Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The Positive Women’s Network has put out a study assessing rights abuses of positive women. Also, Nancy Goldstein on how Congressional cuts to the health budget will impact women and girls with HIV/AIDS.
Rep. Peter King is holding hearings in the House Homeland Security Committee today on the “radicalization” of Islam in the United States, singling out the Muslim American community. Rep. Keith Ellison, the first elected Muslim American, broke into tears during testimony talking about a Muslim American first responder who died to save Americans on 9/11. Rep. Mike Honda has denounced the hearings saying they are scarily reminiscent of the unlawful targeting of Japanese Americans during WWII. And Adam Serwer points out that the Obama administration response to terrorism is not that different from the Republican one. (Also, Happy Birthday Adam!!)
A little unknown piece of the union-busting bill passed in the Wisconsin State Senate yesterday–if an employee strikes or walks out, they can be fired.