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Quick hit: NYT on VAWA and “scourge of rape” for Native American women

TweetLast Wednesday, House Republicans stooped to a new low by throwing their support behind a ridiculous, callous and watered down version of the Violence Against Women Act. As we detailed last week, the heavily edited H.R. 4970 now moves backward on VAWA reauthorization, with the version that the House passed actually denying protection of undocumented immigrants, [...]
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CLPP 2012: Colonized Spaces, Criminalized Bodies

Tweet  At this year’s Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program Conference, “From Abortion Rights to Social Justice” at Hampshire College  I attended a really engaging workshop that addressed the vital intersections created by the ongoing legacies of colonialism. The aim was to address the impacts of aggressive over-policing of communities of color and criminalization of poor people, [...]
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What We Missed

Tweet Via. In his newly-released budget plan, Paul Ryan tells the 99% to go fuck themselves. Parents of transgender youth make an It Gets Better video. A new report by the National Women’s Law Center shows that women are paying way more than men for health insurance — one billion dollars more for those getting [...]
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No thanks: A little historical truth-telling about Thanksgiving

TweetThe historical narrative that surrounds the American Thanksgiving feast is fairly recent. The purportedly idyllic partnership between the European Pilgrims and New England Indians is actually only about 120 years old. After WWI, the story that we learn in school today became THE story. I believe deeply in the power of re-appropriating racist and sexist [...]
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Suquamish Tribe approves same-sex marriage

TweetInteresting and awesome news coming out of the Kitsap Peninsula this week. On Monday, the Suquamish Tribal Council formally changed its ordinances to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. Starting this week, gay couples will have the same rights as heterosexual couples on the reservation (where the Suquamish have tribal sovereignty), and in other places [...]
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