Afghan refugee families protested the "gradual invasion of Afghanistan by Pakistan, Arab militias and Talibs (members of the Taliban regime)" in numerous demonstrations this past week. Rallies were held in a San Francisco-area park, across the street from Pakistan's embassy in Washington, D.C., and in the cities of London, Paris, Toronto, and New Delhi.
Angry protestors accused Pakistan's government of using its military intelligence services (ISI) to bolster the Taliban, providing the extremist militia with arms, logistics, supplies, and soldiers. The Afghan refugee families shouted slogans including "down with the Taliban and the Pakistani ISI" and "death to Nawaz Sharif and bin Laden."
The London protest became violent when demonstrators attacked the Pakistani embassy, injuring two employees and causing damage to the building.
12/12/2013 Feminist Majority Celebrates Introduction of Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act) - WASHINGTON -- Feminist Majority today celebrates and applauds Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) for introducing the critically-needed paid family medical leave legislation.
The Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act) will allow workers to take paid time off to address a serious illness of their own, a spouse, parent or child or to care for a new baby or adopted child. . . .
12/12/2013 Senate Confirms Two Women To DC Circuit Court - The US Senate confirmed Patricia Millett and Nina Pillard to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit this week, making this the first time the court has had five active female judges.The court is the second most important in the US because of its jurisdiction over most federal agencies.
The Senate confirmed Patricia Millett by a 56-38 vote on Tuesday. . . .