16 And Life. And Then Some.

By Eleanor Goldfield, Art Killing Apathy. -

Bobby Bostic won’t be eligible for parole until he’s 112. He’s more than 20 years into a 241-year sentence for crimes committed in 1995 when he was 16 years old. On Monday April 23rd, the Supreme [...]

Black Parkland Students Air Concerns About Campus Police

By ​Emily Wells, Truthdig.com -

As Truthdig columnist Sonali Kolhatkar points out in her column this week, black Americans are eight times more likely to be killed by firearms than those who are white, and they are [...]

Florida Teachers On Edge As New Law Threatens Their Unions

By Jeffrey S. Solock, Tampabay.com -

Life without union representation is not a distant fear for Russell Baggett. Until two years ago, the Calhoun County school district in northern Florida had no collective bargaining unit to [...]

Florida Farmworkers Push For Fairness In The Fields

By Negin Owliaei, Inequality.org -

South Florida was known as a hotbed for modern-day slavery. Now, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers are using their innovative model to bring dignity to the tomato fields. Immokalee, Florida, is [...]

Florida Students March To Stoneman Douglas High To Show Solidarity Over School Shooting

By Antonia Blumberg, Huffingtonpost.com -

Hundreds of students walked out of classes at a Florida high school on Tuesday morning and were marching nearly 11 miles to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a mass shooting left 17 [...]

School Walkouts, Sit-ins Planned After Florida Shooting

By Staff, Apnews.com -

The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing [...]

Florida High School Students Stage Walkout To Protest Gun Violence

By Ryan Grenoble and Sebastian Murdock, Huffingtonpost.com -

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. ― They’re furious about political stonewalling, and most of them aren’t yet old enough to vote. Two days after a gunman used an assault-style rifle to kill 17 people at a nearby [...]

Florida Shooter’s JROTC Took NRA Money, Excelled At Marksmanship

By David Swanson, Davidswanson.org -

Whether the latest school shooter’s participation in a JROTC program that took NRA money and trained in marksmanship contributed to the shooting or not, it is symptomatic of a culture in which [...]

Plea For Solidarity With Florida Prisoners On Strike

By Ryan Sullivan, Medium.com -

The inmates across the Florida penitentiary complex are striking to protest the inhumane conditions they are facing on a daily basis. Conditions including police/guard brutality, rape and abuse, [...]

Florida Prisoners Announce Work Stoppage To Cripple Prison System

By Staff, Fighttoxicprisons.wordpress.com -

The following message is from a group of prisoners who are spread throughout the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC). It was sent anonymously and compiled from a series of correspondences [...]

The Big Picture: 3 Toxic Crises Boiling Over In Florida

By Dipika Kadaba, www.therevelator.org -

By Dipika Kadaba for The Revelator - A difficult hurricane season unearths issues ranging from cancer hotspots to deadly bacteria. Ah, Florida — home to famous natural landscapes and amazing [...]

After The Hurricane, Solar Sped Recovery For Some

By Lyndsey Gilpin, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Lyndsey Gilpin for Inside Climate News - Just after midnight on Sept. 11, Eugenio Pereira awoke to the sound of tropical-storm-force winds slamming his Gainesville, Florida, home. Hurricane [...]

While Prison Activists March For Humane Treatment, Florida Shuts Off Visits This Weekend

By Julie K. Brown, www.miamiherald.com -

By Julie K. Brown for Miami Herald - Visitation to all Florida state prisons has been canceled this weekend after evidence surfaced that inmates are planning possible uprisings to coincide with [...]

Rubio Is Asked To Leave Tampa Office Over Disruption From Weekly Protests

By Tony Marrero, www.tampabay.com -

By Tony Marrero for Tempa Bay Times - TAMPA — Vocal crowds of demonstrators making weekly visits to the Tampa office of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio have gotten the Miami Republican booted from the [...]

More Than 1,000 Protest At Trump’s Florida Estate

By Alex Harris And Lance Dixon, www.miamiherald.com -

By Alex Harris And Lance Dixon for Miami Herold - Protesters held colorful signs and chanted messages like “We want a leader, not a creepy tweeter” and “Hey hey, ho ho. Donald Trump has got to [...]

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