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MAMAS speak out on Roe v. Wade: ‘We need to couple the fight for Roe v. Wade with multiple fights at the same time’

Originally published by Darcel Rockett in Chicago Tribune here on May 26, 2022 It’s been three weeks since the U.S. Supreme Court’s leaked draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was made public.  Striking down the 1973 decision would end federal protection for abortion rights, opening the door for states to ban or restrict access to the …

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Alaa Abd El-Fattah Is a Political Prisoner in Egypt. US Aid Is Funding His Jailers.

Originally published in TruthOut here, this article was written by Nadine Naber and Atef Said. Incarcerated for most of the last 10 years, renowned Egyptian activist, voice of the Arab Spring revolutions and political prisoner Alaa Abd El-Fattah began a hunger strike on April 2. He is 40 years old. With the most recent charge …

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Let’s Work for Global, Anti-Imperialist Reproductive Justice This Mother’s Day

Originally published in TruthOut here Across the United States this Mother’s Day, the right to have control over one’s body is under attack. More than 530 abortion restrictions have been introduced in 42 states. The Supreme Court is on the precipice of delivering a lethal blow to Roe v. Wade. Conservative forces are denying people …

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Let’s Stand with Afghan Refugee Women

Originally published in The Chicago Reporter here For 20 years, the U.S. proclaimed it went to war in Afghanistan for humanitarian reasons. The U.S. maintained it was “saving women” to secure democracy, advance women’s rights, or ensure the destruction of the Taliban to help women. Yet the talk about “helping Afghan women” was just a means …

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To Honor Desmond Tutu, Illinois should rescind its anti-Palestinian legislation

Originally published in The Chicago Reporter here As we consider the past, many people living in the U.S. believe they would have supported the civil rights movement, even in the face of the white supremacists of the KKK and the Jim Crow stalwarts in Congress. If old enough, many likely believe they would have at …

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