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Archive for June 10th, 2007

Gender Cleansing

Posted by Jack Stephens on June 10, 2007

N. , of Noah’s Ark Broken, writes:

There are plenty of murmurs but not enough people are talking about it. Something deeply horrifying is happening in India: Gender Cleansing. India is systematically wiping out her female population. This is not an exaggeration. This is not a joke. I am not being clever. According to a 2006 UNICEF report, 80% of India’s districts have recorded declining child sex ratios since 1991. Thousands of girl-children are killed before or at birth. The all-India sex ratio is 927 girls for 1,000 boys, which puts the country right at the bottom of the global charts, worse off than countries like Nigeria (965) and neighbour Pakistan (958).

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Capitalism and Poverty

Posted by Jack Stephens on June 10, 2007

Marco Hewitt, an Anglo-Pilipino Australian, blogs:

You know, people don’t believe me, but the only place in the world where I’ve seen more homeless people than in the United States, is in India. It has really shocked me seeing all the poverty here. Sure, it is the richest country in the world, but it is also one of the most unequal and selfish. Don’t get me wrong though: I’m not just blaming the US; I’m blaming capitalism. The US economic elite are but a small subsection of the global economic elite of capitalism, after all, who everywhere are parasites upon the poor. They have a vampiric existence, sucking the lifeblood out of people for their own gain.

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From School to Prison

Posted by Jack Stephens on June 10, 2007

Egalia posts an essay by Bob Herbert on her blog Tennessee Guerrilla Women:

The latest news-as-entertainment spectacular is the Paris Hilton criminal justice fiasco. She’s in! She’s out! She’s — whatever. Far more disturbing (and much less entertaining) is the way school officials and the criminal justice system are criminalizing children and teenagers all over the country, arresting them and throwing them in jail for behavior that in years past would never have led to the intervention of law enforcement.

Posted in Class, Government, Institutionalized Racism, Law, People of Color | Leave a Comment »

Violence and the Rez

Posted by Jack Stephens on June 10, 2007

Tracy Rector blogs on NativeVue about representations of Native Americans in the media:

During our recent three month Native Lens Workshop at Muckleshoot, we attended a number of teen gatherings, talking groups and family health meetings. We listened to the youth as they voiced their concerns about issues negatively impacting their lives. They expressed concerns not only about the immediate situations happening on the rez but also how distressing it is to always see the news, newspapers, media making violence especially domestic violence look cool or glamorous. Some of the girls felt that the media was directly responsible for so many people staying in bad relationships because all the negative hype makes the abusive situation seem normal!

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