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Over 334,000 People Petition To Take Down The Confederate Flag

South Carolina continues to fly the Confederate flag. Hundreds of thousands of people have a problem with that.

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After the horrific massacre of nine black churchgoers at Emanuel AME Church on Wednesday, speeches were given, donations were made, and vigils were held. But while state governments throughout the country lowered their flags, one flag stayed raised high above it all: the Confederate flag, pitched right outside of South Carolina’s State House. Due to the flag being a symbol of hatred and bigotry for so many, MoveOn.org released a petition to take it down. In just a little over 24 hours, it’s collected over 334,000 signatures—and that number is rising, fast.

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Girl Scouts Stand up to Right-Wing Criticism of Transgender Members

While the organization has welcomed transgender girls for years, conservative groups chose this month to protest the policy.

It’s springtime, historically the prime cookie season for the Girl Scouts of the USA. But the organization came under intense scrutiny for a different reason this month, when a group of conservative religious groups discovered that the Girl Scouts welcome transgender girls. Attacks have run the gamut from the paranoid to the vicious (“Boys in skirts . . . will put young innocent girls at risk!” read a popular petition, clearly anxious about the dangers of “skirts”), but the Scouts have adamantly held their position.

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How “Missed Calls” are Mobilizing the Global South Today

The creative tactic powering #WorldVsBank

Illustration by Tyler Hoehne

I remember when it was trendy to protest the World Bank. Specifically, I remember being a teenager in 2000 and attending a massive World Bank protest in Washington DC. Since then, the Bank has fallen off of the global protest radar to some extent, but this Friday, the #WorldVsBank global action will change all that.

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