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Rights & Justice



Once Again, Ugandan Politicians Stoking Anti-LGBTQ+ Sentiment to Stay in Power

The Ugandan government continues to use anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric and policies to rally support amid declining popularity.

Godiva Akullo ·


ACLU Alarm as Amazon Activates Sidewalk Surveillance System

This is a nightmare for civil rights and civil liberties.

Emiliano Falcon-Morano ·


Advocates Cheer VA Move to Offer Trans Vets Gender Confirmation Surgery

"Every veteran deserves to have access to the health care that they need, and the VA is working to make sure that includes transgender veterans as well."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


How the Media Fell for the Lafayette Square Whitewash

A coverup was baked in the cake; a former inspector general official shows us how.

Mike Lofgren ·


UN General Assembly Condemns Myanmar Junta Violence, Urges Arms Embargo

Member nations voted 119-1 in favor of the resolution, which also calls for a return to the country's fragile democracy.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Dems Introduce Abolition Amendment to Scrap Constitution's 'Slavery Clause'

"The loophole in our Constitution's ban on slavery not only allowed slavery to continue, but launched an era of discrimination and mass incarceration that continues to this day," said Sen. Jeff Merkley.

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


'Counseling Not Criminalization' Bill Unveiled to Boot Police From US Schools

"For too long our education system has been intertwined with the criminal legal system and the results have been tragic."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


Politically Correct Racism

A major component of the latest manifestation of racism is that white people are its victims.

Robert C. Koehler ·


GOP State Laws Attacking Trans Kids' Rights Are 'Unconstitutional': DOJ

"We hope that state legislatures finally get the message," said the ACLU, which has filed lawsuits challenging anti-trans legislation.

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


MSNBC Declines to Voluntarily Recognize Newsroom Union Effort

Organizers said that "we want to support one another and make this an even better place to build a career."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·