Monday, January 9, 2012

January 9th: Remembering Yvette Hochberg, Occupy Movements International, and Nursing Moms Fight Back

Thanks to Lenore Chinn for posting great photos of Yvette
It is with great sadness that we air this Women's Magazine in memory of Yvette Hochberg who died on January 8th. Yvette was a lesbian activist/feminist/internationalist with boundless energy. She produced the Women's Calendar for Women's Magazine since 2005.  She will be greatly missed.  Kate Raphael remembers her coproducer and fellow activist, along with professor Paola Bachetta and Global Fund for Women's Muadi Mukenge.

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Egyptian activist Shimaa Helmi talks about the Tahrir Square liberation movement in Egypt and her views on the Occupy Wall Street in the US.

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Keep up with Shimaa through her facebook page or read her blog.

Occupy SF and ally groups are gearing up for a day of action on Friday, January 20.  In preparation, housing activists rallied at Bank of America in the Excelsior District last Saturday, while the LGBT labor group Pride at Work staged a flash mob at Wells Fargo in downtown.

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In November, employees at a Target store in Houston asked Michelle Hickman to stop breastfeeding her baby in the store.  Hickman worked with Best for Babes to organize a national nurse-in to call Target out for violating the law by discriminating against nursing moms.  Ingrid Daffner-Krasnow participated in the event at the Target store in Emeryville, where management is supportive of nursing mothers and their right to breastfeed.

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