Maine News: Activists protest outside Maine mansion of conservative Supreme Court architect / by Evan Popp

Photo: Activists at the protest by Leo’s house on Saturday | Tina Stein   Activists in Maine protested Saturday outside the Northeast Harbor home of Leonard Leo, the co-chairman of the Federalist Society who has played a leading role in building the conservative Supreme Court majority that recently overturned federal abortion rights.  Leo famously developed a listContinue reading “Maine News: Activists protest outside Maine mansion of conservative Supreme Court architect / by Evan Popp”

FDR Was Right to Attack the Supreme Court’s Power. Democrats Should Do the Same Today / by Davis Sirota

Franklin Roosevelt signs Social Security Act into law, August 14, 1935. (Wikimedia Commons) When the Supreme Court’s right-wing justices tried to block Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal programs, he took the court head-on — and won. There’s a lesson there today: directly attacking the court’s power is the only way to rein it in. As sixContinue reading “FDR Was Right to Attack the Supreme Court’s Power. Democrats Should Do the Same Today / by Davis Sirota”

The Abortion Rights Movement Must Now Turn to Grassroots Organizing and Direct Action / by Anne Rumberger

Thousands gathered at Washington Square Park and took to the streets to protest against the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health case on June 24, 2022, in New York City. (Tayfun Coskun / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) The Supreme Court’s abortion rights rollback is a major victory for the Right and aContinue reading “The Abortion Rights Movement Must Now Turn to Grassroots Organizing and Direct Action / by Anne Rumberger”

Communist Party condemns Roe reversal: ‘All out to defend abortion rights’ / by Special to the People’s World

Members of the Communist Party USA and Young Communist League protest in New York City on Friday, June 24, 2022, immediately following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. | Courtesy of CPUSA The following statement was released by the Communist Party USA on June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. JacksonContinue reading “Communist Party condemns Roe reversal: ‘All out to defend abortion rights’ / by Special to the People’s World”

Supreme Court kills abortion rights, sets target on marriage equality, contraception, more / by John Wojcik and C.J. Atkins

A tear rolls down an abortion rights activist’s cheek as they speak outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. As expected, the Supreme Court of the United States has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that legalized abortion across the nation nearly 50 years ago. The decision was already revealedContinue reading “Supreme Court kills abortion rights, sets target on marriage equality, contraception, more / by John Wojcik and C.J. Atkins”

Opinion: QAnon conspiracist Christiane Northrup jumps into GOP primaries / Andy O’Brien

Photo: Second District candidate Liz Caruso and Dr. Christiane Northup and the Maine Republican convention.  QAnon influencer and best selling author Christiane Northrup of Yarmouth has turned her sights to the federal and local primary and general elections this year in effort to unleash an “army of angels” to vote for political candidates who signContinue reading “Opinion: QAnon conspiracist Christiane Northrup jumps into GOP primaries / Andy O’Brien”

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”

We Failed to Protect Abortion Rights. We Need a Labor-Based Strategy / by Lillian Cicerchia

A crowd gathers outside the Supreme Court to protest against the overturning of Roe v. Wade. (Kent Nishimura / Getty Images) Despite majority support for abortion rights, we failed to build a majority coalition to defend reproductive freedom. We should honestly assess our failures — and then build a movement that ties together labor, feminists, andContinue reading “We Failed to Protect Abortion Rights. We Need a Labor-Based Strategy / by Lillian Cicerchia”

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”