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By Zillah Eisenstein

In opposed to Empire, Zillah Eisenstein extends her critique of neoliberal globalization. confronted with an competitive American empire hostage to ideological extremism and violently selling the narrowest of pursuits, she appears to be like to an international anti-war move to counter US strength. relocating past the distortions of mainstream heritage, she detects the silencing of racialized, sex/gendered and classed methods of seeing. Eisenstein insists that the so-called West is as a lot fiction as fact, whereas the sexualized black slave alternate emerges as an early type of globalization. Plural understandings of feminisms as other-than-western are wanted. Black the US, India, the Islamic international and Africa envision distinct conceptions of what it's to be absolutely, polyversally, human. desire for a extra peaceable, simply and happier global lies, she believes, within the understandings and activism of ladies this present day.

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Anti-abortion politics, whether couched in religious rhetoric or not, also dominates Bush’s agenda for increased AIDS funding for Africa. He has disallowed any AIDS funding for programs where sex education or abortion are allowed. That is, he continues to use his anti-sex-awareness policy and anti-abortion beliefs in formulating policies that are not directly connected to these issues. He does this when millions of people’s lives and deaths are at stake. To conclude, in order to begin: it is sadly true that innocent people died on September 11, 2001.

Yet Bush no longer speaks about the reconstruction of Afghanistan. 33 Osama bin Laden is still missing. US troops will continue to hunt the Taliban, and to attempt peacekeeping in Iraq. Meanwhile an interim Eisenstein 01 28/6/04 1:57 pm 16 Page 16 AGAINST EMPIRE regime in Iraq initially headed by retired Lieutenant-General Jay Garner oversees the flow of oil, which does not bode well for democracy. Saddam may be gone, but US corporate interests and designs have just fully arrived. 34 Enter women.

Nazila Fathi, “Iraqi Career Women Ponder A Future Under Shiite Rule”, New York Times, May 25, 2003, p. A19. 43. Ellen Willis, “Freedom from Religion”, The Nation, vol. 272, no. 7 (February 19, 2001), p. 16. 44. Kenneth Woodward, “The Bible and the Qur’an”, Newsweek, February 11, 2002, pp. 51–7. 45. William Connolly, Why I Am Not a Secularist (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999), pp. 10, 19. 46. W. Norton, 1996), pp. 12, 14. 47. Howard Fineman, “Bush and God”, Newsweek, March 10, 2003, pp.

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