Human Rights

Sen. Warren Delivers Emotional Address at Airport Protest Over ‘Illegal’ Refugee Ban

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren addressed protesters at Logan International Airport She called Trump’s refugee ban ‘illegal’ and ‘unconstitutional,’ and vowed it would be ‘overturned.’ Airport demonstrators welcomed travelers in an effort to counter xenophobia. Despite an emergency stay, DHS reiterated the ban remains in effect. In his first few days in office, President Donald Trump has issued a cascading series of contentious ...

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Joey’s Law Seeks to Stop Police from Unjustly Killing People With Special Needs

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Joey’s Law seeks to prevent fatal misunderstandings in encounters between law enforcement and individuals with special needs. Joey Weber, who had autism, was fatally shot by a veteran Hays, Kansas, police sergeant last year. Proposed legislation would allow identification cards to be marked indicating an individual has special needs. A public hearing on Joey’s law is set for January 31 at ...

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Did you know federal money cannot be used for abortions

Federal funding for women’s healthcare has not been allowed to pay for abortions since 1976 Trump signs executive order to defund international healthcare clinics that educate, advocate, or perform abortions Due to the Hyde Amendment, federal funding cannot be used for an abortion unless the pregnancy could kill the woman, or is the result of rape or incest The targeted ...

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Six Journalists Face Up to 10 Years in Prison — For Doing Their Jobs

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Six journalists face potential 10-year sentences and $25,000 fines for reporting on inauguration protests Over 230 people were indiscriminately arrested after incidents of property destruction Journalists identified themselves, but police refused to acknowledge their credentials Charges of felony rioting are now being challenged in several lawsuits Six journalists and at least one legal observer were among some 230 arrested in ...

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Growing concerns that ROZOL poisoning could be the cause of “camp cough” at Standing Rock camps

ROZOL found to be illegally used on Cannonball Ranch and Wilder Ranch In April six bald eagles were found dead along with bison in the area The EPA found that ROZOL had been used illegally in the area to exterminate prairie dogs Chlorophacinone, more commonly known as ROZOL, is an anticoagulant rodenticide Many of the water protectors in Standing Rock have ...

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