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A 42-year-old gunman has been charged with terrorism following what Norway's prime minister called a "terrible and deeply shocking attack on innocent people."
In overturning Roe, the majority's opinion offers a new and weaker standard for overturning the past rulings of the court. Simply put, precedents will be easier to overturn in the future.
"There is a growing perception that the global 'free market' economy is inherently an enemy to the natural world, to human health, and freedom to industrial workers."
Chomsky believes that the main 'background' of this war, a factor that is missing in mainstream media coverage, is "NATO expansion."
Demonstrators took to the streets Friday to defiantly denounce the Supreme Court's right-wing supermajority after it rescinded a constitutional right for the first time in U.S. history.
"Criminalizing and prosecuting individuals who seek or provide abortion care makes a mockery of justice," says a joint statement signed by 84 elected attorneys. "Prosecutors should not be part of that."
The court's ruling has done what reproductive rights advocates feared for decades: It has taken away the constitutional right to privacy that protected access to abortion
"The gap between the Democratic leadership, and younger progressives on the question of 'How Bad Is It?' is just enormous."
While Republicans unanimously welcomed the Supreme Court's rollback of half a century of reproductive rights, one Democrat said "it's just wrong that my granddaughter will have fewer freedoms than my grandmother did."
The Republican majority on the Supreme Court is giving states the green light to invade everyone's privacy in ever more egregious ways.
"If Republicans can end the filibuster to install right-wing judges to overturn Roe v. Wade, Democrats can and must end the filibuster, codify Roe v. Wade, and make abortion legal and safe," said the Vermont senator.
Without federal abortion protections, both the public and elected leaders must act to safeguard reproductive rights.
Some people scheduled to receive abortions were turned away within minutes of the right-wing Supreme Court's decision to strike down Roe v. Wade.
"It is clear he and the court's majority have no respect for other precedents that have been won in recent decades," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal.
"If there's one thing we know," said one campaigner, "it's that no ruling, law, or decision is unchangeable. The rules are determined by who holds the power. So now we have to build the power to fight back."
"With this decision, the Supreme Court's extreme right-wing supermajority has struck a tremendous blow to our fundamental freedoms."
The United Nations is urging Haiti to address the food, water, and medicine shortages imperiling its incarcerated population.
"There is a real risk that multiple famines will be declared in 2022," said Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. "And 2023 could be even worse."
"In this unprecedented moment, we must act urgently as if lives depend on it because they do," said Rep. Ayanna Pressley and 19 other Democratic congresswomen.
"Perpetrators must be held to account," said a spokesperson for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights.