Rights

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
"With the veil of secrecy ripped back, finally everyone can see for themselves that the TPP would give multinational corporations extraordinary new powers that undermine our sovereignty," said Lori Wallach of Public Citizen. (Photo courtesy of Wikileaks)
WikiLeaks reveals negotiators are planning to dramatically expand the power of corporations to use closed-door tribunals to challenge—and supersede—domestic laws, including environmental, labor, and public health protections.
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Calling the legislation "diabolical and deceptive," critics of Pompeo's bill have vowed a fight. (Photo: CT Senate Democrats/cc/flickr)
The battle over genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, reached the U.S...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Israel's retaliatory freezing of Palestinian tax revenue sparked a growing boycott in the West Bank. (Photo: Paolo Cuttitta/flickr/cc)
As Israel continues to withhold $130 million a month in revenue from the...

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Our culture wars lurch on, propped up by ever implausible calls to God by bigots clinging to the wrong side of history. Thus, a new Indiana law allows the pious to discriminate against godless gays, and California's "Sodomite Suppression Act" proposes anyone who touches another same-sex person for sexual gratification - "a monstrous evil (to) Almighty God" - be "put to death by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method," and praise Jesus.