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Cecile Richards on Planned Parenthood

Cecile Richards on Planned Parenthood

It started with a relatively small action: A black felt armband worn to her Texas grade school as part of a nationwide protest against the Vietnam War. Cecile Richards was only 13 at the time, and it was her first big leap into the resistance. As a result of her act of rebellion, she was

Vets Do Better in Mass., NH, Maine Than Most Other States

While Memorial Day was a day to honor military veterans, barbecue, shop for sales, or maybe take a motorcycle ride, some vets are having a hard time making ends meet while others in New England states are doing much better. According to a new report by Wallethub, Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts rank more favorably

Advocates Fear More Discrimination After Masterpiece Cake Ruling

Civil rights advocates fear the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case will encourage more attempted discrimination against LGBT people. By a 7-2 margin, the court ruled that the cake shop owner had not received an impartial hearing at the Colorado Civil Rights Commission over his refusal on religious grounds to make a wedding

Boston Pride talks public accommodations law and legal protections for trans people

Members of the LBGTQ community, in particular transgender people, and allies are working to protect the public accommodations law adopted by the Massachusetts legislature in 2016. The law specifically protects  a person based on their gender identity, but could be repealed if voters choose ‘no’ on the ballot question  in November. Freedom for All Massachusetts

Farmers Condemn Merger of Monsanto with Bayer

The German pharmaceutical and chemical company, Bayer, is known for aspirin, but it is also a key manufacturer of seeds and pesticides. Now it is about to sweep up Monsanto, the U.S.-based agricultural giant. This impacts New England farmers who depend on vegetable seeds. According to Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union, the

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