Defund The University Of Mississippi Police Department

By Cam Calisch, The Appeal. -

In the fall of 2019, the governing board over Mississippi’s eight public higher education institutions, the state’s Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), appointed a new chancellor at the [...]

Chaos Erupts At Infamous Prison As Legislature Fails To Provide Funding

By Jerry Mitchell, Propublica.org -

One prisoner strangled another to death while other inmates cheered the killing. Two convicts escaped a dilapidated building by walking out an open door. Maximum-security detainees freely roamed [...]

Groundbreaking MUMI Conference: Making & Unmaking Mass Incarceration In Mississippi’s Prison Origin

By Amani Sawari, Sawarimi.org -

This past week organizers, activists, students, professors, reformists and abolitionists from across the spectrum convened at the University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus to discuss the status [...]

When ICE Hit Mississippi, Its Citizens Showed Up For Immigrant Families

By Adam Lynch, YES Magazine -

The Mississippi immigration raid detained hundreds and left children stranded on the first day of school. It also evoked a massive humanitarian response in a state not traditionally friendly to [...]

‘Let Them Go!’: Tears, Shock Over ICE Raids At Mississippi Food Processing Plants

By Rogelio Solis and Jeff Amy, Clarionledger.com -

MORTON — U.S. immigration officials raided numerous Mississippi food processing plants Wednesday, arresting 680 mostly Latino workers in what marked the largest workplace sting in at least a [...]

Water Protectors Protest At Enbridge Drill Site On Mississippi River

By Anonymous Contributor, Itsgoingdown.org -

(Ball Bluff, MN) On March 22nd, members of the Ginew Collective supported by Northfield Against Line 3 exposed an Enbridge drilling worksite on the eastern shore of the Mississippi River on the [...]

Man Sentenced To Eight Years For Legally-Purchased Medical Marijuana

By Ezekial Edwards, ACLU. -

Patrick Beadle, a 46-year-old father and musician, received an eight-year prison sentence in Mississippi for possessing 2.89 pounds of marijuana. If his sentence stands, he would spend nearly a [...]

Line 3 Protesters Block Clearwater County Roadwork

By Joe Bowen, Bemidjipioneer.com -

CLEARWATER COUNTY -- Roadwork that crosses the early stages of the Mississippi River was halted briefly on Tuesday morning by protesters who object to a plan to install an oil pipeline nearby and [...]

Not A Liberal: Can A Black Mayor Bring Change To Mississippi?

By Jamiles Lartey, www.theguardian.com -

By Jamiles Lartey for The Guardian - 34-year-old attorney Chokwe Lumumba sees his election win as proof that even in a red state in the age of Trump, many people are ready to be progressive. The [...]

Mississippi Autoworkers Mobilize

By Michelle Chen, www.dissentmagazine.org -

By Michelle Chen for Dissent - The workers at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi, had high hopes when the state-of-the-art factory complex moved in fourteen years ago to a small, majority [...]

How Did Berniecrats Claim the Jackson Mississippi Movement?

By Bruce A. Dixon, www.blackagendareport.com -

By Bruce A. Dixon for Black Agenda Report - When Jackson's mayor-elect Chokwe Antar Lumumba stepped to the podium at the cynically misnamed "Peoples Summit", the annual June pilgrimage of [...]

Mississippi County Cops Engage In ‘Systematic Targeting Of Black Residents’

By Nick Wing, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Nick Wing for The Huffington Post - The sheriff’s department of Madison County, Mississippi, methodically and often brutally targets black residents with a coordinated system of checkpoints [...]

Workers, Civil Rights Leaders Join ‘March on Mississippi’

By Sue Sturgis for Facing South. www.facingsouth.org -

By Sue Sturgis for Facing South. n what's expected to be the largest protest in Mississippi in years, hundreds of workers, civil rights leaders, and social justice advocates plan to march to the [...]

The Strange Case Of Tennie White

By Sharon Lerner, www.theintercept.com -

By Sharon Lerner for The Intercept - ON A MUGGY Thursday morning in June, I drove through the gates of the Federal Correctional Institute in Tallahassee to meet a convicted criminal who, as far [...]

Mississippi Parents Demand An Answer: Are Charter Schools Constitutional?

By Nadia Prupis, www.commondreams.org -

By Nadia Prupis for Common Dreams - Mississippi parents are challenging the public funding of charter schools on the grounds that it's not constitutional. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), [...]

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