Posts Tagged ‘ constitution ’

The Equal Rights Amendment and the drive for ratification, explained – Vox

Jessica Lenahan, center, a domestic violence survivor, and Carol Jenkins, right, of the Equal Rights Amendment Task Force, at a Washington, DC, news conference on the Equal Rights Amendment on June 6, 2018.Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Virginia has voted to ratify the amendment. Here’s what that means for the country.

Source: The Equal Rights Amendment and the drive for ratification, explained – Vox

Trump’s Crime Against America

© Erin Scott / Reuters Fiona Hill and David Holmes take their seats before a House Intelligence Committee hearing.

The president’s offense is abusing his power to stay in office, not disputing Ukraine policy.

Source: Trump’s Crime Against America

Noam Chomsky: To Make the US a Democracy, the Constitution Itself Must Change

While progressive in many ways by the standards of the day, the U.S. was founded on two brutal racist principles: the most hideous system of slavery in human history, the source of much of its wealth (and England’s too), and the need to rid the national territory of Native Americans, whom the Declaration of Independence explicitly describes as “the merciless Indian savages,” and whom the framers saw as barring the expansion of the “superior” race.

Immigrants … were supposed to be white immigrants — in fact, basically “Anglo-Saxon,” in accord with weird racist myths of the founding fathers that persisted through the 19th century.

Source: Noam Chomsky: To Make the US a Democracy, the Constitution Itself Must Change

Poor People’s Campaign asks America to face the injustices keeping millions in poverty | PBS NewsHour

Shortly before his death, Martin Luther King Jr. called for an economic revolution with protections for the poorest Americans. Half a century later, a group of religious and moral leaders are planning a revival of the Poor People’s Campaign, with a wave of civil disobedience in Washington. Rev. William J. Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, joins Judy Woodruff for a conversation.

Source: Poor People’s Campaign asks America to face the injustices keeping millions in poverty | PBS NewsHour

Ireland’s gay marriage referendum – the Guardian briefing

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A gay rights mural decorates the side of a building in central Dublin. Photograph: Shawn Pogatchnik/AP

Ireland’s Gay Rights Referendum | The Guardian

A gay rights mural decorates the side of a building in central Dublin. Photograph: Shawn Pogatchnik/AP