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Shameless plug: my documentary “Commie Camp” (and I) will be in the Bay Area at The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, where my movie is having its West Coast premiere at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland On Sunday August 11th. Come and say hi. (Trailer above)
Wow. I don’t even know what to say about this. The widow of one of the 19 Arizona firefighters killed battling a wildfire on June 30 is being denied salary and health benefits due to her.

Shockingly Retailers And Designers Continue To Ignore  Women  who are bigger than a size 10.

Women are being killed and amputated because of illegal buttocks injections. 

Apparently a 14-year-old girl who was raped by her 40-year-old prison guard wasn’t raped because she wanted to have sex with him.

Two-Year-Old Taken from Parents Because They Smoked Pot is Murdered in Foster Care. Thank you #WarOnDrugs

11 senators including Democrats Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Edward Markey, Patrick Leahy and independents Bernie Sanders and Angus King, and Republican senators (and not a single Republican) are asking the federal Bureau of Prisons to NOT go through with its plans to transfer 1,000 female inmates from Danbury, Connecticut to a facility in Aliceville, Alabama. If they do move the women, they will be much farther from their friends and families and much less accessible.

And THIS is what it looks like when the media whitewashes racism.

 

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Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she teaches history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.) A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, Markos Moulitsas, The Yes Men, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Hightower. Her writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet and Katie has been featured in/on NY Magazine, LA Times, In These Times, Gawker,Jezebel, MSNBC, Air America, GritTV, the Alan Colmes Show, Sirius radio (which hung up on her once) and the National Review, which called Katie “cute and some what brainy.” Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain.

Katie is a writer, comedian, filmmaker, and New Yorker.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/lindgren51/ lindgren51

    Congratulations on “Commie Camp” — sounds terrific! Good luck and I hope it gets all the attention and love you could hope for! /ml