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Maria Hinojosa, host of Latino USA, talks about her abortion on air for the first time.

An important military sexual assault bill is expected to come up for a vote this week.

Happy “We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance” Day! Take action here.

Attorney General Eric Holder has this strange idea that people should have the right to vote…even when they have committed a felony. But what would happen to the New Jim Crow system some people hold so dear?

Speaking of racist laws, Brooklyn’s new DA, Ken Thompson, is the borough’s first Black district attorney. And he’s decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana.

And speaking of great news out of NYC, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the following on Monday: “To all of my fellow New Yorkers who are undocumented, I say: New York City is your home too, and we will not force ANY of our residents to live their lives in the shadows.” #DeBlasioSwoon

From our own Jos: “We deserve to have stories about our lives and accomplishments told in ways that don’t reduce us to our genitals.”

British trans comedian Avery Edison is detained in Toronto airport for overstaying her student visa. Why is she being kept in an all-men prison?


Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she teaches history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.) A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, Markos Moulitsas, The Yes Men, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Hightower. Her writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet and Katie has been featured in/on NY Magazine, LA Times, In These Times, Gawker,Jezebel, MSNBC, Air America, GritTV, the Alan Colmes Show, Sirius radio (which hung up on her once) and the National Review, which called Katie “cute and some what brainy.” Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain.

Katie is a writer, comedian, filmmaker, and New Yorker.

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