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The Republican War on ProtestsjennaJun 11, 2021
Republican state legislators across 34 states have introduced more than 80 bills this year that criminalize protesting or protect those who harm protesters.

'We Are Coming': Poor People's Campaign to March Against Manchin Obstructionism in West Virginia

"Manchin's positions are wrong, constitutionally inconsistent, historically inaccurate, morally indefensible, economically insane, and politically unacceptable," said the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II.

Brett Wilkins ·

At a Time When America Faces Cascading Crises, Republicans Just Say No

The scope of what they won't do is breathtaking.

Jesse Jackson ·

Biden's Eloquence About George Floyd Will Ring Hollow If Rahm Emanuel Gets Ambassador Nomination

"Rewarding Rahm Emanuel's cover up of Laquan McDonald's murder with an ambassadorship is not an act that reflects a value of or respect for Black lives."

Norman Solomon ·

Every GOP Senator But One Votes Against Confirmation of Kristen Clarke, First Black Woman to Lead DOJ Civil Rights Division

"The Justice Department is in superb hands as it continues to restore its role as chief enforcer of our civil rights," said one human rights advocate.

Kenny Stancil ·

Four Minneapolis Cops Charged With Federal Civil Rights Crimes in George Floyd Case

A federal grand jury indicted Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng of willfully depriving the unarmed Black man of his constitutional rights. 

Brett Wilkins ·

Watchdog Demands Records on DeSantis' Voter Suppression 'Publicity Stunt' on Fox News

"Depriving people of their voting rights is a deeply vile attack on civil rights, and DeSantis turned it into a sleazy publicity grab," said Ben Jealous. 

Julia Conley ·

DOJ Warns GOP-Led Arizona Election Audit May Violate Civil Rights Law

"Past experience with similar investigative efforts around the country has raised concerns that they can be directed at minority voters." 

Brett Wilkins ·

Critics Blast Oklahoma GOP for Passing 'Absolutely Insane' Law Shielding Drivers Who Run Over Protesters

"Our government's escalating attacks on protests against racism and police brutality should concern everyone," said the ACLU.

Julia Conley ·

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