Civil Rights & Social Justice

Despite Protests, TX Passes Tough New Abortion Restrictions

Despite Protests, TX Passes Tough New Abortion Restrictions
Republicans used their majority to cut short debate and give preliminary approval early Monday to some of the toughest abortion restrictions in the country as time was running out on the Texas Legislature's special session.
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Progressives Applaud AOC Proposal to Ban 'Insidious Practice' of Military Recruiting in Schools

Progressives Applaud AOC Proposal to Ban 'Insidious Practice' of Military Recruiting in Schools
"It's important that our youth understand that joining the military isn't the only way to pay for college or find stability in life."
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Republicans Threaten To Defund Cities Over Protests

Republicans Threaten To Defund Cities Over Protests
Multiple Republican bills aim to cut funding to cities and states over racial justice protests.
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Ohio National Guard Soldier Pulled From Mission in D.C. Appears on Neo-Fascist Podcast, Says He’s Being Discharged

Ohio National Guard Soldier Pulled From Mission in D.C. Appears on Neo-Fascist Podcast, Says He’s Being Discharged
An Ohio National Guard soldier​, who was suspended and recalled from his mission in Washington, D.C., earlier this month for holding white supremacist views​, appeared on a neo-fascist podcast uploaded Sunday​​.
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Trump’s 200th Judge Will Mean Decades of Fighting for Our Rights

Trump’s 200th Judge Will Mean Decades of Fighting for Our Rights
It took President Donald Trump less than four years to take over the federal courts. It will take us a lifetime to undo the damage.
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Wrongfully Arrested Because Face Recognition Can’t Tell Black People Apart

Wrongfully Arrested Because Face Recognition Can’t Tell Black People Apart
It is now more urgent than ever for our lawmakers to stop law enforcement use of face recognition technology.
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My Family Saw a Police Car Hit a Kid on Halloween. Then I Learned How NYPD Impunity Works.

My Family Saw a Police Car Hit a Kid on Halloween. Then I Learned How NYPD Impunity Works.
ProPublica Deputy Managing Editor Eric Umansky’s family saw an unmarked NYPD cruiser hit a Black teenager. He tried to find out how it happened, and instead found all of the ways the NYPD is shielded from accountability.
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Slavery Existed in Illinois, but Schools Don’t Always Teach That History

Slavery Existed in Illinois, but Schools Don’t Always Teach That History
Schools often teach the Civil War in terms of “free states” and “slave states.” Illinois complicates those definitions.
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'Dreamers Are Home': Supreme Court Rejects Trump Effort to End DACA Program

'Dreamers Are Home': Supreme Court Rejects Trump Effort to End DACA Program
"Today we celebrate and tomorrow we will continue to fight because Trump's attacks on the immigrant community must end."
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What We Mean When We Say Defund the Police

What We Mean When We Say Defund the Police
As an abolitionist organizer working to end policing, incarceration, and surveillance and to create lasting alternatives, I know that “defund the police” is not just a slogan—or even the end goal.
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