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Progressives Must Not Dismiss the Oregon Militia Standoff as Irrelevant

These anti-government groups, quite a few of whom have deep ideological ties with white supremacist organizations and individuals, should alarm the left. Their philosophies often have foundations of racism, colonialism, and restriction of reproductive rights—and their numbers are growing.

These anti-government groups, quite a few of whom have deep ideological ties with white supremacist organizations and individuals, should alarm the left. Their philosophies often have foundations of racism, colonialism, and restriction of reproductive rights—and their numbers are growing.

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Trans Activists and Allies Mark First International Trans Prisoner Day of Action

Activists at a 2013 rally for transgender equality in Washington, D.C.

On Friday, January 22, trans people and their allies marked the first International Trans Prisoner Day of Action with solidarity events and letter-writing campaigns taking place all over the world, from Toronto to Vienna.

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Washington Planned Parenthood to Reopen After Arson Attack

Extensive renovations were required to the clinic, which serves about 3,000 patients annually, after arsonists on September 4 lobbed an explosive through a window.

Extensive renovations were required on the clinic, which serves about 3,000 patients annually, after arsonists on September 4 lobbed an explosive through a window.

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Illegal Abortions Onscreen: Depictions of a Pre-‘Roe’ World

Here are several films with breathtaking performances that portray illegal abortion, which you can watch to reflect on how far we’ve come, or on how far we still must go in the fight for abortion access.

Here are several films with breathtaking performances that portray illegal abortion, which you can watch to reflect on how far we’ve come, or on how far we still must go in the fight for abortion access.

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Leading During Hostile Times: A Conversation With Yamani Hernandez and Nikki Madsen

The executive directors of the National Network of Abortion Funds and the Abortion Care Network discuss the challenges and opportunities they have faced so far as leaders of abortion access organizations in the context of one of the most hostile cultural and political climates since the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.

The executive directors of the National Network of Abortion Funds and the Abortion Care Network discuss the challenges and opportunities they have faced so far as leaders of abortion access organizations in the context of one of the most hostile cultural and political climates since the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.

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Advocates Wary of President Obama’s New Refugee Resettlement Program

Organizations like the Women’s Refugee Commission seem to have conflicting feelings about President Obama’s new program, saying they’re pleased to see the administration recognize that Central Americans seeking safety in the United States is a refugee situation, but that the program does not negate the United States' other responsibilities.

Organizations like the Women’s Refugee Commission seem to have conflicting feelings about President Obama’s new program, saying they’re pleased to see the administration recognize that Central Americans seeking safety in the United States is a refugee situation, but that the program does not negate the United States’ other responsibilities.

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Black Activists Turn to Twitter to #ReclaimMLK

The social media event happened just hours after protesters interrupted a breakfast event hosted by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in honor of the late civil rights leader.

The social media event happened just hours after protesters interrupted a breakfast event hosted by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in honor of the late civil rights leader.

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How Photographer Wendi Kent Hopes to Galvanize the Quiescent ‘Pro-Choice Majority’

While Kent’s photographs show predictable tableaux, they underscore the contradiction between protesters’ declarations of Christian compassion and their behaviors: yelling, shaming, and metaphorically bludgeoning people with the Bible.

While Kent’s photographs show predictable tableaux, they underscore the contradiction between protesters’ declarations of Christian compassion and their behaviors: yelling, shaming, and metaphorically bludgeoning people with the Bible.

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For First Time Since 9/11, NYPD Agrees to Rein in Surveillance of Muslim Communities

Advocates and activists are cautiously optimistic that such practices will no longer be a matter of routine.

Advocates and activists are cautiously optimistic that such practices will no longer be a matter of routine.

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Alleged Gunman: ‘I Picked Planned Parenthood Because It’s Murdering Little Babies’

Robert Lewis Dear Jr., in his first media interview since he was arrested in November for the killing of three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic, said that the FBI has tracked him for 22 years.

Robert Lewis Dear Jr., in his first media interview since he was arrested in November for the killing of three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic, said that the FBI has tracked him for 22 years.

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