Monday, February 6, 2023

Tag: history

All human rights are at stake when abortions are banned

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overrule Roe v. Wade hurdles our society back into a dark age that disrespects the sovereignty of women, and all people.

Our bodies, societies and planet are inflamed for the same reasons

Raj Patel and Rupa Marya coauthored the book Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice to highlight the connections between health and structural injustice.

Election subversion is replacing voter suppression as new GOP threat

Pro-Trump Republicans are building new paths to subvert future election results, numerous analyses find.

Minneapolis teacher strike brought unity, victory and a reminder of the...

Teachers ended a nearly three-week strike, citing advances in pay and working conditions for many members. But more work remains.

Unclear federal law allows logging, farming and mining to threaten America’s...

No version of “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS), part of the Clean Water Act, adequately protects the nation’s natural areas.

Are Iowa’s days as the nation’s first presidential nominating contest numbered?

The jockeying has begun over which mix of states might take part in a series of coordinated opening primaries for 2024’s Democratic nominee.

New book argues mandatory voting will fulfill America’s promise of democracy

Miles Rapoport and E.J. Dionne say a healthier political culture and more representative government will result when all eligible citizens vote.

Florida may soon use digital images of ballots in recounts—will all...

As Florida updates its recount rules, election transparency advocates worry about losing public trust.

Michigan initiatives clash on how to stop GOP’s election deniers

Competing state constitutional amendments go to different lengths to enshrine voting rights and target anti-voter legislation and court rulings.

This Black History Month, don’t ban our history—teach it

May we instead “seize the opportunity” to honor Black Americans, as President Ford urged—from past to present.

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Behold, the new GOP culture wars

The Republican Party’s latest wave of attacks against anyone who threatens the white supremacist patriarchy is couched in false concern for health and well-being.

White House says GOP bill would force ‘one of the biggest Medicare benefit cuts’...

"House Republicans are trying to slash lifelines for middle-class families on behalf of rich special interests," said a White House spokesperson.

Outrage as Biden Administration recommends major Alaska oil project

"The project is “drastically out of step with the Biden administration’s goals to slash climate pollution and transition to clean energy,” but that “it’s not too late for him to step up and pull the plug on this carbon bomb."

‘More training’ is not the answer to police terror

The death of Tyre Nichols doesn’t have to be in vain – there are numerous opportunities for action at the local and national level to rein in out of control police terror.

How corporations hope to eviscerate workers’ right to strike

Corporations so fear this kind of worker power that they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rig the scales and help them kill future strikes before they even begin.