2019-04-15: Social Media Postees

What is Fascism? Can the "Fascist Germ" Rise to Epidemic Levels in the USA Today?
Prof. Anthony A. Gabb | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-15
To consider the possibility of the rise of fascism in the United State of America (USA) today, this essay examines the success of fascism in Italy and Germany, where hard times gave rise to labor militancy that morphed into an …
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The Border, Trumpian Madness and the Clash of Demographics
Bruce Neuburger | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-15
Operation Wetback and its aftermath represented, it now seems from the perspective of history, a watershed moment. A threshold had been crossed. Low-wage, non-white labor (deprived of legal rights), long the mainstay of California's huge and profitable agriculture industry, had become an essential feature of the economy more broadly. And in subsequent years, this labor system, "pioneered" as it were, in California and the southwest, would become a crucial feature of the economy nationally.
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Ecuador's Moreno Says Assange Tried to Use Its Embassy to Spy
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-15
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange repeatedly violated his asylum conditions and tried to use the Ecuadorian embassy in London as a center for spying, Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno told Britain's Guardian newspaper. | RELATED: | Chomsky: Assange and Lula the Same Case to Silence Their Voices | London police dragged Assange out of the embassy on Thursday after his seven-year asylum was revoked, paving the way for his extradition to the United States for one of the biggest ever…
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Refuse Fascism Discussion and Organizing Meeting
Curt Wechsler | indybay.org | 2019-04-15
Sports Basement, 1590 Bryant Street, San Francisco…
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Yabu Bilyana addresses ICFI World Conference: "Genocide of indigenous peoples is still practiced throughout Australia"
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-15
Bilyana exposed the ongoing oppression of Australia's Aboriginal population and the whitewash carried out by the Royal Commission into Black Deaths in Custody.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/…

Bach at U.S.-Mexican border from Cellist Yo-Yo Ma
Classical Music Fan | indybay.org | 2019-04-15
Born in Paris in 1955 of Chinese parents, moving to the U.S. at age 7, where he obtained music degrees from Julliard and Harvard, world-renowned classical music cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, performed at the US-Mexico border in a Bach festival on both sides of the border at Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Leon, Mexico, "In culture, we build bridges, not walls, " he said.
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The Politics Behind Donald Trump's Empty Threats on Mexico Border
Jesse Jackson | commondreams.org | 2019-04-14
"Clearly Trump wants an issue to run on politically, not a solution to a humanitarian tragedy," Jackson writes. (Photo: GOP/Twitter) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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To Survive in Texas, Black Bears Need an Open Border
STAFF | truthout.org | 2019-04-14
As a child Diana Doan-Crider loved hearing her grandfather's tales of the grizzly bears and wolves he saw in the early 1900s while working to build Mexico's railroads through the mountains. A Tepehuán Indian from Durango Mexico, he told vivid stories, and his knowledge of nature inspired her to become a wildlife biologist when she grew up and to spend decades researching black bears in northern Coahuila's mountains, just across the Texas border. | That was an important time for black bears, which had all but vanished from Texas in the 1950s following decades of hunting, trapping and habitat loss. The an…
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Locking Up Drug "Dealers" to Save Users Doesn't Make Anyone Safer
STAFF | truthout.org | 2019-04-14
President Trump declared a national emergency to fund a wall on the southern U.S. border. In his declaration speech, he doubled down on the ridiculous idea that a wall would significantly impact the drug trade. He also took the opportunity to reiterate the claim that executing drug dealers would end the overdose crisis, reinforcing another falsehood about how drug markets work. | While…
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WikiLeaks' Publication of the Collateral Murder Video, Afghanistan and Iraq Docs, US Diplomatic Cables: Why Assange's Extradition Must be Opposed at All Cost
Dr. Nozomi Hayase | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-14
On Thursday, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by the UK police inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he was granted political asylum in 2012. This termination of asylum by Ecuador in violation of international law came a week …
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'In Culture, We Build Bridges, Not Walls': World-Renowned Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Brings Bach to US-Mexico Border
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-14
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Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is "Scandalous" and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S
Democracy Now! | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-13
Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are vowing to fight his possible extradition to the United States following his arrest in London, when British police forcibly removed Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he had taken asylum for almost seven years. On Thursday night, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange's arrest, …
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NAACP President Responds to President Trump's Islamophobic Tweet
Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet | naacp.org | 2019-04-13
NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, released the following statement in response to President Trump's Islamophobic tweet: "Trump's recent tweet invokes painful memories to promote his racist agenda. This is maddening but not surprising for a President whose presidential campaign and presidency has been based on hate, xenophobia, and bigotry. The President needs to realize that his …
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Ecuadorian President's Motives for Surrendering Assange: Vengeance & IMF Loan?
The Real News Network | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-13
$4.2 billion IMF loan, submission to the US, and vengeance appear to have been President Moreno's true motives for revoking Assange's asylum in Ecuador's London embassy, says Ecuador's former foreign minister Guillaume Long.
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'Egregious Abuse of Power': Report Says Trump Offered Pardon to CBP Head if He Broke Law and Blocked Asylum-Seekers
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-13
"Maybe someone should hold a hearing into all the different ways Trump has asked people who work for him or the government to break laws." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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A Honduran Asylum-Seeker Was Brutally Murdered After Being Deported — From Mexico
Eileen Grench | theintercept.com | 2019-04-13
Terror raced through Teresa Gonzales as both the clarity of the message and the ambiguity of the threat hit her at once. "We have a present for you waiting outside," read the text, which appeared on her daughter Rosa's cellphone during Saturday worship. "Mom, they're threatening me," said Rosa, eyes wide. | Teresa, whose family members' names have been changed for their protection, had gone to worship at her church in central Tegucigalpa, bringing Rosa, 16, along with her. Teresa — a short, sturdy woman with round cheeks and tightly curled, black hair — tried to attend service with her family on a dai…
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Assange Held at "Britain's Guantanamo Bay" as UN Urges Fair Trial
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-13
(ZH) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces a likely extended extradition battle after this week's dramatic end to his seven-year asylum stay holed up in Ecuador's London embassy. He's now in a British jail, and though UK authorities have yet to confirm the precise place of his detention, multiple reports suggest that he's being held in what's dubbed "Britain's Guantanamo Bay" — or …

Assange Held at "Britain's Guantanamo Bay" as UN Urges Fair Trial

John Pilger: Assange arrest is a warning from history
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-13
The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. | That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for "democratic" societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this cle…
greenleft.org.au/content/john-pilger-assange-arrest-warning-history

Why the Highlander Attack Matters
Robin D.G. Kelley, Makani Themba | thenation.com | 2019-04-12
Why the Highlander Attack Matters…
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Rapper Stormzy just made an epic stand against racism
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-04-12
Rapper and activist Stormzy just took an epic stand against racism. He cancelled a headline gig at an Austrian festival. And his reasons for … | Read more Rapper Stormzy just made an epic stand against racism | By Fréa Lockley…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/04/12/rapper-stormzy-just-made-an-epic-stand-against-racism/

Noam Chomsky: We Must Confront the "Ultranationalist, Reactionary" Movements Growing Across Globe
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-12
On Thursday night, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. He looked back at the rise of fascism in the 20th century and the growing ultranationalist movements of today, from Brazil and the United States to Israel and Saudi Arabia.
http://www.democracynow.org/2019/4/12/no…

Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is "Scandalous" and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-12
Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are vowing to fight his possible extradition to the United States following his arrest in London, when British police forcibly removed Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he had taken asylum for almost seven years. On Thursday night, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange's arrest, WikiLeaks and American power.
http://www.democracynow.org/2019/4/12/ch…

The Assange Arrest is a Warning From History
John Pilger | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-12
The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for "democratic" societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this clear…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/12/the-assange-…

Four Things to Know About Next Week's 'Patriotism Over Socialism' Rally in Arizona
Nick R. Martin | splcenter.org | 2019-04-12
A U.S. congressman and the chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party are both listed as speakers at an event that will also be attended by multiple hate groups.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/12/four-…

THE ANGRY ARAB: How Arabs Watch Israeli Elections
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-12
The view is no different from how South African blacks regarded elections of whites in apartheid South Africa, writes As'ad AbuKhalil. By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News Israeli elections are treated by U.S. media as an American affair. It… Read more ?…
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A first-hand account of the 'humanitarian' warmongering on the Venezuelan border
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-12
This is the latest in The Canary's series of on-the-ground articles from Venezuela. Ahmed Kaballo is a Sudanese-British activist and journalist. He spent six … | Read more A first-hand account of the 'humanitarian' warmongering on the Venezuelan border | By John McEvoy…
thecanary.co/feature/2019/04/12/a-first-hand-account-of-the-humanitarian-warmongering-on-the-venezuelan-border/

Fearless: the Venezuelans that went toe-to-toe with the US empire at their border
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-12
This is the latest in The Canary's series of on-the-ground articles from Venezuela. On 23 February, the US attempted to force 'humanitarian aid' trucks into … | Read more Fearless: the Venezuelans that went toe-to-toe with the US empire at their border | By John McEvoy…
thecanary.co/feature/2019/04/12/fearless-the-venezuelans-that-went-toe-to-toe-with-the-us-empire-at-their-border/

Ebola not an international 'health emergency' but risks spreading across DR Congo border, warns UN health agency
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-12
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) "does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern", according to a statement issued on Friday by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Shredding Asylum: The Arrest of Julian Assange
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-12
The man seemed like a bearded emissary, a holy figure nabbed in his sleep. He looked similarly pale as to how he did in 2013, but he cut a more shocking figure. Most prisoners would have had room to move in a compound. The Ecuadorean embassy in London only offered modest space and access to …
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Glenn Greenwald lays into fellow journalists for celebrating Assange's arrest
Bryan Wall | thecanary.co | 2019-04-12
Julian Assange has been arrested by the Met Police. Police entered the Ecuadorian embassy after its government withdrew his asylum. Journalists filmed Assange being … | Read more Glenn Greenwald lays into fellow journalists for celebrating Assange's arrest | By Bryan Wall…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/04/12/glenn-greenwald-lays-into-fellow-journalists-for-celebrating-assanges-arrest/

Ecuadorian President's Motives for Surrendering Assange: Vengeance & IMF Loan?
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-12
$4.2 billion IMF loan, submission to the US, and vengeance appear to have been President Moreno's true motives for revoking Assange's asylum in Ecuador's London embassy, says Ecuador's former foreign minister Guillaume Long…
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Former president slams Ecuador's betrayal of Assange as 'a crime that humanity will never forget'
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-12
On 11 April, the Ecuadorian government withdrew WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's political asylum. According to WikiLeaks, the Ecuadorian ambassador then…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/04/12/former-president-slams-ecuadors-betrayal-of-assange-as-a-crime-that-humanity-will-never-forget/

To Be or Not to be a Zionist?
Yoav Litvin | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-12
Jewish American progressives are falling for the oldest trick in the Zionist playbook: the conflation of Zionism with Judaism. The ultimate victims of this propaganda ploy are always Palestinians. Sheldon's Party Last Sunday, Sheldon Adelson's Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) welcomed President of the United States, serial sexual harasser and inspiration to murderous white supremacists worldwide –…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/12/to-be-or-not…

Russia Warns Bolton: 'Monroe Doctrine' Remarks Insulting to Latin America
Andre Vltchek | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-12
The Trump administration is re-deploying old and fatal Cold War warriors, elevating them to high positions. The same people who were murdering, plotting and cheering assassins. The list reads like a "Wanted for Genocide" catalog: Elliott Abrams, Michael Pompeo and yes: John Bolton.
mintpressnews.com/russia-warns-bolton-mo…

Friday's Daily Brief: human rights in Sudan, sombre anniversaries for Rwanda and Nigeria, and fears of 'chaos' in Libya
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-12
Top news on Friday included: a call for respect for human rights in Sudan's protests; the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda; five years since the Chibok girls were abducted in Nigeria; the UN chief condemning a deadly terrorist attack in Pakistan; continued fighting in Libya's capital; and an update on Colombia's peace process.
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From 'dead on the inside' to 'truly alive': Survivor of genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda recounts her story as UN marks 25th anniversary
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-12
"Miraculously I had no machete marks" a survivor of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda told a solemn United Nations event in New York on Friday, 25 years on, to remember the systematic killing of more than one million people, over less than three months.
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Weekend Read: Alabama's illegal – and deadly – prison system
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-04-12
We've been locked in a legal battle with the state of Alabama for the past five years over the sickening mistreatment of people in its prisons who have medical and mental health needs.
splcenter.org/news/2019/04/13/weekend-re…

Suspect in Church Burnings Influenced by 'Black Metal' Music, Police Say, But Not All Black Metal is the Same
Michael Edison Hayden | splcenter.org | 2019-04-12
Holden Matthews, the 21-year-old man accused of burning three historically black churches in Louisiana, was influenced by "black metal," police say — a music genre sometimes tied to organized hate.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/12/suspe…

The U.S. Government's Indictment of Julian Assange Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2019-04-12
The indictment of Julian Assange unsealed today by the Trump Justice Department poses grave threats to press freedoms, not only in the U.S. but around the world. The charging document and accompanying extradition request from the U.S. government, used by the U.K. police to arrest Assange once Ecuador officially withdrew its asylum protection, seeks to crim…
theintercept.com/2019/04/11/the-u-s-gove…

Indian elections: the challenges of unseating a racist
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-12
Elections in India will take place from April 11 to May 23. Green Left Weekly's Susan Price spoke to Kavita Krishnan, a member of the politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation (CPI-ML) about their campaign to challenge Narendra Modi's far-right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. | In which seats is the CPI-ML fielding candidates? Are there opportunities for the left to coordinate efforts to defeat the BJP? | The CPI-ML is contesting 22 seats [across 10 states]: 4 in Bihar; 3 each in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab; 2 each in West Bengal, Jharkand, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu…
greenleft.org.au/content/indian-elections-challenges-unseating-racist

Refugee rights activists take aim at Liberals in Corangamite
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-12
The Combined Refugee Action Group (CRAG) launched its campaign to highlight the cruel treatment of refugees in the country's most marginal electorate, Corangamite, on April 7. | #ChooseFairnessAndDecency, which was launched at the Barwon Heads Bridge, is asking voters to consider "fair" and "decent" policies for asylum seekers asking Australia for protection and a chance to rebuild their lives. | CRAG's decision to campaign in Corangamite is aimed at adding pressure on Liberal MP Sarah Henderson, who holds the seat by a margin of 0.03% after last year's redistribution. | CRAG will be distributing its policy compa…
greenleft.org.au/content/refugee-rights-activists-take-aim-liberals-corangamite

Single mother takes action against ParentsNext 'mission impossible'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-12
Single mother of three Juanita McLaren lodged a complaint in the United Nations in March against the Australian government over its discrimination against single mothers. | McLaren is being supported by the National Council of Single Mothers and their Children which wants the parenting payments' scheme and the newly-introduced ParentsNext program to be held up to greater scrutiny. | Since 2012, single parents have been moved from the single parenting payment (now $384.25 a week) to the News…
greenleft.org.au/content/single-mother-takes-action-against-parentsnext-mission-impossible

Rock's role in fighting fascism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-11
The National Front (NF) was on the rise in the UK in the mid-1970s. It was the envy of other far right organisations, in particular its ideological cousin, France's Front National (FN). A decade later the NF was broken and the FN's star was rising. Why was the NF defeated while the FN went from […] | Source…
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As Brazil descends into fascism, UK MPs call for the 'world's most prominent political prisoner' to be freed
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-11
Former presidential frontrunner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva — known as Lula — was jailed in April 2018. One year later, his prosecutors are … | Read more As Brazil descends into fascism, UK MPs call for the 'world's most prominent political prisoner' to be freed | By John McEvoy…
thecanary.co/discovery/analysis-discovery/2019/04/11/as-brazil-descends-into-fascism-uk-mps-call-for-the-worlds-most-prominent-political-prisoner-to-be-freed/

Betsy DeVos Uses a Racist Research Study to Defend Rescinding Obama-Era Discipline Guidance
Rann Miller | progressive.org | 2019-04-11
The researchers argued that disparities in disciplining of black and white students are due to "prior problem behavior."
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UN experts warn Assange arrest exposes him to risk of serious human rights violations
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-11
Independent UN rights experts on Thursday said the arrest of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange by police in the United Kingdom, after the Ecuadorian Government decided to stop granting him asylum in their London embassy, exposed him to "the risk of serious human rights violations", if extradited to the United States.
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"Bring It On": Julian Assange's 2015 Message to the U.S. Justice Department About Possible Charges
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-11
Earlier today, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London and is now facing charges in the U.S. for helping Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning hack a government computer. We reair part of our 2015 interview with Assange from inside the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he had sought asylum. | "See full archive of Democracy Now's interviews with Julian Assange": https://www.democracynow.org/appearances…
http://www.democracynow.org/2019/4/11/br…

Julian Assange arrested in London… who is still safe?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-11
Ecuadorian authorities revoked Julian Assange's asylum and then allowed police to arrest him inside the country's London embassy. The founder of WikiLeaks was detained inside the embassy on Thursday, with seven men dragging him out of the building and into police custody. The former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa has already condemned current president Lenin …
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Julian Assange Arrested in London After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum; U.S. Requests Extradition
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-04-11
This breaking news report was last updated at 5: 27 p.m. EDT. | Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, was arrested on Thursday inside Ecuador's Embassy in London, where he had lived since 2012 under diplomatic protection. London's Metropolitan Police Service said in a statement its officers were "invited into the embassy by the Ambassador, following the Ecuadorian government's withdrawal of asylum." | Video of Assange being dragged from the embassy was captured on a livestream set up by Ruptly, a Russian government news agency. | Assange's l…
theintercept.com/2019/04/11/julian-assan…

The American People Support LGBTQ Equality. Congress Should Too
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-04-10
Opponents of equality are spewing myths about transgender people and nondiscrimination protections on Capitol Hill. | In the past seven days, the House of Representatives has held two historic hearings on the Equality Act, HR 5, a bipartisan bill that would add explicit protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity to our civil rights laws, and update the laws to provide increased protection for all women and people of color. What was most notable from…
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