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July 9, 2020
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Strange Slow Dance Between Israel And The Gulf States, Despite Annexation

Strange Slow Dance Between Israel And The Gulf States, Despite Annexation

July 9, 2020

UAE ambassador Yousef al-Otaiba wrote an article promising normalization on the condition that Israel does not annex parts of the West Bank. Jamal Juma’ of Stop The Wall pushed back with an opinion piece in Middle East Eye exposing the reality of Israeli apartheid.

Looming Eviction Crisis Will Endanger Public Health And Economic Recovery

Looming Eviction Crisis Will Endanger Public Health And Economic Recovery

July 9, 2020

Housing advocates put elected officials on trial for failing to address Baltimore’s affordable housing crisis, which has been exacerbated by COVID-19.

Lawmaker Says Union Fired Him For Pushing Police Reform

Lawmaker Says Union Fired Him For Pushing Police Reform

July 8, 2020

Organized labor must confront police unions’ opposition to meaningful accountability, says Delegate Gabriel Acevero.

Alex Vitale: Defunding The Police Is The Future

Alex Vitale: Defunding The Police Is The Future

July 8, 2020

Police and police unions have proven incapable of ensuring public safety, argues Alex Vitale, author of The End of Policing.

#WhiteCoatsForBlackLives Wants Racial Justice In The Medical Field

#WhiteCoatsForBlackLives Wants Racial Justice In The Medical Field

July 7, 2020

The healthcare industry has a long and well-documented history of racist treatment of Black and Indigenous people. Now, doctors join the movement for Black lives.

The US Should Stop Lying About Its History

The US Should Stop Lying About Its History

July 7, 2020

Not only should statues celebrating Columbus be removed, but textbooks should reflect his murderous legacy, argues Maryland Delegate Gabriel Acevero.

Majority Black Prison Populations In Maryland See Disproportionate COVID-19 Spikes

Majority Black Prison Populations In Maryland See Disproportionate COVID-19 Spikes

July 6, 2020

Racial disparities in Maryland prisons are affecting COVID-19’s spread, with majority white populations receiving protective equipment even as Jessup institutions with majority Black populations struggle to get supplies.

Criminal Charges Announced Against Baltimore Police Officers In Freddie Gray's Death

Whose Freedom Do We Celebrate On The Fourth Of July?

July 3, 2020

What, to the descendants of those left out of the Declaration of Independence, is the Fourth of July?