Posted on March 3, 2014 by dandelionsalad
by Graham Peebles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 3, 2014
Image by Internews Network via Flickr
Hidden and isolated from the world the armed conflict raging in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia goes unnoticed. The killing and raping of innocent civilians at the hands of the military and their paramilitary partners in crime the Liyu police, the false arrests, torture and imprisonment remain largely hidden and unreported. The international media, human rights groups and most aid organisations (including the International Red Cross) have been banned from the region by the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) since 2007.
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Posted on January 13, 2013 by dandelionsalad
by Graham Peebles
January 6, 2013
Image by Imagens Evangélicas via Flickr
A woman’s lot
In the ancient land of India, where female deities deeply revered, Kali and Lakshmi, Sarasvati and Parvati, are held high upon the alter of Hinduism, where each day thousands of Hindu’s ritually bathe in the Holy waters of the Ganges, cleansed within and without by the Goddess Ganga, women and girls; in the forests, cities, villages and towns, on buses and trains, in the street, the office, at school and in the home are being violated, abused, raped and trafficked into prostitution and domestic slavery. Continue reading
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Posted on August 12, 2012 by dandelionsalad
by William T. Hathaway
August 12, 2012
Comrades in Arms
From the book
RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War
By William T. Hathaway
Published by Trine Day
I received this letter from an ex-soldier.
Hi Mr. Hathaway,
I got your letter (forwarded) asking for information for your book. To answer your first question, Yes, I’m enjoying living in Holland. I’m becoming the little Dutch girl — the little Black Dutch girl, but that doesn’t bother people here. They’re very tolerant and internationally minded.
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Posted on February 11, 2011 by dandelionsalad
Julian Assange (Photo credit: acidpolly)
by Naomi Wolf
News From Underground
Feb. 11, 2011
Exclusive to News from Underground
Now that Andrew Kreig, of the Justice Integrity Project, has confirmed Karl Rove’s role as an advisor to the Swedish government in its prosecution of Julian Assange on sexual misconduct charges, it is important that we note the many glaring aberrations in the handling of Assange’s case by the authorities in Sweden.
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Posted on November 10, 2009 by dandelionsalad
by Deepa Kumar
November 10, 2009
Malalai Joya has been called the “bravest woman in Afghanistan” for her outspoken opposition not only to the U.S. occupation of her country, but both the corrupt U.S.-backed government of Hamid Karzai and the Taliban-led insurgency.
Joya was elected to Afghanistan’s parliament from Farah province in 2005, but was suspended several years later after other representatives claimed she insulted them. She has continued to speak out against war crimes and warlordism, in spite of numerous attempts on her life.
Joya is on a speaking tour of the U.S. for her book A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice. She talked to Deepa Kumar about the situation in her country and the message she hopes to bring to people in the U.S.
WHAT HAS been the impact of the U.S. occupation and its puppet government on women in Afghanistan? Has the U.S. liberated Afghan women as it claimed it would?
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Posted on August 24, 2009 by dandelionsalad
Just Foreign Policy
by Robert Naiman
24 August 2009 – 11:52am
On Friday, Latin America scholars sent an urgent letter to Human Rights Watch, urging HRW to speak out on violations of human rights under the coup regime in Honduras and to conduct its own investigation. HRW hasn’t made any statement about Honduras since July 8.
One of the things Human Rights Watch should be investigating is allegations by Honduran feminists and human rights groups that Honduran police are using rape and other sexual violence as weapons of intimidation against Hondurans nonviolently protesting the coup regime.
via Coup Protestor Gang-Raped by Honduran Police | Just Foreign Policy
Military Coup Honduras Zelaya
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Posted on August 17, 2009 by dandelionsalad
by Eileen Coles
crossposted at www.docudharma.com/diary
August 17, 2009
While I was serving at Ramstein during Desert Storm, “Overseas!” magazine came out with an article with that incredibly cheesy title. It featured a tough looking gal in chocolate chip cami’s with a firm set to her jaw and a pair of the ubiquitous 1980′s ZZ Top “cheap sunglasses” that were being offered for sale in every AAFES store, BX, PX, and commissary. I believe she was either standing there holding a weapon or standing behind a gun emplacement. The very idea that this woman would be in combat was laughable at the time, women were having enough problems being allowed to fly C130 cargo missions for USAFE’s arm of the Desert Storm operation, Proven Force.
At the time, I was adjusting to my first experience with soft contact lenses and so I went out and got myself a pair of these superdark black-on-black $3 aviator shades because light sensitivity was proving to be an issue with the new lenses, especially while driving. I would stick out my jaw while wearing these silly things, mugging like I was the tough gal on the cover of “Overseas!” and grunt in my best Brooklyn butch bitch voice: “Women warriors! Sharing the danger!” to make my fiancee at the time crack up laughing.
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