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Niki Ashton, Member of Parliament for Churchill and NDP Status of Women Critic, pays tribute in the House of Commons to Dr. Henry Morgentaler.

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Serious topic guys

finalhouronearth:

I live in New Brunswick and it was decided today that the last operating private abortion clinic will be shutting down this July. THIS IS THE LAST OPERATING CLINIC IN THE FUCKING PROVINCE. In our province, abortions are not paid by the government, but from our own pockets. So as you can imagine…

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On the State of Abortion Access in New Brunswick

bebinn:

The only abortion clinic in New Brunswick is closing:

Just last week, along with the announcement that the Morgentaler clinic will be closing, it was revealed that the clinic refused to turn any client away, even if she was unable to afford the $700-plus fee. This means that, over the years, the clinic spent more than $100,000 to pay for pro-bono abortions. Dr. Henry Morgentaler himself, the man responsible for changing federal abortion laws in Canada, spent an additional $100,000 repairing the clinic due to flood damage in 2008. But since Dr. Morgentaler died last year, the clinic can no longer afford to continue operating. Of course, this facility doesn’t receive any government funding as it is in violation of total and complete bullshit Regulation 84-20.

Regulation 84-20 states that only abortions provided in a hospital with the approval of two doctors will receive government funding. With the serious lack of doctors in New Brunswick and a large conservative population, this leaves safe, legal abortion inaccessible for a large number of people.

Canadians are rallying at the New Brunswick Legislative Building this Thursday, April 17.

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The meat industry is so powerful because over the decades, production has consolidated into the hands of a few players. As a result, small farmers and ranchers have either been squeezed out or made to operate under challenging conditions; with so little competition, the major players call the shots.

Opinion: How Big Chicken took over America: The uphill battle to contain industrialized chicken farming (via aljazeeraamerica)

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A cartoon by Pat Byrnes. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1hFwuL3

newyorker:

A cartoon by Pat Byrnes. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1hFwuL3

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Artist: Tell Me If You Still Care
Song: D'Angelo & ?uestlove
Plays: 4,653
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jazzhangover:

webeslowjammin:

D’Angelo & ?uestlove - Tell Me If You Still Care (Live, 2013)

D’Angelo does the best covers.
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rollingstone:

We tagged along with Sharon Jones as she prepped for her show at New York’s Beacon Theatre - take a look at the gallery.

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kiefferjohn:

Phil Cohran on Chic-A-Go-Go

AACM co-founder and the missing link between Sun Ra and Earth, Wind & Fire on Chicago’s cable TV dance show for kids of all ages!

This is either inspired or possibly insane TV formatting!  One of the presenters is manic, the other almost comatose and Phil is well, just dignified.

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jazzinbooks:

Phil Cohran and Legacy 

Cohran’s Blues 

African Skies

Captcha Records 


I’m in a bluesy, yet spiritual mood today.  

enjoy

nobigstory:

KELAN PHIL COHRAN & LEGACYWhite Nile" (Captcha Records, 2010)

Recorded live at the Planetarium of Chicago in 1993, very soon after SUN RA's death, the album African Skies is illuminated elegiac tribute album. PHIL COHRAN (ex-musician of the Sun Ra Arkestra in 59-61) brings us closer to enlightenment through eight sublime songs glowing with reverent spirit and positive, utopian energies. Utterly amazing stuff, for your soul.

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"Frankenphone"When the Arkestra moved from Chicago in 1961, Phillip Cohran declined to accompany them. In 1965 he participated in the formation of the AACM. Cohran formed the Artistic Heritage Ensemble with Pete Cosey, future members of the Earth, Wind and Fire horn section and “Master” Henry Gibson (the Motown house percussionist) among others. By this time, he was playing the harp as well as cornet, as well as other brass instruments, such as the french horn, baritone saxophone and percussion. On the Beach is an available recording which documents their music around 1967-68.Early in his career he invented an instrument he calls the Frankiphone, aka the Space Harp heard on some of Sun Ra’s early albums. The instrument is actually an electrified mbira or kalimba. This instrument inspired Maurice White to use an electrified Kalimba in performance with Earth, Wind and Fire. Cohran states he taught Maurice and his brothers music in their youth, much like The Wailers were tutored by Joe Higgs. On the Beach documents their work during those early years and features the Frankiphone on the title track, as well as a piece called “New Frankiphone Blues”.wiki

katalystentertainment:

"Frankenphone"

When the Arkestra moved from Chicago in 1961, Phillip Cohran declined to accompany them. In 1965 he participated in the formation of the AACM. Cohran formed the Artistic Heritage Ensemble with Pete Cosey, future members of the Earth, Wind and Fire horn section and “Master” Henry Gibson (the Motown house percussionist) among others. By this time, he was playing the harp as well as cornet, as well as other brass instruments, such as the french horn, baritone saxophone and percussion. On the Beach is an available recording which documents their music around 1967-68.

Early in his career he invented an instrument he calls the Frankiphone, aka the Space Harp heard on some of Sun Ra’s early albums. The instrument is actually an electrified mbira or kalimba. This instrument inspired Maurice White to use an electrified Kalimba in performance with Earth, Wind and Fire. Cohran states he taught Maurice and his brothers music in their youth, much like The Wailers were tutored by Joe Higgs. On the Beach documents their work during those early years and features the Frankiphone on the title track, as well as a piece called “New Frankiphone Blues”.
wiki

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Phil Cohran

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Phil Cohran

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The Gulabi gang (from Hindi gulabi, “pink”, transln. “pink gang”) is a group of women vigilantes and activists originally from Banda in Bundelkhand district, Uttar Pradesh, India, but reported to be active across North India as of 2010. It is named after the pink saris worn by its members. The gang was founded in 2006 by Sampat Pal Devi, a mother of five and former government health worker (and a former child bride), as a response to widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women. Gulabis visit abusive husbands and beat them up with laathis (bamboo sticks) unless they stop abusing their wives. In 2008, they stormed an electricity office in Banda district and forced officials to turn back the power they had cut in order to extract bribes. They have also stopped child marriages and protested dowry and female illiteracy.

padaviya:

The Gulabi gang (from Hindi gulabi, “pink”, transln. “pink gang”) is a group of women vigilantes and activists originally from Banda in Bundelkhand district, Uttar Pradesh, India, but reported to be active across North India as of 2010. It is named after the pink saris worn by its members.

The gang was founded in 2006 by Sampat Pal Devi, a mother
of five and former government health worker (and a former child bride), as a response to widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women. Gulabis visit abusive husbands and beat them up with laathis (bamboo sticks) unless they stop abusing their wives. In 2008, they stormed an electricity office in Banda district and forced officials to turn back the power they had cut in order to extract bribes. They have also stopped child marriages and protested dowry and female illiteracy.

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Sampat Pal Devi and members of the Pink Sari Gang 

The Pink Sari Gang, or Gulabi (pink) Gang, is a group of several hundred vigilante women in India, committed to protecting women against social malpractice, corrupt administrators, and abusive husbands.

notjessatall:

Sampat Pal Devi and members of the Pink Sari Gang 

The Pink Sari Gang, or Gulabi (pink) Gang, is a group of several hundred vigilante women in India, committed to protecting women against social malpractice, corrupt administrators, and abusive husbands.

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