Faced with the spread of draconian anti-abortion laws in the South and Midwest, and the chance the Supreme Court may deliver a watershed ruling on abortion in 2020, Planned Parenthood has launched a massive campaign focusing on the 2020 elections.
Nearly 200 Native children lie buried at the entrance of the Carlisle Barracks. Although Carlisle is located in the East, it played a key role in pressuring the West’s most intransigent tribes to cede and sell land by taking their children hostage.
The history of Rikers is a warning about putting the onus of reform on infrastructure rather than the systems that lead to incarceration. If new prisons are built to replace it, it won't be long before they too will be judged inhumane.