Civil liberties

The aftermath of the murder of George Floyd

August 2022

Floyd’s murder set off an international explosion against police killings with calls to stop the violence, defend the police and fund social services. Two years later, what has changed?

Book bans sweep through US school boards

April 2022

The far-right crusade is prompting vibrant resistance, especially from students of color and LGBQT+ youth and their parents, teachers and librarians.

Defend Assange’s truth-telling

February 2022

For exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq, whistle-blower Julian Assange faces trial for espionage and 175 years in prison.