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Union protest

After one of Supreme Court’s most anti-union rulings in recent years, is there still time for organized labor to save itself?

There’s no telling how far religious exemptions will go under Justice Alito’s ruling.

Abortion Clinic Protest

The court’s decision to invalidate the abortion clinic buffer zone limits the privacy women require as participants in a democracy.

Opponents of marijuana-law reform insist that legalization is dangerous—but the biggest threat is to their own bottom line.

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Systematic undercounting of sexual assaults in the US disguises a hidden rape crisis.

Prison

Jails have become the frontline for health problems that plague underserved communities in America. The Affordable Care Act provides an opportunity to improve continuity in treatment.

US Supreme Court

But will they apply the same logic to the NSA’s massive surveillance dragnet?

Spying

Since 9/11, the government has ceaselessly violated our constitutional rights—none more so than the right to privacy.

That was when the Bureau of Investigation—the forerunner of today’s FBI—first opened a file on the magazine.

The San Quentin News staff

For 127 years, prison newspapers have struggled to speak truth to the outside world.

Blogs

Eric on The Boss; and Reed on the alarming assault on free press.

August 2, 2013

As grassroots organizers mobilize across the country for stronger gun control, the Senate majority leader throws down a crucial marker. 

August 1, 2013

Manning was found not guilty of aiding the enemy, but he still faces up to 136 years in prison.

July 31, 2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s seeking medical help for allegations of sexual harassment redirects our attention away from the real psychological and social harm that his victims experience.

July 30, 2013

News expected about 1 pm, with sentencing arguments tomorrow.

July 30, 2013

The newest way to keep children safe is by criminalizing consensual sex.

July 30, 2013

In which a chance encounter with a trade magazine inspires reflections upon the prophets, and profits, of fear.

July 29, 2013

The first page, from 1960s, says Vidal made disparaging remarks about J. Edgar Hoover.

July 29, 2013

Manning still faces the most serious “aiding the enemy” charges that could send him to prison for the rest of his life.

July 29, 2013