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After Kansas Win, Abortion Rights Advocates Call Ballot Measures the 'Next Frontier'

"Ballot initiatives are a phenomenally powerful tool when there's a disconnect between the popularity of an issue and what's being enacted by politicians," said Kelly Hall of the Fairness Project.

Jessica Corbett ·


Consumer Advocates Blast 'Dangerous' Amazon Bid to Buy Maker of Roomba

"From a privacy perspective, this is a nightmare," said one anti-monopoly critic. "From an antitrust perspective, this is one of the most powerful data collection companies on Earth acquiring another vast and intrusive set of data."

Julia Conley ·


98 Million in US Skipped Treatment or Cut Back on Essentials to Pay for Healthcare This Year

"People have been making trade-offs to pay for healthcare for years. Inflation has only made things worse as people are also now struggling with the high price of gas, food, and electricity," said the president of West Health, which conducted the new poll with Gallup.

Jessica Corbett ·


Albert Woodfox, Activist Wrongfully Imprisoned for 43 Years, Dies at 75

"The pebble that he threw in the pond became a ripple, became a wave. And so, this will carry him on into eternity," said fellow Angola Three Black Panther Robert King. "He won't be forgotten."

Brett Wilkins ·


Solving the Hunger Crisis Is the Job of Global Solidarity

Millions of lives are at stake and the world's most vulnerable do not have the luxury of time.

Abdulla Shahid ·


'Authoritarian Crusade': DeSantis Suspends State Attorney Over Pledges on Abortion, Gender-Affirming Care

"It's absolutely insane that a prosecutor elected by the people of his county can just be suspended by a governor for not carrying out the governor's pet projects of reaction," said one critic.

Jessica Corbett ·


Drunk on Power: The Neo-Liberal Capture of the South African Mediascape by the US State Department

The South African mediascape has been captured by a coalition of right-wing and neo-liberal forces, with key online publications like News24, amaBhungane and Daily Maverick all firmly under neo-liberal control.

Phillip Dexter ·


Russian Court Sentences Brittney Griner to 9 Years in Penal Colony on Drug Charges

A U.S. Embassy official in Moscow called the verdict and Griner's sentence "a miscarriage of justice."

Julia Conley ·


'It's About Damn Time': 4 Louisville Cops Charged in Killing of Breonna Taylor

"Breonna Taylor should be alive today, and the people who killed her must be held accountable," asserted one civil rights campaigner.

Brett Wilkins ·


Anti-Abortion Extremism Is Scaring Voters—Even the Conservative Ones

As conservative Kansas just showed, most voters simply don't want politicians making personal medical decisions for them.

Mitchell Zimmerman ·

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