Category: Civil Liberties

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Marjorie Cohn: Justice Department Fights Back Against Texas Anti-Abortion Law

Outlawing abortion will not prevent abortions. It will prevent safe abortions from occurring within the state

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Max Elbaum: Trump, Texas, and the MAGA Drive for Power

The more we contribute to beating the MAGA Faction in this round of voting, the better positioned we are to push further toward the multiracial democracy, transformed economy, and changed relationship with the planet

Jen Kirby: Brazil Escaped a January 6-Style Insurrection — For Now

Bolsonaro’s September 7 rally made clear the crisis of Brazilian democracy isn’t over

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Thomas Klikauer: Germany’s Identitarian Movement

Germany’s semi-fascist Identitarian Movement, like all right-wing extremists and adjacent Neo-Nazis, rejects the democratic order of Germany fighting with public stunts and violent force against democracy

Then24: World leaders warn “fears of a coup” September 7 in Brazil

Former presidents, academics, and world leaders cautioned that on September 7, 2021 “an insurrection will endanger democracy in Brazil”

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Andrew Fishman: Bolsonaro’s Pro-Coup Rally: September 7 Is Shaping Up to Be Brazil’s January 6

With his reelection prospects dimming, Bolsonaro’s supporters are ramping up their version of the pro-Trump rally that led to the Capitol riot

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Marjorie Cohn: SCOTUS Ruling Allows Texas to Deputize Citizens as Anti-Abortion Police

Donald Trump’s installation of three radical right-wing “justices” on the Supreme Court is paying off for the forces trying to overturn Roe v. Wade

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Juan Cole: Don’t Compare Texas Abortion law to Islamic Law

Most Muslims are and have been More Liberal

Brittney McNamara: What the Texas Abortion Ban Means For People Seeking an Abortion

The bill allows private citizens to file civil lawsuits against anyone they believe “aids and abets.”

Nancy Northup: RIP Roe v. Wade?

SCOTUS Won’t Block Texas Abortion Ban That Is “Clearly an Unconstitutional Law”​​

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