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Rights & Justice


'There Is No Excuse': Amnesty Slams Biden Over Skyrocketing ICE Detentions and 400,000+ Expulsions

"Nearly half a year in, the administration has still not delivered on change that has not only been promised, but is of the utmost urgency."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


After Campaigning Against Death Penalty, Biden Admin Seeks Execution of Boston Marathon Bomber

Advocates say the president could eliminate the use of the death penalty by commuting all federal death row sentences.

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Advocates Cheer DOJ Reversal of Trump Policy Denying Asylum to Victims of Violence

"Now it's time to build on this progress," said one migrant rights campaigner. "We're ready to work with the administration to create an asylum system that provides every person a fair opportunity to apply for protection."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


'Huge Day for Trans Youth' as Biden Administration Reverses Trump-Era Title IX Guidance

"All students—including LGBTQ+ students—deserve the opportunity to learn and thrive in schools that are free from discrimination," said Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Democrats Unveil Decriminalization Plan to End 'Mass Devastation' of Failed US Drug War

"50 years. That's how long our government has waged a war—not on drugs, but on people."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


I'm Not Alone in Pledging to #TeachTruth

Republicans wouldn’t be passing these laws to ban the teaching of structural racism and oppression if they weren’t scared of something. So, what are they scared of?

Jesse Hagopian ·


The US Is Failing to Protect Care Workers

"Seeing as we are the ones who are supposed to be taking care of people, why is it that we are the least cared about?"

Rebekah Entralgo ·


A Few Thoughts on the GOP's Critical Rage Theory

Running out of conspiracy theories to match their IQAnon, Republican politicians have discovered critical race theory as the next worst thing to endanger American civilization.

Pierre Tristam ·


World's Most Powerful Imprison Julian Assange for His Virtues—Not His Vices

The Wikileaks founder exposed the truth over and over and over until there was no question of the endemic illegality, corruption and mendacity that defines the global ruling elite. And for these truths they came after him, as they have come after all who dared rip back the veil on power.

Chris Hedges ·


Wall Street’s $3 Billion Bargain Basement Purchase of the US Political Process

The For the People Act would loosen the financial industry’s grip over our political system.

Elisa McCartin ·