ISSUE 128: Trump made history

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Abolish ICE.

It's been a week since ICE descended on 7 work sites in 6 cities across Mississippi. By the end of the day-long raid, nearly 700 people were arrested. And this is just one piece of the Trump team’s (anti-)immigration agenda: they also announced a new policy change on Monday that’s intended to push black & brown, working-class immigrants off of a pathway to a green card or citizenship. This rule hasn’t yet gone into effect, so there’s still time to fight back. This week, we’re diving into Trump’s most recent attacks on immigrants and what we can do about it.

ISSUE 127: Liberty and justice for some

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Fighting Against Police Brutality.

5 years, dozens of protests, and numerous court cases later, we are finally nearing the end of the case for the murder of Eric Garner. Last Friday, a police administrative judge recommended the firing of Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer that placed Garner in a chokehold resulting in his death. This act set in motion a national outcry against police brutality in black and brown communities. This week, we’re updating you on the latest developments of the court case, what it means for the Black Lives Matter movement, and its impact on New York and the nation.

ISSUE 126: All the single (payer) ladies

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Medicare for All.

July 31st is day 2 of the second round of debates among the Democratic candidates for president, and yesterday was Medicare’s 54th birthday! So, this week we’re discussing what the NY Times has called the hottest topic in the race for the nomination: Medicare for All. What is MFA, which candidates support it, and what does it all mean? If you think access to basic healthcare is a fundamental right, read on.

ISSUE 125: Puerto Rico se levanta!

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Protests in PR.

What is corrupt, misogynistic, homophobic, and read all over? The governor of Puerto Rico’s private chat messages. Over the past week, thousands of Puerto Ricans worldwide have called for Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation, sparked by his leaked communications but fueled by decades of government corruption and mismanagement (you may have seen outrage on social media and demonstrations all over NYC). This week, we’re here to break down what’s happening in PR, and how we can support our Puerto Rican comrades.

ISSUE 123: Horror at the Border

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The Real Border Crisis.

This past weekend, many Americans enjoyed fireworks, BBQs, and time with family and friends. But as we celebrated a holiday about “freedom,” innocent people seeking refuge and asylum at our border were instead held in detention centers in harrowing conditions. This week, we’re filling you in on the horror show that is our ongoing border crisis, and what you can do to fight back.

ISSUE 122: The Dystopian Case of Marshae Jones

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Repro Justice.

Last December, Marshae Jones was shot during an altercation outside of a store in Jefferson County, AL, and miscarried as a result. This past Wednesday, a grand jury charged her with manslaughter for the death of the fetus. This is the latest attempt by state legislatures like Alabama’s to police, criminalize, and control pregnant people and womxn of color. So today, we’re discussing the dystopian nature of this case, and how to stand up for Marshae and reproductive justice across the country.

ISSUE 121: What are Your Pronouns?

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The Fight for Equality.

Happy Pride! June is a time to celebrate and honor our LGBTQ+ community, while reaffirming our commitment in the struggle for equality. This week, we're diving into how Trump is rolling back policies that protect the civil rights of the LGBTQ+, and giving some love to our ah-mazing Queer Broads (a Broad is an individual who identifies as a woman or is gender non-binary).

ISSUE 120: Good News for Your Uterus

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Expanding Abortion Access.

Heck yes! NYC has become the first city in the U.S. to directly fund abortions. Our City’s budget will now allocate $250,000 to specifically fund abortions for those who can’t afford the procedure. In the face of the numerous abortion bans coming out of hostile state legislatures across the country, many states are successfully expanding access. This week, we’re bringing you some GOOD news about the states removing restrictions, and how you can help keep the momentum going.

ISSUE 119: A Queen in Queens

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Attn Queens.

It’s election time in Queens. On June 25 (in less than 2 weeks!), NYC is holding an election for the Queens District Attorney. If we want to push for real change in the criminal justice system, we have to pay attention to these races and remind people what’s at stake: racial justice, social justice, economic justice, and the end of mass incarceration. We can’t sit this one out. This week we’re looking at the role of the DA, the upcoming election in Queens, and how you can help—whether you live in Queens or not.