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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
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
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
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!
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
Kavita Ramdas on Bill Moyers with Lynn Sher
September 25, 2009
SECURITY COUNCIL DECLARES BAN
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
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.”
NEWSFLASH: Women are gathering together from all over the world.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 12:15 PM
"THE SHIFT" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
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
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
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
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
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.
|(GS of NV)
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