Protesters ‘Shed Light’ On Florida Detention Center For Migrant Children

By Monique O. Madan, Theledger.com -

Binoculars in hand, Joshua Rubin stood atop a concrete barricade just a few feet away from the Homestead migrant shelter’s property line. It’s the only vantage point that could give the protester [...]

Miami Bans The Use Of Glyphosate In A Step To Improve Water Quality

By Ashley Curtin, Nationofchange.org -

Miami, Florida voted unanimously to ban the use of glyphosate by city departments and contractors. The controversial herbicide is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s – now Bayer after an [...]

Finally, A Shred Of Good News As Former Felons Register To Vote In Florida

By Samantha Grasso, Splinternews.com -

This time next year, as Republicans work overtime to convince their constituents to stick with Donald Trump and Democrats compete in a battle of who can puff the biggest vape cloud on Periscope, [...]

3 Florida Ex-Cops Sentenced In Scheme To Frame Innocent Black People

By David Lohr, Huffingtonpost.com -

The former Biscayne Park police officers had pleaded guilty in a department conspiracy to clear property crime cases by any means necessary. Three former Florida police officers were sent to [...]

Court Backs Activists Who Feed Homeless

By David Fleshler, Sun Sentinel. -

Florida - A group whose symbol is a clenched fist holding a carrot won a legal victory over the city of Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, when a federal appeals court found that its weekly events to [...]

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 [...]

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