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Support A Trans Life Now And Ask Obama To Reduce Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

Trans activist, writer, whistleblower, and all-round badass Chelsea Manning‘s legal team has filed a clemency application asking President Obama to reduce her sentence to the six-plus years she has already served at the maximum security U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth.

Trans activist, writer, whistleblower, and all-round badass Chelsea Manning‘s legal team has filed a clemency application asking President Obama to reduce her sentence to the six-plus years she has already served at the maximum ...

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Death Penalty Support Reaches An All Time Low, and Here’s Why Feminists Should Care

According to a study published this week, the percentage of Americans who support public executions has now reached its lowest point in more than four decades, with less than half of the country offering support for the brutal, internationally disfavoured punishment.

According to a study published this week, the percentage of Americans who support public executions has now reached its lowest point in more than four decades, with less than half of the country offering support for the ...

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Moving Towards Liberation and Away from Criminalization

Back in August 2012, members of a wealthy Atlanta neighborhood joined the Midtown Ponce Security Alliance to lead a campaign against sex work in the city’s Midtown neighborhood. This racist and transphobic campaign was targeted directly at trans and gender non-conforming people, identified by the Alliance as “transvestite thugs.”

Back in August 2012, members of a wealthy Atlanta neighborhood joined the Midtown Ponce Security Alliance to lead a campaign against sex work in the city’s Midtown neighborhood. This racist and transphobic campaign was targeted directly at trans and ...

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The Feministing Five: Swapna Reddy

For this week’s Feministing Five, we spoke to Swapna Reddy, current law student and immigrant rights’ advocate. She recently co-authored a letter to the Obama Administration that calls for an end to the government mistreatment of Central American immigrants.

For this week’s Feministing Five, we spoke to Swapna Reddy, current law student and immigrant rights’ advocate. She recently co-authored a letter to the Obama Administration that calls for an end to the government mistreatment ...

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Judge Orders Release of Immigrant Children and Mothers From Detention

A federal judge ruled against the Obama administration’s current system of family detention late Friday, saying that it violated minimum requirements for conditions for children held in federal immigration custody, particularly provisions requiring that minors be placed in nonsecure facilities run by agencies licensed for child care.

A federal judge ruled against the Obama administration’s current system of family detention late Friday, saying that it violated minimum requirements for conditions for children held in federal immigration custody, particularly provisions requiring that minors be placed in nonsecure facilities ...

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