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Palestine & the pinkwashing of the Israeli occupation: the case for BDS (Hunter College, 11.30.16)

Palestine & the pinkwashing of the Israeli occupation: the case for BDS (Hunter College, 11.30.16) a presentation by Pauline Park at "BDS: A Striving for Palestinian Liberation" at Hunter College City University of New York 30 November 2016   I would like to begin by thanking Rani Allan and Rania Hattab of the Palestine Solidarity Alliance for organizing this forum and inviting me ...
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT
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Hillary Clinton & the blame game: why Jill Stein had nothing to do with Donald Trump’s electoral college majority

Hillary Clinton & the blame game: why Jill Stein had nothing to do with Donald Trump's electoral college majority by Pauline Park Hillary Clinton may have won the popular vote by the narrowest of margins, but Donald Trump won an electoral college majority in the 2016 presidential election, which has prompted howls of outrage and despair from ...
Sunday, November 13th, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: Politics
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I want a president… (10.17.16)

I want a president... by Pauline Park 17 October 2016 I want a president who reflects my values, not the values of the Wall Street oligarchy as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump do. I want a president who stands up to Islamophobia and all forms of bigotry instead of fanning the flames of prejudice and hatred as Donald Trump ...
Monday, October 17th, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: health care, history, Israel/Palestine, LGBT, New York City, Politics
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Front Cover & gay Asian identity: a love story of a very different kind

Front Cover & gay Asian identity: a love story of a very different kind by Pauline Park "Front Cover" is a love story of a very different kind. Depictions of complex LGBT or Asian characters in film is unusual and depictions of LGBT/queer Asians and Asian Americans is rare; even rarer is the depiction of a romantic relationship ...
Saturday, August 20th, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, queer API
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Hillary Clinton: a progressive feminist perspective

Hillary Clinton: a progressive feminist perspective by Pauline Park Hillary Clinton’s supporters depict her as a courageous feminist trying to advance a daringly progressive agenda in the face of Republican opposition; the truth is actually quite the opposite: Hillary is an anti-feminist who has always pursued an anti-progressive agenda from her earliest days as a ‘Goldwater girl.’ Of ...
Sunday, June 5th, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT
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Hillary Clinton’s basket of deplorables & the politics of LGBT community co-optation

  Hillary Clinton's basket of deplorables & the politics of LGBT community co-optation by Pauline Park I think when pollsters, political scientists, historians & other analysts look back on 2016 & search for defining moments, one of them will be #HillaryClinton's LGBT 'community' fundraiser on Sept. 9 at Cipriani Wall Street, with tickets from $1,200 to $250,000 per plate ...
Friday, June 3rd, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, New York City, NYAGRA, Politics
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Hillary Clinton’s anti-feminist & anti-progressive agenda will never have my support

Hillary Clinton's anti-feminist & anti-progressive agenda will never have my support by Pauline Park Hillary Clinton's supporters depict her as a courageous feminist trying to advance a daringly progressive agenda in the face of Republican opposition; the truth is actually quite the opposite: Hillary is an anti-feminist who has always pursued an anti-progressive agenda from her earliest ...
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: health care, Israel/Palestine, LGBT, Politics, Religion, Transgender Rights
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Memorial Day 2016 reflections on war

Memorial Day 2016 reflections on war I'm watching all of the media coverage of Memorial Day parades and thinking about how superficial and simplistic it all is. War is never good, but is occasionally necessary (the Civil War, World War II); but most wars are unnecessary (the Hundred Years' War, Hideyoshi's invasion of Korea, the Thirty ...
Monday, May 30th, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: history, Politics
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Obama & North Carolina’s HB2: the transgender bathroom panic

Obama & North Carolina's HB2: the transgender bathroom panic By Pauline Park North Carolina's enactment of House Bill 2 and the response from the administration of Barack Obama have made transgender rights and public restroom usage front-page news across the country. In the wake of HB2, Christian fundamentalists have tried to organize a boycott of Target after ...
Friday, May 13th, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, Transgender Rights
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Israeli occupation, Palestine & the LGBT community: pinkwashing 101

Israeli occupation, Palestine & the LGBT community: pinkwashing 101 "Pinkwashing is an explicit strategy taken up in recent years by the government of Israel to portray Israel as a leader in gay rights and a gay tourism destination to improve its human rights image while deflecting attention away from the extreme violence of the Israeli occupation ...
Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT, Politics, Transgender Rights
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Hillary Clinton is not my abuela

Hillary Clinton is not my abuela by Pauline Park "7 things Hillary Clinton has in common with your abuela" has provoked overwhelmingly negative reactions from Latinos and Latinos. Within hours of the posting of the absurd piece of #Hispandering on HillaryClinton.com on Dec. 21, outraged Latinas took to Twitter to denounce Hillary with the hashtags #NotMyAbuela and #NotMiAbuela, ...
Thursday, December 24th, 2015 one Commented
Categorized Under: history, Politics, Religion, spirituality
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ESPA goes out with a whimper without having passed GENDA

ESPA goes out with a whimper not the bang of having passed GENDA by Pauline Park On Dec. 12, the Empire State Pride Agenda abruptly announced it would be shutting down the Pride Agenda -- which so many people over the years have called 'ESPA' -- and its Foundation, though its political action committee will apparently remain ...
Monday, December 14th, 2015 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, New York City, NYAGRA, Politics, Queens, Queens Pride House, Transgender Health, Transgender Rights
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