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US Politics & Gov't

Will the Supreme Court Vote to Allow Segregation of America's Neighborhoods?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: SupremeCourt, politics, news, media, race relations, law, civil rights, government, usa )

Cal
- 7 days ago - alternet.org
Civil rights groups worry SCOTUS will gut a law designed to protect against housing discrimination.
Over 50% Of Women Now Live In States Hostile To Abortion
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abortion, women, reproductive rights, Guttmacher Institute, civil rights, anti-choice )

Freya
- 24 days ago - yahoo.com
A new report out today from the Guttmacher Institute shows that 57 percent of women now live in a state considered to be hostile or extremely hostile to abortion rights.
Are We Better Off Than We Were 40 Years Ago?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: income, economic inequality, social inequality, GDP, housing, education, gender, employment, health care, civil rights, politics, usa )

Lynn
- 31 days ago - commondreams.org
... Ronald Reagan ... asked, "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" ... we might well echo Reagan's question: Are you better off than you were forty years ago? ... [are] we as a society are better off that we were forty years ago.
Obama's Nominee for a Top DOJ Slot Has Said States Should Legalize Marijuana. That's a Huge Deal.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: DOJ, Department of Justice, Civil Rights, Obama Nominee, Vanita Gupta, Marijuana, Decriminalization, Legalization )

Brian
- 106 days ago - washingtonpost.com
"In 2013, Vanita Gupta argued that recalibrating drug policies, "starting with the decriminalization of marijuana possession," would be an important step toward "a fairer criminal justice system unclouded by racial bias."
After Ferguson, We Need Positive Change ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Michael Brown, justice, civil rights, police, POST, DOJ, human rights, government )

Nancy
- 117 days ago - unitedforferguson.com
Join us in calling on the executive branch of the federal government to take definitive steps to protect civil and human rights in every community
Who Killed Anna Mae?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, Native American, Civil rights, cover-up, corruption, crime, abuse, death, murder )

Dee
- 279 days ago - nytimes.com
On Feb. 24, 1976, a rancher in South Dakota was installing a fence on land situated along the edge of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation when he spotted a body at the bottom of a 30-foot embankment.
TAKE ACTION: Stand With Bernie Sanders: America Wants No Cuts!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: social security, medicare, medicaid, healthcare, economy, human rights, civil rights, constitution, ethics, politics )

Beverly
- 430 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
Stand with Senator Bernie Sanders, Social Security Works and our coalition partners in demanding, "No grand bargain in exchange for cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits."
PLEASE SIGN: Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: woman, human rights, civil rights, government, ethics, constitution, politics )

Beverly
- 557 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
Remove the unauthorized deadlines placed on the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
George Zimmerman Case Puts Hate-Crimes Law in Spotlight
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, Civil rights, culture, crime, hate, law, Obama, Zimmerman )

Kit
- 563 days ago - politico.com
The hate crimes law President Barack Obama championed and signed in 2009 makes it easier to pursue a federal criminal case against George Zimmerman over the death of Trayvon Martin.
Why Are Conservatives Trying to Destroy the Voting Rights Act?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: voting rights act, conservatives, demographic change, voter suppression, blocking the minority vote, GOP, whiter, South, NAACP, civil rights )

Brian
- 720 days ago - thenation.com
"The current campaign against the VRA is the result of three key factors: a whiter, more Southern, more conservative GOP that has responded to demographic change by trying to suppress an increasingly diverse electorate; a 25 year effort to gut..."
The Supreme Court's Big Gay-Marriage Day, Explained
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, Civil Rights, Human Rights, LGBT, Law, media, military, politics, propaganda, SupremeCourt )

Kit
- 791 days ago - motherjones.com
Five cases under consideration challenge the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a law signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996 that prevents same-sex couples married under state law from receiving the same federal recognition as heterosexual married couples
OP-ED: Is Facebook Really An 'Appalling Spying Machine'?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: media, fACEBOOK, SOCIAL MEDIA, GOVERBNMENT SPYING, CIVIL RIGHTS, Wikileaks, Julian Assange, Government sypying, espionage, rights, REEDOMS, Facebook, freedoms, politics, government, ethics, usa, u.s., news, dishonesty )

Cal
- 1366 days ago - theweek.com
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange thinks so, claiming that Facebook could be used by government agencies to get personal information about anyone
TAKE ACTION NOW - SIGN PETITION: The Navajos Rights to Water on Their Own Land
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Navajos People, government, ethics, civil rights, water, petition, injustice )

Elisa
- 1431 days ago - gopetition.com
The Navajos have nearly 10,000 gallons off water on their land but the U.S. cut it off nearly entirely and gave it to Phoenix, whose people use nearly ten times the daily amount a Navajo does.
A Tribute to Dr Martin Luther King Jr
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Peace, Non-violence, Civil Rights, Human Rights )

Ben
- 1475 days ago - spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk
Dr Martin Luther King was born in Atlanta, Georgia on 15th January, 1929. King heard a lecture on Mahatma Gandhi and the nonviolent civil disobedience campaign that he used successfully against British rule in India. "I have a Dream..."
Senate GOP Blocks Cloture On Repeal Of Don't Ask, Don't Tell
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, civil rights, congress, constitution, corruption, crime, democrats, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, Govtfearmongering, iraq, lies, mccain, media, military, news, obama, politics, propaganda, republicans, troops )

Kit
- 1512 days ago - tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com
The bill could theoretically be brought up again before the end of the lame duck session, but a Democratic leadership aide tells TPM that negotiations are basically at an impasse.
 

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