In the Grace Grande Case, Extradition is Tantamount to Trafficking

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On Friday, Oct. 19, 40-year-old Grace Grande surrendered to the Los Angeles Attorney General’s office; she faces extradition hearings, based on a request from the Philippine government to the U.S. State Department.  The request alleges that Grande “stole” jewelry worth around $43,000 from a Nancy Manlangit, an employee of Philippine Congressman Patrick Antonio, with whom […]

Collective Bargaining Is Pivotal to Women’s Economic Rights

Collective Bargaining Is Pivotal

When Wisconsin started the current mushrooming, multi-state siege on the collective bargaining rights of workers, few recognized this as a rollback of a major gain of the women’s movement. Yet women’s organizing has been pivotal to earning workers’ right to equal wages, job security and decent working conditions. Nearly half of all union members today […]

Feminists To Picket UC Regents Over Sexual Assault Case

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The Justice for Laya Coalition–an ad-hoc group seeking the removal of UC Student Regent Jesse Cheng for an alleged sexual battering of a 22-year-old UCLA graduate student referred to as Laya–has scheduled a picket of the UC Board of Regents meeting on March 16, 8 a.m., at the UC San Francisco-Mission Bay Community Center. The […]

Filipinas Choose Choice

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With approximately 97 million people crammed into a territory slightly bigger than Nevada, where 90,000 women are damaged from roughly 600,000 “back-alley” abortions yearly, a comprehensive reproductive and maternal health care and service law for the Philippines seems no more than common sense. But this is a predominantly Catholic country, the last in the world […]