It’s been a long week, you guys. This week’s Extra! Extra! covers all the news you didn’t even know was happening.
This is the week that the US finally reached the top of the global rankings in terms of number of confirmed cases; Congress just passed a stimulus package the likes of which, I truly believe, have not been seen in a long, long time, if ever. There is a much, much bigger world that is getting hit with COVID-19 right now, and I definitely want to turn to that. But there’s a lot to say in the US alone right now.
This week’s Extra! Extra! considers the shocking indictment against Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro and what democratic action looks like during social distancing.
This week’s COVID-19 news roundup sheds light on what’s going on with the stimulus package and how governments are using this moment to consolidate power. And we continue to have the same old fights around reproductive rights, immigration and health care.
Privacy rights, Chelsea Manning’s release from prison, examples of direct action and its results for Indigenous people of Canada, election updates and more.
To keep everyone abreast of the latest pandemic-related news, we’re creating a Coronavirus edition of Extra! Extra! that will be regularly updated with the latest news. We’ll continue our regular Extra! Extra! column each Friday with non-Coronavirus news because, after all, the world keeps on turning.
Whatever you think of Biden or Sanders, they stood on last night’s debate stage with a firm command of the facts, plans to tackle the issue and a willingness to let America’s response be dictated by experts. The difference between the parties could not be more stark.
There is A Lot of news about coronavirus right now; we won’t try to cover all of it, but here’s a curated selection of things we think are important to read and be aware of, along with some context and commentary. Rest assured, we have many important, non-Coronavirus topics slated for next week.
Autostraddle writers discuss voter suppression, reproductive rights and access to care, and the fights for basic rights and freedoms around the world in this week’s Extra! Extra! Rejoice with us as London prepares to host the first Muslim pride festival in the world, coming April 11!
Yes, there’s Biden and Bernie and Elizabeth Warren, but also what about the smaller races you didn’t even know you cared about — like Georgette Gomez vying to become the first out queer Latina in Congress!
The 2020 presidential election is a classic Alanis Morissette one hand preparing our dystopian bunker, the other one playing the piano, situation. Our writers and editors tell us about their greatest concerns and how they’re approaching their votes.
This week’s Extra, Extra! brings you some reflections on the 2020 US election (not the primary!) from our beloved political writer and 2020 Democratic Debate Recapper Natalie, more disheartening immigration and LGBTQ+ news, conservative organizing, a new progressive campaign arm from AOC, and an update on the Wet’suwet’en land protectors.
Because you’ve already heard from me on a lot of these issues already this week, I recruited one of Autostraddle’s newest contributors, Himani — the brains behind our expansive political survey — to join me to discuss all the fireworks from Charleston.
In this week’s Extra, Extra! we discuss immigration, healthcare, and political interference. Additional links touch on white supremacist violence in Germany, the climate crisis, and censorship around the world.
Aside from launching skilled attacks at her opponents, she was always ready to pivot back to a story about a Nevadan or highlight the specific plight of black and brown people. I think she made her case that if you want a candidate who can go toe-to-toe with an “arrogant billionaire,” she’s ready.
Autostraddle’s political news roundup is a new weekly series where we will watch the world burn down together and try, in our way, to put out one small fire. This is a space where Autostraddle writers will come together to discuss the latest current events and why we think they’re important. This week: impeachment proceedings, rights for trans kids in South Dakota, Pete Buttigieg and more!
Who do the LGBTQ+ women and non-binary people who took our Politics Survey plan on voting for in the Democratic Primary?
New Hampshire voters go to the polls in three days. From Elizabeth Warren demonstrating growth when talking about the issues that matter for people of color to Biden’s continued slip away from the pack, here six takeaways from Friday’s debate.
We’ll update this post, or create a new one, when we have an official winner; until then, here’s our explanation of what went down.
In South Dakota, we’re witnessing an alarming historical precedent: the first test of conservative legislation designed to block access to transition-related medical care, particularly puberty blockers, to trans kids and teens by criminalizing doctors who provide it to them.