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Tidbits - Sept. 9, 2021 - Reader Comments: GOP War on Women, starting in Texas, Going nationwide; Costs of Post 9/11; Afghan War fallout; Climate Crisis; Jobless Crisis; Nina Turner; Teenage Israeli Conscientious Objectors; Ed Asner; Domestic Workers

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Reader Comments: GOP War on Women, starting in Texas, Going nationwide; Costs of Post 9/11; Afghan War fallout; Climate Crisis; Jobless Crisis; Nina Turner; Teenage Israeli Conscientious Objectors; Ed Asner; Domestic Workers are Workers; more....

We Are Becoming a Nation of Vigilantes

Jon Michaels and David Noll New York Times
The new private enforcement laws endorse what amounts to a civilized form of vigilantism. Recent years have seen an alarming number of vigilante threats or acts against immigrants seeking asylum, Black Lives Matters protesters and voting rights driv

What the Texas Abortion Ban Means For People Seeking an Abortion

Brittney McNamara TeenVogue
This is the first time a six week ban has gone into effect and the ban has handed enforcement to private citizens, rather than authorities. The bill allows private citizens to file civil lawsuits against anyone they believe “aids and abets.”

Tidbits - Sept. 2, 2021 - Reader Comments: Texas Outlaws Women Rights; End of Afghan War; Remembering Ed Asner; Star Trek as Anti-Imperialism; Tax Billionaires; Nabisco Workers; Labor Day; Take Action - Hurricane Ida; 9/11 Restaurant Worker Reunion;

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Reader Comments: Texas Outlaws Women Rights; End of Afghan War; Remembering Ed Asner; Star Trek as Anti-Imperialism; Tax Billionaires; Nabisco Workers on Strike; Labor Day; Take Action - Hurricane Ida; 9/11 Restaurant Worker Reunion & Memorial; more

Armed Afghan Women Take to Streets in Show of Defiance Against Taliban

Emma Graham-Harrison in Kabul The Guardian
Women have taken up guns in northern and central Afghanistan, marching in the streets in their hundreds and sharing pictures of themselves with assault rifles on social media, in a show of defiance as the Taliban make sweeping gains nationwide.
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