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Friday, February 7, 1997

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  • Effects of Global Economics and Military Spending on Women

    With the help of the renowned New Zealand feminist, former Member
    of Parliament, and author — Marilyn Waring, today on Democracy Now
    we’ll take a special look at how global economics and politics
    effects women. In a new video released this past year called Who’s
    Counting: Sex, Lies and Global Economics, Marilyn Waring challenges
    the myths of economics, its elitist stance, and our tacit
    compliance with political agendas that masquerade as objective
    economic policy.

    When Marilyn Waring was elected to the New Zealand parliament in
    1975, she thought she might one day return to her first love,
    classical music. Instead, the 22-year-old MP was re-elected three
    times and blazed a trail that eventually brought down her own
    government and launched her as the foremost spokesperson for global
    feminist economics. Today on Democracy Now, Marilyn Waring, in her
    video Who’s Counting, takes us on a journey around the world to
    examine the effect of global economics and military spending on the
    lives of women.

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