#10-21 Wangari Maathai … on the origins of Kenya’s Green Belt Movement

Long before she was a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, biologist Dr. Wangari Maathai came to San Francisco to receive the

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#51-20 India Farm Strike … Vandana Shiva connects the present to the past

India passed three new farm bills during the COVID lockdown last fall that gave rise to a sustained farmers’ strike

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#48-20 Marija Gimbutas Centennial … Revered archaeologist’s findings from pre-patriarchal Old Europe

Marija Gimbutas (b. 1921) was revered in academia for her findings on the militaristic Bronze Age, then derided for her

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#43-20 Resisting Rape in Cameroon … Speaking the truth is step one

Girls and women in Cameroon are being urged to speak the truth about rapes they have experienced, for their mental

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#18-20 Nawal el Saadawi, exile from Egypt … On the price of freedom and the price of oppression

Nawal el Saadawi gave a rousing speech in San Francisco’s Mission District in October 1993 covering feminism, colonialism, and other

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#13-20 Guardians of the Amazon … Indigenous Women Rising

It was 1920 when the first international oil corporation entered the Amazon region. The struggle against destructive extractive industries has been

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#04-20 MayDay 2020 … Worker organizing under Covid in India and the Philippines

Women leaders from India and the Philippines talk about organizing for Mayday (May 1 – International Workers’ Day) in their

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#01-20 Pastoral Woman in Kenya … Adapting tradition to climate change

In this interview with Diana Wanyonyi, Agnes Leina describes how water shortages forced a change in the lives of herding

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#51-19 Peace Poetry … at the start of America’s longest war

On October 9, 2001, poet Susan Bright read peace poetry in Frieda Werden’s kitchen, as both were grieving Bush’s bombing

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