Articles by: Linda Ford

Kamila Valieva

Kamila Valieva and Eileen Gu:  Young Women Athletes as Enemies of Empire

As one who has followed Olympic women’s figure skating, especially since Michelle Kwan (ironically a Chinese-American), I was—as an egalitarian feminist when it comes to sports—excited to learn that there was a 15-year-old Russian woman skater, Kamila Valieva, who could do effortless quad jumps.  Waiting in anticipation of her first Olympic performance, I listened to commentators and former US skaters[Read More…]

by 19/04/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Aafia Siddiqui, Political Prisoner

Aafia Siddiqui, Political Prisoner

The media coverage of the hostage-taking at a synagogue in Texas has been predictably hysterical, Islamophobic and inaccurate about Aafia Siddiqui, the apparent political cause of the hostage-taker Malik Faisad Akram.         According to his family in England he has “mental health issues.” He was “said to have” weapons and explosives. He was “said to have” threatened[Read More…]

by 18/01/2022 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Patriarchy:  The Struggle Continues

Patriarchy:  The Struggle Continues

     In a day when America is ruling over a global Empire maintained with violent enforcement to insure universal subordination to its will;  and in a day when a military-style domestic police state relentlessly makes sure anti-government protest and dissent is contained,  the patriarchal part of that America has been enhanced and strengthened. Feminist movements have launched long, fierce struggles[Read More…]

by 22/09/2021 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy
“Do Not Resuscitate”:  My Experience with Hospice, Inc.

“Do Not Resuscitate”:  My Experience with Hospice, Inc.

    One nurse told Clay. . .  “I’ve given him the highest dosage I can.  It’s enough to kill a horse.  Most hospice patients die from morphine, but I can only OD him within an acceptable margin of error.” -From Christopher Bollen,  A Beautiful Crime In this age of coronavirus, it has become abundantly clear that Western culture has little[Read More…]

by 29/05/2020 Comments are Disabled World
Women Politicals — Still Defiant

Women Politicals — Still Defiant

     As Australian activist John Pilger recounts his visit to the world’s most abused US/UK political prisoner Julian Assange, he gives us the brutal details of how the friends and families of political prisoners also face punishment, gauntlets, humiliation.  And he tells of the terrible conditions and terrible treatment meted out to Assange, and the weakened, vulnerable state in which[Read More…]

by 20/12/2019 Comments are Disabled Human Rights