Tag: Rights

Manchin rejects voting rights bill; Meadows pushed Rosen to validate election hoaxes

June 6, 2021
Grasping at every straw: Trump administration efforts to overturn election results included asking the Justice Department to probe whether Italy used ‘satellites’ to alter vote totals In the news today: Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin released a pomp-rich but substance-thin editorial announcing his opposition to a Democratic voting rights bill because … Republicans don’t like it.

VP Kamala Harris Asked to Lead on Voting Rights, and It’s a Challenge

June 3, 2021
“I think that Vice President Harris herself personifies the need for voting rights to be extended,” the Rev. Al Sharpton, who attended the speech in Tulsa, said in an interview. “When she’s on the phone or walks into an office, we’re looking at the reason we need voting rights.”Michael Waldman, the president of the Brennan

The Voting Rights Act Now Has Bipartisan Support As Lisa Murkowski Calls For Reauthorization

May 17, 2021
The John Lewis Voting Rights Act now has bipartisan Senate support, as Sen. Murkowski (R-AK) has joined Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) in calling for reauthorization. Manchin and Murkowski wrote a joint letter to congressional leadership and provided it to PoliticusUSA:Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McCarthy, and Leader McConnell: When President Lyndon B. Johnson transmitted

Africa: NSO Group Hasn’t Kept Its Promises On Human Rights, RSF and Other NGOs Say

April 28, 2021
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and eight other NGOs have sent a joint letter to NSO Group, an Israeli company that produces spyware, accusing it of failing to keep many of the undertakings it has given to respect and implement the UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This was a missed opportunity for NSO

Black Democrats, Conflicted on a Voting Rights Push, Fear It’s Too Late

April 26, 2021
To Jackson’s tight-knit voting rights community, members of which view themselves as torchbearers in the mold of Mr. Figgers and Mr. Evers, it’s all evidence of a lingering absence of urgency.“If the people who were most impacted by this were white people, Democrats would’ve done something about this a long time ago,” said Rukia Lumumba,

As hundreds of corporate heavy hitters go to bat for voting rights, another GOP alliance falters

April 14, 2021
While that is surely true, Republicans have received all corporate opposition to their racist legislative initiatives to curtail voting—particularly among voters of color—as a political attack. In turn, GOP lawmakers appear to be escalating the tensions to a kind of political armageddon. The most prominent GOP criticism came from corporate money grubber Mitch McConnell himself, who warned

Gaetz bleats; voting rights wins; Biden speaks out against hate

April 12, 2021
In today’s news: Matt Gaetz, still. Americans who have served prison time are getting their voting rights back. Biden demonstrates it’s possible to criticize the Chinese government without being a festering boil of bigotries, an approach that still baffles Captain Golf Dude and Republican candidates alike. Source link

Africa: 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

April 1, 2021
The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United Nations member states

Voting Rights IS Democracy – BillMoyers.com

March 27, 2021
Voting Rights IS Democracy Two smiling women stand outdoors and hold signs reading “Vote Baby Vote” and “Voting is People Power,” c. 1970. (Photo by Gabriel Hackett /Getty Images)March 25, 2021 There is only one story today. It is not the coronavirus pandemic, although 547,000 of us have died of Covid-19, and a study today

Coca-Cola Stays Silent as Georgia Republicans Bid to Restrict Rights – BillMoyers.com

March 19, 2021
Coca-Cola Stays Silent as Georgia Republicans Bid to Restrict Rights This article originally appeared on The Guardian. During the height of Black Lives Matter protests last year, James Quincey, the chief executive of Coca-Cola, spoke about the need for his company to do better when it came to combating systemic racism. “I, like you, am
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