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Rae Abileah is a national organizer with CODEPINK Women for Peace. She connects CODEPINK's national campaigns with the grassroots women's movement for peace, and brings organizing resources to local activists who work creatively to stop the war in Iraq from over 200 small towns and cities around the country, and many places around the world. Rae has found through CODEPINK a network of compassionate women who daily inspire her to stand up for peace, from marches, to vigils, to getting thrown out of Bush's Inauguration! Rae's work with local activists keeps her well informed on the grassroots peace movement and direct action initiatives to end the US occupation of Iraq. Rae has also organized actions and workshops about deceptive tactics used by military recruiters and how to inform students and parents of their rights and the realities of joining the military today. She is a contributing author to 10 Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military and the forthcoming anthology, Sisters Singing: Incantations, Blessings, Chants, Prayers, Art and Sacred Stories by Women. Rae is from San Francisco, California, but spends much of her time traveling with CODEPINK. When not on the road for pink protests, she compliments her activism with creative writing, home-cooked meals, surfing, and calling the Congressional switchboard on speed dial.

Rae graduated from Barnard College at Columbia University with a dual degree in Environmental Science and Human Rights. She has a background in domestic violence prevention, as a survivor of domestic abuse, a public speaker and workshop facilitator, and a peer counselor. Rae has participated the UN Commission on Sustainable Development as a youth delegate in the non-profit sector. While studying at the Biosphere II program in Arizona, Rae co-founded Amig@s Naturales, a US-Mexico organization that forged friendships across the border to address water contamination. Rae co-led American Jewish World Service's youth delegations to El Salvador focusing on environmental justice issues in the aftermath of the 2001 earthquakes; she later took part in a regional peace and sustainability initiative with the Foundation for Self Sufficiency in Central America.

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Mad Women Descend on the Republican Convention lately I've been mad about Mad Men, scrambling through episodes with a strange intrigue of looking through a portal to a time when lady secretaries were totally subordinate to their suited bosses. Gawking and groping women was par for the corporate course,

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Why I Broke up with Bank of America Women make up 51% of the world's population but 70% of the world's poor. We perform 66% of the world's work, produce 50% of the food, but earn 10% of the income and own less than 1% of the world's property. Do you think Bank of America cares?