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Western heads of state, UN officials, military spokespersons will invariably praise the humanitarian dimension of the October 2001 US-NATO led invasion of Afghanistan, which allegedly was to fight religious fundamentalists, help little girls go to school, liberate women subjected to the yoke of the Taliban.

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Lucy Gonzales started life in Texas. She was of Mexican-American, African-American, and Native-American descent and born into slavery. The path she chose after emancipation led to conflict with the Ku Klux Klan, hard work, painful personal losses, and many nights in jail.

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Did you know that satellites stay in orbit because rocket scientist Yvonne Brill discovered how to keep them there? Or that environmental science was made possible by the research of one botanist, Ruth Patrick? Neither did this reporter, until she read their obituaries.

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Remember the deluge of political concern over the subjugation of Afghan women at the time of the October 2001 invasion? The tsunami of documentaries, articles, books on their plight, contributing to the justification of another invasion

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Targeting Iraq’s Izadi Kurds: ISIL Terrorists Selling Captured Izadi Women to Traffickers By Press TV, August 16, 2014
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First Woman Gets the Nobel Prize in Mathematics By RT, August 14, 2014
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Beware Child Protective Services: What Victims, Advocates, and Mandated Reporters Need to Know By Global Research News, August 12, 2014
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They Aren’t Hiding It Anymore: Calls for Genocide, Rape of Palestinian Women enter Israeli Mainstream By Jonathan Cook, July 22, 2014
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Hillary Clinton “Supports Women’s Rights”, Turns a Blind Eye to Extreme Crimes against Women By Robert Barsocchini, June 26, 2014
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NATO Engineered Conflict Contributes to Slavery and Trafficking. Boko Haram’s Mass Kidnapping of Girls By Dr. Christof Lehmann, June 13, 2014
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Condi Rice, Christine Lagarde: “Women of Power” Honored by America’s Academia By William Boardman, May 17, 2014
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Rape Convictions at Four Year Low Despite Attempts to Bring More Cases to Court By Melanie Newman, May 03, 2014
UN Accuses Syrian Government of “Curtailing” Women’s Rights While Ignoring “Crimes of Sexual Violence” by US-NATO supported Armed Groups By Global Research News, April 26, 2014
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Forty Years Later, From Dictatorship to Neoliberalism. Portugal as a Model for a New Socialism? By Leila Dregger, April 26, 2014
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Canadian Arms Sale Promotes Misogyny, Royal Repression By Yves Engler, April 15, 2014
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Global Human Trafficking, a Modern form of Slavery By Joachim Hagopian, April 15, 2014
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Sexual Assault against Women in the U.S. Armed Forces By Joachim Hagopian, March 23, 2014
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Women’s Rights in Africa: Land Reform, Gender Equality and Social Equity By Abayomi Azikiwe, March 17, 2014
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From Helen to Hillary: Women in War By David Swanson, March 17, 2014
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Women’s History Month: Beyonce’s Corporate Feminism, Collaboration with Washington and Ascendency into the Black Misleadership Class By Danny Haiphong, March 13, 2014
Protests Call Iraq’s New Family Law ‘Legalization of Pedophilia’ By Global Research News, March 13, 2014
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War and the Rights of Children: America’s Proxy Government Aims to Legalize Pedophilia in Occupied Iraq By Felicity Arbuthnot, March 13, 2014
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Coming of Age in the Land of Broken Dreams. Women’s Rights in Afghanistan under US Military Occupation By Dana Visalli, March 12, 2014
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The Historic Role that Soviet Women Played in Defeating the Nazis in World War II By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, March 08, 2014
The Middle East’s Feminist Revolution
Third World Women and the Inadequacies of Western Feminism By Ethel Crowley, March 08, 2014
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US War Crimes: The Continuing Deterioration of Women’s Rights in Iraq By Haifa Zangana, February 02, 2014
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Papua New Guinea: Barrick Gold Pays Rape Victims Not to Sue the Company By MiningWatch Canada, October 29, 2013
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New Report Reveals 30 Million People Enslaved Worldwide By Sara Flounders, October 19, 2013
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Human Trafficking: The Second Largest Industry in the World By Sara Flounders, October 17, 2013
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Tunisia Reveals How the US-Supported Insurgents in Syria are Sexually Exploiting Girls By Mariem Karoui, September 28, 2013
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There is a War on Ordinary People and Feminists are Needed at the Front By John Pilger, June 06, 2013
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A pregnant mother of four sentenced to 10 months in prison by US for resisting the Iraq War By Naomi Spencer, May 05, 2013
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What are the Causes of Breast Cancer? New Epidemiological Study By Socialist Project, April 03, 2013
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Syria: Women’s Rights and Islamist Education in a “Liberated” Area of Aleppo By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, March 27, 2013
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Feminism’s Long March: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby (Or Have You?) By Ruth Rosen, February 23, 2013
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How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women By Lindsey German, February 22, 2013
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Women in Combat: Behind the Pentagon’s Decision By Kathy Durkin, February 05, 2013
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Rape Victims Must Sign Away Rights to Get Remedy from Barrick Gold By MiningWatch Canada, January 30, 2013
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“Very Democratic”: US and British Press Hail “Liberal Policy” which Allows Women to Fight in the Frontline By Cem Ertür, January 26, 2013
Sex, Homophobia, and Women: The Rise of Lesbian Feminism By Devon DB, January 11, 2013
CIA “Interrogations” in Iraq: Torture and Rape of Detained Women European Court of Human Rights Labels CIA Interrogation Procedures as “Torture” By Dirk Adriaensens, December 19, 2012
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Post Gaddafi Era: Libyan Women Losing Rights By Prof. Lawrence Davidson, December 11, 2012
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Caravan of Dignity: Campaign to Free Political Prisoner Aafia Siddiqui By LeiLani Dowell, December 06, 2012
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The Dark and Secret Dungeons of Iraq. Horror Stories of Female Prisoners By Wijhat Nadhar, December 03, 2012
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Australia’s Julia Gillard is No Feminist Hero By John Pilger, October 16, 2012
Contradictions in the House of Saud: Separate City to be Built for Saudi Women
Contradictions in the House of Saud: Separate City to be Built for Saudi Women By Colin S. Cavell, August 27, 2012
September 2001: Women of Afghanistan Speak out on the 9/11 Attacks
September 2001: Women of Afghanistan Speak out on the 9/11 Attacks By Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan, August 12, 2012
London Olympics: Reversal of Saudi Ban on Women Athletes is a Veil for Western Imperialism
London Olympics: Reversal of Saudi Ban on Women Athletes is a Veil for Western Imperialism By Finian Cunningham, July 27, 2012
GRTV: We define the system, the system does not define us!
GRTV: We define the system, the system does not define us! By Cynthia McKinney, June 27, 2012
VIDEO: Iranian Ninjas Sue Reuters for Defamation of Character
VIDEO: Iranian Ninjas Sue Reuters for Defamation of Character By Global Research, April 02, 2012
VIDEO: Bahraini Women and Children are Being Terrorized, Raped and Tortured
VIDEO: Bahraini Women and Children are Being Terrorized, Raped and Tortured By Global Research, January 18, 2012
Libya's War for "The Abaya": Women's Rights and NATO's Support of  Pro-Islamist Rebels
Libya’s War for “The Abaya”: Women’s Rights and NATO’s Support of Pro-Islamist Rebels By Susan Lindauer, July 27, 2011
Tne Impacts of Depleted Uranium Ammunition in the War on Libya By Global Research, April 03, 2011
Devastating Assault on Women’s Health in America
Devastating Assault on Women’s Health in America By Prof. Claudia Chaufan, March 12, 2011
The Middle East’s Feminist Revolution
The Middle East’s Feminist Revolution By Naomi Wolf, March 09, 2011
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The Revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg By Sheila Rowbotham, March 08, 2011
Canada and  the Dignity of Haitian Women
Canada and the Dignity of Haitian Women By Michael Keefer, December 12, 2010
Women's Rights in the USA: On the Amazing Strides of American Women
Women’s Rights in the USA: On the Amazing Strides of American Women By Sherwood Ross, November 22, 2010
War Frenzy and Women’s Rights By Prof Sunera Thobani, October 28, 2010
France. Ban on Muslim Burka: A Cynical Ploy to Stoke Islamophobia
France. Ban on Muslim Burka: A Cynical Ploy to Stoke Islamophobia By Finian Cunningham, May 13, 2010
How the US Occupation of Iraq Destroy and Undermine Women's Rights
How the US Occupation of Iraq Destroy and Undermine Women’s Rights By Dahr Jamail and Abdu Rahman, March 15, 2010
How China Views America: The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2009
How China Views America: The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2009 By China's Information Office of the State Council, March 14, 2010
Flashback: "Women’s Day"
Flashback: “Women’s Day” By Alexandra Kollontai, March 08, 2010
100 Years Ago: Women's Day  (1910-2010)
100 Years Ago: Women’s Day (1910-2010) By Megan Cornish, March 08, 2010
Soldiers Are Being Forced to Choose Between Their Children And the Military, And They’re Paying the Price In Jailtime
Soldiers Are Being Forced to Choose Between Their Children And the Military, And They’re Paying the Price In Jailtime By Dahr Jamail, January 26, 2010
Afghanistan's bravest woman calls on US to leave
Afghanistan’s bravest woman calls on US to leave By Amy Littlefield, November 19, 2009
U.S.: Army Sends Infant to Protective Services, Mom to Afghanistan By Dahr Jamail, November 14, 2009
The Gaza War's Effect on Women
The Gaza War’s Effect on Women By Stephen Lendman, October 07, 2009
Poverty and Destitution in India: Farmers sell wives after crops fail By Dielle D'Souza, September 13, 2009
Dubai, New Destination on Trafficking Map By Claudia Ciobanu, August 16, 2009
Mothers’ Day: In the Name of Womanhood and Humanity By David Swanson, May 08, 2009
Culture of Unpunished Sexual Assault in U.S. Military By Dahr Jamail, April 30, 2009
The Status of Women in Karzai’s Afghanistan By John W. Warnock, April 14, 2009
Perpetuating Afghanistan’s Cycle of Violence By Scott Taylor, April 01, 2009
On International Women’s Day, the Suffering of Palestinian Women Continues By Global Research, March 08, 2009
Human Rights in Israel and Occupied Palestine By Stephen Lendman, March 04, 2009
The only Palestinian woman in Israel’s parliament By Jonathan Cook, February 24, 2009
Declaration of the Assembly of Social Movements at the World Social Forum 2009 By Assembly of the Social Movements, February 04, 2009
Muslim and Jewish Women: Vigil and Speakout against Slaughter in Gaza By Global Research, January 18, 2009
Children of Gaza, Run to the Angels By Suzanne Baroud, January 10, 2009
Obama: Ratify the Women’s Convention Soon By Marjorie Cohn, December 05, 2008
Abortion: The Government’s Choice? Women’s Reproductive Rights in the New America By William John Cox, October 27, 2008
Sentenced to death: Afghan who dared to read about women’s rights By Kim Sengupta, February 02, 2008
Deterioration of Iraqi Women’s Rights and Living Conditions Under Occupation By Prof Souad N. Al-Azzawi, January 13, 2008