House GOP Is Passing Bills Based on Outright Lies About “Pro-Choice Violence”

A week after Republicans secured a majority in the House, the party wasted no time in showing how it intends to rule — passing not one, but two anti-abortion provisions. The first was a resolution that condemns attacks on “pro-life facilities, groups, and churches,” according to the legislation. By “pro-life facilities,” Republicans mean crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), which are anti-abortion… Source Source / Read More: House GOP Is Passing Bills Based on Outright Lies About “Pro-Choice Violence”

As the Public Focuses on Book Bans, the Right Is Quietly Defunding Libraries

The war on libraries is being fought on two fronts. On the first, we have extremists calling on librarians to repent for the sin of building collections and offering programming related to LGBTQ+ experiences. Proud Boys show up armed to protest Drag Queen Story Hours. The cops are called to investigate allegedly “obscene” materials on the shelves during Pride month. The second front… Source Source / Read More: As the Public Focuses on Book Bans, the Right Is Quietly Defunding Libraries

Let’s Abolish Systems That Criminalize and Punish Survivors of Abuse

Content warning: This article describes domestic and sexual abuse, as well as violence committed by prison guards. Thousands of the women and trans and gender nonconforming people who are doing time in U.S. prisons have been doubly victimized — hurt first by other people, and then victimized by the criminal legal system. Taylor Partlow, a 30-year-old woman who is now incarcerated in New York… Source Source / Read More: Let’s Abolish Systems That Criminalize and Punish Survivors of Abuse

MLK’s Vision Lives On in Atlanta’s Fight Against New Police Training Facility

“Armies of officials are clothed in uniform, invested with authority, armed with the instruments of violence & death & conditioned to believe that they can intimidate, maim or kill Negroes with the same recklessness that once motivated the slaveowner.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Protest by non-locals [organizers against Cop City] are inherently terrorism.” — Second-in-command Atlanta Police… Source Source / Read More: MLK’s Vision Lives On in Atlanta’s Fight Against New Police Training Facility

Following in MLK’s Footsteps Means Resisting Christian Nationalism

Martin Luther King Jr. yanked the burnt Ku Klux Klan Christian cross from his front lawn as his child looked on. It was 1960. Many Black families in Atlanta woke to charred crosses left as a warning to civil rights activists. Sixty-one years later, a Christian nationalist group called Jericho’s Road stoked the January 6 insurrection with prayer vigils and marches. A right-wing mob waving flags… Source Source / Read More: Following in MLK’s Footsteps Means Resisting Christian Nationalism

Biden Admin Needs to Confront GOP’s and Its Own Immigration Policy Failures

It’s no secret that Republicans relentlessly exploit the issue of immigration during campaign season to activate their white nationalist base to vote. But they took their rhetoric one step further before the last midterm elections by deploying a strategy of bussing migrants to states controlled by Democrats, using human beings as pawns to foment chaos and advance the “crisis” narrative they count… Source Source / Read More: Biden Admin Needs to Confront GOP’s and Its Own Immigration Policy Failures

Biden’s Expansion of Title 42 Takes Us Further From Humane Border Policy

Before heading to El Paso, Texas, on January 8 for his first presidential visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, President Joe Biden announced a trifecta of hideous immigration policies, along with a familiar “crackdown” on “illegal” border crossings. The new initiatives include expanding the controversial Trump-era Title 42 to migrants from Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua and Haiti as well as refusing… Source Source / Read More: Biden’s Expansion of Title 42 Takes Us Further From Humane Border Policy

Not All Insurrections Are Equal — for Enslaved Americans, It Was the Only Option

For most Americans, Jan. 6 was once an ordinary, ho-hum day. That changed in 2021 when millions of television viewers watched thousands of Trump supporters assault the U.S. Capitol in their violent attempt to stop Joe Biden’s presidential victory. Legislators fled for their lives as the mob shattered windows and vandalized congressional offices. While those images and subsequent congressional… Source Source / Read More: Not All Insurrections Are Equal — for Enslaved Americans, It Was the Only Option

Prison Abolition Has to Be a Priority in the Fight to Overcome Fascism.

This story was originally published by Prism. “America is revealing a visage stark with harshness. Nowhere is that face more contorted than in the dark netherworld of prison, where humans are transformed into nonpersons, numbered beings cribbed into boxes of unlife, where the very soul is under destructive onslaught.”–Mumia Abu-Jamal Whatever we allow to happen to people incarcerated in prisons… Source Source / Read More: Prison Abolition Has to Be a Priority in the Fight to Overcome Fascism.

Union Organizing Surged in 2022: Let’s Push for a Radical Labor Movement in 2023

The year 2022 saw a significant increase in working-class unrest in the United States. Millions of workers quit their jobs in 2021, and this trend has continued in 2022. Most moved on to different employment, while others continued their education or retired. Recently, many Twitter employees quit in response to the severe force reduction and intensification of work effort engineered by new owner… Source Source / Read More: Union Organizing Surged in 2022: Let’s Push for a Radical Labor Movement in 2023

Progressives Must Not Concede School Board Elections to the Right

During the 2022 midterm elections, I joined a group of central Texas parents, teachers, administrators and social activists who were determined to do whatever it took to elect progressive school board candidates over conservative zealots. And we won. All five Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) candidates endorsed by Access Education, a progressive, community-based political action… Source Source / Read More: Progressives Must Not Concede School Board Elections to the Right

Let’s Challenge Abortion Stigma This Holiday

Originally published by Prism Heading home for the holidays can bring all the feelings: joy, exhaustion, excitement, overwhelm, stress, and comfort. And even in the best circumstances, worries about which invasive questions you’ll be asked and which topics of political fervor will spur intense conversations are real. The constant need to decide how much energy to exert in a debate can be… Source Source / Read More: Let’s Challenge Abortion Stigma This Holiday