Archive for the 'Politics' Category

LGBT rights & progressive politics in the age of Trump (Kingsborough Community College, 3.29.17)

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT, New York City, NYAGRA, Politics, Transgender Rights

LGBT rights & progressive politics in the age of Trump Pauline Park at Kingsborough Community College 29 March 17 I’m honored by the invitation to speak to you today at this ‘Dinner & Dialogue’ event. I’d like to begin by thanking Lauren Ferguson for helping to arrange my visit here, my second time at Kingsborough [...]

Creating Change or pinkwashing Israeli apartheid? A Wider Bridge to Zionist propagandizing

Monday, January 16th, 2017 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT, Politics, Transgender Rights

Creating Change or pinkwashing Israeli apartheid: A Wider Bridge to Zionist propagandizing by Pauline Park I have attended 13 Creating Change conferences, but the 28th Creating Change in Chicago in January 2016, which I did not attend, will be remembered as perhaps the most controversial of them all (Matt Simonette and Gretchen Hammond, “Creating Change [...]

Hillary Clinton & Park Geun-hye: a progressive feminist analysis of presidential politics in the US & Korea

Friday, January 13th, 2017 No Commented
Categorized Under: history, LGBT, Politics

Hillary Clinton & Park Geun-hye: a progressive feminist analysis of presidential politics in the US & Korea by Pauline Park   Park Geun-hye is the first woman elected president of the Republic of Korea as well as the first president of the republic to be impeached. Hillary Clinton was the first woman to be nominated [...]

Hillary Clinton & the blame game: why Jill Stein had nothing to do with Donald Trump’s electoral college majority

Sunday, November 13th, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: Politics

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 [...]

I want a president… (10.17.16)

Monday, October 17th, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: health care, history, Israel/Palestine, LGBT, New York City, Politics

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 [...]

Hillary Clinton’s basket of deplorables & the politics of LGBT community co-optation

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, New York City, NYAGRA, Politics

  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 [...]

Hillary Clinton’s anti-feminist & anti-progressive agenda will never have my support

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: health care, Israel/Palestine, LGBT, Politics, Religion, Transgender Rights

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 [...]

Memorial Day 2016 reflections on war

Monday, May 30th, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: history, Politics

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 [...]

Israeli occupation, Palestine & the LGBT community: pinkwashing 101

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT, Politics, Transgender Rights

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 [...]

Hillary Clinton is not my abuela

Thursday, December 24th, 2015 one Commented
Categorized Under: history, Politics, Religion, spirituality

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 [...]

ESPA goes out with a whimper without having passed GENDA

Monday, December 14th, 2015 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, New York City, NYAGRA, Politics, Queens, Queens Pride House, Transgender Health, Transgender Rights

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 [...]

Israel & the LGBT Community Center ban on Palestine organizing 2011-13

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT, New York City, NYAGRA, Politics, Queens, Queens Pride House

Israel & the LGBT Community Center ban on Palestine organizing 2011-13 by Pauline Park Americans tend to think of Israel/Palestine as a foreign policy issue, an intractable conflict removed from us by 7,000 miles or more; and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community generally do not regard the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation [...]