Politics

Political issues and decisions that shape society.

How AIDS Activists Fought for Patients’ Rights
ACT UP demonstration at National Institutes of Health. Protestors are holding signs with President Reagan's face, while another sign reads "Dr Fauci you are killing us."

How AIDS Activists Fought for Patients’ Rights

As a result of government apathy to the growing public health crisis, ACT UP used civil disobedience to fight for HIV/AIDs patients’ rights.

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Confronting Caste Discrimination in the U.S.
A line of protestors hold signs that read "end caste discrimination" and "smash caste system."

Confronting Caste Discrimination in the U.S.

Learn how Seattleā€™s decision to ban caste discrimination addresses how caste discrimination affects the workplace.

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How Officials Failed East Palestine Long Before the Derailment
An aerial view of the Norfolk Southern freight train derailment in East Palestine. Train cars covered in black dust are scattered along the track in a rural area.

How Officials Failed East Palestine Long Before the Derailment

Railroad workers warned that a wreck like a derailment in East Palestine would occur unless officials mitigated railroad companies’ power.

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Protecting Disabled Students’ Legal Recourse Against Discrimination
A close up of a school bus with the reflection of a brick building in the windows.

Protecting Disabled Students’ Legal Recourse Against Discrimination

The outcome of the Perez v. Sturgis Public Schools case will affect the redress disabled students have in resolving disability rights violations from schools.

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An “Unacceptable Escalation” Against Peaceful Protestors
A group of people in a forest with their faces blurred out pose next to a cloth sign that says, "Atlanta Forest to Strefi Hill and the squats of Athens Greece defend free spaces."

An “Unacceptable Escalation” Against Peaceful Protestors

A protest movement to stop Cop City and protect an Atlanta forest continues despite a brutal police raid on the protest encampment.

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Movement on the Fight for Reparations
A canopy of trees line the walkway towards the main house on a plantation.

Movement on the Fight for Reparations

Cities and states are developing unprecedented reparations initiatives to address economic inequities and historical injustice against Black people.

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How Population Collapse Revived a Pro-Birth Movement
A person in a holds a newborn to their chest with a blanket covering them both.

How Population Collapse Revived a Pro-Birth Movement

Concerns of an imminent population collapse stoke fear that humanity is about to face its biggest threat due to declining birth rates globally.

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Protecting the Water Rights of Indigenous People
A person cups hands out as water from an outdoor spigot pours into it.

Protecting the Water Rights of Indigenous People

Historically, the United States government has stripped, ignored, and infringed on the water rights of Indigenous communities.

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2400 1600 Tiffany Onyejiaka
Moving Past Acknowledgment to Rematriation
View of the Grand Teton Mountain Range in Jackson, Wyoming, during sunset.

Moving Past Acknowledgment to Rematriation

Initiatives like land rematriation aren’t just reparations but a clear way to dismantle white supremacy and center Indigenous communities.

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