Social philosophy http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27090/all en REUTERS MAGAZINE-The 99 percent matriarchy-Chrystia Freeland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/reuters-magazine-the-99-percent-matriarchy-chrystia-freeland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(This piece originally appeared in Reuters Magazine. Chrystia Freeland is a Reuters columnist. Any opinions expressed are her own.)</p> <p>By Chrystia Freeland</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/reuters-magazine-the-99-percent-matriarchy-chrystia-freeland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feminism Gender studies Social Issues Social philosophy Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:16:06 +0000 5737193 at http://www.globalpost.com New Pussy Riot documentary uncovers story behind 'punk prayer' protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/new-pussy-riot-documentary-uncovers-story-behind-punk-prayer-pr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lindsay Claiborn</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 25 (Reuters) - When three women of Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot entered a Moscow church to perform a "punk prayer" in February of last year, little did they think their actions would land them behind bars and capture the world's attention.</p> <p>A new documentary, "Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this week, follows the band members and their families as they struggle through the legal system in Russia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/new-pussy-riot-documentary-uncovers-story-behind-punk-prayer-pr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Pussy Riot Riot Social philosophy Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 00:00:16 +0000 5739711 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine's topless feminists go international http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/ukraines-topless-feminists-go-international <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ukrainian feminist group Femen are taking their topless protests around the world, having already stripped off in Western Europe to highlight a range of issues from democratic violations to sexual exploitation, in what some call a new brand of feminist activism</p> <p>While enjoying little support at home, Femen's protestors have become a symbol of Ukraine abroad having taken their tops off in Moscow, Paris, Zurich, Brussels, and even in St Peter's Square in Vatican City.</p> <p>And now they plan to go even further afield.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/ukraines-topless-feminists-go-international" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feminism Nudity Social philosophy AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 04:15:49 +0000 5775702 at http://www.globalpost.com From feminists to pacifists, demo marks Tunis forum debut http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/feminists-pacifists-demo-marks-tunis-forum-debut <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>"Down with dictatorship, down with capital!" and "Solidarity with women around the world!" rang the chants of thousands marking the opening in Tunis Tuesday of the World Social Forum, an alternative to the elite annual event in Davos.</p> <p>Anarchists, ecologists, pacifists and trade unionists rubbed shoulders with Sahrawi independence activists, veiled women and Arabs in traditional jellabas as they marched through the heart of the capital at the start of the anti-globalisation event being held in an Arab country for the first time.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/feminists-pacifists-demo-marks-tunis-forum-debut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Anti-globalization Politics Social Issues Social philosophy AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:46:14 +0000 5794634 at http://www.globalpost.com Is democracy a sword of Damocles? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/democracy-sword-damocles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The notion of democracy is as abstract as the concept of a human being; it does not hold any meaning by itself. If anybody asked me if I love human beings, I would ask him what human being he is referring to. No one likes a person who is a liar, cruel, immoral, indecent, arrogant and an egoist, but everyone likes a person who is decent, fair, tolerant, modest and humble. This means that we like the good deeds a person does that make him a concrete entity rather than an abstract human being; similarly, we dislike the evil features of a human being.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/democracy-sword-damocles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Political philosophy Politics Social philosophy Technology Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:51:27 +0000 Asianet 5800490 at http://www.globalpost.com Build more safe havens for GBV victims: Gebhardt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/build-more-safe-havens-gbv-victims-gebhardt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Business Woman and Advocate of Women issues Anne Gebhardt on Monday called on government to look into setting up homes or offices where women who experience Gender Based Violence (GBV) can be accommodated.</p><P>Gebhardt made her contribution to discussions on GBV during the consultative dinner with Members of Parliamnent (Mps), Female High Commisioners and leaders of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) held at the Hilton Hotel here on Monday.</p><P>The consultative dinner which was an initiative of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare (MGECW) was aimed at discussing the scope </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/build-more-safe-havens-gbv-victims-gebhardt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anne Gebhardt Behavior Gender Politics Religion Social philosophy Asianet Wed, 10 Apr 2013 17:01:15 +0000 Asianet 5809141 at http://www.globalpost.com Europe rights chief says Greece can ban neo-Nazi party http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/europe-rights-chief-says-greece-can-ban-neo-nazi-party <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A top Europe rights official warned Tuesday of a surge in racist hate crimes in Greece, urging the country to ban extremist neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, implicated in many of the attacks.</p> <p>The Council of Europe's human rights commissioner Nils Muiznieks wrote in a report published Tuesday after a recent visit to Greece that government had failed to take proper action over a rise in hate crimes, particularly targeting migrants.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/europe-rights-chief-says-greece-can-ban-neo-nazi-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antisemitism Ethics Greece Social Issues Social philosophy AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:01:42 +0000 5817441 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisia Femen activist cleared of defamation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130729/tunisia-femen-activist-cleared-defamation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A court on Monday dismissed one case against Tunisian Femen activist Amina Sboui in which she was tried for contempt and defamation, her lawyer said, calling the verdict "a victory".</p> <p>But Ghazi Mrabet said Sboui still faces a pepper spray charge which carries a prison sentence of between six months and five years.</p> <p>She could also be charged with desecrating a cemetery for which she could be jailed for up to two years if found guilty.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130729/tunisia-femen-activist-cleared-defamation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amina Sboui Ethics FEMEN Politics Social Issues Social philosophy AFP Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:34:28 +0000 5896689 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisia Femen activist cleared of defamation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130729/tunisia-femen-activist-cleared-defamation-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A court on Monday dismissed one case against Tunisian Femen activist Amina Sboui in which she was tried for contempt and defamation, her lawyer said, calling the verdict "a victory".</p> <p>But Ghazi Mrabet said Sboui still faces a pepper spray charge which carries a prison sentence of between six months and five years.</p> <p>She could also be charged with desecrating a cemetery for which she could be jailed for up to two years if found guilty.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130729/tunisia-femen-activist-cleared-defamation-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amina Sboui Ethics FEMEN Social philosophy AFP Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:36:26 +0000 5896708 at http://www.globalpost.com Femen moves out of 'bugged' Kiev office http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130828/femen-moves-out-bugged-kiev-office <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ukrainian feminist movement Femen said Wednesday it was moving out of its Kiev offices, alleging official wiretapping, a day after police said they discovered a cache of illegal weapons in a raid of its premises.</p> <p>The group, known for its topless political protests, is facing a criminal probe for possession of illegal weapons after police searched its offices in central Kiev on Tuesday, but said its decision to move out was made earlier over alleged bugging.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130828/femen-moves-out-bugged-kiev-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FEMEN Hanna Hutsol Social philosophy AFP Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:29:24 +0000 5919482 at http://www.globalpost.com Anarchist group turns teachers' march in Rio violent http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131007/anarchist-group-turns-teachers-march-rio-violent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands marched in Rio de Janeiro Monday to support teachers seeking pay hikes before masked anarchists turned to violence, setting fires, breaking into buildings and smashing a City Hall gate. </p> <p>The demonstration took place over several hours and was peaceful at first.</p> <p>But once night fell, violent incidents broke out as at least 20 "black bloc" anarchists smashed a City Hall gate while others broke into banks and tried to break open ATMs and set some alight.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131007/anarchist-group-turns-teachers-march-rio-violent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anarchist theory Anarcho-punk Disaster Social philosophy AFP Tue, 08 Oct 2013 02:47:42 +0000 5954592 at http://www.globalpost.com Anarchist group turns teachers' march to Rio violence (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131008/anarchist-group-turns-teachers-march-rio-violent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Violent incidents broke out as at least 200 "black bloc" anarchists smashed a City Hall gate while others broke into banks and tried to break open ATMs and set some alight. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands marched in Rio de Janeiro Monday to support teachers seeking pay hikes before masked anarchists turned to violence, setting fires, breaking into buildings and smashing a City Hall gate.</p> <p>The demonstration took place over several hours and was peaceful at first.</p> <p>But once night fell, violent incidents broke out as at least 200 &quot;black bloc&quot; anarchists smashed a City Hall gate while others broke into banks and tried to break open ATMs and set some alight.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131008/anarchist-group-turns-teachers-march-rio-violent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anarchist theory Anarcho-punk Disaster Social philosophy States of Brazil Americas Brazil AFP Tue, 08 Oct 2013 04:32:00 +0000 5954616 at http://www.globalpost.com Column: Russell Brand's socialist revolution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131105/column-russell-brands-socialist-revolution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By John Lloyd</p> <p>Russell Brand, the British comedian, used a guest editorship of the 100-plus-year-old leftist magazine New Statesman last month to call for a "total revolution of consciousness and our entire social, political and economic system." Capitalism, and the ideology that sustains it — "100 percent corrupt" — must be overthrown. He also doesn't think people should vote, as partaking in democracy would further the illusion that a rotten system could change. It was a call, albeit chaotically phrased, for a socialist revolution.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131105/column-russell-brands-socialist-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic ideologies Health Labor Philosophy Social Issues Social philosophy Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:17:21 +0000 5981050 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian battle against sexual violence gathers steam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140119/indian-battle-against-sexual-violence-gathers-steam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India has a new intolerance to violence against women sparked by the fatal gang-rape of a student in Delhi but the deeply patriarchal nation still has a long way to go to overcome injustice, says veteran US feminist Gloria Steinem.</p> <p>The brutal attack in December 2012, which touched a raw nerve in the country and sparked mass public protests, "lit a match to the movement opposing violence against women", Steinem told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140119/indian-battle-against-sexual-violence-gathers-steam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feminism Gloria Steinem Gloria Steinem Law Social philosophy War AFP Sun, 19 Jan 2014 14:32:29 +0000 6047131 at http://www.globalpost.com Congolese men launch feminist group http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140308/congolese-men-launch-feminist-group <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two dozen men in the Democratic Republic of Congo have launched a group to fight for women's rights in the region, which has been called the worst place in the world to be a woman.</p> <p>"Women's rights don't just affect feminist movements," the members of V-Men Congo said in a statement announcing the group's formation.</p> <p>"The stakes are global. It's about our common humanity and the future of our society."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140308/congolese-men-launch-feminist-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Social philosophy Technology Violence against women AFP Sat, 08 Mar 2014 10:18:46 +0000 6090099 at http://www.globalpost.com