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For Women Under Conservatorship, Forced Birth Control Is Routine For Women Under Conservatorship, Forced Birth Control Is Routine

Advocates were not surprised when Britney Spears said she wasn’t allowed to have her IUD removed. They’d heard similar stories before.

Jul 15, 2021 / Sara Luterman

Is There No Way Out of the Climate Crisis?

Is There No Way Out of the Climate Crisis? Is There No Way Out of the Climate Crisis?

There isn’t without global action against fossil fuel companies.

Jul 13, 2021 / Rebecca Gordon

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Maybe We Shouldn’t Go Back to Normal Maybe We Shouldn’t Go Back to Normal

“Normal has always been a perilous reality.”

Jun 30, 2021 / Something Is Happening Here / Bri M.

Britney Spears posters

#FreeBritney Is Damn Right #FreeBritney Is Damn Right

The law has failed Britney Spears and likely many others—young, old, often female. Now it’s time to change it.

Jun 25, 2021 / Elie Mystal

California tent encampments

The Fight Against Homelessness in California Is Just Beginning The Fight Against Homelessness in California Is Just Beginning

New plans are promising, but they’re also just stopgap measures in confronting the West Coast’s burgeoning housing crisis.

Jun 25, 2021 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at a press conference

Gavin Newsom Is Headed for a Comeback Gavin Newsom Is Headed for a Comeback

With California’s recovery in full swing, the governor is poised to make it through the upcoming recall election unscathed.

Jun 18, 2021 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Loss Runs Like a River Through My Life

Loss Runs Like a River Through My Life Loss Runs Like a River Through My Life

On grief’s unequal racial burden, and the Internet as a vehicle to negotiate survival and turn collective grief into collective action.

Jun 16, 2021 / Something Is Happening Here / Malkia Devich-Cyril

How Unite Here Turned the West’s Biggest Red State Blue

How Unite Here Turned the West’s Biggest Red State Blue How Unite Here Turned the West’s Biggest Red State Blue

Arizona was pivotal in the 2020 presidential election. Its shift was no accident.

Jun 14, 2021 / Feature / Sasha Abramsky

Domestic workers hold rally for health and safety protections.

A Tale of 2 States A Tale of 2 States

Vastly different approaches to governance in California and Texas show two diverging paths—one forward, and one to ruin.

Jun 4, 2021 / Sasha Abramsky

Bruce's Beach, Manhattan Beach, CA

In California, a Case of Black Land Loss Is Finally Being Made Right In California, a Case of Black Land Loss Is Finally Being Made Right

Charles and Willa Bruce, Black landowners in Manhattan Beach, lost their land to eminent domain in 1924. Nearly 100 years later, it’s being returned to their living descendants.

Jun 1, 2021 / Column / Kali Holloway

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