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House Dems Urge DOJ to Prosecute 'Vigilantes' Enforcing 'Insidious' Anti-Choice Law in Texas

"As Justice Sotomayor wrote... 'it cannot be the case that a state can evade federal judicial scrutiny by outsourcing the enforcement of unconstitutional laws to its citizenry.'"

Brett Wilkins ·

CIA Torture Cover-Up Still Looms Over 9/11 Trials at Guantánamo

"Make no mistake. Covering up torture is the reason that these men were brought to Guantánamo and the continuing cover-up of torture is the reason that indefinite detention at Guantánamo still exists."

Brett Wilkins ·

This Battle for Access to Abortion Is a Fight for Basic Human Rights and Dignity

With the draconian abortion law that just took effect in Texas, this horrific treatment of pregnant people may now actually be something I witness in my lifetime. How is that possible?

Elana Rabinowitz ·

Medicare Advantage Is a For-Profit Scam. Time to End It.

The simple solution to the Medicare Advantage problem is to kill off the program. It was just a Trojan horse to privatize Medicare, and its presence will make Medicare for All even harder to implement.

Thom Hartmann ·

In Unanimous Ruling, Mexican Supreme Court Decriminalizes Abortion

One reproductive rights organizer called the historic decision "an enormous step toward legalization in the entire country."

Brett Wilkins ·

'Four-Alarm Fire' for Democracy as Texas Voter Suppression Bill Becomes Law

"Texas already had some of the most restrictive voting laws in the nation, and the passage of this egregious bill just made conditions for voters even worse," said one voting rights advocate.

Julia Conley ·

Calls for Impeachment as Bolsonaro Incites Far-Right at Rallies in Brazil

Pro-democracy protesters marched in 200 cities and towns as Brazil's right-wing president threatened high court justices.

Brett Wilkins ·

Abortion Bounty Hunters in Texas Are Not "Whistleblowers"—They're Cruel Vigilantes

Calling those who exploit this law "whistleblowers" is a way to turn the true meaning of whistleblowing on its head. We might as well have history books referring to enforcers of the Fugitive Slave Act as "good Samaritans," or monitors of Jim Crow compliance as "civic activists."

Norman Solomon ·

Supreme Court's Attack on Abortion Rights Opens Door for Vigilante Lawsuits Against the Unvaccinated

The absurdity and lawlessnessof the Supreme Court's procedural decision in the Texas abortion case could, if turned around on the GOP, have the benefit of getting more people vaccinated.

Miles Mogulescu ·

Warnings of Trump-Like Insurrection Ahead of Bolsonaro Rallies in Brazil

"The people of Brazil have struggled for decades to secure democracy from military rule, Bolsonaro must not be permitted to rob them of it now."

Brett Wilkins ·

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