What’s Current: Indigenous & environmental activist Berta Cáceres assassinated in her home

Berta Cáceres

Honduras environmental and Indigenous activist, Berta Cáceres, assassinated in her home. In 2015, the co-founder of the Council of Indigenous Peoples of Honduras won the Goldman Environmental prize, the world’s leading environmental award, for rallying the Indigenous Lenca people of Hunduras and successfully pressuring the world’s largest dam builder to pull out of the Agua Zarca Dam. Cáceras’ assassination is part of a larger trend, making Honduras the deadliest country for environmentalists, with 101 killed between 2010 and 2014.

Historic Canadian bill tabled to amend the criminal code to recognize torture in the private sphere. This coincides with the report of the Nation Centre of Sexual Exploitation in Washington DC asking the United Nations to finally recognize the abuse of women in prostitution and pornography as forms of torture.

The three female U.S. Supreme Court justices fought for women’s right to abortion yesterday. Destroying the argument that abortion restrictions are about “protecting women” by pointing out that if colonoscopies are more dangerous than abortions, why aren’t those procedures being restricted?

In the past 3 years, hundreds of TRAP laws have been passed in the United States going around the constitution in order to make abortion inaccessible to women. (video)

Bernie Bros attack Elizabeth Warren online, blaming her for Bernie’s Super Tuesday loss in Massachusetts.

Samantha Bee takes a look at workplace sexual harassment. (Video)

Asshole dude sprays white paint all over feminist mural celebrating historical women.

Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.