Rolling Thunder is an advocacy group that remembers prisoners of war and those missing in action. The group holds its First Amendment Demonstration Run every year on Memorial Day. The demonstration and protest is meant "to bring awareness and accountability for POWs and MIAs left behind," the group's website says. … [Read more...] about A retired US Marine spent Memorial Day weekend saluting for 24 hours on a median to raise awareness about veteran suicide
In Facebook posts no longer visible to the public, NorthShore Dock LLC and its owner, Tad Dowker, focused on what Dowker said was a request last week by Whitmer's husband, Marc Mallory. The posts caught the attention of Republican state lawmakers, who said the governor's family may not have wanted to follow the guidance she's issued for the rest of the state. … [Read more...] about Michigan Gov. Whitmer’s coronavirus lockdown policies too strict for her own husband?
“We are invisible,” said Banchi Yimer, an Ethiopian former domestic worker who founded a group that campaigns for domestic workers' rights in Lebanon. “We don’t even exist for our governments, not just the Lebanese government.” … [Read more...] about Lebanon’s migrant workers’ plight worsens as crises multiply
Rural hospitals have seen few if any cases of coronavirus but have been financially devastated by the pandemic. Dedicated nurses and doctors have faced furloughs and layoffs as all non-emergency services have been shuttered for months. In the Senate, I have spearheaded the fight to give rural hospitals the support they need to survive this crisis. … [Read more...] about Sen. John Barrasso: Coronavirus collateral damage – here’s why we must open smartly, safely and soon
In the early morning darkness of Dec. 13, 2017, former music executive Drew Dixon walks to a coffee shop and buys the New York Times. On the front page is the story in which she and two others accuse the powerful hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, her former boss, of rape. Dixon examines the article, carefully folds the paper back up, puts on a wool cap as if for protection — and crumples into silent tears. … [Read more...] about #MeToo, phase 2: Doc explores heavy burden on women of color