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August 2009 Blog Posts (5)

Obamas declaration of Women's Equality Day


Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release August 26, 2009


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Today, our country renews its commitment to freedom and justice for all our citizens. As we prepare to celebrate this women's day of equality, we reflect on the… Continue

Added by Lee Chalmers on August 26, 2009 at 21:46 — No Comments

Being inspired by the White House Project: NYC visit August 2009

Last week I had the good fortune to be in New York at the same time as one of the White House Project WOLF information events. Julie Gilbert and Marie Wilson kindly said that I could come along, to observe and see how where they are with their work can inform what The Downing Street Project is doing in its early and stumbling stages.

I took copious notes and thought I’d outline them here to give you a sense of what Marie Wilson was sharing about The White House Project, why it was… Continue

Added by Lee Chalmers on August 25, 2009 at 23:30 — No Comments

Tweetminster 10 Commandments for MP's and PPC's

Here it is! What do you think?

Here are the final "10 Commandments for Members of Parliament".

These commandments will be presented to all MPs and PPCs. Over the next few months and beyond the General Election, we will monitor the impact of these 10 Commandments to see if the actions of MPs live up to the standards that have been set. Our goal is to make a small contribution to making politics more open and… Continue

Added by Lee Chalmers on August 25, 2009 at 13:33 — 2 Comments

Power, Powerlessness, and the Myth of Oppression

Interesting integral essay on Power, Powerlessness, and the Myth of Oppression by Corey W. deVos.

Added by George Pór on August 14, 2009 at 19:01 — No Comments

Gitmo Grrls - the view from International Law

From the peerless IntLawGrrls blog: "...a recurrent theme in IntLawGrrl Kristine A. Huskey's new book is, to quote her,

'the fact that women are woefully scarce in national security law, my chosen field. I do not mean to convey that I am the only woman in this field, as there are many women writing, speaking about, and practicing nationalsecurity legal issues, specifically relating to Guantánamo… Continue

Added by Laura Walker Hudson on August 3, 2009 at 21:41 — No Comments

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