Transgender military ban’s ‘unit cohesion’ claim fails spectacularly in court

In four different courts across the country, the Trump administration is still defending its attempt to ban transgender people from serving in the military. This week, a federal judge in California once again denied the administration’s attempts to reinstate the ban, eviscerating their purported rationales…

Historic rainfall and flooding hit Carolinas as Florence moves inland

Hurricane Florence, even downgraded to a tropical storm as it churned across the coasts of North and South Carolina, has been breaking historical rainfall and flooding records. The storm is moving an average of 6 mph, which is slow enough to guarantee that the areas…

Green group criticizes Colorado candidate for greenwashing image with climate caucus

With the upcoming midterm elections expected to be competitive across more districts than usual, congressional Republicans who represent swing districts have used membership in the House Climate Solutions Caucus to burnish their environmental credentials — without having to vote for bills that would help the…

19-year-old anti-gun violence activist shot and killed in Chicago

Delmonte Johnson, who grew up on the South Side of Chicago, was one of the many teenagers across this nation who had been personally impacted by gun violence. Earlier this year, he joined the group GoodKids MadCity, a group led by young people of color…

Strike at an immigration detention center strengthens the national prison strike movement

Across the United States, prisoners are going on strike, and so are undocumented immigrants being held in detention centers. As of Friday, there were 62 people on strike at the Northwest Detention Center in Takoma, Washington, activists told ThinkProgress. On Saturday, organizers held a rally near…

Immigration judges reportedly instructed to hold more hearings per day

Immigration judges across the country are reportedly being told to speed-up the deportation process by cramming additional hearings into their schedules, according to a new report from BuzzFeed. The instruction comes as the Trump administration continues its efforts to round-up as many documented and undocumented…

Activists of color confront white senators about Brett Kavanaugh vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dozens of activists from across the country visited Capitol Hill on Thursday, aiming to derail Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court — but, this time, people of color representing multiple groups led the organizing. The last week of June, when the Supreme…

Prisoners nationwide on strike over poor conditions and forced labor — including firefighting

Incarcerated people across the United States are going on strike Tuesday, kicking off a three-week protest against poor conditions and forced labor in what could be one of the largest prison strikes in U.S. history. For many, the strike comes after several months of battling…