Joyce and Karen Koch are not related to the right-wing billionaire Koch brothers—David and Charles Koch—or to each other. The women say, however, that they are sisters where it counts: in spirit, in union solidarity, and in their shared values.
For at least several years, Alameda County sheriffs and medical personnel have routinely conducted pregnancy tests on thousands of prisoners, old and young, fertile and sterile, willing or not. It’s a practice that isn’t shared by any other jails in California. No one can say for exactly how long Alameda County jails have been forcing arrested women to take pregnancy tests, and no one can really explain why.
The circle of victims of misogynist harassment is getting bigger, and the Supreme Court is playing a role.
Johnson, a college wrestler who’s been charged with “recklessly infecting another with HIV,” offers us a lens through which to examine how Black gay men are particularly vulnerable to HIV criminalization.
August 26 was Women’s Equality Day. But true to the spirit of Moral Mondays leader Rev. William Barber’s “moral fusion movement,” the discussion of “women’s issues” wasn’t limited to abortion or birth control.
Organizers thought it was important to incorporate Women’s Equality Day in the Moral Week of Action since many of the policies at issue, including the state’s recent voter identification law, adversely affect women.
Hundreds of students at around ten colleges walked out of class in solidarity on Monday, expressing their anger at the lack of justice for Brown and the other young people of color killed in police shootings.
Starting on Friday, August 22, a broad coalition of faith, labor, and social justice organizations will hold events in 12 mostly Southern states with a different social justice theme every day.
Why are researchers only just beginning to recognize the connection between the decriminalization of sex work and HIV? And why is the trend toward criminalizing populations involved in the sex trades increasing in the United States—moving in the opposite direction from other countries?
The policy changes include a new payment plan option, expanded financial assistance, and measures to inform residents when their water may be turned off.