The Salvadoran/Palestine photographer Gabriela Habnun lives in the Bay area, San Francisco, in the US. Her contribution to the exhibition "Imagining ourselves" is the serie of photographies of gorgeus fat women swimming, dancing and wearing high heels.
An interesting discussion about identities, bodies and the gaze of the others.
The exhibition have a broad range of participants, photographers, writers, visual artists and theorics trying to discuss how the women and the body of the women are constructed, how the social and cultural imaginary define the roles and the images of the women.
A WOMAN AMONG WARLORDS, a program based on Eva Mulvad's award-winning
documentary, ENEMIES OF HAPPINESS, follows outspoken Afghani women's
rights activist Malalai Joya during the final weeks of her riveting
campaign for a seat in the newly formed democratic parliament of
Women Make Movies is proud to be distributing ENEMIES OF HAPPINESS
and we invite you to tune in on September 11th for the national
I opened an account in Facebook, the latest shout in networking and Web 2.0 applications. In two days I got 14 friends, several notifications, invitations to join groups, to exchange cookbooks, favorite drinks, to rate movies, books, to nominate people as the most sexy, the most intelligent, the most friendly.
I have been challenged to a traveler quizz showing in a map the cities and countries I have visited. Why is Facebook so succesfull where other social communities as Orkut failed?
Playwright Fights for Congolese Women
The Associated Press
Thursday 23 August 2007
New York - Eve Ensler has just returned from hell. That's how the author of "The Vagina Monologues" describes her trip to Congo, where thousands of women have been sexually attacked and mutilated in the African nation's civil war.
The 54-year-old playwright has joined with the United Nations in a campaign against what a U.N. expert called the worst violence against women in the world.
Seven Tunisian fishermen are detained in Italy because they saved the life of 44 migrants adrift on the sea near the island of Lampedusa. Where is the Europe of solidarity and enlightenment today? Are universal values as respect for every life and the obligation of support people in distress not longer valid?
FREE THEM !
Solidarity with the 7 Tunisian fishermen detained in Agrigento for having saved shipwrecked migrants
WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Gone to graveyards every one.
When will they ever learn,
When will they ever learn?
We are a group of women who have stood vigil with our sisters in the Women in Black network around the world since shortly after September 11, 2001 to express our grief for the escalating violence in the Middle East and our conviction that violence is not an acceptable or effective tool for resolving conflict. We opposed the sanctions imposed on the Iraqi people that resulted in the deaths of over half a million children. We warned that devastation would follow the invasion of Iraq.
I participated in the international conference of Women in Black, www.womeninblack.org. It was held in Valencia, Spain, during four hot and intensive days. 400 women from more than forty countries discussed about the peace movement, the role of the lesbians in the feminist issues and the need of new strategies. The most interesting was to hear women from countries ravaged by war and misery, they were strong and kept great integrity. There were women from Afghanistan, Tjetchen and Irak, Colombia, Pakistan, Israel and Palestine.
I was discussing with a friend the vitality of the postcolonial debate, the viability of a discussion where we looked into many of the wars of today as remnants or consequences of the colonial rule, the division of the world by a few super powers and the control of strategic resources. Not only oil, but drinkable water, harbours, metals, food, woods. By mail I got a letter from some Palestine activists. They belong to Al Awda, an organization working for the right of return and supporting Palestine children in the refugee camps. They had received a letter from some Canadian activists who wrote about the Algonquin nation and their struggle with the Canadian law. The Algonquin don't want let their lands digged for uran and other metals, they feel they are the caretakers of the land and not the owners.
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