03 March 2007

it's a quote and hopeful solutions and action kinda day...

"terrorism is the war of the poor and war is the terrorism of the rich." ~peter ustinov

"our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. to deprive it of oxygen. to shame it. to mock it. with out art, our music, our literature, our stubborness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness - and our ability to tell our own stories, not the ones that we've been brainwashed to believe.

the corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they're selling - their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitablility. remember this: we be many and they be few. they need us more than we need them. another world is not only possible, she is on her way. on a quiet day, i can hear her breathing." ~arundahti roy

in the spirit of solutions and hope - get a load of this magazine!


women are being denied plan b contraception in cases of rape, sometimes legally! this is completely unacceptable. from care2.com:

A few days ago, South Dakota lawmakers dropped a bill that would have allowed Emergency Contraception information to rape survivors. Their reason? They didn't want it to be seen as an abortion ban. [1]

This is a frustrating development, because every state should allow rape survivors access to emergency contraception, regardless of its policy on abortion.

Emergency contraception (EC), or Plan B, is simply a concentrated dose of ordinary birth-control pills. Because EC is effective only within the first 72 hours of sexual contact, making it available at hospitals is the best opportunity for us to protect these women at a time when they need us the most.

Legislation called the Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies Act ("CARE": H.R.464) would ensure that access to EC is included as standard emergency care treatment.

hop on over and sign this petition.

*although care2 totally bummed me out a few years back in their choices for "good" places to spend your money (they surprisingly included a bunch of places that depend on the harmful exploitation of people worldwide in the making of certain products and clothing - WALMART?!?!), i do believe that there are good resources on their site. you can sign up for action alerts (broken down into categories that match your own interests and passions) and whatnot - they also have an online greeting card section.

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