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Groundbreaking Abortion Access Bill Passes in Oregon Despite National Hostility to Reproductive Rights

August 29, 2017

Laurel Swerdlow of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon says that though the state had no restrictions on abortion access, “a right without access is no right at all”

Should Public Higher Education Be Free?

March 19, 2014
The University of Baltimore’s Peter Toran and UC-Santa Barbara graduate student Samir Sonti discuss UB’s plan to offer students a free final semester of tuition, and agree that federal intervention is needed to address structural causes of high student debt and low graduation rates

Maryland Protestors Rally To Repeal Citizens United

February 12, 2014
Facing congressional deadlock, state lawmakers and advocates push for the repeal of Citizens United and limits to corporates pending

Students and Teachers Defend Education

February 9, 2014
Marc Steiner hosts a debate whether to delay implementation of the Common Core curriculum in Maryland schools and to cancel this year’s MSAs (Maryland School Assessments), with: Dr. Jack Smith, Chief Academic Officer of the Maryland State Department of Education, and Cheryl Bost, Vice President of the Maryland State Education Association.

Kansas Board of Regents Undermine Academic Freedom at State Universities

December 24, 2013

Bill Black: Draconian measure enacted by Kansas Board of Regents that effectively ends tenure and limits academic freedom could be replicated at colleges nationwide

First Elected Socialist Seattle Council Member in a Century

November 18, 2013
Boeing receives almost $9 billion in state tax breaks but threatens to move some operations out of Washington due to a contract dispute.

Chicago Communities Fight Back Against Koch Brothers ‘Petcoke’ Pollution

October 23, 2013

South-side Chicago fights back against Koch industry made pollution

Drug Wars

September 11, 2013
Neil Franklin: Despite opposition from police and prison guard unions, Attorney General Eric Holder won’t go after Colorado and Washington for legalizing marijuana for recreational use

Mass Protests in North America

July 23, 2013
Rev. Curtis Gatewood: Senate bill would make it harder for college students, low income households to vote, as GOP-controlled legislature aims to revive Jim Crow practices

Abortion

July 11, 2013
Rocio Villalobos: Movement promises to challenge anti-abortion bill in Texas and across the country