Pride is a Protest! (6/3/2022) - by Emery Addams (Maine Educators Association, personal capacity) Over 50 years since the Stonewall Riots and the political origins of Pride month, the LGBTQ+ community is under attack. The most recent right-wing offensives are laws targeting trans people, and trans youth in particular. These range from Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which bans any mentionContinue reading "Pride is a Protest!"
“Don’t Say Gay” Bill Shows No Rights Guaranteed Under Capitalism (5/31/2022) - by Char Scott March 11, 2022 – Students in Iowa walk out to protest a new law to prevent transgender students from competing in sports. Photo by Phil Roeder via Flickr. (CC BY 2.0) Multiple states across the nation, including Tennessee, Alabama, New Mexico, Arizona, and Florida, have recently proposed or passed laws that threatenContinue reading "“Don’t Say Gay” Bill Shows No Rights Guaranteed Under Capitalism"
Workers Won’t Go Back: Build a Movement to Defend and Expand Abortion Rights! (5/5/2022) - On May 2nd, a draft opinion from the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson was leaked to the public, suggesting that the ruling in this case will overturn the precedent set by Roe v. Wade. If Roe v. Wade is overturned, it will result in millions of women in the United States losing access toContinue reading "Workers Won’t Go Back: Build a Movement to Defend and Expand Abortion Rights!"
Pride is a Protest – Solidarity Wins LGBTQ+ Rights! (6/12/2021) - It’s been six years since the oppressive bans on same-sex marriage in the US were overturned by a Supreme Court decision. Yet homophobic oppression hasn’t disappeared with legal equality. The LGBTQ+ community needs more than symbolic support and token representation—we need a real material improvement in our conditions!