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Meet my cousin, Rebecca Gomperts

Posted by ghhshirley on Tuesday, June 30, 2015,
Rebecca is my cousin on my mother's side; my late mother's maiden name was Gomperts. Like my late uncle, Rebecca is a doctor. However, she is much more than that. Although Rebecca now lives in Holland (she was born and grew up in Suriname, as my mother did, and where I went to kindergarten when my mother's sister was dying), she is now a world-wide champion of women's reproductive rights. Below is a brief trailer of a film dedicated to her efforts, entitled, "Vessel"



Rebecca's group recently l...
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Bad Girls, Bad Girls, What Ya Gonna Do?

Posted by on Saturday, November 1, 2014,


One more to add to the warnings in this video: Vote NO Tennessee to Amendment 1!


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Republican-controlled Senate Amounts To an Economic War on Women

Posted by on Friday, October 31, 2014,


Robert Reich is an American political economist, professor, author, and political commentator. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton  from 1993 to 1997.

Reich is currently Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He was formerly a professor at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and professor of soci...

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The Corporate Commandments

Posted by on Tuesday, July 8, 2014,


In case you have not been keeping up, last Tuesday the Supreme Court expanded their ruling to include ALL forms of birth control. On Thursday, the Supreme Court allowed cases to be revisited where certain Christian entities complained that even filing a form that they would not provide such coverage due to religious objections was a "burden". (Nevermind the fact that having to get a permission slip from your boss for basic healthcare is an insult to women).  However, President Obama punked th...
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UPDATE: Texas Democratic Convention

Posted by on Sunday, June 29, 2014,
HERE is a a draft of the platform of the Democratic Party of Texas.  

Below is the video that I spoke of in my previous post that was shown at the convention before Senator Van de Putte took the stage.





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Renewed Showdown over Texas Anti-Choice Law Highlights State-by-State Battle for Abortion Access

Posted by on Wednesday, October 30, 2013,
A legal battle is being waged in Texas over the controversial new anti-choice law that inspired a people’s filibuster over the summer. This week, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (who is also running for Governor) has asked a federal appeals court judge to immediately reinstate a key part of the new law a day after it was ruled unconstitutional by a lower court judge.

On Monday, that lower court judge, District Judge Lee Yeakel struck down the provision requiring onerous hospital admittin...

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Great Video from Monday, July 1st, Stand With Texas Women Rally in Austin

Posted by on Thursday, July 4, 2013,
The fight to maintain women's reproductive rights is going on all across the country. Choice over our own private, healthcare decisions is being slowly chipped away by Republican dominated state legislatures, often under the cloak of night or attached to unrelated bills (the latest being in Ohio and North Carolina).  Find out what is going on in your state and get involved, before it is too late.




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WAR ON WOMEN: Extended Cut

Posted by on Tuesday, March 20, 2012,
This video seems to complement my previous article, just below, perfectly. These women repeat word for word the recent quotes of Republicans who are currently running for office and those involved in their campaigns, GOP elected officials past and present, and Conservative talking heads. Pay attention to the name of each person being quoted; it appears onscreen as their own words are heard through the voice of a woman.




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I AM THE 99%: A SLIDESHOW

Posted by on Wednesday, October 5, 2011,
Citizens share their photos in support of Occupy Wall Street via the Virtual March on Wall Street. You can add your photo, or send a message in support: Go to:  http://www.civic.moveon.org/occupy/





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