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The Nation Weekly: June 24, 2022 People who have abortions vs. the police, the first gay-straight alliance, and more

“Protesters harassing patients is not new; nor is police failing to do anything about it. But what has become more clear is that Democratic leaders continue to believe the lie that police are necessary to protect abortion access,” writes Renee Bracey Sherman.

This week, Bracey Sherman explains the entangled relationship between cops and anti-abortion protestors, including the tendency for officers to join those protestors during their breaks, and the outsize intimidation they cause for patients and clinic workers of color and undocumented people.

EDITOR’S PICK
People Who Have Abortions vs. the Police
It’s time to pick a side.
Renee Bracey Sherman
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FEATURED
The Radical History of the First Gay-Straight Alliance
In 1972, high school students in New York City formed a revolutionary group that wanted power, not just pride.
Anya Ventura
The Fierce Hope of Ana María Archila
The Brooklyn-based organizer is running for New York lieutenant governor, but is the left ready to compete statewide?
Liza Featherstone
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A Staggering Story of Palestinian Exile
Mona Mansour’s The Vagrant Trilogy is the Public Theater’s first full-length, main-stage production to address the aftermath of the Nakba.
Alisa Solomon
Reviving the Bracero Program Is the Wrong Answer for Workers
Not even Biden’s own Labor Department believes that the administration’s proposal to bring in more seasonal farm labor will improve working conditions.
David Bacon
WATCH AND LISTEN
Sarah Posner on White Evangelicals and the Jan. 6 Insurrection, plus Joan Walsh on Sex Ed
On this week’s episode of Start Making Sense, discussions on religion’s role in the riots and the
Jon Wiener, Start Making Sense
What the January 6 Hearings Achieved
Greg Sargent joins the Time of Monsters podcast to discuss what we’ve learned from Trump’s crimes.
Jeet Heer

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