- Student organizer Walter Smolarek discusses the April 13 action against US drones taking place at the White House in Washington, D.C., as well as demonstrations in Los Angeles, San Francisco and many other cities throughout the country. See the website of the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) for more information on the April 13 actions and transportation to Washington, D.C.
- Activist Ymelda Viramontes talks about plans to close 53 schools in Chicago in primarily Black and Latino neighborhoods, and the backlash among parents, students and teachers who are fighting against this latest attack on public education.
- Attorney Andrea Costello analyses a court ruling lifting restrictions on the morning-after pill, and the significance of the decision for the struggle for women’s reproductive rights. Costello is an attorney with the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, which represents grassroots feminists activists with National Women’s Liberation (NWL) and 15-year-old Anaya Kelly in a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration and Health and Human Services to remove all restrictions on over-the-counter access to the morning-after pill.
September 9, 2013