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Tag: civil rights

GOP attorneys general petition against EPA’s use of civil rights law...

The petition, if successful, could have dire consequences for communities living near industrial sites.

Federal judge blocks EPA’s enforcement of civil rights in environmental cases

"We are suffering, we are dying," said Mary Hampton of Concerned Citizens of St. John. "That's a hard thing to deal with."

On the brink: Supreme Court may endanger Voting Rights Act’s legacy

Facing a historic legal challenge, the Voting Rights Act's future hangs in balance.

The killing of Breonna Taylor still reverberates in Kentucky politics

Will Taylor’s death weigh heavily on many voters in the county?

Right-wing SCOTUS majority signals support for anti-LGBTQ+ reactionaries

"It does not bode well for the future of civil rights law that Gorsuch believes a state imposes 'reeducation training' on employers when it reminds them how to comply with nondiscrimination rules," said one court observer.

Iran: A winter-spring anti-romance

To achieve a more orderly and just transition in Iran, a ceasefire is needed in the winter-spring standoff between the revolutionary generation of 1979 and the revolutionary generation of today.

EPA calls out environmental racism in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley

The Environmental Protection Agency said in a letter it sent last week to state regulators in response to civil rights complaints about air pollution in the region known as Cancer Alley.

MLK Day special: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his own...

While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People’s Campaign to address issues of economic justice.

How the Vietnam War pushed MLK to embrace global justice, not...

On July 2, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. stood behind President Lyndon Baines Johnson as the Texan signed into law the Civil...

Derek Chauvin pleads guilty to violating civil rights of George Floyd...

“This is important and historic. His admissions mark another important moment of accountability and another step on the road to justice.”

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The Fourth Amendment is Not for Sale Act and the battle against government spying

The FANFSA, passed with a 219-199 vote, garnered support from both sides of the aisle, with 96 Democrats and 123 Republicans backing the bill.

20 percent of common produce carry unhealthy levels of pesticides new report says

Of the 59 common produce items evaluated, popular produce like strawberries, green beans and potatoes posed the highest risks.

US diplomacy thwarts Palestinian UN membership amid claims of supporting statehood leaked cable shows

This diplomatic maneuvering seeks to avoid a U.S. veto, which would publicly align the country against Palestinian self-determination.

Progressive International unveils database exposing global right-wing network threatening democracies

This database, which results from a year of meticulous research, exposes the mechanisms through which these forces erode democratic norms and foster geopolitical instability.
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How Trump is following Hitler’s playbook

History shows there are no “one-day” dictatorships. When democracies fall, they typically fall completely.