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Roundup

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.




  • Corporate Activism is a Dead End

    by Joanna Wuest

    Corporate support for LGBTQ rights cannot substitute for building sexual and gender freedom into a working people's movement for change. 



  • What Everyone Gets Wrong about the Evangelical-Abortion Connection

    by Gillian Frank and Neil J. Young

    A widely-accepted narrative holds that conservative Christian leaders pushed their followers to oppose abortion as a galvanizing issue when their first concern, resisting school desegregation, became politically unpopular. This obscures the movement building at the grass roots as Christians considered and debated the issue.



  • Women Know You Can't Just Replace Formula with Breastfeeding

    by Laura Earls

    Breastfeeding advocacy is historically tied as much to a prescriptive and sentimental image of motherhood and maternal attachment as to concern for babies' health, and has long ignored physical and social obstacles to nursing. 



  • Why American Christians "Back the Blue" so Fervently

    by Aaron Griffith

    Evangelicals within police forces and in the public at large have been encouraged to understand a scriptural mandate for police authority that often short-circuits consideration of other Christian obligations for justice, argues a historian of evangelical attitudes to law and order. 



  • When a Right-Wing Attack on Textbooks Was Stopped

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    A McCarthy-era attack on a leading civics textbook fell short because of both organized resistance and the unpopularity of the ideas behind the ban. Supporters of academic freedom today can potentially draw on both of those elements, too. 



  • Alito's Opinion Shows Roe is Only the Beginning

    by Thomas Zimmer

    The entire idea of substantive due process under the 14th Amendment is called into question by the draft opinion, potentially threatening reproductive rights, civil rights, and sexual freedom in service of a reactionary ideal of patriarchal society. 



  • The Abortion Rights Movement Needs Something More than Voting

    by Spencer Beswick

    Anarchists and other more radical reproductive justice activists have pioneered direct action and mutual aid methods that will be needed to make sure women can access abortion after Roe. 



  • At Brown v. Board Anniversary, US Schools Remain Segregated

    by Pedro A. Noguera

    Ongoing residential segregation by race and income, along with school reforms allowing parents to exercise choice in school attendance, have contributed to ongoing patterns of segregated public education that threaten the nation's ability to create a pluralistic democracy. 



  • Buffalo Shooting Exposes How History Shapes the Present

    by Chad Williams

    "Buffalo’s unique history of African American freedom, civil rights struggle and perseverance in the face of structural racism and economic neglect remind us of why Gendron targeted this particular community and why this shooting is especially heinous."



  • We're Facing the Results of the Dems' Retreat from Secularism

    by Jacques Berlinerblau

    By trying to match the Republicans on bringing Christian faith into policy, Democrats abandoned the difficult but necessary struggles to define how a diverse society protects religious freedom for majority and minority faiths – and those of no faith. 



  • America's School Funding is Kleptocracy in Action

    by Esther Cyna

    The American system of funding schools largely through local property taxes contributes to inequalities both obvious and subtle that amount to legal dispossession of poor and minority students by denying them access to quality education.