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  • My Life as a Peace Activist
    Long-time peace activist Sue Ann Martinson: "How complicated it is, this peace work. It is feminist, too, addressing related issues. We advocate for refugees, immigrants, and to prevent children in cages. We work against poverty, institutional racism, and police brutality. We work on behalf of gun control, a sustainable economy, and to stop climate chaos. We act to end violence against women in all its forms, and oppose militarism in all its guises."
  • Fragments of Military Service
    Chante Wolf shares a poem about her military service, to give voice to those who are no longer here.
  • A New World Dawning
    An exploration of three women's voices on the realities of war, the data of peace, and — from Medora Woods's "Collapse" —  an apt description of where women's leadership in policy, negotiation, peace-building, reconciliation, healing, and shifted narratives can take us. “Everyone and everything is connected to everyone and everything else. We are between worlds, the old one in shadow, and the new one barely dawning.”
  • Voices on War & Peace
    Commentary of everyday women engaged with our topic of the month: Kavenaugh hearings, Bosnian genocide, WWII memories, the silence of trauma, military spending, internment camps.
  • Being a Doula to the Next Economy
    Winona LaDuke: "I want to be a doula to the next economy. It will take many of us to bring on the birth, but it is time. Time to re-matriate our world, our Mother Earth. The next economy needs to be restorative and regenerative. It needs to not poison people and land. No more “-cides” in the food and in the water. That stuff will kill you. It needs to be compassionate and maternal — looking out for relatives, whether they have hands, paws, roots, claws, or fins.
  • June 2019 GoSeeDo highlights
    This month's calendar highlights include Pride Month events, Native Women's Art, elderly rockers, a tattoo fundraiser, 3-on-3 basketball, and more.
  • Women Forging Peace
    Sen. Sandy Pappas writes about the work of Forward Global Women, an organization she co-founded that brings together Muslim, Jewish, and Christian women from eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa to discuss issues such as Syrian refugees, women’s representation in peace and security negotiations, and violent extremism.
  • Roaring Into the Past
    Melissa Olson writes: "It wasn’t until graduate school that I learned about the Indian Adoption Project. I’d had no idea there were adoptees like my mom— part of a diaspora of Native people who were removed from their families in the 1950s and 1960s."
  • Unchecked Authority
    We realize that some of the events we thought were normal, or our fault, or “boys being boys,” or something we had to put up with, were none of those things.
  • Women Used as Weapons of War
    Erica Rivera reports on Peggy Kuo, a prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, who was featured in a recent World Without Genocide program in Minneapolis. Said Kuo: Rape is “used as a way to control, to terrorize the population, to make sure that people don’t come back, to humiliate, to show superiority.”
  • Legacy of an Ecocide
    Petronella Ytsma's photographic portraits "point to the long-term consequences of living in environments exposed to [dioxins]. They serve as a glimpse of the legacy we left in Vietnam, and are my testimony to the children and their families.
  • Planting Seeds
    In 1935, radio commentator Dorothy Thompson said, "When our dictator turns up, you can depend on it that he will be one of the boys, and he will stand for everything traditionally American. Nobody will ever say 'Heil' to him, nor will they call him 'Führer' or 'Duce.' But they will greet him with one great big, universal, democratic, sheeplike bleat of 'O.K., Chief! Fix it like you wanna!'”
  • THINK: A Look at Legislative Action (and Inaction)
    The abortion rights rally, a particular funding issue related to the Minnesota Historical Society, and how Minnesota's legislative session ended this year with its discussions on sexual assault reform, ERA, medical aid in dying.
  • June 2019 Table of Contents
    “Writers — journalists, essayists, bloggers, poets, playwrights — can disturb the social oppression that functions like a coma on the population, a coma despots call peace, and they stanch the blood flow of war that hawks and profiteers thrill to.” — Toni Morrison
  • A Cycling Journey of Firsts
    Julia Lawler writes about the bicycling adventure through France that she craved, and indulged in 2017, for both slow travel and solitude.
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