Renters in 45 cities organized protests this week during a nationwide "Renter Week of Action and Assemblies" to oppose the Trump administration's threat to cut billions from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and to demand rent control and just-cause eviction policies.
Guantánamo Bay prison and the 41 prisoners still remaining there have largely slipped out of the public eye under Trump as they continue to be held under an arbitrary military regime. Meanwhile, many of the 197 prisoners released by Obama and resettled in third countries as refugees continue to suffer from intrusive surveillance, poverty, isolation and lack of access to family and jobs.
Since 2014, often called the "transgender tipping point," mainstream media has popularized and normalized a particular type of transgender story to the point of boredom. Now a new anthology of transgender speculative fiction, Meanwhile, Elsewhere, defies that singular trans story, and shows how visionary and interesting trans writers are when given the chance to write the stories they really want to tell.