Saturday, 21 January 2017 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • The Concept of the Wall

    Rather than addressing the human insecurity at its root causes, wealthy people and states alike are protecting themselves from the harms they have created as they have for thousands of years: by building walls.

  • Women Are Already Being Punished for Having Abortions

    Women's reproductive rights, never comfortably secure, are in clear and present danger under Trump's administration. Abortion is not a political football; it's a human right.

  • Can the Trump-Pence Administration Overturn Roe v. Wade?

    By Katie Klabusich, Truthout | Report

    Pro-choice demonstrators organize in Washington, DC, January 22, 2010.(Photo: Luke Sharrett / The New York Times</a>)Pro-choice demonstrators organize in Washington, DC, January 22, 2010. (Photo: Luke Sharrett / The New York Times)

    Overturning Roe v. Wade may not be as simple as the new administration and its congressional allies suggest. However, over the last two decades, anti-choice legislatures have been chipping away at abortion rights, even though a majority of people in the US are in favor of the right to choose.

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  • Trump Is In; Now Where Does Standing Rock Stand?

    Trump Is In; Now Where Does Standing Rock Stand?

    By Melissa Cox, Truthout | Photo Essay

    The temporary hold on the Dakota Access pipeline will likely be overturned by the incoming administration, but the Water Protectors are standing firm. Trump's in-your-face support of the fossil fuel industry has provided an opportunity to organize people who have never worked together before and opposition is stronger than ever.

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  • Faster Approval for Drugs and Medical Devices Raises Concerns for Patient Safety

    Faster Approval for Drugs and Medical Devices Raises Concerns for Patient Safety

    By Ana Santos Rutschman, The Conversation | News Analysis

    A new bill signed by President Obama, called the 21st Century Cures Act, introduces changes to how the Food and Drug Administration approves drugs and medical devices, creating two new mechanisms aimed to bring them to market faster. However, a faster regulatory review might come at a cost.

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