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Oklahoma Activists to Black Women of the Holtzclaw Trial: ‘We Believe You’

On Democracy Now!, Candace Liger and Grace Franklin, founders of the advocacy group OKC Artists for Justice, and professor and author Kimberlé Crenshaw discuss the verdict in the Daniel Holtzclaw trial. Its lack of attention in mainstream media, they say, reflects how little Black women are valued or believed.

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We Shouldn’t Need a Guide on Staying Safer Online

Many online users may not know how to take precautions, so Speak Up and Stay Safe(r) is a great starting point. But while reading through it, it troubled me how the onus is always on the target of online abuse to educate others and find solutions to a problem forced onto them.

Many online users may not know how to take precautions, so Speak Up and Stay Safe(r) is a great starting point. But while reading through it, it troubled me how the onus is always on the target of online abuse to educate others and find solutions to a problem forced onto them.

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Gun Violence Is a Public Health Crisis, So Why Isn’t the CDC Researching It?

As the nation’s official agency charged with protecting public health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's mission is to conduct "critical science" and provide "health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats." Except, apparently, when it comes to gun violence.

As the nation’s official agency charged with protecting public health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s mission is to conduct “critical science” and provide “health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats.” Except, apparently, when it comes to gun violence.

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Man Allegedly Threatened to Kill Tissue Procurement Exec Tied to Planned Parenthood

Scott Anthony Orton, 57, was arrested Tuesday on criminal charges of directing threatening messages at an officer of StemExpress—the target of anti-choice attack videos.

Scott Anthony Orton, 57, was arrested Tuesday on criminal charges of directing threatening messages at an officer of StemExpress—the target of anti-choice attack videos.

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Another Planned Parenthood Clinic Vandalized, This Time in St. Louis

A vandal shattered a window at a Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis that does not provide abortion care. Police are investigating but have not released details on the incident.

A vandal shattered a window at a Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis that does not provide abortion care. Police are investigating but have not released details on the incident.

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Advocates Cautiously Optimistic After Guilty Verdict for Daniel Holtzclaw: ‘This Is a Great Start’

“We are pleased with the 18 counts that we received; we are not pleased with the 18 that we didn't," OKC Artists for Justice Co-Founder Grace Franklin said at a press conference on the steps of the Oklahoma County District Court on Friday afternoon. "There were five women who did not receive justice, and that is a problem."

“We are pleased with the 18 counts that we received; we are not pleased with the 18 that we didn’t,” OKC Artists for Justice Co-Founder Grace Franklin said at a press conference on the steps of the Oklahoma County District Court on Friday afternoon. “There were five women who did not receive justice, and that is a problem.”

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GOP Lawmaker: Planned Parenthood Execs Have ‘Same Demonic Spirit of Murder’ as Accused Shooter

Colorado state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, whose controversial anti-choice comments have drawn national attention, said that “Planned Parenthood executives” have the “same demonic spirit of murder” as the man accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado Springs.

Colorado state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, whose controversial anti-choice comments have drawn national attention, said that “Planned Parenthood executives” have the “same demonic spirit of murder” as the man accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado Springs.

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Kimberlé Crenshaw on the Holtzclaw Trial and the Vulnerability of Black Women

Former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw is on trial for 16 charges of sexual assault against multiple Black women. Professor and author Kimberlé Crenshaw details why everyone must pay attention to the Holtzclaw trial and what it means for the dangers Black women face every day. [via For Harriet]

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Six Months of Fury: Attacks on Planned Parenthood See Sharp Increase After Misinformation Campaign

Since the CMP videos came out this summer, numerous Planned Parenthood clinics have been vandalized or subjected to arson, starting with an attack on a health center in the Chicago suburb of Aurora on the morning of July 19.

Since the CMP videos came out this summer, numerous Planned Parenthood clinics have been vandalized or subjected to arson, starting with an attack on a health center in the Chicago suburb of Aurora on the morning of July 19.

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Videos to Violence: The Escalating Smear Campaign Against Planned Parenthood

The siege at a Colorado Springs, Colorado Planned Parenthood was not a random act of violence. As this timeline from RH Reality Check shows, it was the outcome of a summer of escalating anti-choice rhetoric.

The siege at a Colorado Springs, Colorado Planned Parenthood was not a random act of violence. As this timeline from RH Reality Check shows, it was the outcome of a summer of escalating anti-choice rhetoric.

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