EVIDENCE for a Call to Women
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    The names of the following organizations say volumes:

    Mothers Acting Up, on Behalf of the World’s Children

    Global Women’s Action Network for the Children (GWANC)

    BraveHeart Women Global Community team

    Council of Women World Leaders

    Women on the Edge of Evolution

    The Wisdom Connection

    All of the following women’s organizations have interactive pages
    at www.LightPages.net. Contact Jeanie@LightPages.net for more
    information about LightPages, or to subscribe or unsubscribe as
    an organization.

    Circle Connections, www.circleconnections.com, Women connecting
    to create a new earth, one circle, one connection, one step at a
    time.  Bringing visibility to women in leadership on
    www.blogtalkradio.com/circleconnections, Mondays 12:30 PST.  

    Evolutionary Women, www.evolutionarywomen.org, Creating events,
    gatherings, forums and services for women called to the
    Co-Creative Feminine.  Featuring 44 Evolutionary Women’s stories
    in their book Conscious Choices
    www.evolutionarywomen.org/book11.html .

    Gather the Women Global Matrix, www.gatherthewomen.org,
    Networking women and women’s organizations who share a belief
    that the time is now to activate the incredible power of women’s
    wisdom on a planetary scale.  Inviting local circles into waves of
    global gathering, next: International Women’s Day, March 8, 2010.

    Millionth Circle, www.millionthcircle.org, Inviting circles with a
    spiritual center to become a worldwide healing force through
    feminine values of relationship, nurturing, interdependency, with
    the aim of celebrating the millionth circle.

    Offerings, www.offeringspublications.com, On-going conversation
    that fosters the story of women evolving themselves, their lives,
    their world.  With foci on birthing, new politics, money, women’s
    networks, using art, in-person and online channels.

    SisterSpace, www.sisterspace.net, A library of interviews with
    women in leadership, now continuing at www.weavingtheworld.com.  
    Offering an online conference called “As One, I am my Sister’s
    Keeper”, considering and healing from the long-standing violence
    against women, at www.weavingtheculture.com

    Spheres Circles, www.spherescircles.com, Promoting the principles of positivity and
    connectivity through the Spheres Circular E-zine, and Spheres Circles.  Launching
    Pollyanna Power and products, “Positive attitude in action”!

    Standing Women, www.standingwomen.org, Following Sharon Mehdi’s story of the Great
    Silent Grandmother Gathering, inviting women worldwide to stand in silence for a better
    world every Mother’s Day.

    Vessels of Peace, www.vesselsofpeace.com, Providing practices that invite the Sacred
    Feminine to be experienced and embodied, radiating peace within and without. Online
    community soon to be anchored in a physical location, Sweet Water Sanctuary near
    Pittsburg, PA.

    Ways Women Lead, www.wayswomenlead.net, Engaging and connecting women and girls
    on their journeys of self-discovery, empowerment, and leadership for the common good.  
    Launching a conscious leadership training program in May 2010 in Sophia, Bulgaria, and
    a global event there in Oct.

    Women’s Spirit Council, www.womensspiritcouncil.org, Exploring the many dimensions of
    the Sacred Feminine, the healing of feminine leadership, and new paradigms of planetary
    collaboration. Convening multi-faith ceremony celebrating the Sacred Feminine.

    CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to
    end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into
    healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities. CODEPINK rejects
    foreign policies based on domination and aggression, and instead calls for policies based
    on diplomacy, compassion and a commitment to international law. With an emphasis on
    joy and humor, CODEPINK women and men seek to activate, amplify and inspire a
    community of peacemakers through creative campaigns and a commitment to non-

    Women’s International League for Peace and Nonviolence (WILPF)

    The list goes on and on!

    See Charter for Compassion - http://charterforcompassion.org/

    World March of Women
    Women from the Congo have called out for the support of women!   11-25-08

    In 2008, Maria Shriver's Women's Conference sold an astounding 14,000 tickets in the
    first 20 minutes after registration opened. The theme: "Women, the Architects of Change".

    Evidence found supporting women in the last half of 2009

    Lynn Sherr, on PBS - Bill Moyers Journal:  “Empowering women may be our only
    chance.”  “We just heard that this 21st century is our time.  Century of women —
    not bad. Let's hope it takes less than the whole one hundred years. We can't wait
    that long.
    Kavita Ramdas on Bill Moyers with Lynn Sher

    September 25, 2009

    Sent:  Fri 10/9/2009 10:21 PM

    New York, Oct  5 2009  1:05PM
    The Security Council today unanimously urged all countries and international bodies to
    take further steps to ensure full participation of women in all stages of conflict resolution
    and peace-building, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calling it “a top priority for the
    United Nations.”    

    October 8, 2009  (sent 10-11-09)
    Elahe Amani with Lys Anzia - Women News Network – WNN

    Nobel Peace Price Winner Laureate, Shirin Ebadi, in a plea made to women and activists
    worldwide at a July 25 Iran pro-democracy rally in Amsterdam, stated,  "I urge all women
    around the world to show their solidarity with the Committee of Iranian Mothers
    in Mourning by assembling in parks, in their respective countries.”

    Dalai Lama:
    NEWSFLASH: Women are gathering together from all over the world.
    Tuesday, October 20, 2009 12:15 PM
    "THE SHIFT" <connections@theshiftmovie.com>
    At the recent, sold-out Peace Summit in Vancouver, His Holiness the Dalai Lama made a
    proclamation that stunned the crowd: "The world will be saved by the western

    Last year, Maria Shriver's Women's Conference sold an astounding 14,000 tickets in the
    first 20 minutes after registration opened. The theme: "Women, the Architects of Change".

    On behalf of UNIFEM <http://saynotoviolence.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?
    u=3d29e44d120dbaa8d14163032&id=798a489a6f&e=9367f7eba2> , I am getting in
    touch to let you know that, starting on 6 November 2009, we will take the initiative one
    step further and launch a new platform for action, Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence
    against Women.

    President Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize and now there must be a PEOPLE
    MOVEMENT to support efforts for peace.  One man cannot do it alone!  The people must
    show support for nonviolence!

    Women for Peace  11-2-09
    The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation will hold its 26th Annual Evening for Peace
    celebration on Saturday, November 7 at the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara,
    Riane Eisler will receive the Foundation's 2009 Distinguished Peace Leadership Award for
    her work as an author, social scientist and lawyer to build world peace.
    EWL and EPACVAW Statement on the EU conference on male violence against women (9
    Women NGO’s call on the Swedish Presidency to initiate a European strategy on all forms
    of male violence against women.

    November 16, 2009  (File – 11-23-09)
    Turkish & Kurdish Mothers Campaign for Peace
    By Dr. Emel Baştürk Akca
    - Turkey -
    “We mothers, whose hearts are burning, have come together so that there will be no more
    pain. We do not want our children to die.” These words belong to Nurten Ekinci, a woman
    who lost her son during his military service. Another woman, Sakine Arat, lost three
    children after they joined the pro-Kurdish terrorist organization, the Kurdish Workers Party
    (PKK). "This war does not benefit anyone,” she says. “It has lasted for years, and it needs
    to end."
    Statement calling on the Swedish Presidency to initiate a European strategy on all forms
    of male violence against women.


    12-8-09          World March of Women
    Call to action:
    Americas Women Meeting Against War and for
    “Silence the weapons so that women and the people may speak out in defense of life”
    The Women’s Social Movement against War and for Peace and the World March of
    Women are initiatives that bring together women’s organizations and social movements in
    Colombia and internationally. We have joined forces so that, based on organization,
    mobilization, and dialogue, we might reflect and raise our voices on the critical situation of
    social and armed conflict that the people of the Americas, and Colombia in particular, are
    living today – a situation that affects the territory, the sovereignty, and the especially the
    lives, autonomy, and bodies of women.

    It is us, women, who have suffered the ravages of war, which are social, psychological,
    economic, and physical. We and our bodies are considered spoils of war; we are lowered
    to the level of object and perceived as being the property of men. War aggravates
    violence, poverty, and inequality and their perverse effects, as well as displacement,
    feminicide, and disappearances, all of which affect women disproportionately. In addition,
    the responsibility for supporting the family falls on women as the State
    fails to offer basic services, prioritizing instead military projects.

    Email on 12-12-09 from  Forum@LightPages.net    
    A LightPages Cross-Organizational Communique:
    There is a momentum building...
    it is the deep intentionality of women and men worldwide
    to participate in co-creating a better world.
    At the Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne, December 3-9, 2009,
    it was seen as the Sacred Feminine arising.

    12-11-09        Bill Moyers with Heather Boothe and George Goehl
    Video:  http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/12112009/watch.html

    December 11, 2009
    BILL MOYERS: Welcome to the Journal. There's only one way to counter the power of
    organized money, and that's with the power of organized people. This is the theme of
    our broadcast this week.

    People Power – RE: Bail out of the Banks

    GEORGE GOEHL: The one thing we have, our own political currency, is people. And
    people are ready to hit the streets. Today is a beginning of a much larger set of
    mobilizations that are going to take place all across the country. We're just getting' started.

    “they recognize it's a David and Goliath fight. And it's only through their action that we're
    going to make things happen.”

    HEATHER BOOTH: And it's not just David, it's Jane and Sue and all sorts of folks getting
    together, because we really do have a people power,

    “And people are starting to organize.”

    GEORGE GOEHL: On this last Saturday in Iowa, 60 people took over a payday lending
    branch there and said, "Enough is enough." So, a lot of the action, and I think the kind of
    action that leads to true movement building, and we really need a popular movement if
    we're going to win this kind of fight. We can play in the game of inches in D.C. But if we
    really want to move things in terms of feet and yards, it's going to take part popular unrest
    that the media cannot deny happening across the country. And it's starting to happen all
    over the place.

    GEORGE GOEHL: What we're trying to do is really organize around a set of ideas. And
    when we think a real successful movement would be more around an allegiance to ideas
    over party. And some of that'll contain protests. But it's really about a vision of what we
    want to create. Around a more fair and just economy. So, right now, I think a lot of the
    action is around banking reform. But I think we're building the foundation for a big
    movement around an economy that serves us all.

    GEORGE GOEHL: As Heather knows, there was a period in the in the field of community
    organizing, where the different networks didn't always work that well together. And the
    people that we served were not served well by that lack of collaboration. But there's a new
    generation of leadership that's trying to break through those old barriers and say, "Hey,
    what if we came together? What if we started to aggregate all the power that we're doing
    around the country into something much bigger?" So, I'm more- we're definitely on the
    ropes right now in financial reform. It's a tough fight. I'm more optimistic than ever that
    we're in a position to turn the tide.

    HEATHER BOOTH: Change is hard. Partly because money, largely dominates politics,
    media, and so many factors of our life. These opposition forces, the insurance
    companies, the big financial interests, the big energy companies. They're still around. But
    this is a new moment. I actually believe that it is a historic opening. Not with a guarantee of
    change, but with a promise that there's an opening for change if we seize it.

    HEATHER BOOTH: Well, the fight continues. There's a vote in the House on financial
    reform. And then it goes over to the Senate. And it's interesting. There's actually even a
    stronger bill in the Senate. And Senator Chris Dodd is actually leading a fight for real
    reform, for democratizing the Federal Reserve, for ensuring that derivatives, this casino
    economy is more regulated. That we can move for an end to the kind of foreclosure crisis
    we've got. And that we move for our consumer financial protection agency. And then we're
    talking about activities well, actually, December 14th when the bonuses come out, they'll
    be bonus demonstrations around the country. And then that will carry on through January
    and February. And we think there's a gathering storm.

    GEORGE GOEHL: This is an incredible opportunity to turn a tragedy into something
    good. So, if we can get it together, and I really think is not about the Congress. This is not
    about the President. This is about the people watching this show and other Americans
    saying, 'Enough is enough.' And I'm going to move from my seat out into the streets, from
    fingers on a keyboard, boots on the ground, and get out there." Whether that means
    calling the Members of Congress. Whether it means organizing a little protest in front of a
    bank. Whether it means making a YouTube video and cutting up your credit cards and
    posting it and sending it out to your friends. If people get engaged, we can win this fight.
    And that's happening. There are actions planned all across the country in 25 states over
    through the end of the year. And then as next year comes around, you'll start to see more
    events like the showdown in Chicago.

    12-11-10        Bill Moyers with Howard Zinn
    Video:  http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/12112009/watch2.html

    Three (3) major segments of the show highlighted women!

    From Howard Zinn in The People’s History of the US
    “, this would not come, if history were any guide, from the top. It would come through
    citizen's movements, educating, organizing, agitating, striking, boycotting, demonstrating,
    threatening those in power with disruption of the stability they needed."

    HOWARD ZINN: The idea of people involved in history, people actively making history,
    people agitating and demonstrating, and pushing the leaders of the country into change
    in a way that leaders themselves are not likely to initiate.

    [MARISSA TOMEI as GENORA DOLLINGER]: Workers overturned police cars to make
    barricades. They ran to pick up the fire bombs thrown at them and hurl them back at the
    police. The men wanted to me to get out of the way. You know the old "protect the women
    and children" business. I told them, "Get away from me." The lights went on in my head. I
    thought I have never used a loud speaker to address a large crowd of people but I've got
    to tell them there are women down here. I called to them, "Cowards! Cowards! Shooting
    into the bellies of unarmed men and firing at the mothers of children." And then everything
    became quiet. I thought, "The women can break this up."

    Howard Zinn:  My daughter said a chill, a chill went through her. She was so moved. And
    so, when I see this, and I've seen this so many times, and each time I am moved because
    what it tells me is that just ordinary people, you know, people who are not famous, if they
    get together, if they persist, if they defy the authorities, they can defeat the largest
    corporation in the world.

    HOWARD ZINN: Christina Kirk, a wonderful actress and she brings Susan B. Anthony
    alive. And I think what that says to people today is you must stick up for your principles,
    even if it means breaking the law. Civil disobedience, it's what Thoreau urged, it's what
    Martin Luther King, Jr. urged. It's what was done during the Civil Rights movement and the
    Vietnam War. If you think you're right, then — Susan B. Anthony thought it was right for
    her to try to register to vote. And yeah, people should defy the rules if they think they're
    doing the right thing.

    [KERRY WASHINGTON as SOJOURNER TRUTH]: That man over there says that women
    need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place
    everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any
    best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered
    into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and
    eat as much as any man — when I could get it — and I could bear the lash as well! And
    ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most sold off into slavery, and
    when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?
    That man in the back there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause
    Christ wasn't a woman! Well, where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ
    come from? He came from God and a woman! Man didn't have nothing to do with it. If the
    first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone,
    well these women here together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up
    again! And they asking to do it, the men better let them.

    BILL MOYERS: Why did you include that one?

    HOWARD ZINN: Well, we included that one because it's so empowering. And, I mean,
    because here is this woman who was a slave and, you know, oppressed on all sides, and
    she's defiant. And so, she represents the voice of people who've been overlooked. And
    she represents a voice which is rebellious and, yeah, troublesome to the powers that be.

    12-19-09  Bill Moyers with Robert Kuttner

    About Obama:
    ROBERT KUTTNER: “this guy is nothing if not a work in progress. He's nothing if not a
    learner.” And I think there is a chance. I don't think I would bet my life on it but I think
    there's a possibility that by the fall of 2010, looking down the barrel of a real election
    blowout, you could see him change course, if only for reasons of expediency, but
    hopefully for reasons of principle as well, if he feels that the public doesn't have
    confidence that he is delivering the kind of recovery that the public needs. This is a guy
    who is a very smart, complicated man. And I think don't speak too soon, for the wheel's
    still in spin. I don't want to totally give up.

    ROBERT KUTTNER: The other thing that's missing, if you compare him with Roosevelt or
    LBJ or Lincoln, the other thing that's missing is a social movement. In all of these great
    periods of transformation, you had social movements doing a complicated dance with the
    president, where sometimes they were working with him, sometimes they were beating up
    on him. That certainly describes the civil rights movement and Lyndon Johnson. It
    describes the abolitionists and Lincoln. It describes the labor movement and Roosevelt.
    Where's the movement?

    “ordinary people need a champion. “

    ROBERT KUTTNER: I think there are periods of American history when the political
    system rises to the occasion. It certainly did with the civil rights movement. It certainly did
    in the 1930s. But there's no guarantee that it's going to come out the way it needs their
    come out. So I wouldn't give up on the political system. I mean, you have to keep fighting
    and working to rebuild democracy. Democracy is the only possible counterweight to
    concentrated financial power. And ideally, that takes a great president rendezvousing with
    a social movement. One way or another, there is going to be a social movement. Because
    so many people are hurting, and so many people are feeling correctly that Wall Street is
    getting too much and Main Street is getting too little. And if it's not a progressive social
    movement that articulates the frustration and the reform program, you know that the right
    wing is going to do it. And that, I think, is what ought to be scaring us silly.
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