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Democrat running to replace Rep. Ed Royce scores endorsement from Sanders-affiliated group 17.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
The sexual harassment investigation into state Sen. Tony Mendoza is complete. His peers will decide his political fate next week 17.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Lawmaker wants to force California police agencies to disclose surveillance policies 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Disability Activists Crash Congress to Stop a Bill That Would Undermine Their Civil Rights 16.2.2018
The civil rights of disabled people came under attack Thursday as Congress made it more difficult to sue businesses that are inaccessible to people with disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Although dozens of activists showed up to loudly voice their protest, the House passed HR 620, weakening the 28-year-old law. Now activists are vowing to take their fight to the Senate. Harriotte Ranvig, 71, of Somerville Mass., is escorted out of the House chamber on February 15, 2018, after she and a group of protesters disrupted the vote on The ADA Education and Reform Act on which makes it harder for disabled people to sue for discrimination. The aim of the legislation is to curb dishonest lawsuits. (Photo: Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call) Support your favorite writers by making sure we can keep publishing them! Make a donation to Truthout to ensure independent journalism survives. Anita Cameron remembers the  Capitol Crawl  like it was yesterday. It was the spring of 1990, and Congress was ...
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You can stop the anti-American hate group behind the Florida massacre | Will Bunch 16.2.2018 News
We can have sane gun laws that would reduce the bloodshed, but first we have to take down the hate group that enabled this: The National Rifle Association. The NRA has the money to buy your politician and the paranoia to scare him, but they can't buy YOUR vote.
Fireworks at Colorado Capitol as Democrats rally to protect a civil rights commission the GOP says it doesn’t want to end 14.2.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
State Democrats continued to assail Republican lawmakers on Tuesday for withholding funding to the Colorado Rights Commission, attacks that the GOP say are untrue and amount to political theater and which have injected another deep wedge into a powerful legislative budget committee ideally meant to transcend partisanship.
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The Ghost of Fascism in the Age of Trump 13.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
President Donald Trump attends a roundtable discussion in the Cabinet Room of the White House on February 6, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images) Trump may not currently be in possession of storm troopers or planning genocidal acts, but he represents a form of fascism that is distinctive to the United States and needs to be remembered, analyzed and engaged for the lessons it can teach us about the present. While these ghosts of fascism can be terrifying, they can also educate us and imbue us with a sense of civic justice. President Donald Trump attends a roundtable discussion in the Cabinet Room of the White House on February 6, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images) In the age of Trump, history neither informs the present nor haunts it with repressed memories of the past. It simply disappears. Memory has been hijacked. This is especially troubling when the " mobilizing passions " of a fascist past now emerge in the unceasing stream of hate, ...
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Bill, Melinda Gates turn attention toward poverty in America 13.2.2018 AP Business
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Bill and Melinda Gates, as the world's top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any other....
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Pick to help run 2020 Census no longer under consideration 13.2.2018 AP National
The Trump administration's pick for a key position overseeing the 2020 Census is out, the Commerce Department confirmed Monday, as civil rights groups applauded the decision....
Justice Department Seeks More Funds for Law Enforcement While Squeezing Civil Rights 13.2.2018 Mother Jones
The Justice Department is requesting increased spending to fight violent crime and address illegal immigration while squeezing the resources of its Civil Rights Division, which works to protect Americans from discrimination. “The Department of Justice has the noble task of keeping the American people safe from drugs, gangs, and terrorists, and this budget proposal reflects our […]
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Trump’s Controversial Pick to Run the 2020 Census Withdraws 13.2.2018 Mother Jones
The Trump administration’s controversial pick to run the 2020 census has withdrawn from consideration to be deputy director of the US Census Bureau, according to sources close to the bureau. In November, Politico reported that the administration planned to put Thomas Brunell, a political science professor who has defended Republican redistricting efforts in more than a dozen […]
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6 neo-Nazis attacked in German city of Dresden 12.2.2018 Washington Post: World
Police in the eastern German city of Dresden say six neo-Nazis on their way home from a rally were attacked by a group of masked assailants believed to be leftist extremists.
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'I Am a Man': The ugly Memphis sanitation workers strike that led to MLK's assassination 12.2.2018 Washington Post
'I Am a Man': The ugly Memphis sanitation workers strike that led to MLK's assassination
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Harvey Weinstein, his brother and their company hit with civil rights lawsuit 12.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The lawsuit also threatens to disrupt a reported $500 million sale of the company the Weinstein brothers co-founded in 2005.
This Traveling Museum Is Bringing Black History to a Town Near You 11.2.2018
Far more people read Truthout than will ever donate -- but we rely on donations to keep our publication running strong. Support independent journalism by making a contribution now! As a social studies teacher in Detroit in 1994, Khalid el-Hakim used African American artifacts he collected to supplement information about Black history he found lacking in middle school textbooks. It was a charge, el-Hakim says, by Minister Louis Farrakhan at the Million Man March in 1995 to men to go back to their cities and "join a community organization and try to make some type of contribution to our community," that was the catalyst to start a mobile museum. El-Hakim went from having tabletop displays at meetings of the local organization he joined to setting up exhibits for various organizations and institutions -- first throughout the city and then across the state and nationwide. His Black History 101 Mobile Museum travels throughout the year from coast to coast sharing African American history through the ages -- ...
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Get Ready for More Voter Suppression 11.2.2018
Thanks to reader support, Truthout can deliver the news seven days a week, 365 days a year. Keep independent journalism going strong: Make a tax-deductible donation right now. When President Trump created the "Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity" last spring -- and put notorious vote suppressor Kris Kobach at the helm -- voting rights advocates had decades of good reasons to be concerned. The panel seemed destined to back harsh restrictions on voting rights. The fraught commission was recently disbanded. But while that provides a momentary sigh of relief, it doesn't mean that this Trump-Kobach crusade -- or voter suppression -- has gone away. For one, there's still a lot we don't know about what information the commission collected and what the administration intends to do with it now. Early reports are troubling. For instance, we now know the commission asked Texas to turn over a list of its voters with Hispanic last names flagged. The threat of officials using this data to fuel ...
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Trump will not release Democrats’ memo on FBI surveillance 10.2.2018 Washington Post
The president has directed the Justice Department to work with House lawmakers so some form of the document could be made public, the White House counsel said Friday night.
Former Jersey Klansman found forgiveness and an unlikely friend in a black church 9.2.2018 News
Joe Bednarsky Jr. didn't hug black people when he was younger. He hurt them. He burned crosses on their lawns and called them the n-word, and it took him a long time, some of it in jail, to figure out what made him do it.
Rising racism taints Italian electoral campaign 9.2.2018 Washington Post: World
When hundreds of hardcore fans of Italy’s Hellas Verona Seria A soccer club chanted “Adolf Hitler is my friend” and sang that their team embraced the swastika, at a festive gathering in the summer, Italian Jewish communities complained — and waited.
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GOP state lawmakers vote to withhold funding for commission at center of Colorado baker case before U.S. Supreme Court 9.2.2018 Denver Post: Local
Republican members of a powerful finance committee in the legislature on Thursday voted to block funding for the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
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