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Court Rules Australian Government Has Duty to Protect Children, Environment From Climate Impacts

"This is the first time a court of law, anywhere in the world, has recognized that a government minister has a duty of care to protect young people from the catastrophic harms of climate change."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Fears Mount That GOP's Big Lie on 2020 Just a 'Test Run' for What Comes Next
A protester holds a Trump 2024 flag in front of the Pennsylvania State Capitol on February 27, 2021. (Photo: Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
jessicaMay 27, 2021
A protester holds a Trump 2024 flag in front of the Pennsylvania State Capitol on February 27, 2021. (Photo: Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
With Republicans set to block a commission to probe the January 6 attack, progressives warn "the insurrection never actually stopped."

'This Is the Price of War': Israeli Newspaper Publishes Photos of All 67 Palestinian Children Killed in Gaza Onslaught

"Conversations around Israel/Palestine are changing in Jewish communities across the globe," said rabbi and author Abby Stein. "It's about time."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Dems Propose 'Necessary' Transparency Rules for How Big Tech Manages Online Content

"Markey and Matsui recognize the need for online businesses to protect the rights of impacted communities, and to prevent discrimination based on people's personal information and characteristics."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Ireland Supports Landmark Motion to Condemn Israeli 'De Facto Annexation' of Palestine

"The scale, pace, and strategic nature of Israel's actions on settlement expansion and the intent behind it have brought us to a point where we need to be honest about what is actually happening on the ground."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


'Let Us Globalize Compassion': Nobel Laureate Urges World Leaders to Waive Vaccine Patents

"While the world has suffered as one, we have not suffered equally."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


Watch: Video Starring NY Lawmakers Lampoons Absurdity of For-Profit Healthcare

The message of the video—which stars New York state lawmakers Jabari Brisport and Zohran Kwame Mamdani—is clear: "We simply cannot afford not to have a single-payer system."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Decrying 'Catastrophic Harm,' ACLU Files Legal Challenge Against Arkansas Transgender Healthcare Ban

The lawsuit from the ACLU's Arkansas chapter is the first major challenge of one of the many anti-transgender rights measures being pushed by Republican legislatures across the country. 

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


47 Advocacy Groups Urge Facebook to Explain, Cease Censorship of Israel Critics

The groups called on the social media giant to "repair this mistrust with our communities and ensure that we can count on Facebook and Instagram as free civic spaces and tools for holding governments accountable."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


The Connection Between Black Lives Matter and the Palestinian Solidarity Movement

On the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, it is hard not to draw comparisons between Black Lives Matter and growing international solidarity with the Palestinians.

Sharmeen Ziauddin ·