Dr Sims, who had no gynecological experience, obtained up to 20 black slave women suffering gynecological injuries of torn fistulas and experimented on them, without anesthetics , for 4 years in his ”medical Plantation” in Alabama .
In 2015 #Anarchagland, an autonomous-research project of #gynepunk in Catalonia, renamed female sex glands after 3 slaves, Anarcha, Betsey and Lucy, who were abused as medical guinea pigs by the maverick doctor J Marion Sims.
“If there was anything I hated,” he wrote from the outset, “it was investigating the organs of the female pelvis.”
We don’t know how many of his victims died or if they really gave consent as he claimed in his extravagant autobiography ( it was a death sentence offense for slaves to write or record anything) but Sims was a showman and boasted of operating over 30 times on Anarcha who was 17 at the start, and almost killing Lucy outright on her first operation.
From August 9 to 13, the First March of Indigenous Women of Brazil was carried out, with the slogan “Territory: our body, our spirit”. This march then joined the 6th country women’s March of the Margaridas, and the Tsunami of Education in defense of the education system. The Indigenous Women’s March joined the mobilization in Brasília
Maria Anecy Martins arrived in Brasília this week with glowing eyes to join the 2019 ‘Daisies’ (=Margaridas) March. The 45-year-old small farmer is one of the 100,000 peasant women who joined the 2-day event .
The sixth edition of the ‘Daisies’ March took place in Brasília on Aug. 13 and 14. The name of the event, originally Marcha das Margaridas, pays tribute to Margarida Maria Alves, a union leader in the northeastern state of Paraíba who fought for rural workers’ rights and was murdered by contract killers hired by big landowners in 1983.
Se trata de una producción que cuenta la historia de cuatro mujeres anarquistas de fines del siglo XIX y principios del XX: Virginia Bolten, Juana Rouco, Iris Pavón y Ana Piacenza. Se podrá ver por Canal Encuentro
“La historia siempre es contada por varones y con una mirada patriarcal por eso hay muy poca información sobre estas mujeres”, expresó a Pulso Noticias una de las directoras de la serie Libertarias: Daiana Rosenfeld. “Por ello nos parecía muy interesante destacar sus vidas, sus obras y su militancia política. Y también cómo eso dialoga con su vida intima y personal”.
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“Libertarias” es una serie de cuatro capítulos de 24 minutos cada uno, en el que cuentan la historia de las luchadoras anarquistas Virginia Bolten, Juana Rouco, Iris Pavón y Ana Piacenza. Allá por fines del siglo XIX y principios del siglo XX estas mujeres empoderadas enfrentaron las estructuras patriarcales de la época, defensoras de sus derechos, y fueron grandes fundadoras de periódicos feministasl estreno será este lunes 17 de junio a las 22 por Canal Encuentro.
DESPITE all available facts which should act as a deterrent, the fucking Brits are really entering into the finals stages of creating such a morally bankrupt society that Boris Johnson can waltz into the position of prime minister.Johnson, who has dedicated his life to only providing proof of his insidious ineptitude, finds himself topping the votes in the first round of Tory leadership voting, even though his two brain cells lost touch a long time ago and refuse to speak to each other.While Britons look to pin the blame on the members of the Tory party, it has been pointed out that Johnson was the directly elected Mayor ofLondon, twice, and elected as an MP, so no one is getting out of here without acknowledging their culpability.“Don’t overestimate us, we voted for Brexit,” confirmed one fed up Briton.Britain, not blessed with political leaders of substance for some time, have failed to come together and plot a way to keep the serial liar from the highest political offices.
Even with myriad scandals and actions which serve as a constant source of national embarrassment for Britain, Johnson still has 3 years left to run on his ‘well, it’s okay ‘cus he’s a funny kind of posh’ card which covers him for acts of racism, corruption, classism and naked self advancement.
The fact that his rivals for Tory readership include that creepy uncle your family doesn’t talk about anymore, a looped video of car crashing into a wall, a wolf who keeps saying ‘I’m going to eat you’, cocaine and a particularly strong strain of Gonorrhea, is seen as no excuse for still being in this position.
WTG, Brits! You have a Trump. If left untreated, it will grow and fester. before you can say, “Wait. What?”, there will be a cancer across the land. Take it from me. You should excise that tumor now, before it becomes malignant.
Not my choice but then I am not in the Tory party. Trouble is the Tory’s will probably think he is the best chance of them getting in at the next general election. The Brexit brigade love him. But then does that split the vote between Farage and Boris and thus let Corbyn in? It’s like choosing to be buggered by the broom or the mop.
A special message from anarchist prisoner Jeremy Hammond
A raised fist to you all this June 11th! May this letter find you in revolutionary health and spirits. Although I am unable to be with you physically on this occasion due to being held in captivity by the BOP, I still feel connected with you on this day of solidarity. It was nice to run the 5K with you a few days ago for Running Down The Walls. I also sent out a few dozen origami models decorated with June 11th anarchist tattoos; you should be receiving those shortly.
Big ups to the other anarchist comrades behind bars. We have been through a lot of trials and tribulations over the years: harassment from abusive guards, solitary confinement, diesel therapy, the mind-numbing frustrations from battling the brutal bureaucracy for so many years. Never have we been alone, however. Continue reading “Jeremy Hammond: Anarchist Hero sends Message from Prison”
There is a story that is commonly told in Britain that the colonisation of India – as horrible as it may have been – was not of any major economic benefit to Britain itself. If anything, the administration of India was a cost to Britain. So the fact that the empire was sustained for so long – the story goes – was a gesture of Britain’s benevolence.
According to a recent count, just since the signing of the peace agreements in Colombia, in November 2016, 596 social leaders have been killed.
Ordóñez was murdered Monday night by a group of strangers in the department of Nariño, in southwestern Colombia, official sources said.
Rosero Ordóñez, 47 years old, was the representative of the Public Ministry of the town of Samaniego, in Nariño, and had previously warned she was receiving threats against her life.
According to a police report, the lawyer was approached by two hit men, who shot her at close range.
Although she was given first aid almost immediately, it was impossible to save his life, the reports said. The Attorney General of the Nation and the Ombudsman of Colombia, in a joint statement, lamented the crime.
“@PGN_COL and @DefensoriaCol condemn the crime against the person from Samaniego, Nariño. Statement attached”
Both institutions demanded that the government of Colombian President Ivan Duque “take urgent measures” to guarantee the lives of human rights defenders, as well as all social leaders.
Luis Eduardo Dagua, his body was found with clear signs of torture;
According to a recent count made last week, after the signing of the peace agreements in Colombia, in November 2016, there 139 former guerrilla fighters were killed. Also 31 relatives of ex-rebels have been killed, while 596 social leaders and 119 Indigenous people were murdered.
According to the non-governmental organization Programa Somos Defensores, from January to March, 25 more human rights defenders in Colombia were killed.
Plan Colombia Has Been a Nightmare for Women Six women were raped every hour in Colombia during the first nine years of Plan Colombia. That figure was taken from a joint survey done by women’s rights organizations, which include Oxfam and other Colombian based groups. The study revealed that some 489,678 women were victims of some type of sexual violence, while 7,752 had been forced into prostitution between 2000-2009—what were integral years for the controversial deal.
As one more example, Colombian Indigenous and campesino leader Alicia Lopez Guisao was killed in Medellin