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Hindu Nationalists are Transforming India into an Israel-style Ethnostate

Abdulla Moaswes +972 Magazine
Indians protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act
The Citizenship Amendment Act is the latest repressive step the Indian government has taken against the country’s Muslim minority. By making religion a condition of citizenship, the act is devised to transform India into a Hindutva version of Israel.

The Drive to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment, Explained

Anna North Vox
Virginia has voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Although obstacles still exist, it bolsters activism for gender equality. And it marks a profound change in Virginia, a state that in the past had often been on the wrong side of history.

Frisking Two Men in Sadiyah

Hugh Martin In Country
Hugh Martin’s poetry captures the interior agonies of US soldiers at war in Iraq.

Learning From King’s Last Campaign

Jessicah Pierre Otherwords
Before he died, Martin Luther King, Jr. joined a campaign to unify working people of all races. Today, nothing could be more powerful.

Friday Nite Videos | January 17, 2020

Portside
Parnas Implicates Trump & Co. in Ukraine Crimes, and He Has Receipts. Sam Cooke | A Change Is Gonna Come. Why Australia's Fires Are Linked to Floods in Africa. Just Mercy | Movie. Debunking Anti-Vaxxers.

Trump's Gotta Go! Trumpism Too. Please Help.

Portside
Trump is on trial. We will, of course, present the case for his conviction and removal. But beyond that, we will work to vaccinate society against Trumpism by providing a continuous stream of fact, analysis and vision.

Want Out of Jail? First You Have to Take a Fast Food Job.

Anna Wolfe and Michelle Liu Mississippi Today
To pay off fines and other debts, inmates in Mississippi’s little-known restitution centers must work grueling low-wage jobs, pay rent and endure strip searches. Caught between prison and freedom, they often don’t know when they’ll get to go home.