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The "Day Without A Woman" Strike Details Are Out, And Here Are 3 Ways To Participate

After the Women's Marches across the country and the world last month, many wondered what the next step would be in the resistance. In early …

Feminism

Countering Public Officials Who Respect Neither Free Speech Nor Property Rights

Northwest Florida is largely inhabited by conservative folk who believe in private property and limited government under the Constitution. Nevertheless, officials in Walton County have been hammering both the First Amendment and property rights in an effort to gain control over private beach areas …

Proposed Laws Crack Down on Protest

By <b>Sarah Lazare / Alternet</b>Draconian bills are advancing at the state level under cover of Donald Trump’s “law and order” platform.Related …

The Oscars

The Cruel Spanish Tradition That Kills Tens of Thousands of Greyhounds Every Year

You probably already know about bullfighting and the controversy surrounding this ancient tradition, but there’s another less known tradition that …

More Americans Than Ever Oppose Overturning Roe v. Wade

Leave. It. Alone.<p>Vice President-elect Mike Pence has said he would like to see Roe v. Wade ― the seminal 1973 Supreme Court ruling that affirmed a woman’s right to get an abortion in the United States ― sent to the “ash heap of history.”<p>President-elect Donald Trump ― a man who has held a dizzying …

Anti-choice activists in Oklahoma have a new tactic to spread lies about abortion

“Their goal is to manipulate information.”<p>In the wake of the latest anti-abortion law struck down earlier last month, anti-abortion activists in …

NAACP President Among 6 Arrested After Staging Sit-In Against Sen. Jeff Sessions

The president of the NAACP on Tuesday said he and a group of demonstrators were arrested after staging an all-day sit-in inside the Alabama office of …

The little-known agency trying to hold Trump's billionaires accountable

Donald Trump's nominees will soon start trudging to Capitol Hill to face tough questioning from lawmakers. But a small army of experts at one federal agency is already working around-the-clock to make sure they resolve their financial conflicts before they start their new jobs.<p>The little-known …

Elizabeth Warren blasts GOP for gutting the Office of Congressional Ethics: “Who thinks we have too many rules requiring government to act ethically?”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has gone on an epic Twitter takedown of Republican corruption<p>Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, whom progressives hope will take the lead in opposing Donald Trump, took congressional Republicans to task using her Twitter account on Monday night for voting to undermine …

House Republicans just voted to gut the independent office overseeing their ethics

One of the steps Congress will take after new members are sworn in Tuesday: getting rid of the independent office that’s supposed to make sure that members of Congress are acting ethically.<p>House Republicans voted 119-74 Monday evening to all but eliminate the Office of Congressional Ethics. Right …

WATCH: What Happens When a Bullet Hits an 'Unbreakable' Prince Rupert's Drop

One of science's weirdest enigmas just got freakier.<p>For those of you who aren't familiar with the Prince Rupert's drop, this weird, scientific enigma …

The sugar industry has been quietly funding one of the biggest misconceptions in modern nutrition

Several recent studies backed by multinational food and sugar companies claimed that sugar isn't so bad for us after all. Don't believe them.<p>A growing body of evidence has revealed how industry groups have worked to suppress the scientific findings on the harmful effects of sugar for decades — …

Abortion only hurts mental health when it's denied

This won't come as a surprise to the vast majority of women: abortion doesn't have much effect on mental health, unless it's denied.<p>It’s an idea that …

Revealed Religion is Killing Children

<b>"Revealed" Religion is Killing Innocent Children!</b><p><b>The Unacceptable Cost of "Revealed" Religion</b><p>by Bob Johnson<p>All eight innocent children pictured above …

Mysterious Type Of Killer Whale Caught On Video Killing And Eating A Shark In Rare Drone Footage

'It’s a very rare sighting, and an extraordinary observation.'<p>The rare sight of a group of offshore killer whales tearing a live shark apart has been …

A New Study Says Abortion Doesn't Harm Mental Health

A scientist’s findings suggest there’s no evidence to support mandatory abortion counseling that warns women about the negative mental-health impacts of abortion.<p>In nine states, women who seek abortions must first sit through a counseling session on the procedure’s supposed negative psychological …

Mental Health

3tags.org

Why the lawsuit by Sofia Vergara's frozen embryos is an attack on women's reproductive rights

But bitter relationship baggage aside, the lawsuit itself signals a hugely worrying direction for reproductive healthcare rights in a country whose …

Genetic Engineering

Jeff Sessions’ Coming War on Legal Marijuana

There’s little to stop the attorney general nominee from ignoring the will of millions of pro-pot voters.<p>On Election Day, eight states voted to legalize recreational or medical marijuana, bringing the nationwide total of medical states to 29. In Florida, medical marijuana won nearly 2 million more …

Cannabis

How free coupons for patients help drugmakers hike prices by 1,000%

Horizon Pharma charges more than $2,000 for a month's supply of a prescription pain reliever that is the combination of two cheap drugs available separately over the counter.<p>Another company, Novum, sells a small tube of a prescription skin rash cream, containing two inexpensive decades-old …

Pharma

Indiana man warned off singing at his gran’s funeral

<b>An Indiana man who attended a gay pride event has been refused permission by a Catholic church to sing at his grandmother’s funeral.</b>Connor Hakes, …

Arrests of Journalists at Standing Rock Test the Boundaries of the First Amendment

His words echoed those of Ladd Erickson, the McLean County state attorney in North Dakota who charged Democracy Now host Amy Goodman with trespassing …

No, Trump did not win 'fair and square'

The problem with many liberals is that they simply don't know when they should be outraged.<p>Since the disgusting and destructive presidential …

Amplification of Cretaceous Warmth by Biological Cloud Feedbacks

That’s the title of an article in <i>Science</i> today (available here with subs.) I’m giving a talk this morning so don’t have a lot of time to comment on …

Human Rights Abuses Escalate at DAPL Prayer Services in North Dakota

<i>"It makes me so sad. I want to feel like what we have been fighting for over the past hundred years is our dignity and that we as Indigenous people will be accorded full human rights. This is not the case in Morton County. The endless aggression, strip searching and attempts to humiliate our people</i> …

Whatever happened to business ethics?

On September 13, thousands of HP inkjet printers stopped working and displayed this error message: “The following ink cartridges appear to be missing …

We, the Plutocrats vs. We, the People: How to save democracy in America

Today money has become the great unequalizer, the usurper of our democratic soul<p><i>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.</i><p>Sixty-six years ago this summer, on my 16th birthday, I went to work for the daily newspaper in the small East Texas town of Marshall where I grew up. It was a good place to …

The One Important Thing Missing From the Health Care Debate

You may have seen the big news on health care: Aetna is going to stop offering individual health insurance policies on the health exchanges in 11 of …