Commentary – Culture and existence: the message from Silger / by Saroj Giri

A mandi woman in Adivasi day. (Photo: Biplob Rahman / Wikimedia Commons) On May 17, 2021 three unarmed adivasi (aboriginal) protesters were killed by Indian police near the village of Silger, in the central Indian forests in the State of Chhattisgarh. They were protesting the building of a fortified camp by the Central Reserve PoliceContinue reading “Commentary – Culture and existence: the message from Silger / by Saroj Giri”

Abortion in Cuba vs U.S. shows which country is truly democratic / by Calla Walsh

A May Day 2022 rally in La Habana, Cuba When I connected to wifi for the first time in five days, a notification appeared on my phone announcing that the U.S. Supreme Court had voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 legal decision that makes access to abortion a legal right. Like mostContinue reading “Abortion in Cuba vs U.S. shows which country is truly democratic / by Calla Walsh”

Maine News: Crowd Rallies in Portland for Abortion Rights, Calls Out Collins / by Bonnie Washuck

Alison Whitney, 84, of South Paris holds a protest sign while sitting in a lawn chair at Canal Plaza in Portland on Saturday | Ben McCanna/ Staff Photographer, PPH About 200 demonstrate outside U.S. Sen. Susan Collins’ office downtown, and many want Roe v. Wade to be codified under federal law. A crowd of aboutContinue reading “Maine News: Crowd Rallies in Portland for Abortion Rights, Calls Out Collins / by Bonnie Washuck”

“We are trying to transform society”: a socialist perspective on the abortion rights struggle / by Natalia Marques

Garcia speaking at a demonstration for abortion rights in New York City, shortly after the draft decision was leaked – Photo: PSL On the night of May 3, a US Supreme Court draft decision regarding the landmark Roe v. Wade decision was leaked to the press. As per the draft, penned by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, the SupremeContinue reading ““We are trying to transform society”: a socialist perspective on the abortion rights struggle / by Natalia Marques”

Right-wing Supreme Court targets women with Roe v. Wade reversal / John Wojcik

A crowd of people gather outside the Supreme Court, early Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Washington. A draft opinion circulated among Supreme Court justices suggests that earlier this year a majority of them had thrown support behind overturning the 1973 case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide. | Alex Brandon / AP The SupremeContinue reading “Right-wing Supreme Court targets women with Roe v. Wade reversal / John Wojcik”

Leaked Draft Opinion Shows Supreme Court Set to Strike Down Roe v. Wade / by Brett Wilkins

Reproductive rights advocates protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on May 2, 2022 following the publication of a draft opinion suggesting Roe v. Wade will soon be overturned. (Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images) “While abortion is still legal, tonight’s report makes clear that our deepest fears are coming true. We have reached a crisis momentContinue reading “Leaked Draft Opinion Shows Supreme Court Set to Strike Down Roe v. Wade / by Brett Wilkins”

Xi: Pursuit of human rights remains priority / by Cao Desheng

President notes huge strides, says Party has safeguarded social equity, justice Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, has emphasized unswerving adherence to China’s path of human rights development, saying that whether human rights are upheld in a country cannot be judged by the criteria of others. While presiding overContinue reading “Xi: Pursuit of human rights remains priority / by Cao Desheng”