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my name is siobhan, i live in milwaukee. i am really interested in using this community to exchange information. it would be great if we can schedule a barrage of phone calls and emails when we see fit. ready to unleash the fucking beast.

i went to a few anti-bush and anti-war rallies over the last three weeks. obviously i feel really fucked up about the election. when bush gets his cabinet together he'll start gay hatred and abortion control shit again. we'll have to hit him up big time.

nice meeting you!

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Women Stage Breast-Feeding Protest at Mall

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Chanting "Got milk," 50 mothers staged a protest "nurse-in" at a Houston shopping mall after one of them said security guards asked her to cover herself or move on while breast-feeding her 4-month-old son.

The women peacefully held their infants to their breasts in the middle of the upscale Galleria mall on Thursday, then continued their protest on a busy street outside, the Houston Chronicle reported on Friday.

Instigator of the action was Julie Doyle-Madrid, who said that a few days before a female security guard admonished her to cover up while she was feeding son Will and another said the mall preferred that nursing be done in more private places like the rest room.

She left, but angrily told a friend and word spread through e-mails, play groups and parents' meetings, which led to the 50 mothers gathering at the Galleria.

Galleria spokeswoman Connie Hascher told Reuters on Friday the female guard approached Doyle-Madrid because she noticed several men watching the breast-feeding.

The mall has no policy against public breast-feeding and would not tell women to cover up or change location, she said.

"We want people to have a comfortable experience while they're here."

If people do not want to see women nursing their children, "Don't look," Doyle-Madrid told the Chronicle.

"Breast-feeding is a child eating. I'm very comfortable," she said.

Trapped by inequality

SAN FRANCISCO -- In a ruling with coast-to-coast effect, a federal judge declared the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act unconstitutional Tuesday, saying it infringes on a woman's right to choose.

U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton's ruling came in one of three lawsuits challenging the legislation President Bush signed last year.

She agreed with abortion rights activists that a woman's right to choose is paramount, and that it is therefore "irrelevant" whether a fetus suffers pain, as abortion foes contend.

In a statement, the Bush re-election campaign said: "Today's tragic ruling upholding partial birth abortion shows why America needs judges who will interpret the law and not legislate from the bench. ... John Kerry's judicial nominees would similarly frustrate the people's will and allow this grotesque procedure to continue."

 

We need to put our armor on and take to the streets and take back the world with our own bare hands held together in the sky.

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