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South Africa: The Importance Of “Telling Our Own Stories” #Vaw

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Cape Town (Women’s Feature Service) – As the curtains go up and the bright lights dramatically illuminate the room, all the audience can see is a bare stage with three chairs. A stark setting indeed and, yet, it’s the perfect… Continue Reading →

South Africa appoints first lesbian to cabinet #goodnews

Lynne Brown’s appointment as public enterprises minister seen as symbolic in light of anti-gay laws in other parts of continent The South African president, Jacob Zuma, has appointed the country’s first openly gay cabinet minister, thought also to be a first… Continue Reading →

South Africa’s emerging new left: the birth of a new socialist party

The aim is to create a movement similar to the United Democratic Front that fought the apartheid government. BY MARTIN PLAUT PUBLISHED 27 JANUARY 2014 12:09   Striking petrol station attendants, many of whom are members of the Numsa union, protest in… Continue Reading →

New footage of Marikana massacre in South Africa shows unprovoked attack #mustshare

  Socialist film maker Rehad Desai has uncovered previously unseen news footage of the beginning of the Marikana massacre in South Africa in August 2012. It clearly shows one of the strikiing miners‘ leaders at the head of a large… Continue Reading →

Nelson Mandela would have made a fine peace journalist #Sundayreading

By Steven Youngblood Director, Center for Global Peace Journalism, Park University At a fundamental level, Mandela and peace journalists share an understanding of the importance of language. One key tenant of peace journalism is that the words we as journalists use… Continue Reading →

Global thematic campaign on Gender and Reproductive Justice #Vaw

  People’s Health Movement   8th March, 2013       At the People’s Health Assembly 3 held in Cape Town, South Africa in July 2012, People’s Health Movement committed to build a campaign on gender issues through initiating separate circle… Continue Reading →

Mahatma Gandhi’s;Granddaughter opposes #Deathpenalty #Vaw #Rape

: Monday, February 25, 2013, Zee News Tags: Mahatma Gandhi, violence against women, Death penalty, Ela Gandhi Melbourne: Amid a debate in India over capital punishment for rapists, the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi on Monday said the death sentence is not the solution to… Continue Reading →

South Africa outraged over brutal #gangrape #Vaw

Associated Press  February 7, 2013 A woman marches in an event in Cape Town in 2011 demanding an end to violence against women. Photo: Str, AFP/Getty Images   Johannesburg — In a country where 1 in 4 women is raped and… Continue Reading →

‘Racism’ of early colour photography explored in art exhibition

 Friday 25 January 2013 , Guardian Artists spent a month in South Africa taking pictures on decades-old film engineered with only white faces in mind ‘Kodak Shirley’ cards used for calibrating skin tones in photographs were named after the first… Continue Reading →

Tiranga Bangle – ‘healing’ with a tinge of patriotism , ok what about traitors #WTFnews #Jindal

Hindu  BUREAU NEW DELHI, JAN. 25:   Are you tired of everyday stress? Sick of acidity problems? Your woes may end soon, if steel tycoon Naveen Jindal is to be believed. On Friday, Shashi Tharoor launched ‘Tiranga Bangle’, an initiative… Continue Reading →

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