The historian who helped assemble much of the collection choked up while describing thousands of books buried under broken AV equipment. Of the more than 10,000 materials, less than 1,000 books and a dozen video cassettes were recovered.
At the beginning of this year, the U.S. House of Representatives let the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) expire without reauthorization. The last time this happened was… never. This is the first time VAWA has not been reauthorized since the act first became law in 1994. The conservative War on Women has set a new […]
Cross-posted with permission from The Diamondback Online, The University of Maryland’s Independent Daily Student Newspaper. Measure provides protection for female violence victims Student activists and university officials are pressuring Congress to swiftly renew legislation that provides protections for female victims of violence. The bill, which originally passed in 1994 and reauthorized in 2000 and 2005, […]
This week, more than 20,000 people from around the world, including scientists, medical doctors, sex workers, and AIDS activists, have been convening at the Washington, D.C., Convention Center for the XIX International AIDS Conference, the theme of which is “Turning the Tide Together.” The international conference hasn’t been in the U.S. for 22 years, because […]
The Supreme Court released its decision today on Arizona v. United States, the case which decided the fate of the controversial immigration bill in Arizona, S.B. 1070. The court struck down three out of four provisions in the law, but unanimously upheld perhaps the most controversial aspect of the bill. The provisions that were struck […]
Two weeks ago, the U.S. Senate reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The version of VAWA that the Senate passed included new provisions to protect Native American women. While the reauthorization of VAWA itself is significant, equally important are these new provisions because they extend VAWA’s protections to the Native American women living on […]
When I was asked to come to Mississippi about three weeks ago to organize students against Initiative 26 or the “personhood” Amendment I honestly did not know if we even had a chance of winning. The amendment could have made abortion illegal and banned most forms of birth control including the pill. With Mississippi being […]
Not again. Another anti-abortion billboard was put on display by the Restoration Project in Atlanta last week, this time targeting African American leader Jesse Jackson. The billboard reads “What does it mean to be betrayed?” with “betrayed” written in blood-scripted letters. What’s even more insulting is The Restoration Project’s domain for their website: www.abortioninthehood.com. It […]