The termination of TPS for Haiti was based on President Donald Trump’s “categorical and defamatory assertions about all Haitians, which the Haitian TPS recipients were given no opportunity to challenge.”
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#NLG Alabama responds to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute revoking its human rights award to #AngelaDavis: "Their decision reflects nothing so much as cowardice in place of principle, the diametric opposite of all that Fred Shuttlesworth stood for."
This is pure nonsense. Under this logic, the First Amendment would never protect speech about foreign policy or speech critical of foreign governments.
Defending Rights & Dissent added,
Rubio on the floor of Senate now. Just said BDS isn't about free speech, but foreign policy. This is because BDS is aimed not at influencing a domestic debate, but changing the actions of a foreign state. Claims there are court cases to support this proposition.
BREAKING: #Georgia Immigration Enforcement Review Board has DISMISSED frivolous complaint against #Decatur for enacting policy protecting immigrants. They have also agreed to pay Decatur $12,000 in attorney's fees. Many thanks to Decatur for standing up to the bullies!#AbolishICE
HAPPENING TODAY! Please take a few minutes and let your senators know that we all have the right to boycott and it is a cynical move to try and sneak in anti-BDS legislation while government funding is at a standstill and workers aren't getting paid.
We're thrilled that Cyntoia Brown has been granted clemency! Unfortunately, there are more women in her situation.
Chrystul Kizer is a survivor of violence. On Wednesday, supporters are asking people to call the Milwaukee DA & demand they drop the charges https://www.facebook.com/events/220936935513503/…
#CyntoiaBrown is coming home!!! TN Gov. Bill Haslam granted her a full commutation after years of organizing by supporters and activists. "My hope is to help other young girls avoid ending up where I have been," she said.
.@KatieTastrom explains: “in order to work towards true #disability justice, the disability community needs to understand that sex work is a disability issue.”
When we try to address community needs—housing, mental health treatment, violence—with police, this is what happens. This is a travesty.
NLG Portland added,
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A Portland police officer shot and killed a man today after a landlord reported a stranger who appeared to be homeless and suffering from a mental illness lying on a tenant’s door stoop. “I thought I should call the police, they could help him. ..." https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/01/officer-involved-shooting-reported-in-southeast-portland-near-i-205.html?outputType=amp&__twitter_impression=true…