Jamilah Hoffman

A Time for New Beginnings: Taking on the Christian Fascists in Houston

By Jamilah Hoffman                    

On January 18th, a group of anti-abortion religious fundamentalists came to Houston to protest at a new Planned Parenthood facility. These people call Planned Parenthood’s new Houston location an “abortion super center” because of its 78,000 square feet, and they call the location of the building itself racist because it is situated near Black and Chicano neighborhoods.
 
They claim that Planned Parenthood chose this location to target neighborhoods of the oppressed for abortions. Their agenda is to enslave women. Those of us who support a woman’s right to choose, who stand in opposition to the oppression of women, came out in support of abortion rights and Planned Parenthood.
 
news coverage from KIAH, Houston

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Protesting Pelosi in Houston, and Looking at the Bigger Picture

 

By Jamilah Hoffman
 
On Friday, June 12, Nancy Pelosi spoke in Houston at an event sponsored a group called the “Progressive Forum”. The Progressive Forum Houston is a mainstream organization that presents speakers who are supposed to bring political and cultural voices that enrich, “our democracy and culture by presenting the great minds we believe are advancing the success of the individual, our species, and life on the planet.”
 
Since Pelosi has gone along with Bush's program on war and torture, and now Obama's continuation of Bush's program, some people in the anti war and movement called for protests. Some people associated with both World Can’t Wait and Revolution newspaper also went. But as I walked to where the event was being held, I saw a lot of American flags. I know that there are so-called progressives who wave the flag, but even this was too many for them.   I realized that we were walking into an angry batch of reactionaries and extremists. 

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World Can't Wait mobilizes people living in the United States to stand up and stop war on the world, repression and torture carried out by the US government. We take action, regardless of which political party holds power, to expose the crimes of our government, from war crimes to systematic mass incarceration, and to put humanity and the planet first.