Starting October 12, following the release of Donald Trump’s 2005 interview with Billy Bush of “Access Hollywood” where he brags about grabbing women “by the pussy” without consent, women of color and their allies across the country started a wave of inspiring feminist actions under the slogan "GOP Hands Off Me."
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Indigenous Women Leaders of Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance to Speak Out For Protection of Earth and Water
As the pressure on natural resources grows across the world, grassroots environment rights defenders are increasingly under fire — on average two people are killed every week defending their land and environment.
In her daily life as a labor organizer, Caitlin DuBois ’13 says she is “constantly in motion.”
There is little time to pause and reflect on the work she is doing for the New England chapter of UNITEHere!, a union representing thousands of mostly female workers in industries ranging from food services to textiles.
That’s why DuBois is looking forward to attending the second annual Gloria & Wilma School for Organizers June 20-23 at Smith.
Resist Islamophobia post-Orlando, says LGBT activist
49 people dead. Another 53 injured. The shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando early Sunday morning has been declared the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.
LGBT groups across North America are taking stock following the events in Florida. Among them, Cindy Wiesner — national coordinator of the North Miami-based group, Grassroots Global Justice.
“The coup is not only against the Dilma government, but against the majority of the Brazilian people. The coup may intensify the withdrawal of the historically won rights and start a conservative and fascist process against the poor, Black communities, Indigenous Peoples, the landless, LGBT community members, youth and women. So for that reason we are on the frontline against this process and at the same time, the struggle for land, for agrarian reform, and the structural reforms that will benefit the people.”
- Kelli Malfort, Movimento Trabalhaores Sem Terra (MST), Brazil