Category / civil rights

  • June 22, 2017 - Alexis Goldstein

    Suing Jeff Sessions (E29)

    We interview Glenda Aldana Madrid, Staff Attorney at the the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project about their lawsuit against Jeff Sessions. We also discuss Listener Mail about the U.K. election, and why even Department of Education lawyers can’t seem to spell Betsy DeVos’s name correctly.

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  • We dig further into Trump’s crony cabinet, discussing two bills up at the start of 2017 to gut our health and safety rules, and talk to Chase Strangio about HB2, Gavin Grimm, Chelsea Manning, and the death of Carrie Fisher.

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  • Humorless Queers tackle the horror show that is Trump’s choices for the cabinet, including Jeff Sessions for the Department of Justice, Steven Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary, and Betsy Devos for the Department of Education. We also discuss the Boston police department’s plan to spend $1.4m on social media spying software. And finally, we’ll have an interview with the […]

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  • November 15, 2016 - Alexis Goldstein

    2016 election post-mortem, and what we do now (E15)

    Humorless Queers tackles post-election 2016. We talk action: What are we going to do now? And what is the future of surveillance and financial reform under the weight of a Donald J. Trump presidency? And we also dive into what just happened. How on earth did we get here? And how can we learn from this recent […]

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  • Alexis speaks with ACLU staff attorney Chase Strangio about the flurry of news happening around the insanely bigoted anti-trans bill in North Carolina, #HB2. From North Carolina suing the Feds, to the Feds suing North Carolina, we catch you up on what’s going on. We also discuss how much more the Department of Justice needs to do […]

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