An extremist pro-life organization that helped make doctors the targets of deadly attacks in the 1990s is now mobilizing a protest to shutter the last abortion clinic in Mississippi. With reproductive rights under assault across the country, pro-choice activist Sunsara Taylor reports on the high-stakes battle about to take place in Jackson, Miss.
A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control recommends classifying all women as pre-pregnant—whether they intend to conceive or not. It’s an audacious leap along the logical fault line that values women as mere fetal incubators.
Sunsara Taylor, author of the widely debated BattleCry columns, sets forth in this manifesto a case for driving President Bush and his administration from office—anchored by an Oct. 5 boycott of work and schools nationwide.
Truthdig contributor Sunsara Taylor reports again from the front lines—a BattleCry Christian-fundamentalist rock music rally, where a “sexpert” claims that “condoms don’t work,” Navy SEALs stage mock assassination raids in the name of Christ, and evangelist Franklin Graham suggests that HIV/AIDS is a punishment from God.
(Third in a series. See: column 1, column 2)
Go behind the scenes at a Christian fundamentalist youth rock show in Philadelphia, where hired goons shadowed a young activist, the author of this column, and where a letter of praise from President Bush kicked off the festivities. “This must have been what it felt like to watch the Hitler Youth,” writes Sunsara Taylor. (Second column in a series of three. First column here, Third column here.)
A young activist explores the frightening world of a Christian evangelical youth movement that is holding rock concerts and rallies at city halls nationwide this weekend. “If you?ve been waiting to get alarmed until the Christian fascist movement started filling stadiums with young people and hyping them up to do battle in ‘God?s army,’ wait no longer.”
(First column a series of three. Second column here, third column here.)
Posted on May 11, 2006
Sunsara Taylor writes for Revolution Newspaper and sits on the Advisory Board of The World Can’t Wait—Drive Out the Bush Regime.