In a typical presidential elections cycle, the Democratic National Convention (DNC) is the site of celebration for many Americans and protest for others who seek to push a potential incoming administration towards particular policy positions. Covid-19 presented a unique challenge Continue reading Women’s Joyful & Defiant Action at the DNC Milwaukee 2020
On July 10th, Thistle, along with others who are part of the Dialogue not Expulsion caucus that formed shortly after the Georgia Green Party signed on to the Declaration on Women’s Sex Based Rights, attended AJ Reed’s (GP Delegate from Illinois) Continue reading Thistle Thrown Out of ‘Queer’ Green Party National Convention Workshop
Nina Paley is the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Animakom award, an award given once a year to an artist by the Animakom Fest held in Bilbao, Spain. In our ongoing efforts to document trans activist abuse of feminist Continue reading Nina Paley, Blacklisted Feminist, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Morning Star, a socialist daily newspaper out of Britain, likes sharp-edged satire, but the bite of a cartoon by Stella Perrett lambasting self identity cut too deep for them. The Communist Party of Great Britain which publishes Morning Star, adopted a resolution at Continue reading Cartoonist sacked from the Morning Star newspaper
Earlier this year on January 9th, I finally got to meet directly with the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center’s executive director, Gary Kallas, to discuss the facility’s policy that bans me from performing on its stage. Twice prior Mr. Kallas had cancelled our Continue reading Meeting with Gary Kallas, Executive Director at the Wil-Mar
Now that Covid 19 is keeping people from enjoying live music in bars and coffee houses, many musicians have been producing shows online for their fans to watch. Thistle is no exception and we are happy to report there was Continue reading Thistle Performs LIVE from her Living Room!
Defend Feminists recently learned of the case of Peggy Luhrs, lesbian feminist activist and scholar from Burlington, Vermont. Peggy attempted to hold a talk at the public library in her town about sex and gender and was called “hateful” by city council Continue reading Lesbian Feminist Peggy Luhrs
Vaishnavi Sundar is a young radical feminist filmmaker and writer from India. She just wrote this impressive piece about the implications of “social distancing” in her hometown and in many neighborhoods in her country as the world goes into lockdown. Continue reading The work of feminist filmmaker Vaishnavi Sundar
On Monday, March 16th from 7-8 PM CST, WORT 89.9 FM will air another one of Thistle’s Access Hour programs! But this time, things are a bit different. First, the show is not focused on interviewing lesbians and feminists about Continue reading WORT 89.9 FM Airs Thistle’s Music Hour!
Three years ago, on February 3rd, 2017, Wisconsin Network for Peace, Justice & Sustainability (WNPJS), published a libelous statement about Thistle that caused a ripple effect that has led to her continued blacklisting and harassment to this day. The statement Continue reading WNPJS Removes Libelous Statement About Thistle After Three Years