Saturday, 04 July 2015 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • Healing Is Not Grieving: We Must Not "Move Forward" in the Wake of Massacre

    By Ayo Coly, Truthout | Op-Ed

    The flag-draped coffin of Daniel Lee Simmons Sr., one of the nine victims of the mass killing by Dylann Roof nearly two weeks ago, is carried to a hearse following his funeral at the Greater St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., June 30, 2015. (Photo: Stephen B. Morton/The New York Times) The flag-draped coffin of Daniel Lee Simmons Sr., one of the nine victims of the mass killing by Dylann Roof nearly two weeks ago, is carried to a hearse following his funeral at the Greater St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, June 30, 2015. (Photo: Stephen B. Morton/The New York Times)

    After the murder of nine Black Americans by a white man in Charleston, South Carolina, calls for premature healing are really appeals to return to the normalcy of white supremacy, and to stop grieving over the deadly effects of anti-Black institutional racism.

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  • "Reforms" to Immigrant Jails Aren't Enough, Say Families and Advocates

    "Reforms" to Immigrant Jails Aren't Enough, Say Families and Advocates

    By Candice Bernd, Truthout | Report

    Under increasing pressure from human rights advocates and Democratic lawmakers, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced a slew of changes last week to the Obama administration's policy of incarcerating migrant families, but advocates and say prisoners are still offered bonds for release they could never afford to pay.

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  • SCOTUS Steps in to Prevent Further Texas Abortion Clinic Closures

    SCOTUS Steps in to Prevent Further Texas Abortion Clinic Closures

    By Katie Klabusich, Truthout | Report

    The Supreme Court stepped in with a 5-4 vote to stay a June 9 Fifth Circuit Court ruling on the omnibus anti-abortion law HB2 just before the ruling shuttered all but nine Texas abortion clinics by requiring hospital-like facility upgrades, preventing further reductions in access for 27 million residents already facing significant hurtles to reproductive health care.

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