By Rae Abileah “When one door closes, another dress opens,” says an ad exec on HBO’s hit show Mad Men. I admit it: lately I’ve been mad about Mad Men, scrambling through episodes with a strange intrigue of looking through a portal to a time when lady secretaries were totally subordinate to their suited [...]
It is not every day that the voices for justice triumph over the actions of the rich and powerful, especially when it comes to the Israel-Palestine debate. That’s why it is so important to acknowledge and celebrate the settlement just negotiated by CODEPINK activist Rae Abileah and her lawyers after suing American Israel Public Affairs [...]
I finally made the move to ditch the corporate bank account I’ve had since I was eight years old and opened an account at a local, sustainable bank.* So did thousands of Americans during Bank Transfer Day this past weekend, resulting in over $4 billion dollars moved out of big banks and into credit unions. [...]
This year on Land Day people around the world are coordinating actions to boycott Israeli products that are made illegally in the Occupied Territories. Refusing to buy products that break international law is one way we can put our money where our values are - in justice and in tikkun olam, repairing the world, rather than destroying it.
Last Monday, March 8, women (and our male allies) around the world marked the 100th year since International Women's Day was conceived. But have the fruits of women's labor birthed a new global paradigm?
“Lift the siege of Gaza! Free Palestine!” young men are chanting as they slog through the muddy road and, noticing me holding out a plastic bag filled with square pink peace flags, crowd around to grab one. The prayer flags quickly pepper the march with soft pink hues and the endearing messages of peace from kids and their grandparents, moms and daughters from all over America contrast with the loud chants coming from the rear of a pickup truck equipped with mega speakers and the mostly male march. Other signs saying “Women Say Free Gaza” in English and Arabic and are also snatched up by the male marchers. But men carrying signs speaking for women is not enough and I can’t stop wondering, “Where are the women?”