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January 1, 1970 Archives

In a long-awaited decision, the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a congressional ban on the procedure called “partial birth abortion,” the first time a specific abortion procedure has been banned. “Pro-life” forces are claiming a great victory, and “pro-choice” advocates […]

A recent survey showed that 59 percent of all Americans know “a lot” or “some” about the conflict in Darfur, compared to levels reported in 2004, when only 14 percent said they were familiar with the conflict. This shift has […]

On Monday, in my homage to Kurt Vonnegut, I affirmed his assertion that: Laughs are exactly as honorable as tears. Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion, to the futility of thinking and striving anymore. I myself […]

The latest news on Iraq, gun control, DC voting rights, Virginia Tech, the attorney general, abortion, Congress, Iran, Columbia, religious worker visas, and selct op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq. […]

Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. – Proverbs 31:8-9 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the […]

We can make the power of those who exploit us irrelevant… Choose to know the truth about global struggles, and live in a way that supports a just alternative. – Vandana Shivafrom the 2002 World Social Forum + Sign up […]

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