Posted in Politics Reproductive Rights

Ocasio-Cortez Says Sinema Can ‘Take a Seat’ on Women’s Health

“Hold everyone contributing to this disaster accountable, GOP and Dem obstructionists included,” the New York Democrat said. “She should be primaried.” by Jake Johnson, Common Dreams May 3, 2022 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was among those condemning…

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Posted in Abortion Rights Analysis SCOTUS

Supreme Court set to strike down Roe v. Wade?

A leaked draft opinion from Justice Alito shows conservative Justices ready to move. “While abortion is still legal, tonight’s report makes clear that our deepest fears are coming true. We have reached a crisis moment for…

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Posted in Abortion Rights News SCOTUS

Mobilizations planned as Supreme Court targets Roe

‘Time to Take to the Streets’ The push by conservative justices to overturn Roe v. Wade, said one abortion rights advocate, “is giving us an opportunity to show them how ungovernable we will be if they…

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Posted in Environment Toxic Chemicals

‘Mystery chemicals’ found in pregnant Bay Area women

“It’s the role of the government to ensure that chemicals used in the marketplace are known. That’s obviously not the system we’re in right now.” by Quinn McVeigh April 16, 2021 Forty-two “mystery chemicals” were found…

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Posted in Analysis Toxic Chemicals Worker Safety

Arizona study examines health risks faced by female firefighters

By Emma Ascott/Cronkite News April 15, 2021 PHOENIX  –  Nicole Minnick had been a firefighter for seven years when she gave birth in 2008 to her first child, a girl named Kyndal. A few months later,…

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Photo illustration by Shoshana Gordon/ProPublica, source images: Shaun Griswold and Marjorie Childress/New Mexico in Depth, Ewingdo via Wikimedia Commons and Nathan Gibbs via Flickr
Posted in Hospitals Investigations Pro Publica

The Two Hospitals Have Similar Infant Death Rates — Until You Look at Extremely Premature Babies

Lax state oversight leaves unanswered questions about the deaths of extremely preterm babies at Albuquerque’s Lovelace Women’s Hospital, which markets itself as a state-of-the-art newborn facility. Experts say transparency could save lives. by Bryant Furlow, New…

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Posted in Climate change First Peoples News News Pipelines

Indigenous women urge Biden to stop pipelines and respect Treaty Rights

“Joe Biden, we are asking you to stand on the right side of history and humanity by putting an immediate end to the deadly pipelines destroying our Earth, our communities, and all life.” by Jessica Corbett,…

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Posted in Analysis Kaiser Health News Reproductive Rights

Coming abortion fight could threaten birth control, too

by Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News Friday, November 6 Abortion opponents were among those most excited by the addition of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. And they had good reason to be. As…

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Posted in Climate change Common Dreams Environment First Nations News

Indigenous Women to Financial CEOs: Stop abetting ‘climate-wrecking’ tar sands sector or expect more resistance

“Join us putting the proverbial nail in the coffin of these dying unneeded industries.” — Joye Braun, Cheyenne River Sioux by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Tuesday, October 20 A group of Indigenous women and their allies…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News

Lag in Coronavirus Research Puts Pregnant Women and Babies at Risk

After months of asserting pregnant women were not at high risk for the coronavirus, the CDC recently released a study with sobering findings for expectant mothers. Experts say the data gaps are almost as worrisome as…

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Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca Nation leader, speaks out during an action inside the UNFCCC COP25 in Madrid. (Photo: Katherine Quaid/WECAN International)
Posted in Citizen Wealth Climate change Common Dreams Environment Environmental Justice First Nations First Peoples News Human Rights News Women

Celebrating Climate Women on International Women’s Day

In the midst of multi-layered injustices including institutionalized patriarchy, colonization, racism, and economic inequality, women continually lead the way. by Osprey Orielle Lake, Katherine Quaid As we celebrate the 45th anniversary of International Women’s Day, it…

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Posted in Art Columns Community organizing Off the wire Social Justice Wade Rathke

Teaching history through art: “The Uninvited”

New Orleans       In a post-Christmas present, our crew was invited to an opening night play.  Top that, bam! The staging was at the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses in the heart of the French Quarter…

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