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Three federal judges block state officials from pushing anti-abortion agenda during COVID-19

Three federal judges block state officials from pushing anti-abortion agenda during COVID-19

Federal judges on Monday have temporarily blocked state legislatures in Alabama, Texas, and Ohio from using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to ban abortion. Earlier on Monday, advocates from
'A cry for help': Cameroonian women allege medical neglect, discrimination in ICE detention

'A cry for help': Cameroonian women allege medical neglect, discrimination in ICE detention

In a letter written last month by Cameroonian asylum-seekers just one day before they protested the conditions in which they were being held at a Texas detention center, the women alleged that they
More than 2,000 organizations have used Clearview AI's unprotected and inaccurate facial technology

More than 2,000 organizations have used Clearview AI's unprotected and inaccurate facial technology

Since its public debut Clearview Al, a facial recognition app, has gathered great attention. The app uses public photos from social media sites, including Twitter and Instagram, to create a facial
Nonprofit investigates Colorado jail policies after pregnant woman left bleeding, baby dies

Nonprofit investigates Colorado jail policies after pregnant woman left bleeding, baby dies

A pregnant Colorado mother in jail for failing to appear in court after a traffic violation told a civil rights nonprofit she nearly died when prison guards didn’t believe she was in intense pain, and
Court grants preliminary injunction against ICE and restores immigrant assistance hotline

Court grants preliminary injunction against ICE and restores immigrant assistance hotline

The National Immigration Detention Hotline that was shut down by the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) just weeks after it was featured in the final season of Netflix’s Orange Is
Prada agrees to issue racial equity training in settlement with NY Human Rights Commission

Prada agrees to issue racial equity training in settlement with NY Human Rights Commission

As part of a settlement with the New York City Commission on Human Rights to address allegations of racism, luxury designer brand Prada has agreed to issue a racial equity training to employees and
California bill will require state college documents to reflect correct gender identity and names

California bill will require state college documents to reflect correct gender identity and names

A new California bill aims to remove one of the barriers transgender and nonbinary students face after transition by requiring that public colleges and universities simplify the process to correct
Organizer says movement work of Women’s March might be ‘messy,’ but it's beautiful in its power

Organizer says movement work of Women’s March might be ‘messy,’ but it's beautiful in its power

The Women’s March is back for its fourth year today, with events scheduled for Washington, D.C., and other cities coast to coast. Its board says the organization’s events across the nation will be the
Tennessee's Republican governor says he will sign law allowing discrimination against LGBTQ parents

Tennessee's Republican governor says he will sign law allowing discrimination against LGBTQ parents

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee released a statement on Tuesday saying he will be signing a new measure into law that allows faith-based foster care and adoption agencies to exclude LGBTQ families, and
Rep. Elijah Cummings wanted $1 million in reelection funds sent to youth programs after his death

Rep. Elijah Cummings wanted $1 million in reelection funds sent to youth programs after his death

On Oct. 17, 2019, the world lost one of the most powerful voices in the choir for civil and human rights, when Representative of Maryland Elijah Cummings passed away at the age of 67. One of the
Data shows women's wait for equal pay has increased since 2018 from 202 years to 257

Data shows women's wait for equal pay has increased since 2018 from 202 years to 257

Women have long been fighting for equal rights and gender parity. In terms of income inequality, the United Nations reports that “women only make 77 cents for every dollar earned by men,” even when
Immigrant rights group sues ICE for ending assistance hotline featured on 'Orange Is the New Black'

Immigrant rights group sues ICE for ending assistance hotline featured on 'Orange Is the New Black'

A California-based immigrant rights group, Freedom for Immigrants, is suing the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for shutting down a toll-free hotline that gave detained
Whistleblower: ICE medical care so bad it resulted in deaths and an 8-year-old's preventable surgery

Whistleblower: ICE medical care so bad it resulted in deaths and an 8-year-old's preventable surgery

A new report by BuzzFeed News says that they have obtained an ICE agency whistleblower’s complaint—seen here in a Department of Homeland Security memo—and it illustrates another low for our
NYC housing program doesn’t really solve homelessness, it mostly just moves people to New Jersey

NYC housing program doesn’t really solve homelessness, it mostly just moves people to New Jersey

Have you heard of New York City's Special One-Time Assistance program (SOTA)? If you have, it’s probably been only this past week, as stories have begun to come out that the SOTA program relocates New
Study shows LGBTQ suicide rates dropped significantly in Scandinavia after gay marriage legalized

Study shows LGBTQ suicide rates dropped significantly in Scandinavia after gay marriage legalized

A study in Denmark and Sweden before and after same sex marriage was legalized has revealed that while overall suicide rates have fallen since that time, the rate has dropped “significantly” among
'Some real sh*t': Inmate releases years of graphic video shot inside a notorious Florida prison

'Some real sh*t': Inmate releases years of graphic video shot inside a notorious Florida prison

Campaign ActionA group of incarcerated men risked their lives and their freedom over the last four years to create what is thought to be the first-ever prison documentary shot entirely by inmates.
Trump team's new rule would allow federal contractors to discriminate based on religious grounds

Trump team's new rule would allow federal contractors to discriminate based on religious grounds

The Trump regime made it official Wednesday: Federal contractors can discriminate against people on the basis of sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, or LGBTQ status. If the rule from the
U.N. human rights chief 'deeply shocked' by Trump's border detention centers

U.N. human rights chief 'deeply shocked' by Trump's border detention centers

Donald Trump’s border detention camps are an international scandal, and the United Nations high commissioner for human rights is telling it like it is. “As a paediatrician, but also as a mother and a
The migrant deaths aren't in the camps: they're in the desert and the Rio Grande

The migrant deaths aren't in the camps: they're in the desert and the Rio Grande

This all could have been foreseen. It could have been predicted. It was all the way back in June 2018 that the United Nations declared the separation and detention of migrant children as torture.Human
Trump administration opposes the Equality Act protecting LGBTQ Americans

Trump administration opposes the Equality Act protecting LGBTQ Americans

On Wednesday it was learned that the Trump administration would be opposing any passage of the Equality Act, reintroduced by the Democratic-led House in March. NBC News reports that a “senior