Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Tag: Identity Politics

This Pride month let’s remember: corporations are not allies

The Target company’s capitulation to homophobes and transphobes is a testament to the dangers of relying on corporations to uphold social justice.

The move toward a four-day workweek obscures low pay

Of course Americans deserve to work fewer hours. But unless the move to a four-day workweek is accompanied by a massive pay raise, it merely frees up time to work more.

Republicans want to defund our libraries

Claiming to protect children, Republicans are going after libraries and librarians instead of the police, gun manufacturers, and actual child sexual abusers.

A new Republican assault on children: Overturning labor laws

It seems unimaginable that we are backsliding into the era of exploiting child labor. But that’s precisely what the GOP appears to be doing.

The real reason Disney is defying DeSantis

A corporation does not have morals—it has a bottom line. Disney’s lawsuit against Florida is more about being able to reap profits while underpaying workers than it is about protecting LGBTQ communities.

Six questions for a world that seems to be losing interest...

How do we shape a democratic future living in a zeitgeist that is tightening its grip across the globe?

What Kevin Alexander Gray taught me

The late civil rights activist and author didn’t let elected officials off the hook, no matter how liberal. He understood the importance of intersectionality and what it takes to achieve progressive change.

Asking the oppressed to be nonviolent is an impossible standard that...

"Only after the threat of black violence emerged did civil rights legislation move to the forefront of the national agenda."

How books can be used to build up America or to...

The assault on classroom libraries represents one front in DeSantis’s scorched-earth campaign to divide communities and marginalize certain Americans.

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.

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Does America have the balls – or means – to buy out malignant swamp...

On John Oliver’s satiric bribe* to the Supreme Court’s king of corruption.

UNRWA faces collapse: Israeli actions and funding cuts threaten agency’s future

Facing unprecedented challenges, UNRWA pleads for international support as Israel's relentless attacks and defunding threats push the agency to the brink.

NRA and Wayne LaPierre found guilty in corruption case: A blow to gun rights...

A Manhattan jury delivers a seismic verdict, finding Wayne LaPierre and the NRA guilty of corruption, shaking the foundations of America's gun rights stronghold.

Whales and dolphins bear the brunt as seas turn toxic

Marine sentinel alert: new study exposes alarming toxic heavy metal levels in stranded whales and dolphins, highlighting a hidden threat to marine life and human health.

Biden administration’s strict anti-migrant policies spark outcry

"Within a badly broken immigration system, the humanitarian assistance provided by Annunciation House is one of the few things that works well. We in El Paso stand with the faith leaders and volunteers who lead this work and make us proud to call this border community our home."