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Immigrant advocates protest outside the Hutto Detention Center in Taylor, Texas

Immigrant women in family detention center begin hunger strike & demand their release

As the pressure mounts on the Obama administration to close family immigrant detention centers once and for all, dozens of women at a detention center in Texas are begining a hunger strike and calling on the federal government to release them. 

As the pressure mounts on the Obama administration to close family immigrant detention centers once and for all, dozens of women at a detention center in Texas are begining a hunger strike and ...

a drawing of Nan-Hui with her child and text saying "Nan-Hui is FREE"

Breaking: Nan-Hui Jo released from immigration detention

Nan-Hui Jo, the undocumented survivor of domestic violence who was convicted of child abduction for fleeing abuse with her child and was detained in ICE custody facing deportation, has been released on ...

Children walk to classrooms at the Dilley detention center.

The US is locking up immigrant children in private prisons under inhumane conditions

This article is by John Washington and reprinted with permission from In These Times magazine.

Drive south from San Antonio across the flat, derrick-studded, orange-dirt plains of South Texas, veer off Interstate 35 into the tiny fracking boomtown of Dilley, park in a gravel lot, get buzzed in, and you have arrived at the complex of trailers that comprise the South Texas Family Residential Center.

This article is by John Washington and reprinted with permission from In These Times magazine.

Drive south from San Antonio across the flat, derrick-studded, orange-dirt plains of South Texas, veer off Interstate 35 into the tiny ...

Fast food workers join forces with home care workers to demand higher wages

Over the last couple of years, fast food workers have been organizing increasingly large and visible protests to demand an hike to the minimum wage. Today, fast food workers are joined by home health care workers in the largest planned protests to date, not only planning a nationwide strike in more than 100 cities, but also upping the ante by vowing civil disobedience.

Over the last couple of years, fast food workers have been organizing increasingly large and visible protests to demand an hike to the minimum wage. Today, fast food workers are joined by home health care workers in ...

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, ...

The rise of the DIY abortion

As abortion restrictions continue to grip the country more and more tightly, we’re seeing a strategy used by women in Latin America – where abortion is, with a few exceptions, illegal – coming into use here: Misoprostol, a pill FDA-approved to treat ulcers that can, if used correctly, safely induce an early abortion.

As abortion restrictions continue to grip the country more and more tightly, we’re seeing a strategy used by women in Latin America – where abortion is, with a few exceptions, illegal – coming into use here: Misoprostol, ...

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