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    The Los Angeles teachers’ strike is the latest dispute in a national movement

The Los Angeles teachers’ strike is the latest dispute in a national movement

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As of today, tens of thousands of teachers in one of America’s largest cities have walked off the job in the latest dispute between a teachers’ union and a school district. Bradley D. Marianno writes that the Los Angeles teachers’ strike is both a continuation of the national ‘Red4Ed’ movement – which has seen teachers’ strikes across the US […]

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    There is a massive class and race-based chasm in digital activism.

There is a massive class and race-based chasm in digital activism.

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A great deal of research and commentary about online spaces focuses on who consumes online content and how. But what about those who are producing content online? In new research, Jen Schradie looks at activism in North Carolina around labor laws, and finds that middle and upper class groups are much more likely to be digital activists, while working […]

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    Trump’s reinstatement and expansion of the global gag rule has harmful effects for women, men, and children

Trump’s reinstatement and expansion of the global gag rule has harmful effects for women, men, and children

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Two years ago this month, President Trump reinstated and expanded the global gag rule – the perennial Republican policy which cuts US funding for any organisation worldwide which offers abortion services or counselling. Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Ernestina Coast and Nicky Armstrong argue that not only will the measure – which covers a pot of nearly $10 billion […]

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    As Trump’s manufactured border wall shutdown crisis continues, he is looking less and less presidential to most Americans – and within his own party.

As Trump’s manufactured border wall shutdown crisis continues, he is looking less and less presidential to most Americans – and within his own party.

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By the end of this week, the current government shutdown will be the longest in US history. Erik P. Bucy writes that the shutdown – which has been manufactured by President Trump’s paranoid vision of an America under siege from undocumented ‘outsiders’ – is at an inflection point as thousands of federal workers go without pay and government services grind to a halt. Trump’s stubborn […]

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