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Graphic Novels and T-shirts: Activists Plot A Global Abortion Rights Movement

Graphic Novels and T-shirts: Activists Plot A Global Abortion Rights MovementRIGA, Latvia — For two sunny, crisp autumn days in mid-September, Riga’s Stradiņš University felt like the epicenter of a self-styled global civil rights movement: to give every person, in every culture or country, regardless of laws, access to abortion pills. In the hallways, women pored over posters showing the latest research on the effectiveness of abortion pills and other developments in abortion and contraception care. Representatives from pharmaceutical companies enthusiastically pitched their medications and products to doctors sipping coffee and tea during a break between panels. There were graphic novels about an at-home medical abortion and T-shirts printed with women’s self-stated reasons for ending a pregnancy; there were slogans printed on T-shirts like “Make Abortion Legal Again” and a video promoting abortion rights to the tune of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” The 400 or so doctors, researchers and activists…


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How the New York State Democratic Party Lost Its Grassroots—and Then the US House

How the New York State Democratic Party Lost Its Grassroots—and Then the US HouseIt was two weeks before the New York statewide June primary, when Erica Vladimer realized a powerful member of her own party was working against her. Vladimer was campaigning to fill an open spot as a Democratic State Committee member in New York City’s 76th Assembly District, which represents the Upper East Side’s Yorkville and Roosevelt Island. The race typically only garners around 10 percent of citywide votes. Democratic State Committee members are ostensibly among the smallest building block of the Democratic Party: they vote on Democratic Party leadership; they select Democratic National Convention members; they choose local judicial candidates. A New Jersey-native, when Vladimer first moved to the Upper East Side, she got involved in her local political club. There, she met former State Committee member Lauren Trapanotto—the two bonded over concerns the State Democratic Party was…



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The Supreme Court Will Consider A ‘Dangerous’ Theory That Could Break American Democracy

The Supreme Court Will Consider A ‘Dangerous’ Theory That Could Break American DemocracyThe independent state legislature theory is “historically implausible,” “antithetical” to the Constitution and rooted in an “utterly discredited” and “phony” historical document. ….. Read More.HUFFINGTON POST – Politics | Politics & GovernmentTue, December 6, 202211 hours ago




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