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Marcia G. Yerman is a writer, activist, and artist based in New York City. Her articles--profiles, interviews, reporting and essays--focus on women's issues, the environment, human rights, the arts and culture. Her writing has been published by the New York Times, Women News Network, Huffington Post, NextTribe, AlterNet, The Women's Media Center, and The Raw Story--among others.
SHARE Sunday, November 24, 2019 Carrie Fisher's Turbulent Journey
Sheila Weller's biography of Carrie Fisher examines her struggle with bipolar disorder and drug addiction, her tremendous creativity, and her dysfunctional Hollywood family.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, May 26, 2017 State Senator Jeff Klein: Hero or Goat?
While the rest of the country is dealing with the daily breaking news of "Trumpland," New York State has its own political drama which is picking up steam.
It's all about Albany politics, specifically the State Senate. Eight elected Democrats have joined a group called the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC). Under the tutelage of State Senator Jeffrey Klein, they have formed a coalition with Republicans.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 30, 2014 The Military Battles Climate Change
The military is sounding the call about how climate change adds to international instability, national concerns, and much more. Sen. James Inhofe, climate denier, still doesn't agree.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Climate Change and the Media
The media is not doing a great job on covering the issue of climate change. Media Matters for America recently released a report with the stats.
SHARE Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Love Thy Nature: From Film to Movement
The documentary "Love Thy Nature" has had nearly 300 screenings in theaters, universities, libraries, non-profit venues, and community centers around the world. It's building an educational movement to get people more in touch with nature.
SHARE Sunday, November 29, 2015 "Keep It in the Ground" Keeps Up the Pressure
Stats from the last ten years show that almost 25 percent of American emissions have resulted from the fossil fuels that were burned as a result of federal leases. That number translates to a contribution of 4 percent of global emissions.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 17, 2013 Should the Media Deny the Denier?
Is it censorship or false balance? Some newspapers are refusing to run letters to the editor which deny climate change. Other outlets gave more traction to the reaction of climate deniers to the IPCC Report.
SHARE Monday, November 9, 2015 The Myanmar Election and the Myitsone Dam
2015 Goldman Prize winner, Myint Zaw's efforts recount a simple tale of a fight for environmental justice against exploitation, with the goal of protecting a national treasure -- the Irrawaddy River.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, April 21, 2017 March for Science
Scientists and supporters of science will March for Science on April 22, Earth Day. America is lagging behind in graduating science majors and is too far ahead on climate deniers!
SHARE Saturday, May 7, 2016 Equal Means Equal: Why the ERA Must Be Passed
A look at why the Equal Rights Amendment must be passed. It is an important legal tool. The rights women have gained over the past few decades have been through laws and legislation, which can easily be overturned.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, April 4, 2016 Kate Nace Day: Human Trafficking Activist
Under our national law, anyone beneath the age of 18 who is sold for sex is a trafficking victim. Consent is irrelevant. But in many states, prostituted children are still arrested and treated as criminals.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 28, 2015 The Work of Artists Is Not Play
A look at how creatives are treated in our society in terms of economic remuneration. Live coverage of two panels at the CUE Art Foundation in New York City.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 16, 2013 Sequester Dirties the Air
Most people know how the sequester may affect the military budget or social safety nets, but few are aware of the impacts on the air we breathe.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, January 11, 2013 Fracking Causes Friction In "Promised Land"
This is an overview of the new film "Promised Land", which deals with a community evaluating the pros and cons of fracking. There is also additional information about fracking.
SHARE Thursday, February 4, 2016 Texas Vs. Women's Reproductive Rights
The Supreme Court has been asked to review a June 2015 ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which upheld a law that would bolt the doors to 3/4 of the abortion clinics in Texas. This would leave the state's women, in an area of 268,820 square miles, without ready access to abortion that was "safe and legal."
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 18, 2012 "Other Israel Film Festival" Tackles Complex Issues
An overview of the opening night of the "Other Israel Film Festival." Article includes introductory statements from actor Mandy Patinkin, as well as a review of the film screened, "Sharqiya."