Disabled Iraq Veteran Faces Prison In Alabama For Legal Medical Marijuana

By Today.net. -

Worsley’s ordeal began in 2016 when he and his wife, Eboni, were arrested late one night after stopping for gas. They were traveling through the state on their way to North Carolina, where they [...]

A Poll Tax By any Other Name

By Dana Sweeney, Facing South. -

Robert Peoples remembers when African Americans won the right to vote in Alabama back in 1965. Though he was only 13 years old at the time, he had grown up in Mobile with a front-row seat to [...]

Justice Department Report Finds Systemic Excessive Use Of Force By Prison Guards

By Eddie Burkhalter, Alabama Political Reporter. -

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday released a report that details why the federal government believes systemic use of excessive force within Alabama’s prisons for men violates the Eighth [...]

Hard Times: ‘It’s Like They’re Trying To Kill Us’

By Matthew Vernon Whalen, ScheerPost.com. -

American prisoners are incarcerated for years, often decades, often a majority of his or her life. Many prisoners serving more than a couple years are transferred from one prison to another, [...]

U.S. Thousands Of Rights Advocates Against Alabama Abortion Law

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

Abortion rights activists in Mobile, Alabama carried posters and chanted slogans on Sunday against the state's new law that bans nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and [...]

All-American Torture Camps, It’s Raining Plastic & Oil Companies Dig It

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

Human rights violations are rife in Alabama prisons – meanwhile, the Alabama Department of Corrections continues to overcrowd these torture centers while blaming mistreatment on staff shortages. [...]

People In Alabama Prisons Are Shackled To Buckets For Days On End

By Ella Fassler, Truthout.org -

On March 25, 2019, Christopher Caldwell reportedly found himself nearly immobile, shackled to a bucket at Limestone Correctional Facility in Alabama. His pant legs were taped up, and his belly, [...]

‘Resistance Can Be Fun’: Angela Davis Speaks In Alabama After Award Snub

By Abbey Crain, Al.com -

“I have never loved Birmingham as much as I love Birmingham tonight,” Dr. Angela Davis said to a crowd at Boutwell Auditorium in downtown Birmingham. Davis was greeted with a standing ovation, [...]

Co-Op Broadband Brightens Future Of Rural Alabama

By Cathy Cash, Electric.coop -

The future of tiny Brilliant, Alabama, just got brighter with a clear path to broadband. Thanks to Tombigbee Electric Cooperative, state leadership and funds from the U.S. Department of [...]

DOJ Investigating Violence And Rape Inside Alabama Men’s Prisons

By Kent Faulk, www.al.com -

By Kent Faulk for Alabama Media Group - The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into violence, rape, overcrowding and other problems within the men's prisons in Alabama, the [...]

Alabama Prison Guards Went On Strike This Weekend In Solidarity With Inmates

By Brendan O'Connor, www.jezebel.com -

By Brendan O'Connor for Jezebel - A group of guards at an Alabama prison went on strike this weekend, out of solidarity with inmates protesting overcrowding and unjust labor practices. Strikes [...]

Pipeline Leaks 250,000 Gallons, Causing States Of Emergency

By Alejandro Dávila Fragoso, www.thinkprogress.org -

By Alejandro Dávila Fragoso for Think Progress - A pipeline leak of at least 250,000 gallons of gasoline in a rural Alabama county is expected to affect fuel prices in the coming days across [...]

New Suit ‘Makes Clear Voting Discrimination Is Alive And Well’

By Andrea Germanos, www.commondreams.org -

By Andrea Germanos for Common Dreams - With Alabama's three highest courts failing to reflect its racial diversity, the state now faces a federal lawsuit alleging a violation of the Voting Rights [...]

Residents Of Eight Mile, Alabama, Call For Evacuation

By Julie Dermansky, www.desmogblog.com -

By Julie Dermansky for Desmog - Eight years after a mercaptan spill at a Mobile Gas facility in Eight Mile, Alabama, residents still affected by the spill are fighting back. “For years we have [...]

Expanded Suit Alleges Alabama Violated Voting Rights Act

By Anna Susman, www.popularresistance.org -

By Anna Susman for Popular Resistance - Birmingham, Ala. – A lawsuit filed in April against the state of Alabama for blocking Birmingham’s minimum wage increase expanded Thursday with the filing [...]

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