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Rights & Justice



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 ·


Every GOP Senator But One Votes Against Confirmation of Kristen Clarke, First Black Woman to Lead DOJ Civil Rights Division

"The Justice Department is in superb hands as it continues to restore its role as chief enforcer of our civil rights," said one human rights advocate.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


'There Needs to Be a Global Outcry': Palestinians and Allies Decry Israeli Mass Arrests

"The more that Palestinians stand up for their rights," warned one rights campaigner, "the more they will be crushed."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Now Comes the Reckoning: Black Lives Matter Hits the Labor Movement

Dispatch from the front lines of the war on caregivers.

Oliver Broudy ·


Dramatic Arrest of Journalist by Belarus Highlights US Targeting of Snowden in 2013

"Downing aircraft to pursue the arrest of dissidents has always been outrageous," the NSA whistleblower said Monday.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


Advocates Applaud State AGs' Call for Review of Proposed 'Cancer Alley' Petrochemical Plant

"I believe that if there's an honest assessment of the environmental racism behind this project's approval then it will never be permitted," said one leading local activist. "We must stop Formosa Plastics."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


'State Treachery to the Extreme': Belarus Accused of Inventing Airplane Bomb Threat to Arrest Dissident Journalist

"While it sounds like an extraordinary Hollywood plot, it's not," said Amnesty International. "The reality of this apparent act of air piracy is chilling."

Jon Queally, staff writer ·


As Frustration Grows Over GOP Obstruction, Progressives Intensify Demands to Kill Filibuster

"It makes no sense that one member of the minority party can trigger a minority veto. That's not what people voted for."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Advocates Hail Ruling Striking Down 'Unconstitutional' Georgia Anti-BDS Law

"This ruling comes at a crucial moment... and makes clear that the Constitution protects participation in the BDS movement."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Government Can Be the Solution: Eight Lessons From the Pandemic

Lesson 1: Essential workers deserve far better.

Robert Reich ·