Activists In Mississippi Challenge Constitutionality Of Anti-Strike Law

By Adam Ganucheau and Kate Royals, Mississippi Today. -

A political time bomb is ticking in Greenville, and the explosion could transform the state’s public education environment for decades to come. Last Monday and Tuesday, between 13-20 bus [...]

Jackson’s Water Crisis: How You Can Help

By Tim Majors and Scalawag Editors, Scalawag Magazine. -

"This is the first time that we've ever had record-breaking, five to six straight days of below-freezing temperatures," Ronnie Crudup Jr., Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives and [...]

Jackson Water Crisis: Collective Effort Is Critical To Community Sustainability

By Anoa Changa, News One. -

While the Mississippi city of Jackson works to fully restore water, various community organizations have been filling in the gaps with relief. Mutual aid is a new term for some, but providing it [...]

Snowstorm + Capitalism = Disaster For More Than 100,000 In Mississippi

By Bezaleel Jupiter and Satya Vatti, Liberation News. -

This week, Mississippi is experiencing unprecedented freezing conditions resulting from ice storms that blasted through the U.S. South. In addition to being unaccustomed to the freezing rain, [...]

Police Will Pilot A Program To Live-Stream Amazon Ring Cameras

By Matthew Guariglia, Electronic Frontier Foundation. -

This is not a drill. Red alert: The police surveillance center in Jackson, Mississippi, will be conducting a 45-day pilot program to live stream the Amazon Ring cameras of participating [...]

‘It’s A Beautiful Thing To Be Able To Feed Your Community’

By Frances Madeson, Nation of Change. -

A little over a year ago Abrianni Perry, a 28-year-old transplant from Houston, came to Cooperation Jackson to learn about cooperatives from people who’ve been doing it for decades. She’s been [...]

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 [...]

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