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Are Faux "Feminists" in New York Trying to Screw Working People on Election Day? Ask Andrew Cuomo

alternet.org — As a New Yorker, my mailbox has seen quite a bit of action this week. Amid the bills and credit card offers, I've received no less than three shiny, colorful mailings from something called the Women's Equality Party - a new party which has not yet officially established itself.
Oct 30, 2014

Are Faux Feminists in New York Trying to Screw Working People on Election Day? Ask Andrew Cuomo | Alternet alternet.org/economy/are-fa…

With the Christian Right Dying Off, Who Fuels Misogyny? Enter Secular Sexists of #Gamergate and MRA Movement

alternet.org — Ever since the second wave of feminism started in the 1960s, the opposition movement to feminism has been rooted in and organized around the church. Of course, there have always been secular anti-feminists, but they were never organized into any coherent movement.
Oct 30, 2014

alternet.org/gender/christi… Why I fear MRAs and #GamerGate are not a sideshow, but the new, more secular face of misogyny.

Housing Alone Won’t Heal New York: Sandy Survivors Need Healthcare, Too

alternet.org — I gave birth to my second daughter in New York City just before Superstorm Sandy, and carried her home the afternoon it hit. We lay together in my bed, the baby oblivious to the noise, as the darkness fell. For hours I listened to the shrieking darkness, as the flood waters rose just one mile away.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @AlterNet: On the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the hardest-hit NYC neighborhoods still lack housing and healthcare. bit.ly/1E3GlCv

Why Doesn't a Cop Go to Jail for Shooting Mentally Ill Man 14 Times?

alternet.org — A white Milwaukee cop has been fired, six months after shooting and killing a 31-year-old mentally ill black man, the Associated Press reports. Dontre Hamilton, who suffered from schizophrenia, was sleeping in a city park last April when Officer Christopher Manney approached him around 3:30pm.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @donotcurr: "Why Doesn't a Cop Go to Jail for Shooting Mentally Ill Man 14 Times?" feedly.com/e/Mz1l6RYp

Samantha Power, Obama’s Atrocity Enabler

alternet.org — "We need to deter the Palestinians in any way we can." -Samantha Power, July 17, 2013 A new documentary called "Watchers of the Sky" tells the moving story of Raphael Lemkin, Polish lawyer and resistance fighter who spent his final years seeking to secure legislation against the crime of genocide at the United Nations.