Womens Learning Partnership: for Rights, Development and Peace

I’ve been meaning to write about this wonderful network - the Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) - before but have been procrastinating.
No time like the present:
In a nutshell, they’re about female empowerment as part of human equality, and positive thinking : they’re a network of networks - they work with 18 autonomous and independent partner […]

Iranian Women Activists jailed

Urgent human rights alert from the Women’s Learning Partnership:
“Thirty-four of our colleagues and partners in the Iranian women’s movement were arrested on Sunday, March 4 outside of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court. They were staging a peaceful protest against the increasing government pressure on civil society activists and, in particular, the trial of five women activists charged […]

Terrorism and Turning the Other Cheek

I was reading insomnia’s livejournal and i wanted to repost an extract.. ( emphases are my own)
“..If Lebanon is a terrorist state because of Hezbollah then isn’t Israel a terrorist state because of their fundamentalist wackos too? I mean, what else would you call a paramiliary group that pays people $4500 to kill other people […]

UN calls on the US to stop all forms of torture now!

“The USA should take immediate measures to eradicate all forms of torture and ill-treatment of detainees by its military or civilian personnel, in any territory under its jurisdiction”
UN Committee against Torture
“Since AI started highlighting specific cases of Guantánamo detainees, 16 of them have been released from US detention. Of those detainees transferred to […]

free the free market please

it makes me laugh. we’re so stupid and we love accepting what we’re told without questioning the basics. ( what! you mean this doesn’t apply to just religious people?)
what’s so ‘free’ about the free market? please someone can you explain that to me and give me some simple answers?
there is no such thing - i […]

May at the Getty Museum: gardens in bloom

Robert Irwin’s Central Garden at the Getty Museum is blooming and at its peak.