Tag: rights

Feb 21

South Carolina’s Horrendous New Anti-Abortion Rights Bill Could Put Women’s Rights in Peril

The legislation seeks to end all legal abortion in the state. The battle over abortion rights in South Carolina continued this week, with legislation moving through the Senate Judiciary Committee that intends to end legal abortion in the state. As the “Personhood Act of South Carolina” now goes to South Carolina’s Senate, the restrictions proposed …

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Feb 21

South Carolina’s Horrendous New Anti-Abortion Bill Could Put Women’s Rights in Peril

The Personhood Act seeks to end all abortions. The battle over abortion rights in South Carolina continued this week, with legislation moving through the Senate Judiciary Committee that intends to end abortions in the state. As the “Personhood Act of South Carolina” now goes to South Carolina’s Senate, the restrictions proposed are expected to lead …

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Feb 17

America Has Been Silent on a Human Rights Tragedy

Click here for reuse options! Myanmar's persecution of the Rohingya has reached levels of genocide claims, but no serious action from the US has been forthcoming. In Myanmar today, the thugs have won. Any moral leadership we thought Aung San Suu Kyi possessed has been badly damaged. Her former supporters have made a vocal call …

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Feb 17

Voting Rights Roundup: GOP plots to destroy Arizona’s independent redistricting commission yet again

Leading Off ● Arizona: Republican legislators just won’t give up in their fight gain the ability to engage in partisan gerrymandering by dismantling Arizona’s independent redistricting commission. They recently advanced a proposed state constitutional amendment out of a state Senate committee that would dramatically reorganize the commission in a way that would render it toothless. If …

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Feb 15

The ACLU goes to bat for reproductive rights in Ohio

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation have launched a legal challenge to the state’s new anti-abortion law on behalf of Ohio-based abortion providers. The latest in a series of state-level efforts to restrict abortion, H.B. 214 bans providers from performing an abortion if they are aware a woman’s decision to …

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Feb 15

There Is Some Surprising Progress for the Rights of Incarcerated Women

Several states are fighting to put an end to the time when women prisoners do not even make enough to afford a box of tampons. Women incarcerated in Arizona state prisons are currently allowed only 12 free menstrual pads a month and can possess a maximum of 24 pads at a time when they are …

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Feb 14

Following member’s deportation, N.Y. Teamsters kick into action with ‘Know Your Rights’ workshops

Immediately following the deportation of one of its members last August, Teamsters Joint Council 16, “the umbrella group for 27 Teamsters locals in and around New York City,” declared itself a “sanctuary union,” saying it would “not voluntarily cooperate with federal agents in the prosecution or attempted deportation of Teamster members.” And since then, “across …

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Feb 13

The Right’s Favorite New Intellectual Has Some Truly Pitiable Ideas About Masculinity

Click here for reuse options! Why does anyone take Jordan Peterson seriously? More than a decade ago, when he reviewed Harvard curmudgeon Harvey Mansfield’s book, Manliness, Walter Kirn asked: “In just which far-off galaxy has Mansfield set up his telescope to scrutinize the doings of us earthlings?” Mansfield’s book, whose port-and-pipesmoke fantasy of masculinity was …

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Feb 10

Immigrant Rights Activist Ravi Ragbir Wins Stay After Being Targeted by ICE

Ragbir argues he has been targeted by federal immigration officials because of his activism. Today immigrant rights leader Ravi Ragbir announced: “The government has issued me a stay of deportation.” Ragbir, executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC, along with CASA de Maryland, Detention Watch Network, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild and …

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Feb 10

Voting Rights Roundup: Pennsylvania’s GOP congressional gerrymander is history

Leading Off ● Pennsylvania: On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt Republican gerrymandering a crippling blow when it refused to block a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling that struck down the GOP’s congressional map for illegally discriminating against Democratic voters. The state court had ordered the Republican-controlled legislature to draw and pass a new map by …

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