Joe Biden announces his VP pick next week, and we are less than 100 days from the US presidential election. It feels impossible to overstate the importance of this election for the US, certainly, but I would argue well beyond that as well. This week’s Extra! Extra! offers a perspective on what, exactly, is at stake on November 3rd. Next week, we’ll turn our focus towards the election itself.
On the eve of wealthy cis white men who made their money through slavery declaring independence for stolen land, this week’s Extra! Extra! takes a look at the state of democracy in the US and abroad. The news this week serves as a reminder of the ways that equality, freedom and the most basic of human rights remain out of reach for far too many people.
Overwhelmed by the news? So are we, but here’s our effort at highlighting some important stories and discussions. This week’s Extra! Extra! continues to look at police brutality, the protests and what’s been accomplished in their wake, as well as a brief update on the pandemic.
In this week’s Extra! Extra!, we take a break from our usual fare and instead offer commentary on some of the women who are on the short list to be Joe Biden’s Vice President.
In this week’s Extra! Extra! we honour International Workers’ Day, take a hard look at the federal judiciary and the social safety net, examine the political and personal aftermath of gun violence, and more.
It’s been a long week, you guys. This week’s Extra! Extra! covers all the news you didn’t even know was happening.
Privacy rights, Chelsea Manning’s release from prison, examples of direct action and its results for Indigenous people of Canada, election updates and more.
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!
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?
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.
What are the political issues in the US you are most concerned about? What are your priorities for securing LGBTQ+ rights? And if it were up to you, dear reader – of any citizenship, living in any country – who would you vote for in the US presidential primary elections?