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Setting the Record Straight on Initiative 65: Oxford Mayor Has Her Facts Wrong

Initiative 65 is backed by a Mississippi-based organization whose steering committee includes current and former legislators from both major parties, board-certified physicians, pharmacists, law enforcement officers and military veterans, among others. If there is any industry that profits from marijuana, it is our nation’s criminal justice system.   

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From Mrs. Hamer to ICE Detainees: Hysterectomies Recall a Long History of Forced Sterilizations

A whistleblower says a doctor in a Georgia prison was sterilizing ICE-detained immigrant women without their permission. This is not new in the U.S. where Latina, Indigenous and Black women have long been forcibly sterilized. This eugenics was so common in Mississippi in the 1960s, in fact, that civil-rights hero Fannie Lou Hamer called it the “Mississippi Appendectomy” after it happened to her.

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