a bird and a bottle

Progressive News Round-Up
February 18, 2007, 11:00 pm
Filed under: criminal justice, feminism/s & gender, law, news, politics, reproductive justice

For your Sunday night reading pleasure, some interesting articles from around the internets:

Today’s New York Timed Editorial, They are America, takes on immigration and its reform. The paper advocates for comprehensive immigration policy reform that will ensure immigrants can live free from harassment and with real, legal economic opportunity.

Incidences of rape have declined significantly over the last 40 years. Feministe tells us who we can thank.

Women’s eNews examines how caretaking bills including the Family and Medical Leave Act will fare in this new Congress, which must balance its progressive mandate with its desire to retain a majority in 2008.

Nation columnist, feminist, and law professor Patricia Williams dissects the media’s obsession with Barack Obama’s blackness.

Angry Brown Butch is appropriately appalled that FEMA is spending $3 million to rehabilitate Confederate President Jefferson Davis’s house, which was damaged during hurricane Katrina, while allowing New Orleans’ Ninth Ward to fester.

Senator Hillary Clinton’s views on executive power may be surprising — and disappointing.

Wal-Mart employees deny Plan B to an Ohio couple
. Ann Bartow at Feminist Law Professors suggests we all take action.


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