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Feticide sentencing denounced as racist

May 4, 2015

Purvi Patel For the first time in the United States, on March 30 a woman was convicted and ordered to spend 20 years of a 41-year sentence in prison for child neglect — and feticide! The charges against Purvi Patel, a 33-year-old woman of South Asian descent, were clearly contradictory, but that [...]

‘Fight for $15’ tells bosses to raise wages

April 22, 2015

BaltimorePhoto: Bill Hughes Low-wage workers in the tens of thousands, in 263 cities and towns, went on strike from coast to coast on April 15 for $15 an hour and union representation without retaliation. It signaled a growing escalation in the workers’ struggle in the U.S. Joined by protests in [...]

Evento en NY marca 70 años federación mundial de mujeres

March 31, 2015

Nueva York El llamado a la solidaridad internacional en la lucha por la igualdad y la justicia para las mujeres fue fuerte y claro el 17 de marzo cuando representantes de la Federación Democrática Internacional de Mujeres celebró su reunión anual en el Centro de Iglesia de las Naciones Unidas [...]

Event marks women’s global federation at 70

March 30, 2015

The call for international solidarity in the fight for women’s equality and justice was loud and clear on March 17 as representatives of the Women’s International Democratic Federation (Federación Democrática Internacional de Mujeres) held its annual meeting at the Church Center of the United [...]

Human trafficking law promotes reproductive injustice

March 21, 2015

The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (S. 178) was considered a bipartisan bill when it was introduced in the U.S. Senate on Jan. 13. When an anti-abortion provision was discovered on March 10, protests from human rights, civil rights, legal, reproductive health and women’s groups [...]

U.S. ranks as world’s worst in jailing women

March 12, 2015

Women are the fastest growing prison population in the U.S. due primarily to harsh sentencing for nonviolent crimes and drug offenses. Over the last three decades the number of women incarcerated has mushroomed, though they account for less than 7 percent of the country’s 2.4 million inmates. [...]

Indiana woman criminalized after miscarriage

February 19, 2015

An outrageous miscarriage of justice occurred Feb. 3 in Indiana based on a real miscarriage. Purvi Patel, a 33-year-old, unmarried woman of South Asian-American descent, was found guilty of two contradictory crimes: feticide and neglect of a child. In March she could be sentenced to 70 years in [...]

Reproductive justice in the age of austerity

January 18, 2015

A new report shows that the state of abortion rights in the U.S. on the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion is significantly worse than even four years ago. The Guttmacher Institute’s report, issued in the first week of 2015, says that states have [...]

Anti-abortion laws used to deny rights of pregnant women

December 14, 2014

A controversial issue raised in the Nov. 4 election was “personhood” — whether fertilized eggs should be defined as persons, with full human rights from the moment of conception. Promoters of such laws seek to outlaw women’s right to abortion and several types of contraception. Such ballot [...]

On the picket line

November 29, 2014

Philly airport workers walk out As many as 125 service workers at the Philadelphia airport walked off the job on Nov. 20 to protest poverty wages, unsafe working conditions and retaliation from management for union organizing. They were supported by Service Employees Local 32BJ, community members [...]
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