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Protests of the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Continued Across the Country Over the Holiday Weekend

Protests of the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Continued Across the Country Over the Holiday Weekend

Today marks a full week of national pop-up demonstrations protesting the Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer responsible for the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
Thousands Protested the Ferguson Decision Across the Country Last Night

Thousands Protested the Ferguson Decision Across the Country Last Night

Thousands of people flooded major roads and thoroughfares in cities across the country in protest of the Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Ferguson October Continues With National Day of Action Against Police Brutality and Mass Incarceration

Ferguson October Continues With National Day of Action Against Police Brutality and Mass Incarceration

Activists organized actions nationwide yesterday to protest police brutality in cities across the country as part of ongoing Ferguson October events.
Missouri Legislators Pass 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period Law

Missouri Legislators Pass 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period Law

Governor Jay Nixon previously vetoed the bill in July, calling it "extreme and disrespectful." Missouri's House voted 117-44 to override the veto, and then the Senate used a procedural move to stop a Democratic filibuster of the bill and vote 23-7 to complete the veto override Wednesday.
STATEMENT: Eleanor Smeal Calls for a Special Prosecutor, Police Reform in Ferguson

STATEMENT: Eleanor Smeal Calls for a Special Prosecutor, Police Reform in Ferguson

As feminists, as advocates for racial justice and non-violence, we cannot rest until all people – no matter who they are – can enjoy the right to life, liberty, and justice.
United Nations and US Attorney General Defend Rights of Demonstrators in Ferguson

United Nations and US Attorney General Defend Rights of Demonstrators in Ferguson

The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials during ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri caught the attention of the world this week.
Trayvon Martin's Mom Sends Words of Encouragement and Strength to Michael Brown Family

Trayvon Martin’s Mom Sends Words of Encouragement and Strength to Michael Brown Family

"I wish I had a word of automatic comfort but I don't. I wish I could say that it will be alright on a certain or specific day, but I can't. I wish that all of the pain that I have endured could possibly ease some of yours but it won't."
ACLU Sues After St. Louis County Police Deny Open Records Request in Ferguson

ACLU Sues After St. Louis County Police Deny Open Records Request in Ferguson

After a full week of standoffs between law enforcement and demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed two lawsuits against the local police department.
National Moment Of Silence Draws Massive Crowd in Nation's Capital

National Moment Of Silence Draws Massive Crowd in Nation’s Capital

"This is just the first step," leaders of the rally told the crowd.
Activists Connect Shooting of Michael Brown to Movement for Reproductive Justice

Activists Connect Shooting of Michael Brown to Movement for Reproductive Justice

The shooting of Michael Brown has sparked days of protests and called national attention to continued and persistent police violence in African-American communities. Less focus, however, has been placed on how his death is directly linked to the struggle for reproductive justice.
Missouri Governor Vetoes 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

Missouri Governor Vetoes 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon last week vetoed a 3-day waiting period for abortions and issued a fiery response to state lawmakers who signed off on the measure. Now, the Republican-led legislature is threatening to override when Missouri's state session resumes next term.
Missouri Legislature Passes Bill Instating 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

Missouri Legislature Passes Bill Instating 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

The Missouri House voted last night, in the middle of an ongoing 3-day protest on the steps of the state capitol, to approve a measure that will triple Missouri's waiting period for an abortion procedure from 24 hours to 72 hours.
Missouri Activists Stage 72-Hour Protest of Abortion Waiting Period

Missouri Activists Stage 72-Hour Protest of Abortion Waiting Period

Reproductive rights activists in Missouri are halfway through a 72-hour rally on the steps of the state capitol in protest of a state bill that would require a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking abortion.
Missouri Legislators Introduce Slew of Bills Restricting Abortion

Missouri Legislators Introduce Slew of Bills Restricting Abortion

"In a state that only has one remaining abortion provider, anti-women's health politicians in Missouri are doing whatever they can to limit a woman's right to make her own personal medical decisions."