Thursday, August 23, 2012

Women's Rights and the Cancer of Empire

Guest: Donna Goodman, local peace activist and member of Peace & Social Progress Now!, talks about the "War on Women" in our current ultra conservative political climate.

Like free speech, no victory lasts forever. The gains women have made in the last half century now appear to be in jeopardy. Of course, the Democrats will make the "War on Women" a campaign issue, as if one party were solely responsible for this rollback of women's rights. The truth is that women and their allies must fight this battle again, and against the intrenched interests of both parties. 

Perhaps the cancer of empire affects all human relations within the United States. Routinely denying human rights abroad comes home in the form of racism, sexism, and violence. The militarization of our society is itself an assault against woman's values. We must make common cause against the forces of war for profit in America.

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