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Texas GOP Finalizes 'Ruthless' Voter Suppression Bill, Sparking Calls for Congressional Action

The state legislation has been slammed by voting rights advocates nationwide—including President Joe Biden, who said that "it's part of an assault on democracy that we've seen far too often this year."

Jessica Corbett ·


Toward Disability Justice: Don't Forget the Plastic That Gives Me Freedom

Recycling and manufacturing "green" medical supplies seems not to be an issue for environmentalists. But it should be.

Luticha Andre Doucette ·


They Wanted to Keep Working—ExxonMobil Locked Them Out

Facing deunionization efforts and the existential threat of climate change, oil refiners in Beaumont, Texas, seek a fair contract.

Mindy Isser ·


UN Human Rights Chief Calls for 'End to All Forms of Violence' After Troops Deployed Over Colombian Protests

Dozens of people have died during the past month of demonstrations, which have been met with deadly attacks by the nation's law enforcement.

Jessica Corbett ·


Arizona Bill Would Refer Mismatched Mail Ballot Signatures to Prosecutors

Turning simple signature issues into a potential criminal matter would discourage people from voting.

Marian K. Schneider ·


Rights Groups Warn Biden Fast-Tracking Asylum Cases Could Endanger Families

"Creating 'dedicated dockets' for families seeking asylum may amount to another round of 'rocket dockets' that short circuit due process and aggravate backlogs."

Jessica Corbett ·


There Is Nothing 'Civil' or Humane About the Detention of Noncitizens

The system itself is rotten—plagued by death, abuse, impunity, and violence.

Sarah Sherman-Stokes ·


Biden Hailed for 'Historic' Exclusion of Anti-Choice Hyde Amendment From Proposed Budget

"At a time when reproductive freedom is under unprecedented attack, and the legal right to abortion is hanging on by a tenuous thread, this critical step from the Biden administration is more important than ever."

Brett Wilkins ·


Julian Assange's Father and Brother Announce US Tour to Demand Journalist's Freedom

"Gabriel and I are excited to talk to the American public on why protecting journalism and freeing Julian is so important to a free press," says John Shipton, the WikiLeaks founder's father.

Jessica Corbett ·


Court Rules Australian Government Has Duty to Protect Children, Environment From Climate Impacts

"This is the first time a court of law, anywhere in the world, has recognized that a government minister has a duty of care to protect young people from the catastrophic harms of climate change."

Brett Wilkins ·

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