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Feinstein: Overturning Roe Will Endanger Lives, Eviscerate Constitutional Right to Choice

Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement after reports that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade:             “Make no mistake, if Roe v. Wade is overturned, women will be harmed and some will die. It happened before Roe became the law of the land and it will happen again, […]

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Walter Ewing: The Biden Administration Needs to Change Course on Green Cards Before It’s Too Late

The Biden administration failed to issue many of the immigrant visas—more commonly known as green cards—that were allotted last year for immigrants who have been sponsored by a U.S. employer or family member. Statistics released by the State Department indicate that 66,781 visas for employment-based immigrants and 141,430 visas for family-based immigrants went unused in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. Another 35,938 Diversity Visas […]

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Sam Pizigati: The Tom Paine Tax Plan

The great pamphleteer of the American Revolution, Thomas Paine, had much more on his mind than independence from the British. Paine spent his life, Jeremy Bearer-Friend and Vanessa Williamson write in a new paper, advocating for a democratic “commonwealth” that shared the wealth. He wanted to free people “from domination both political and economic.” In particular, Paine believed […]

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Alexander Motyl: Yes, Putin and Russia are fascist. How they meet the textbook definition

Russian President Vladimir Putin on stage during a rally in Moscow on March 18, 2022. Sergei Guneyev/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Alexander Motyl, Rutgers University – Newark When Vladimir Putin unleashed an unprovoked invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, the Ukrainian media, public and policymakers almost unanimously began calling the Russian president and the state […]

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Dr. Carrie Teicher: Doctors Without Borders USA statement on reports announcing the end of Title 42

The Biden administration will end Title 42—a public health order that has been misused to block and expel people seeking protection at the US border more than 1.7 million times in the past two years—in May, according to multiple media reports today. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) welcomes this long overdue decision to revoke […]

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Derrick Jackson: Nearly One Million US Deaths from COVID-19: The Grim Consequences of Sidelining Science

One million US deaths from COVID-19. Catatonic politics on climate change. Communities suffocating from environmental injustice. All these issues are tragically linked by the hardening divisions in the United States over our acceptance or rejection of expertise in science, public health, and environmental protection. Nearly six decades ago, in 1963, US President John F. Kennedy told […]

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American Federation of Teachers AFT Condemns Signing of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill in Florida

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2022—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, AFT Executive Vice President Evelyn DeJesus and California Federation of Teachers President and AFT LGBTQIA+ Task Force Chair Jeff Freitas issued the following remarks after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a measure into law, dubbed “Don’t Say Gay,” that bars educators from discussing sexual orientation […]

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Freedom House: Russian authorities’ use of violence and political imprisonment to silence critics must end

In response to today’s sentencing of opposition leader Alexey Navalny to nine years in a “strict regime penal colony,” Freedom House issued the following statement: The sentencing of Alexey Navalny is the latest act of despotism by the Kremlin, which will stop at nothing to crush dissent and hold onto power,” said Michael J. Abramowitz, […]

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Mannal Haddad: Florida Legislature Approves Bill To Establish Sham Election Crimes Agency

The Florida Legislature has approved a sweeping election bill, S.B. 524, which would limit voters’ freedom to vote and open the door for voter intimidation and harassment by a new partisan agency under the governor’s control. This bill would also purge thousands of registered voters from the rolls by increasing the frequency of voter registration cancellations, […]

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Network Lobby for Catholic Social Justice: Celebrating a Black Woman Supreme Court Justice – A Justice for Our Times

February 23, 2022 – As Catholic women, rooted in our faith’s call to love one another and see God in every person, we strongly support the Biden administration’s promise to nominate a Black woman to the United States Supreme Court. The Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, is the final arbiter on the most consequential […]

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Sara Nelson: Violent Passengers Need to Be Grounded

Disruptive passengers remain a threat to Flight Attendants and passengers onboard. Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA representing nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants at 17 airlines released the following statement: Get serious. Homeland security is homeland security. Our flights are under attack by a small number of people and it has to stop. […]

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Barbara Alvarez: The endgame for all of these abortion restrictions

The very real potential that Roe v. Wade will be overturned this year is making anti-abortion legislators and religious extremists giddy with anticipation.  In fact, states are doubling down on abortion bans and restrictions in the hopes that abortion will be outlawed if the Supreme Court rules in their favor. And conservative Christians are not […]

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Mark Weisbrot: US Sanctions on Afghanistan Could Be Deadlier than 20 Years of War

ebruary 4, 2022 – Economic sanctions have, in recent years, become one of the most important tools of US foreign policy. There are currently more than 20 countries subjected to various sanctions from the US government. But if more Americans knew how many innocent civilians actually die as a result of these sanctions, would the […]