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Elayne Clift is a writer,lecturer, workshop leader and activist. She is senior correspondent for Women's Feature Service, columnist for the Keene (NH) Sentinel and Brattleboro (VT) Commons and a contributor to various publications internationally. Her latest book is ACHAN: A Year of Teaching Thailand (Bangkok Books, 2007). She is also the editor of Women, Philanthropy and Social Change: Visions for a Just Society (UPNE/Tufts U., 2007). She lives in Saxtons River, Vt. and invites readers to visit her website: www.elayneclift.com

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is Big Pharma Getting Away with Murder? When profit-driven Big Pharma behaves badly patients suffer but stockholders rejoice. What's wrong with that picture?

Friday, June 26, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Where Are Women's Organizations in the Fight for Reproductive Rights? What explains the invisibility of feminist organizations as women's reproductive rights continue to be eroded? And why don't they want to talk about that question with a feminist writer and activist?

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sexual Bliss for Women with a Little Pink Pill - Really? Flibanserin is Big Pharma's latest controversial innovation designed, it seems, to respond to American women's quest for an eternal wet dream. Why is Puritanical America so fixated on sex, sexual desire and sexual performance?

Lyme Disease, transmitted by the bite of a small tick, is now endemic i Monday, June 1, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is Lyme the Next Infectious Disease Disaster? Lyme disease is now endemic in several states and growing exponentially across the country. Why are infectious disease specialists still in denial about its severity and chronic nature?

Talking about police brutality isn't the same as changing it. Let's cha Friday, May 29, 2015 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Policing Post Mortem: What Needs to Happen Next? Let's not let police brutality go the way of gun control legislation or the war on women. Some suggestions for stopping the violence.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Nurses: The Heart & Backbone of Health Care May 6 - 12 is National Nurses Week. What better time to honor nurses and to remember the difference they make in health care delivery, policy and financing.

Tweet from Twitter User BINGBINGFORTUNE Friday, May 1, 2015 (19 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Vote for Hillary May be Hard but Consider the Alternative Despite the concerns that many progressive have about Hillary,if she is the Democratic candidate we must get behind her. A Right Wing Republican in the White House would spell disaster for years to come.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Prison Health Care Sorely in Need of Reform Being in prison is no picnic, but few people realize that it can be a matter of life and death for those needing health care. A recent measles outbreak in California help to make the case.

Monday, March 30, 2015 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Remembering the Human in Human (Sex) Trafficking Shame on Republicans for trying to sneak anti-abortion language into the proposed Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015! Do they really think raped girls haven't been punished enough?

Friday, March 27, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What to Do About a Collective Unconscious in Despair Are we ready for another great social movement that can transform the way we live? The Civil Rights and Women's Movements can serve as models.

Monday, March 9, 2015 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Myth of a Model Country Gun violence, wage inequality, racism and more - how can we say America is a model country?

Friday, February 27, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Vaccines, Crusades & VicariousThrills What do the measles vaccination debacle, the President's speech mentioning Crusades, and Brian William's dismissal have in common?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Are There Lessons to be Learned from Kayla Mueller's Sad Story? Are there important lessons for other young idealists who want to head off to foreign lands to help people in war-torn countries in Kayla's story?

Sunday, February 1, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Can We Do Better on Childcare in America? Why isn't the abysmal state of childcare in America on the radar screen? We have lessons to learn from abroad.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Time to End a Two-Tiered Justice System Why do white collar criminals get away with murder - sometimes literally - while ordinary people - who are sometimes innocent - languish is inhumane prisons?

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Who Will Tell the Stories of Missing Girls & Captured Women? Why don't we hear the voices and stories of the women and girls captured by Boka Haram and ISIS? Are they less newsworthy than counting drone attacks and the usual war stories?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Revisiting "The Banality of Evil" Hannah Arendt was pilloried for her contemplation of "Eichmann in Jerusalem" in 1961. But in light of torture, police brutality, sexual assault and political corruption it may be time to revisit her argument about "the banality of evil."

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Real Stunner in the Midterm Elections What Michelle Obama might have liked to say after the way the Democratic Party treated her husband and handed the midterm election to Republicans.

Monday, November 3, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Two Nobel Prizes, 65 Million Girls Absent From School This year's Nobel Peace Prize winners have helped shine a light on the urgency of girls' education but millions still have no access. It's an important challenge.

Sunday, October 26, 2014 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is America a Failed State? Have we become a failed state like those we accuse of being "developing countries"? Given political corruption, police brutality, SCOTUS decisions, gun violence and more it's beginning to look that way.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Women Take Lead as Abolishing Death Penalty Gains Traction State by state, women are taking the lead in ending the death penalty. They range from activist nuns to exonerees to family members. And they're having an impact.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Long Cold Summer When Civilization Seemed to Retreat Dare we hope that the summer of so many disasters coupled with political violence might lead us to find our better selves?

Thursday, August 7, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Standing Up to Corporate Greed What happens when employees, customers and even management stand up to abuse by the powers that be? This ongoing case study is compelling.

Saturday, July 26, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Reacting to Conflict in the Middle East: A Revealing Litmus Test Reactions to the Israel/Gaza conflict on social media are stunningly bifurcated between those who take a human rights view and those who see events through a political lens. Will enough people find their voices of conscience in time to end the conflagration?

Thursday, June 26, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Micro-aggression: Subtle But Searing Subtle forms of aggression - a particular kind of bullying - have a terrible impact and need to be stopped.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Unsung Heroes Deserve Attention Too The world is full of ordinary people whose acts of kindness and generosity go unnoticed. They deserve to be honored as much as media-selected heroes.

Saturday, June 7, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Are We Really the Greatest Country on Earth? Can a country that uses capital punishment, sanctions torture, and abuses its veterans really be nirvana?

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
It's Time to End the Epidemic of Sexual Assault What do city subways, college dorms, and military service have in common? They are all venues for the vulnerable when it comes to sex assaults.

Monday, May 5, 2014 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Welcome to the New America, Where Oligarchs Rock! Is Oligarchy the new "word for the day"? Is there even a word that captures how dangerous that is for America's future, or a word for the day when democracy died?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Elephants in the Pay Equity Room We lost a great opportunity to talk about myriad issues surrounding pay equity (and discrimination) during media coverage of National Pay Equity Day last month.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Corruption, Control and the Pathology of Power The world is full of Bernie Madoffs. Corruption happens across cultures and none of us fully understands why so many people seek personal gain though unsavory behaviors. What does that say about our collective humanity?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Pornography of War You know its poster child: A "wounded warrior" learning to walk with a prosthesis; a female officer incapacitated by depression; a homeless vet wandering aimlessly. How many more pornographic pictures must we view to see that violence is always trumped by vision, and that suffering is the last, worst solution to conflict?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Bullies, Brutality and Bullets: Violence in America Prevails Military sexual misconduct, police brutality, gun violence - we have become inured to violence in America.

Thursday, February 27, 2014 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Will Our Gilded Age Lead to Another Progressive Era? In today's Gilded Age, Wall Street bankers dress down for dinner, their women in Gucci, Pucci and Louis Vuitton casual-wear. They live on Fifth Avenue as the barons did, or in rehabbed Brooklyn brownstones perhaps, and keep beachside condos in Boca Raton and Belize. Will the 1% lead the way to a new Progressive Era?

Thursday, February 13, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What Does the Future Hold for Afghan Women? With the Taliban making a comeback and President Karzai hostile to the US, what will will happen to females in Afghanistan?

Sunday, January 26, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why the Millennials Give me Hope The children of Baby Boomers are socially conscious and pro-active in a way that should give us all hope for the future.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Are We Headed for a Robotic World? Are we headed for a robotic world? With Google's recent purchase of Boston Dynamics, the firm that makes battle robots that look like galloping headless horses, people are starting to take note of what our future may look like.

Saturday, December 14, 2013 (23 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Burkhas and Bikinis: What Women's Bodies Reveal About Cultures women covered head to toe; women nearly naked. What is the message, one country to another?

Monday, November 25, 2013 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Never Again? Anti-Semitism on the Rise A rise in anti-Semitism in Europe and elsewhere begs the question: Never again?

Monday, October 21, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
When It Comes to Mental Health, Do No Harm An exhibit in NY underscores what care must be taken when it comes to mental health diagnosis and treatment.

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=b01AZqlcqjE: Goverment Shutdown - Michele Langbehn's Cancer Continues Untreated Saturday, October 12, 2013 (32 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What the Shutdown Means for Women Why haven't the media talked about the critical impact of the government shutdown on women?

Monday, September 30, 2013 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is the Pope Really Ready to Address the "Woman Question"? Pope Francis is popular, humble, and genuinely likeable. But will he do what is right for women?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is America Really as Safe a Place to Live as You Thought? Feeling safe living in the US? You may want to think again.

Sunday, August 11, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Can Women's Health Trump the Abortion Debate? What will it take for legislators to stop branding full service women's health clinics as abortion factories?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Left, Right and Wrong: Divided Supreme Court Causes Concern amid Celebration Is the Supreme Court safeguarding our Constitutional rights or tilting ever more to the political right?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 (12 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Summer of Their Discontent: Reflections on the Trayvon Martin Verdict The dignity of Trayvon Martin's family and supporters following the Zimmerman verdict reminds us that we have far to go in realizing MLK's dream.

Friday, June 28, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Finding Balance in a Dangerous, High Tech World Fnding a balance between an abundance of caution in matters of security and our fundamental right to privacy challenges all of us.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Notes from the Field: A Development Project That Actually Works An international education program that supports social justice work around the world. What could be better than that?

Monday, May 27, 2013 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Lessons From Abroad: Ten Tips in Ten Days What can we learn from "the old country"? Plenty when it comes to culinary pleasures, transportation and sustainable living.

Monday, May 27, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Mastectomies, Movie Stars, Media and Medicine What impact will Angelina Jolie's decision to have a prophylactic double mastectomy have on other women?

Monday, May 20, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
This Memorial Day, Let's Remember Women in War Now that women can enter combat officially, it's a good time to remember the many roles women have played during wartime, whether military or civilian.

Monday, May 20, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Paying Attention to Climate Change Before It's Too Late Oil covered wildlife. Sludge clogging waterways and snaking down suburban streets. The potential for disaster, especially with a transcontinental pipeline, have never been greater.

Sunday, March 31, 2013 (35 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Putting an End to "The Woman Question" Can we finally put an end to Freud's irritating question about what women want?

Sunday, March 31, 2013 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Shout Out to the Bad Girls Literature is full of them. Congress has some. Feminist celebrate them. Know any bad girls?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The End of Privacy Whatever your point of view is on increased surveillance whether by bosses, doctors or drones, we would all be wise to watch out for hackers, identify thieves, and marketers. Given the increasingly complex and intrusive world we live in, personal privacy is a civil rights issues that bears watching.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
the Drone Dilemma For the first time in history a civilian intelligence agency is using robots to carry out military missions -- killing people -- in countries where the U.S. is not officially at war. Shouldn't we be worried about that?

Saturday, January 26, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Fifty Years of Milestones for Minorities Remembering MLK and the Civil Rights Movement as well as the Women's Movement as the president was inaugurated again offered new hope for a better America.

Monday, January 14, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Remembering a Rape Victim and the Meaning of Her Death The rape unto death of an Indian woman is not unlike the massacre of innocent children by gun violence in CT: We must understand the root cause of such violence and put an end to it now.

Saturday, December 22, 2012 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
DSM-5 Could Be Hazardous to Your Mental Health The 5th edition of the DSM - the "psychiatrists' Bible" - will be out in 2013. Practitioners who rely on it should remember the Hippocratic Oath: "Do no harm." Patients should beware unscientific labeling.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Suffer the Little Children The time for talk is over. we must stop being a country of killing fields. We must pass sensible gun laws.

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