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'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, staff writer ·


Progressives Warn of More GOP Whitewashing of History as Abbott Launches '1836 Project'

"Of course, if they actually did talk about the reasons Texas declared independence from Mexico, it would be a very radical course," said one critic.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


'Who Can Fathom This Kind of Hate?': Grief and Calls for Action After Muslim Family Murdered in Ontario

"This loss of a family, the loss of a child in our community because of Islamophobia—this is a sorrow that will run deep for a long time," said the National Council of Canadian Muslims.

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


'Manchin Must Wake Up' or Face Up: Progressives Demand Floor Debate on Pro-Democracy Bill

"79% of West Virginia voters support the For the People Act," said Common Cause. "Why doesn't Sen. Joe Manchin?"

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


US Justice Groups Release Blueprint 'To End the Torture of Solitary Confinement'

"We strongly believe that the reforms outlined in this blueprint will go a long way towards eradicating much of the senseless and counterproductive harm that has been caused," said the director of ACLU's Stop Solitary Campaign.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


Washington Post Publisher Says Biden DOJ 'Intensified' Trump-Era Attacks on Press Freedom

"The egregious acts by the outgoing Trump Justice Department, and the apparent doubling down on them during the Biden administration, should alarm all Americans, regardless of political persuasion."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


Oakland BDS Activists Stymie Israeli Cargo Ship During Global #BlockTheBoat Protests for Palestine

"We are sending a strong message that profiteering from Israel's apartheid and ongoing violence against the Palestinian people will not be welcome in the Bay Area."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Organizers Cut Veteran's Microphone for Speaking About Black History at Memorial Day Event

Retired Lt. Col. Barnard Kemter is accusing organizers with the American Legion in Hudson, Ohio of censorship. 

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


More Than McCarthyism: The Attack on Activism Students Don't Learn About from Their Textbooks

Our students deserve to know that anti-communist repression has always been about a lot more than Russian spies, a blustering senator from Wisconsin, and a blacklist in Hollywood.

Ursula Wolfe-Rocca ·


Dallas High School Valedictorian Scraps Approved Speech to Speak Out Against State's Extreme Anti-Choice Law

"I refuse to give up this platform to promote complacency and peace, when there is a war on my body and a war on my rights," said Paxton Smith.

Julia Conley, staff writer ·