On Monday with a 5-3 decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt SCOTUS overturned HB2; a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to have surgical facilities and doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. This law was critical to be overturned as it would close the majority of clinics and further eliminate access to abortions in TX. While the fight for abortion access is far from over, the fact that this victory was won and that clinics will stay open is something to truly celebrate.
Sunday night Jesse Williams (Dr. Jackson Avery on Grey's Anatomy) delivered a powerful acceptance speech to the BET's Humanitarian Award.
Over the past couple years Williams has participated in various Black Lives Matters protests including in Ferguson after the murder of Michael Brown. Last month he starred in and produced in a BET documentary Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement.The nearly five minute speech powerfully condemned this system. Early on his speech Williams stated, "a system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do. "He poetically delivered an indictment against the system of police terror and repression saying,
Cheers to Ellen Chenoweth, creator of the George W. Bush Presidential Library Augmented Reality Project
Reality according to the "The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum":
Matthew Bellamy, lead singer for Muse, described the album to the BBC as "a modern metaphor for what it is to lose empathy ... through modern technology, and obviously through drone warfare in particular, it’s possible to actually do quite horrific things by remote control, at a great distance, without actually feeling any of the consequences, or even feeling responsible in some way."
The Houston Chronicle covered the Houston Free Thinkers' action:
About ten people from the activist group Houston Free Thinkers gathered at the corner, holding signs that read "torture is inhumane" and handing out fliers with information on the Senate Intelligence Committee's recent report on the C.I.A.'s use of torture...
Stop Patriarchy Street Actions Unleash Pent Up Anger Against War on Women
In the span of a few days, Stop Patriarchy took to the streets in Washington, DC, Oakland, San Francisco, and other cities to mount a head on political confrontation with the forces in society seeking to ban abortion and birth control.
Editor's Note: Kaci Hickox's case is an example of what an imperialist superpower does to true heroes (more on Ebola). Rather than spending the money to properly protect the frontline health care workers with the proper equipment, panic and fear drive punitive responses.
Courageous resistance! A nurse involved in force-feeding Guantanamo prisoners says, “I have come to the decision that I refuse to participate in this criminal act.”