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Spring 2007



The heat's on – and Ms. responds.  Our Spring issue, on newsstands April 24, reports on promising new initiatives led by Sen. Barbara Boxer, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and An Inconvenient Truth producer Laurie David who urge that individual actions to stop global warming must be turned into a mass movement.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letters
Keeping Score

 
National
Global

Lifesaving Politics
Will U.S. Right Saipan Wrongs?
Back On the Beat
Harvard Isn't Enough
Changing His Name
Whose Streets?
Short Takes
Calendar


Battle Royal
Healthy Sex
Don't "Tease" These Eves
Women in Blue Berets
Sharla's City of Hope
When Losing Means Winning
Short Takes

FEATURES

Cover Story
The Melting Point | Laura Orlando
As the Earth heads toward catastrophe, women leaders like Sen. Barbara Boxer, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Laurie David rise up to stop global warming.

Onondaga Lake, Syracuse, N.Y.

The Dirty Saga of Onondaga County | Linda Carty
In Syracuse, N.Y., activists for environmental justice - party of a growing national movement - prove how racism leaves toxins at the doorsteps of the poor and people of color.

Germ Warfare | Delthia Ricks
Former political leader Betsy McCaughey crusades against the dirtiest secret in hospitals today - secondary infections.

The Talibanization of Iraq | Bay Fang
Under mounting repression, Iraqi women fight for their rights and their lives. Plus an excerpt from
Baghdad Burning II

What's Up With Kansas? | Martha Burk
Scoring a major victory in the culture of war; pro-choice candidates in the Cyclone State won handily in 2006.

 
DEPARTMENTS

Money
A Feminist Tea Party? | Martha Burk

Law
The Right to Complain | Debra S. Katz and Justine F. Andronici

Health
Home Sweet Nursing Home | Beth Baker

Women's Studies
Transform the World | Nikki Ayanna Stewart

Essay
Working-Class Hero | Sandy Boucher






Book Reviews

Blanche Wiesen Cook on Laura Flanders’ Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians

Purnima Mankekar on Zillah Eisenstein’s Sexual Decoys: Gender, Race and Warn in Imperial Democracy

Patricia Hill Collins on T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting’s Pimps Up, Ho's Down: Hip Hop's Hold on Young Black Women

Jessica Stites on Jodi Picoult’s Nineteen Minutes

Rosie Molinary on Christina Garcia’s A Handbook to Luck

DVD watch: Four fascinating films by women, now available for home viewing

Backtalk

One More Child Left Behind | Dolores Huerta

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