Category: Civil Liberties

Chauncey DeVega: Donald Trump rallies the troops in Phoenix

Unfortunately, that’s not a metaphor

Julia Conley: 150 Voting Rights Groups Warn Biden Against Attempting to ‘Out-Organize Voter Suppression’

“Every American deserves and should be able to rely on a baseline level of voting access… Only passage of both the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act can make this aspiration a reality.”

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Juan Cole: Tunisia’s President just made the kind of Coup Trump and US Republicans plotted (and are plotting) Against President Biden

Americans should realize how close Washington, D.C. came to looking like today’s Tunis

Taroa Zúñiga Silva: Sex Workers and COVID-19

Resisting the Pandemic and Criminalization

Abahlali baseMjondolo: An urgent call to build solidarity in action

We are committed to work with all progressive forces and all people of good faith to build solidarity in this crisis via unity in action

Tram Nguyen: How Virginia Won the South’s Strongest Voting Rights Act

Interview on organizing for expansive voting rights legislation, the importance of grassroots organizing at the state level, and the urgent need for federal action on voting rights

Winona La Duke: Militarized Crackdown on Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Protests

Nearly 600 water protectors have been arrested during ongoing protests in Minnesota against the construction of the Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline at the Shell River

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Badri Raina: Between Drone and Pegasus, the Latter’s Flight May Be the More Fatal to India

It is strange that the Modi government, which denies targeting the individuals named, does not feel impelled to find out who it is that may be attacking democratic opinion critical of the establishment

Alex Henderson: The GOP now resembles the parties of ‘autocratic regimes’

The “leader principle,” according to Paul Krugman, is very much at work when Republicans go to ridiculous, absurd extremes to show their loyalty to Trump

John Stoehr: How the pandemic put final nail in coffin of the right-wing idea of liberty

The tide is shifting away from the idea that we should be nicer to people in order to get them to do the right thing. No, they should do the right thing for its own sake

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