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Why Feminists Should Care About The 50 Year Anniversary Of Palestinian Occupation

Yesterday, Israel celebrated the dubious milestone of a fifty-year-long occupation of Palestine, cementing its position as one of the longest military occupations of a foreign territory in modern history.

Yesterday, Israel celebrated the dubious milestone of a fifty-year-long occupation of Palestine, cementing its position as one of the longest military occupations of a foreign territory in modern history.

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Why Airline Companies Should Step Up And Fight Against Trump’s Executive Order

A group of human rights experts, scholars and faculty from 9 law schools have written a letter to European airline companies urging them not to participate in President Trump’s immigration ban.

A group of human rights experts, scholars and faculty from 9 law schools have written a letter to European airline companies urging them not to participate in President Trump’s immigration ban.

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Behind the Confession of Chinese Women’s Rights Defender Wang Yu

Remember the Feminist Five who were arrested in China for planning a public campaign against sexual harassment? On July 31, 2016, their human rights attorney Wang Yu (王宇), “confessed” to her crimes shortly before she was about to stand trial.

Remember the Feminist Five who were arrested in China for planning a public campaign against sexual harassment? On July 31, 2016, their human rights attorney Wang Yu (王宇), “confessed” to her crimes shortly before she ...

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Chelsea Manning: Thank You for Being a Really Rad Lady  

Chelsea Manning has resurfaced into newsfeeds over the past month for upsetting reasons: on July 8th, Chelsea was confirmed to be hospitalized post a suicide attempt six years into a 35 year military prison sentence for releasing military and diplomatic documents to the public.

Chelsea Manning has resurfaced into newsfeeds over the past month for upsetting reasons: on July 8th, Chelsea was confirmed to be hospitalized post a suicide attempt six years into a 35 year military prison sentence for releasing military ...

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The White House budget increases funding for immigrant detention

Earlier this week the White House announced its proposed budget for the 2015 financial year. Media coverage of the proposal has noted its focus on the middle class, help for low-income college students, and the steps it takes to protect the health of women and families. But what the media narrative has glossed over is the budget’s implications for our immigration system. 

Earlier this week the White House announced its proposed budget for the 2015 financial year. Media coverage of the proposal has noted its focus on the middle class, help for low-income college students, and ...

New report calls on US to address racial discrimination in health care system

The Center for Reproductive Rights, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, and SisterSong have collaborated on a disturbing new report on racial discrimination in health care in the US, particularly around the maternal health of Black women in the South and immigrants’ access to reproductive health care. The two main takeaways:

Black women nationwide are nearly four times as likely to die in childbirth as white women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Maternal mortality is nothing short of a human rights crisis in the country, with the United States’ maternal mortality rate increasing by 136 percent between 1990 and 2013, which is nearly double the rate of Saudi Arabia ...

The Center for Reproductive Rights, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, and SisterSong have collaborated on a disturbing new report on racial discrimination in health care in the US, ...

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