Abortion Rights Are in Serious Peril, But Women Just Won a Small Victory in Iowa

In a 5-2 decision Friday, Iowa’s Supreme Court ruled that a 2017 law requiring women to wait 72 hours before getting an abortion was unconstitutional—siding with the appellant, Planned Parenthood. The organization sued the state over the law last year, temporarily preventing it from taking effect.  The court’s decision is a big win for reproductive rights activists, during […]

A Court Found That ICE Agents Violated Constitutional Rights. The Defendants Were Deported Anyway.

This story was originally co-published by The Philadelphia Inquirer and ProPublica. When immigration officers raided a rural Pennsylvania poultry transport company early last year, a lawyer for five undocumented men arrested saw plenty of evidence their rights had been violated. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers had no warrant to drive past the company’s “No Trespassing” signs and block the […]

Qatar takes UAE to U.N. human rights court over boycott

Qatar takes UAE to U.N. human rights court over boycott

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Animal Rights Activists Face Multiple Felony Charges, Brought by Prosecutors With Ties to Smithfield Foods

Animal Rights Activists Face Multiple Felony Charges, Brought by Prosecutors With Ties to Smithfield Foods

Six animal rights activists in California have been charged with multiple felony counts in two separate criminal cases brought by Utah prosecutors last month. If convicted, they could face many years in prison. These charges raise serious questions about whether prosecutors are attempting to unconstitutionally punish the activists for filming, documenting and exposing abuses by the agricultural industry that dominates the […]

As Civil Rights Cases Are Dismissed, National Groups Take on DeVos

As Civil Rights Cases Are Dismissed, National Groups Take on DeVos

Weeks after civil rights advocates began receiving notifications from the Department of Education that their cases regarding discrimination in schools were being dismissed, three national groups filed a lawsuit Thursday arguing that the department’s new complaint guidelines are undermining its own obligation to investigate civil rights violations. “You don’t have be an attorney to know […]

Israel's Gaza response 'wholly disproportionate' – UN rights chief

Israel's Gaza response 'wholly disproportionate' – UN rights chief

Media playback is unsupported on your device The UN human rights chief says Israel used “wholly disproportionate” force against Palestinian border protests which have left over 100 people dead. Zeid Raad al-Hussein told a meeting in Geneva that Gazans were effectively “caged in a toxic slum” and Gaza’s occupation by Israel had to end. Israel’s […]

WATCH: Teen Flexes His Rights and Owns Two Cops Harassing Him for No Reason

WATCH: Teen Flexes His Rights and Owns Two Cops Harassing Him for No Reason

New York, NY — A video was shared with the Free Thought Project that illustrates the power of knowing and asserting your rights when being harassed or otherwise interacting with the police. It also highlights the importance of filming any and all interactions with police. An unidentified teen was doing nothing wrong, had committed no […]

Progressives Should Defend Gun Rights

Progressives Should Defend Gun Rights

By Ron Paul ​Last week’s shooting at YouTube’s California headquarters is certain to add momentum to the push for more gun control. Even before the shooting, YouTube was working to undermine gun rights by banning videos promoting firearms, including videos teaching safe gun usage. As is usually the case, this latest shooting took place in […]

Winchester resident lays claim to mining rights in local pothole.|Humor

A Winchester local resident has filed a claim for mining rights in a pothole after it ate her Landrover Defender. Linda Holtby of Badger Farm laid claim to the hole near the traffic lights in Chilbolton Avenue after it rearranged her landing gear on Thursday evening. Winchester City Council have since filed a counter-claim with […]

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