Movement needs support, direction — not cynicism

If various UCSC-related Facebook pages, The Santa Cruz Sentinel’s recent editorial (“UC highway protest: How not to cultivate solidarity” on March 3) and the...

Prop 47 More Than a Financial Boost

Advocates for this bill have focused on the financial savings, but reducing petty crimes to misdemeanors would also give two basic rights back to a historically disenfranchised population: the right to vote and the opportunity to apply for a job without being judged for having committed a nonviolent or nonserious drug or property crime.

Left in the Dark

It has been five months since the waves of tropical hurricanes devastated southern states and U.S. territories in the Caribbean Sea. For weeks, push...

Gender Identity Theft

There are 1.4 million recorded transgender people living in the U.S. As far as the Trump administration is concerned, their lives don’t exist. An October...

Funding Under Scrutiny

Planned Parenthood is under scrutiny for donating fetal tissue for research purposes, including the development of cures for illnesses including Alzheimer’s and AIDS. Many...

Lethal Injections Lawsuit Demands Transparency

On the day Clayton Lockett was sentenced to be executed in Oklahoma, something went wrong. He should have died immediately, but instead­ he suffered for 43 minutes, writhing and convulsing in pain. Eventually, one of his veins ruptured, causing him to have a heart attack and die.

War on Women’s Health

By attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and federal funding to Planned Parenthood, Congress has declared a war on women’s health. Republicans have...

Abandoned Evidence Suspends Justice

Hundreds of thousands of unprocessed and untested rape kits sit in evidence lockers across the country, while thousands of sexual assailants walk free. Because...

Resist Trump, Keep Immigrant Protections

The White House’s assault on people of color grows more aggressive by the day, as the latest attack comes in the form of deporting...

Hey Congress! People Aren’t Pawns

As the three-day government shutdown comes to an end, relief washes over the Trump administration and Senate members — but hundreds of thousands of...
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