U.S. News

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-rape.jpg

GOP stalls Violence Against Women Act renewal

Renewal of the Violence Against Women Act is tied up in Congress. The reason: Republicans.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-sandra-fluke.jpg

Sandra Fluke campaigning hard for Obama

Sandra Fluke, who has become a national figure in the fight for women's reproductive rights, is campaigning hard now for the re-election of President Obama.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-akin2.jpg

Akin just said out loud what fellow Republicans think

U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin stirred up a storm when he said, "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-johnson.jpg

Today in labor history: First woman joins the Marines

The first to do so was Opha Mae Johnson.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-activist-newyork480x300.jpg

"Activist New York" displays history of social movements

It explores the "drama of social activism" in New York City from the 17th century up to the present.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-egf.jpg

Today in labor and people's history: "Rebel Girl" born

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, legendary union organizer and later a leader of the Communist Party USA, was born Aug. 7, 1890.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-whc.jpg

‘Obamacare’ means preventative care for women

"While we celebrate the preventive provisions about to take effect, we must also remember that opponents of the health care law are trying to weaken it."

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-NOWsign.jpg

NOW: Women workers of the world, organize!

Feminists and labor activists at this month's NOW 2012 National Conference discussed women's roles and rights in the national and global economy.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-nowdancing.jpg

Feminists call for unity in face of GOP onslaught

Feminists, lawmakers and activists from across the country convened here June 29 - July 1 for NOW's 2012 National Conference.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-game.jpg

Title IX women’s equality law marks 40th anniversary

The measure, an amendment to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, prohibited gender inequality in federally funded education programs and institutions.

111 12 13 14 1522