Tag: opendemocracy

Feminist pacifism or passive-ism?

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World (OpenDemocracy) – Today is International Women’s Day. In the face of increasing femicide, sexual violence and rape culture, we need to confront the question of women’s self-defence. When some white women celebrate the non-violence of women’s marches against Trump and…

Crimea: peninsula of torture

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Crimea (OpenDemocracy) – Three years on from Crimea’s annexation by Russia, brutal torture is being used to scare the peninsula into silence and submission. Three years on since the Russian authorities took control of Crimea, Russian security forces’ actions on the…

All Power to the Ideals!

Russia (OpenDemocracy) – What kind of centenary celebration does 1917 deserve?  A century ago, 23rd February 1917, Russian women marched out in protest from the St Petersburg factories where they worked, defying Cossacks armed with swords, and took control of the…