Katrina survivors call for reproductive rights in face of climate change

By Jeremy Deaton Thirteen years ago, Hurricane Katrina stole the lives of more than 1,800 Americans and plunged New Orleans into pandemonium. Locals marked the storm’s anniversary by looking to the past, reflecting on its legacy and honoring those who were lost. Some, however, also…

Newly released documents reveal Memphis police have been spying on Black Lives Matter activists

Black Lives Matter activists in Memphis, Tennessee learned last week that they’d made some new friends on Facebook: Local law enforcement. The discovery occurred in a very roundabout way. In response to a lawsuit brought by the ACLU in Tennessee, which alleges that the Memphis Police…

Civil rights groups will converge on Washington, D.C. to protest white supremacist rally

Black Lives Matter DC has announced it will hold a counter-protest against the “White Civil Rights Rally” planned for Sunday, August 12 near the White House. After learning last month that the National Park Service had accepted a permit for the white supremacist rally, which…

NRATV host blames ‘progressive culture and media’ for school shootings

Days after a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas claimed the lives of eight students and two teachers, NRATV released a video claiming mass shooters are “a creation of our so-called progressive culture and media.” In the video, host Colion Noir criticizes media coverage for…

An Unequal Division of Labor

Introduction and summary Many, if not most, workers experience times in their lives when their responsibilities at work conflict with their responsibilities at home. This is a problem that is felt acutely by all workers who have caregiving responsibilities at home—whether they are caring for…

Deadly Oklahoma megafire can be seen from space

Wildfires burning in Oklahoma over the past week have claimed the lives of at least two people, injuring 20 others, and leaving dozens of homes destroyed. Images captured by the European Space Agency show the scale of the megafire — which as of Thursday was…

Judge grants feds a surprise extension in J20 trial, extending Trump inauguration protesters’ ordeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Irony lives. Just ask the almost 60 anti-Trump protesters who were arrested on Inauguration Day in 2017 and are still awaiting their trials. Prosecutors have argued that protesters seeking to shield their identities for fear of political reprisal are doing something wrong,…

Federal judge rules Massachusetts’ assault weapons ban does not violate second amendment rights

When a deadly shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida claimed the lives of 49 people, Massachusetts began ramping up its enforcement of the state’s decades old ban on assault weapons. On Friday, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against the state challenging the…