the shameful issue of mafioso-like global collusion in silencing dissent. That is not the State embracing feminism. That is the State pimping feminism.

Sex trafficking routes change after fall of the Soviet Union

Submitted by Susanna An on Wednesday, 12/15/2010, at 11:42 PM

Class is over, but please take a look at this! 

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the number of women trafficked from Eastern Europe has increased. This particular article is a case study of sex trafficking in the Ukraine. It does a wonderful job of clearly and simply explaining this new and current "wave" of of trafficked women. 

AMAZING article about sexual pleasure and HIV prevention

Submitted by Rachel L. Tuchman on Wednesday, 12/15/2010, at 12:17 PM

Eve Ensler- writer of Vagina Monologues writes teaching  to "love your vagina" can help prevent HIV


Submitted by Rachel L. Tuchman on Wednesday, 12/15/2010, at 12:14 PM


Kenya- election violence

Females in Movies

Submitted by Rosemary Gonzalez on Tuesday, 12/14/2010, at 4:45 PM

Very interesting article about the percentages of females in movies. A good follow up from the youtube video Manuela posted up a few months ago.

assange's bail!

Submitted by Amanda D. Barrow on Tuesday, 12/14/2010, at 11:04 AM

WikiLeaks' ordeal tests Internet freedom By Chen Weihua (China Daily)

Submitted by Danielle L. Erb on Monday, 12/13/2010, at 11:06 PM


Submitted by Manuela Picq on Monday, 12/13/2010, at 7:30 PM

Musica Fariana, mujeres guerilleras de las FARC.... para los latinso de la clase.

Collective, selected disclosure of cables

Submitted by Manuela Picq on Thursday, 12/9/2010, at 10:49 AM

This one is for Matt: "Anti-wiki-leak lies"


WikiLeaks has posted to its website only 960 of the 251,297 diplomatic cables it has.  Almost every one of these cables was first published by one of its newspaper partners which are disclosing them (The Guardian, the NYT, El Pais, Le Monde, Der Speigel, etc.).  Moreover, the cables posted by WikiLeaks were not only first published by these newspapers, but contain the redactions applied by those papers to protect innocent people and otherwise minimize harm.

Just as they did prior to releasing the Afghanistan war documents, WikiLeaks -- according to AP -- "appealed to the U.S. ambassador in London, asking the U.S. government to confidentially help him determine what needed to be redacted from the cables before they were publicly released."  Although the U.S. -- again -- refused to give such guidance, WikiLeaks worked closely with these media outlets to ensure that any material which has no valid public interest value and could harm innocent people was withheld.

Shell knew ‘everything’ in Nigerian ministries

Submitted by Manuela Picq on Thursday, 12/9/2010, at 10:17 AM

By Sylvia Pfeifer in London

Published: December 9 2010 02:09 | Last updated: December 9 2010 02:09

Royal Dutch Shell had staff placed in key ministries of the Nigerian government, the Anglo-Dutch oil group claimed in a leaked US diplomatic cable.

The group’s top executive in the African state told US diplomats that it therefore knew “everything that was being done in those ministries”, according to leaked cables from WikiLeaks website published by The Guardian newspaper on Thursday.

The cables allege that the executive said the Nigerian government was unaware of how much the company knew about its internal deliberations. Shell also swapped intelligence with the US, according to the cables, in one instance providing US diplomats with the names of Nigerian politicians it suspected of supporting military activity, requesting information from the US on whether the militants had acquired anti-aircraft missiles.

Shell was for decades Nigeria’s biggest foreign oil operator by production although it is now selling some of its onshore oil-production assets following years of militant attacks.

The cables from Nigeria reportedly show how Ann Pickard, who was then Shell’s vice-president for sub-Saharan Africa, tried to share intelligence with the US government on militant activity and business competition in the Niger delta.

She is alleged to have disclosed the company’s reach into the Nigerian government when she met US ambassador Robin Renee Sanders, according to a memo from the US embassy in Abuja on 20 October 2009.

Shell declined to comment on the correctness or incorrectness of the alleged contents of the cable.

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The Debate

Submitted by Amanda D. Barrow on Thursday, 12/9/2010, at 12:15 AM

I think this is wonderful in encapsulating a variety of different issues in support of and against Wikileaks. Check it out and see if you find yourself aligning with one or many of these perspectives!

More on WikiLeaks

Submitted by Marlene Cedeno on Wednesday, 12/8/2010, at 12:08 PM

WikiLeaks supporters are fighting back. Below is a link to an article that talks about recent attacks on popular websites, in particular is currently down. The article mentions that Mastercard in particular was targeted because it had pulled its funding of WikiLeaks. Withdrawal of funding from various sources seems to be one of the reasons why WikiLeaks shut down in the first place.