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 [...]

Alabama Rising

By Joe Keffer, www.ystansburyforum.com -

By Joe Keffer for The Stansbury Forum - On June 6th, North Carolina NAACP President and Moral Monday architect, the Reverend Doctor William Barber, captivated a racially and ethnically mixed [...]

Alabama Mom’s Charges Are Dropped, But Only After Arduous Battle

By Nina Martin, www.propublica.org -

By Nina Martin for Pro Publica - Sixteen months after her arrest, Katie Darovitz — one of at least 500 women prosecuted under Alabama’s toughest-in-the-nation chemical endangerment law — has had [...]

Alabama & Texas Take Side Of ExxonMobil In Climate Investigation

By David Hasemyer, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By David Hasemyer for Inside Climate News - The top law enforcement officials of Texas and Alabama are jumping in on the side of ExxonMobil, objecting to a racketeering investigation of the oil [...]

Striking Prisoners Accuse Officials Of Using Food As Weapon

By Alice Speri, www.theintercept.com -

By Alice Speri for The Intercept - ALABAMA PRISONERS WHO have been on strike for 10 days over unpaid labor and prison conditions are accusing officials of retaliating against their protest by [...]

Holman Prison In Alabama Sees Two Mass Uprisings

By Casey Tolan, www.fusion.net -

By Casey Tolan for Fusion - Inmates who took over part of an overcrowded prison in southern Alabama two times over the last few days are demanding that the state change its draconian sentencing [...]

Rural Alabama Cops Accused Of Mass False Arrests Of Blacks

By Steven Rosenfeld, www.alternet.org -

By Steven Rosenfeld for AlterNet - Another explosive report of institutional racism by white police and prosecutors who willfully targeted black youths has emerged from one of the most remote [...]

Alabama: IDs Mandatory But Shutters DMV Offices in Black Counties

By Andrea Germanos, www.commondreams.org -

Andrea Germanos for Common Dreams - Some observers say that Alabama's move to close dozens of drivers license offices is a discriminatory move that could trigger a civil rights probe. Here's why: [...]

Protesters Interrupt Alabama Governor’s Inauguration

By Staff, www.PopularResistance.org -

A group of citizens from Selma, Montgomery, and other cities and towns from around the state of Alabama interrupted Governor Robert Bentley’s inauguration address to sing “We Shall Overcome” and [...]