Marching for Trans Pride: The Gender Justice League's Danielle Askini hailed a recent letter by Washington's State Insurance Commissioner demanding that providers not deny healthcare to transgender people. But, she warns, "Even with these benefits being provided, we don’t have a large number of health care providers who can actually treat transgender people." If you haven't already, you absolutely must read our whole Pride issue, all about trans folks, here.
Odds Are: If someone with a clipboard is talking about the minimum wage and trying to get you to sign a petition, they're working for businesses trying to overturn the $15 minimum wage.
Is A Bank Fucking You Over? The city council doesn't give a shit.
Businesses Flourishing Inside American Prisons: "...bankrolled by one of the most powerful forces in American finance: private equity." Example A, from the New York Times? A firm called JPay, which charges $3.15 for phone calls and 33 cents per email at Washington's Clallam Bay state prison.
Did You Miss This? The City of Vancouver has officially admitted it's been built on stolen land. "While this territory was never ceded, nor our responsibility to this area ever abdicated," said the Tsleil-Waututh Nation in a statement, "its resources have been exploited and damaged through industrialization and urbanization." Reminds me of the first line of this track.