I Spent 16 Months In Solitary Confinement And Now I’m Fighting To End It

By Kiana Calloway, Nationofchange.org -

I was just 17 years old when I was sent to solitary confinement in “Camp J,” one of the most severe lockdown units at one of America’s most brutal prisons, the Louisiana State Penitentiary at [...]

Judge Denies Cancer Alley Marchers’ Request To Cross Louisiana Bridges

By Staff, Ccrjustice.org -

May 31, 2019, Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Today, a judge in Louisiana denied an emergency request by community leaders to march across two Mississippi river bridges as part of a five-day march [...]

Environmental Justice March Hits Road Block In Louisiana’s Cancer Alley

By Julie Dermansky, Desmogblog.com -

On May 30, around 100 people took part on the first day of a planned five-day march for environmental justice in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley. Amid sweltering heat, the march kicked off in St. John [...]

Louisiana Law Turning Pipeline Protests Into Felonies Violates Constitution, New Lawsuit Alleges

By Sharon Kelly, Desmogblog.com -

A lawsuit filed today in federal court in Louisiana challenges the state’s “critical infrastructure” law, used to press felony charges against fossil fuel pipeline construction opponents, [...]

Asylum Seekers Are Being “Disappeared” in Private Louisiana Jails

Mike Ludwig, Truthout -

(Some names in this story have been changed to protect those criminalized for migration.) There isn’t much to see around the River Correctional Center, a small, privately run jail near the [...]

Petrochemical Giants Are Slowly Killing Black Louisiana Communities

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout.org -

Milton Cayette Jr. has just returned from a birthday party at the senior center in Welcome, one of the unincorporated hamlets nestled beside the earthen levee running along the east bank of the [...]

Court: Non-Unanimous Jury Verdict Unconstitutional Based On Racism

By Kevin Gosztola and Brian Sonenstein, Shadowproof.com -

A district court in Louisiana ruled the state’s use of non-unanimous juries is unconstitutional and violates the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment. The court found the “non-unanimous [...]

‘Major Victory’: Legal Challenge Halts Construction Of Bayou Bridge Pipeline

By Jessica Corbett, Mintpressnews.com -

While celebrating the win, activists noted that “construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline continues in other parts of the Atchafalaya Basin” and vowed to keep fighting to completely shut down [...]

Forcible Arrest Of Water Protectors At Illegal Pipeline Construction Site In Louisiana

By Emma Fiala, Mintpressnews.com -

Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) is the same company responsible for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which was met with significant resistance from the local indigenous population in North [...]

Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Are Moonlighting For A Controversial Pipeline Company

By Karen Savage, Theappeal.org -

Pipeline protester Cindy Spoon was trying to stop Energy Transfer Partners’ heavy tree-cutting equipment from coming onto a pristine cypress forest-covered island in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya [...]

Pipeline Protest Arrests Raise Questions About Controversial Louisiana Law

By Nicholas Kusnetz, Insideclimatenews.org -

An oil pipeline developer and local authorities in Louisiana are using a controversial new law to crack down on protests there, with at least nine people arrested this month within weeks of the [...]

[Act Out! 170] – #RiseTogether Against Dirty Energy + How To Hack Apathy

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

This week on Act Out! The #RiseTogether weeks of action against dirty energy projects and their financiers continue, and I share what I witnessed in the swamps of Louisiana as the fight against [...]

Years After EPA Cited Health Risks From Chemical Plant, Is Enough Being Done To Protect Its Louisiana Neighbors?

By Julie Dermansky, Desmogblog.com -

What should be done about a chemical plant in Louisiana’s St. John the Baptist Parish that releases chloroprene — a chemical so toxic that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined [...]

Indigenous And Environmental Water Protectors Fight To Block Louisiana Pipeline

By Sheehan Moore, Wagingnonviolence.org -

Half an hour outside of Lafayette, Louisiana — almost three hours west of New Orleans — the proposed route of the Bayou Bridge pipeline crosses the road. It’s a seemingly minor bend in the [...]

Tree Sits Established To Stop Bayou Bridge Pipeline

By Staff, L'eau Est La Vie Camp - No Bayou Bridge -

Deep in the Atchafalaya Basin, one of the largest swamps in North America, tree-sits have been established directly on the path of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. Water protectors are currently [...]

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