MARCH 2008 3/8/08 International Women's Day. This event was made official by the United Nations but is promoted without noting that it commemorates an uprising in New York City by women workers, on March 8, 1857,
3/4/08 Women Out in the Cold at Peace Talks, Common Dreams.org. Very few women are involved in peace talks despite U.N. resolutions asserting the importnace of equal participation by women in the peace process.
1/12/08 (Blogspot): Take Up the Song, 1998. This year Women's History Month in March and Women's Equality Day on August 26 have special significance, because it's the 160th anniversary year of Seneca Falls and the first year that a woman has been a serious candidate for the office of President of the United States. Ten years ago at the GeVa Theater in Rochester they produced to musical accompaniment my dramatized history of the American women's movement, titled "Take Up the Song" (link here to full text of original show with markup to show changes in the video version). More: 1/12/08, Blogspot, John Tepper Marlin, Seneca Falls, 160 Years Ago.
1/9/08 (Huffpost):.Seneca Falls and 2008. What a difference four years make! In July 2004, a commentator on the presidential election noted that it was 156 years since the Seneca Falls convention for women's rights. Even though Barack Obama was giving the keynote speech that month at the Democratic Convention, the commentator said it would be "ridiculous" to associate the 1848 convention with the Democratic Party. Now it's the 160th anniversary year of Seneca Falls and we have two good reasons for associating that historic event with Democratic Party -- Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. More: 1/9/08 Huffington Post, John Tepper Marlin, Clinton, Obama and Seneca Falls.