Leila Ettachfini

ice

AT&T Has Received $14 Million From ICE This Year

The company joins Amazon, Palantir, Wayfair, and many other businesses in profiting from the government's inhumane treatment of immigrants.
Leila Ettachfini
10.11.19
LGBTQ

Emotional Photos From Outside the First Trans Rights Supreme Court Case Ever

As the Supreme Court heard three cases that could change gay and trans rights forever, LGBTQ people and allies flooded the steps with signs of support. Photographer Justin J. Wee was there to document.
Leila Ettachfini
10.9.19
LGBTQ

What Went on at the Most Important SCOTUS Cases in LGBTQ Rights This Year

Support for the biggest LGBTQ Supreme Court cases since marriage equality was palpable in D.C. today.
Leila Ettachfini
10.8.19
whistleblowers

Daniel Ellsberg Has Some Thoughts on Trump's Whistleblower

The man who leaked the Pentagon Papers talks Ukraine, blowing the whistle in 2019, and why you should never leak to the government.
Leila Ettachfini
10.7.19
LGBTQ

The Supreme Court Will Judge Employers' Shady Excuses for Firing LGBTQ People

Three major cases headed to the Supreme Court tomorrow could finally make it illegal to discriminate against LGBTQ people in all 50 states.
Leila Ettachfini
10.7.19
rights

Where Each 2020 Democratic Candidate Stands on Palestine and Israel

This has long been one of few bipartisan issues, but that could change in 2020.
Leila Ettachfini
9.25.19
rights

The Army Beat Its Recruitment Goals This Year by Targeting Students in Debt

“Debt is a form of social control. You can force people to do all kinds of things if you put them in debt first."
Leila Ettachfini
9.19.19
Race

Isra Hirsi Is 16, Unbothered, and Saving the Planet

As the co-founder of the U.S. Youth Climate Strike and the daughter of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Isra Hirsi is grappling with harassment, safety threats, tokenization, and privilege on a national scale years before she's even allowed to vote.
Leila Ettachfini
9.18.19
immigration

Trump’s New Asylum Ban Will Have an ‘Enormous’ Human Impact

“The ban turns the border into a virtually asylum-free zone. In that way, its scope and impact could be even more largely felt than the Muslim ban.”
Leila Ettachfini
9.12.19
Gender

What Happens When a 'Feminist' Lawyer Paints Weinstein Victims as Mentally Unstable

A new book reveals that famous women's rights attorney Lisa Bloom tried to help Harvey Weinstein by portraying his victims, including Rose McGowan, as "unglued." Here's why that effects all sexual assault survivors.
Leila Ettachfini
9.10.19
Religion

A Judge Allegedly Called This Jewish Man a Slur, Then Sentenced Him to Death

A movement led by Jewish organizations is working to get Randy Halprin a re-trial based on alleged anti-semitic bias.
Leila Ettachfini
9.6.19
Gender

7 Non-Binary People on What It's Like to Have an 'X' Gender Marker

As more states allow options beyond M and F on birth certificates and drivers licenses, here's how some who have made those changes say it has affected their lives.
Leila Ettachfini
9.4.19
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