Friday, March 8, 2013

March 8, 2013

International Women's Day

2013 Theme: The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum

The Violence Against Women Act  
The White House Blog - March 8, 2013

Violence Against Women Act   Wikipedia

IWD: voices from around the world - interactive  
The Guardian - March 8, 2013

Women and Spirituality Crystalinks

Friday in Gotham

Outside the weather is a mix of snow, changing to rain and back to snow as we wait for the temps to warm up and it turns to all rain. It's all just mush with a nice weekend ahead so it will be gone in no time.

The big story here in the city Sulaiman Abu Ghaith to be tried in New York   BBC - March 8, 2013
A man described as a spokesman for Osama Bin Laden has been arrested and will be tried in New York City, the US has confirmed. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was captured within the last week in Jordan, Congressman Peter King said on Thursday. Mr Abu Ghaith is Bin Laden's son-in-law and played a role in plotting the attacks of 9/11, US officials said. Bin Laden was killed in a May 2011 raid on his hideout in Pakistan by a team of US commandos. Mr Abu Ghaith is scheduled to appear in a federal court on Friday on charges of conspiracy to kill United States nationals.