Politics

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Digital Justice Experts Answer Your #NetNeutrality Rollback Questions

Representatives from the Center for Media Justice, Fight for the Future and other organizations leading the fight for internet freedom hosted a Reddit Ask Me Anything session to address the rollback of net neutrality rules. 

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Reject Racism Campaign Pressures Tech Giants to Skip North Carolina

“One way Amazon and Apple can demonstrate a real commitment to espoused values of diversity is by making it clear that they won’t move their headquarters to a state that is rapidly sliding backward on racial oppression and voting rights.”

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Cavs, Warriors Agree On One Thing: Skipping White House

LeBron James: “I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway. So it won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going.”

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How You Can Make the Most of the 2018 Midterm Elections

From registering to voting to advocating for the rights of others, these tools have you covered.

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Philly Players, Mayor and Allies Call Out Trump's Attack on Eagles

President Donald Trump said he scrapped the Super Bowl champion team’s planned White House visit because players would not “proudly stand for the national anthem.” Eagles players and supporters quickly told the truth.

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Author Q&A: Understanding Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis Through Marx, Monsters and a Queer Decolonial Lens

Colorlines talks to Philadelphia poet laureate Raquel Salas Rivera about their new book, “lo terciario/the tertiary,” which revisits Karl Marx’s “Capital” to examine Puerto Rico’s debt crisis from a queer decolonial lens.

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Kaepernick Depositions Reveal Trump Influenced NFL's Protest Rule

President Donald Trump to Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones: “Tell everybody, you can’t win this one. This one lifts me.”

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WATCH: Stacey Abrams Accepts Party's Nomination for Georgia Governor

“We are writing the next chapter of Georgia’s future, where no one is unseen, no one is unheard and no one is uninspired,” said Abrams, the Democratic candidate who is on track to become the nation’s first Black female governor.

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House Approves Controversial Prison Reform Measure

But the FIRST STEP Act faces an uphill battle. Criminal justice reform advocates say any meaningful bill must include sentencing reform, and Republicans and Democrats in the Senate agree.

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Media Merger Madness: Why the Marriage of Sinclair and Tribune Is a Credible Threat to Our Democracy [OPINION]

Considering conservative-leaning Sinclair’s history of acquiring local stations and centralizing news operations, the new broadcast behemoth would be able to determine which community efforts receive media attention, harden political viewpoints and define what constitutes a terrorist threat.

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Dear America: Linda Sarsour Has Advice for Some of Us Who Are Brave

In the aftermath of Israeli soldiers killing more than 60 Palestinian protestors on Monday, the Palestinian-American organizer urges “brave Americans” to “choose to be on the right side of history.”

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EPA, White House Blocked Release of Study on Widespread Water Contamination

Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act show the decision was driven by politics, not health.

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5 Things You Need to Watch, Read and Follow About Palestine Right Now

While Trump envoys celebrated the opening of a United States embassy in Jerusalem, Israeli soldiers killed more than 60 Palestinian protestors and wounded thousands. Here, a few resources to help you grasp what’s really going on.

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GOP Moderates Attempt to Force Immigration Vote in the House

Reps facing tough re-election races mount last ditch effort to create protections for “Dreamers.”

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Seven-State Coalition Sues to End DACA

Led by Texas, the lawsuit asks district court to determine whether program that protects young immigrants from deportation is lawful.

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This New Database Lets You Track Islamophobic Bills

“The scrutiny of U.S. state legislation intentionally targeting Muslims is vitally important to understanding a new wave of Islamophobia sweeping the country.”

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Federal Judge Rules Trump Administration Must Accept New DACA Applications

The ruling forces the federal government to accept new applications for deportation protection unless the Department of Homeland Security can produce sound reasoning for ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program within 90 days.

How One American Muslim Woman's Instinct Led to the Uncovering One of the Largest FBI Probes in U.S. History

In her new documentary, “The Feeling of Being Watched,” journalist Assia Boundaoui sought to find evidence for the paranoia she felt growing up in her Arab-American hometown. She ended up uncovering one of the largest counterterrorism investigations in United States history. 

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Senate Leader Backs Marijuana Decriminalization

Chuck Schumer to introduce measure that would decriminalize the drug at the federal level, says he’s “seen too many people’s lives ruined” due to marijuana-related incarceration.

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4/20 Special: How Advocates and Entrepreneurs of Color Are Fighting for Equity in the Legal Weed Business

We spoke to Latinx and Black activists and entrepreneurs who are challenging marijuana prohibition, hypocritical industry power players and stigma within their own communities to ensure that people of color don’t miss out on the legal pot boom.