In March, Rewire.News immigration reporter Tina Vasquez visited the First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia to witness Clive and Oneita Thompson and Suyapa Reyes prepare for their monthly fundraising dinner, the proceeds of which help them cover their monthly expenses while taking sanctuary at the church to avoid deportation. Vasquez was joined by […]
In September, journalist Mary Annette Pember visited Madeline Island, the largest of the Apostle Islands located in the Wisconsin area of Lake Superior, to learn more about the Madeline Island Jingle Dress Project ahead of Treaty Day. On that day, real-life jingle dress dancer Fawn Youngbear-Tibbets of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe operated a 12-foot jingle dress […]
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ABC-affiliated Iowa television station WOI-DT posted the shocking exchange of Democratic state Rep. Mary Mascher (Iowa City) questioning Republican state Rep. Shannon Lundgren (Peosta) over the lack of a rape exception in an extreme anti-choice piece of legislation commonly known as a heartbeat ban. This follows on the heels of the Iowa Senate passing what amounts to a […]
"I’m here today to make a promise: Every time someone brings up my family’s story, I’m going to use it to lift up the story of your families and your communities."
And what gave us joy and food for thought includes a podcast by two girlfriends, a comic featuring a lie-detecting cat, the autobiography of a Black radical, a Mexican cookbook, and media about women in sports.
Poet and Activist FreeQuency recites “The Joys of Motherhood,” a powerful poem about the mourning many Black mothers face when their children are killed by police violence.
In this 1993 clip, Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL) laid bare the rationale behind the Hyde Amendment that severely restricts the ability of low-income people to access abortion.
Welcome to Rewire Radio's new podcast: What Else Happened? In this age of information shock and awe, important stories that affect people's lives are getting drowned out by the rest of the news. Hosts Regina Mahone and Kat Jercich will bring you those stories—and a little bit of joy—every Friday afternoon.
Immigration and civil rights advocates have shown they will continue to push back on the decision, by launching information campaigns and clinics to help DACA recipients and their supporters navigate what’s next.
Created by the advocacy group Define American, “Share the UndocuJoy!” combines the words of poet Yosimar Reyes with a look into the lives that President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions seek to destroy by rescinding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Read more about DACA and the people at the heart of it […]
Amnesty International’s campaign to “Repeal the 8th” launched a new video today highlighting “25 Annoying Things About Being Pregnant.” Some of the all-too-common problems are humorous—others are dangerous violations of basic human rights. Watch the video to learn more about why Ireland’s 8th Amendment should be repealed.
On Democracy Now!, Vice President of Law and the Courts Jessica Mason Pieklo explains how Rewire‘s documentary Care in Chaos focuses on “the attacks on access at the front door.” She notes the intimidating and shaming tactics used by anti-choice extremists, whose “singular goal is to re-criminalize abortion.”
Today, March 21, the 1 in 3 Campaign will stream “Stories From the Resistance,” a speakout featuring a diverse group of people who will share their abortion stories. The event is part of a national movement aimed at refocusing the debate on abortion from a political perspective to a personal one. “Too often the political has […]
In a parody of Schoolhouse Rock!’s iconic animation “I’m Just a Bill,” the Lady Parts Justice League created “I’m Just a Pill,” an informative cartoon about the importance of emergency contraception and why it should be available for everyone.
Ashley Nicole Black speaks with civil rights activists about their experiences and how to start a resistance movement for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
In a video launched this week, Ms. Foundation for Women teams up with activists, advocates, and other fighters for gender justice—including fashion designer Mara Hoffman and co-founder of End Rape on Campus Andrea Pino—to urge viewers to stand together against politicians’ attempts to roll back our rights.
Girls of color are suspended from school more often than white girls despite committing the same minor offenses. To combat racial discrimination young girls often face, the National Women’s Law Center created the Let Her Learn toolkit, which helps users determine whether a school is treating its students fairly and without bias.
Atlantic writer Vann R. Newkirk shares a story about experiencing racism during a childhood trip with his father and that moment’s influence on how he’ll discuss race and identity with the son he’s expecting with his wife.
Our list includes conscious comics; a treatise on love; podcasts on topics from abortion to Muslim life in the United States; and histories that we should know but don’t. Enjoy, get angry, and get active.
Moms Rising Senior Fellow and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors shares her story on giving birth and discusses how frequently Black women die during childbirth.
On Monday, the Wisconsin Election Commission approved a timeline for the state’s presidential election recount. As The UpTake reported, “[t]he recount will begin on Dec 1 in 72 counties and results should be submitted to the commission by 8pm December 12. The commission will then review and approve the recount.”
Full Frontal host Samantha Bee detailed all the ways Catholic hospitals are denying pregnant patients life-saving medical care in a segment that aired Monday night. Catholic hospitals, which are the largest nonprofit health-care providers in the country, follow “Ethical and Religious Directives” requiring physicians to refuse patients contraception, sterilizations, and abortion care even in cases of life endangerment.
AMAZE, a new collaboration among Advocates for Youth, Answer, and Youth Tech Health, works to make appropriate and compelling sex education for 10-to-14-year-old kids and teens. In the video “When Will I be Ready? When Should I Have Sex?” high school students talk to each other about whether they’re ready for sex and what they should do to keep themselves safe.
Lady Parts Justice, a group that uses comedy and digital media to spread the word about reproductive rights, performs an educational parody of Beyonce’s song “Formation,” about the TRAP laws and anti-abortion legislation in Louisiana.
Rewire invites you to a virtual book club event on Thursday, September 29 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Joining host Jodi Jacobson will be Gillian Thomas, senior attorney at the ACLU Women’s Rights Project and author of Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women's Lives at Work.
Democracy Now! went on the ground to North Dakota, where Native Americans were attacked by security guards, dogs, and pepper spray while they protested against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline that, if completed, would be built on top of a tribal burial site.
On Democracy Now!, host Amy Goodman is joined by Ian Friedman, Bresha Meadows’ attorney; Martina Latessa, Meadows’ aunt, and freelance journalist Victoria Law to discuss the case of 15-year-old Meadows, who now faces life in prison for killing her abusive father.
Atlantic staff writer Vann R. Newkirk II visits Virginia to speak with Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and formerly incarcerated people who now have the right to vote.
Correspondents from Full Frontal with Samantha Bee interview Republican National Convention attendees about their views on the Black Lives Matter movement.
On MTV News’ Decoded, host Franchesca Ramsey explains the importance of Black Lives Matter, and breaks down common questions and misunderstandings about the movement.
Poet and activist Staceyann Chin is back with her daughter, Zuri, for another “Living Room Protest.” This time, the two discuss their opposition to guns, and their support for the Democratic politicians fighting for gun reform.
Author and professor Marc Lamont Hill, and Mychal Denzel Smith, contributing writer for The Nation magazine, speak on Democracy Now! about police brutality and race discrimination, especially toward Black men.
This video by The Global Goals group, sung to the tune of the Spice Girls hit, “Wannabe,” uses the hashtag #WhatIReallyReallyWant to explore things women and girls around the world really need: education, equal pay, and an end to violence.
More than 200 Muslims joined together in a park in New York City this week to break their fast for Ramadan and to pray for the victims of the Orlando massacre.
Isa Noyola, director of programs for the Transgender Law Center, joins Democracy Now! to discuss the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, and how the aftermath of the shooting is affecting the Latinx LGBTQ community.
After 50 people were killed and 53 were wounded by a shooter at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, organization Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement spoke with transgender and queer Latino/a people about crimes against the LGBTQ community.
PBS NewsHour speaks with the students and staff of Atherton High School in Louisville, Kentucky about their efforts to end discrimination against transgender students at the school.
CNN journalist Ashleigh Banfield read on Monday, during her show Legal View, excerpts of the letter written and read in court by the woman who was raped by Stanford University student Brock Turner.
Black Lives Matter organizer Jasmine Richards was arrested and charged with “felony lynching” last year when she attempted to prevent police from arresting a Black woman during a peace march in Pasadena, California. Richards’ lawyer, Nana Gyamfi, and fellow Black Lives Matter organizer Melina Abdullah speak on Democracy Now! about Richards’ case; her sentencing is […]
In solidarity with Black Lives Matter, members of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance share their experiences with police brutality and racial profiling.
On Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, National Abortion Federation CEO Vicki Saporta and SisterReach Founder Cherisse Scott explain why crisis pregnancy centers are deceptive, anti-choice establishments spreading lies to stop people from having abortions.
In a talk for TEDx at the University of Florida, former NFL player Wade Davis shares the story of hiding his homosexuality by wearing what he coins a “mask of masculinity,” which he used to avoid ridicule and violence.
Liz Plank, host of Vox‘s web series, 2016ish, speaks with anti-choice protesters and an abortion provider to try to understand why so many people know so little about abortion.
This clip from HBO’s new documentary, Abortion: Stories Women Tell, introduces us to the “experiences of individual women rather than the debate surrounding the issue,” as Eliza Thompson explained for Cosmopolitan. The film premiers Monday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
Democracy Now! host and executive producer Amy Goodman speaks to Fahd Ahmed, executive director of Desis Rising Up & Moving (DRUM), about the mass deportation of South Asian asylum seekers and the harsh conditions migrants face while in detention centers.
On The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, senior correspondent Jessica Williams interviews activists like Meagan Taylor, a Black transgender woman who was arrested while checking into a hotel, about the discrimination and danger transgender people face every day.
Throughout the month of April, URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity and All* Above All are touring the country to lift up the message that abortion access is a social good. “We don’t believe abortion is a bad word, and we know that youth everywhere are ready and willing to proactively support EVERY healthcare option available,” URGE’s website reads. “By […]
On her self-titled show, host Ellen DeGeneres denounces Mississippi’s so-called religious freedom law as discriminatory against the LGBTQ community, and explains how the measure is not a matter of politics, but of human rights.
The executive directors of the National Network of Abortion Funds and the Abortion Care Network discuss the challenges and opportunities they have faced so far as leaders of abortion access organizations in the context of one of the most hostile cultural and political climates since the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.