Human Rights

Militarized Police & National Guard Raid Camp at Standing Rock, Arrest 40+

Heavily militarized police and National Guard troops advanced on a Standing Rock camp, arresting no less than 40 Scores of heavily militarized police and National Guard troops advanced on a camp at Standing Rock Wednesday evening, arresting at least 50 water protectors and stirring fears forceful evacuations of remaining camps. A press statement issued by the North Dakota Joint Information ...

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All eyes on Standing Rock: A list of livestreamers in the area

Heavy police and National Guard presence in Standing Rock Following an announcement from Congressman Kevin Cramer and Senator John Hoeven there is a heavy law enforcement presence Many are worried that there is a raid coming on the Oceti Sakowin Camp Livestreams are one of the best ways to get information to the people On Tuesday, North Dakota Congressman Kevin ...

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


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


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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