Anti-Defamation League Targeted by Women’s March Leader

–The longtime civil rights organization Anti-Defamation League is dropped from the list of key organizations designing Starbucks’ anti-bias and diversity training initiative after a Women’s March organizer smears the ADL on Twitter, once again exposing the hypocrisies and blind spots of an enclave of the…

The myth that civilian gun ownership prevents tyranny

Whenever there’s a sign of potential gun reform on the horizon, gun rights evangelists — especially among the more extreme fringe — fall back on an oft-repeated claim: that civilian gun ownership is the only thing keeping tyranny at bay. “The purpose of the Second…

Prominent Pro-LGBTQ Lawyer Kills Himself To Protest Climate Change

David Buckel, a prominent LGBTQ civil rights attorney, fatally set himself on fire at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York, early Saturday morning. He was 60 years old. In a suicide note left near his body, Buckel said he had used “fossil fuel” to ignite…

Wealth-based bail system sparks another lawsuit in Texas

A coastal Texas county is under fire for violating the rights of people accused of misdemeanors and felonies by locking them into a cash bail system criminal justice advocates say is unconstitutional. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit along with international law…