Missouri Supreme Court Voids ‘Paycheck Protection’ Bill

By Kaitlyn Schallhorn, The Missouri Times. -

A 2018 law adding sweeping changes to how labor organizations — exempting, however, public safety unions — conduct business was struck down by the Missouri Supreme Court Tuesday. The Supreme [...]

Self-Emancipation Continues To Rise At The St. Louis City Justice Center

By Adofo Minka, Black Agenda Report. -

In the early morning hours of April 4, 2021, a day that many Christians recognized as Resurrection Sunday, detainees, at the St. Louis City Justice Center moved in the spirit of insurrection to [...]

St. Louis Justice Center Inmates Rise Up Again, Demand Hearings

By Sam Clancy, KSDK. -

St. Louis, MO - St. Louis police responded to the city's downtown jail Sunday night after inmates broke windows, set fires and threw debris onto the street below Sunday night. The St. Louis [...]

Housing Justice Group Puts Power Back In Tenants’ Hands

By Bryce Covert, The Appeal. -

Brandy Granados’s road to activism began in November 2018 when the heater in her Kansas City, Missouri, apartment exploded. She went without heat for two months during a winter that included [...]

KC Tenants’ Month Of Activism Broke The System

By Emily Cox, The Pitch. -

Daniel Halferty was behind on rent. “When I made a partial payment in October, [my landlord] texted me, berating me.” Halferty had been hunting for a job since April, but with a history of [...]

St. Louis Inmates Take Over Units After Weeks Of Complaints

By Doyle Murphy, River Front Times. -

More than 100 inmates at the St. Louis City Justice Center took over two units of the jail early this morning, shattering fourth-floor windows and setting small fires as they called out [...]

Black Inmates Begin 2021 With Uprising In Saint Louis Justice Center

By Huey Dessalines, Peoples Voice. -

Saint Louis, MO - It is a custom in the City of Saint Louis and other predominantly New Afrikan cities to welcome a new year by firing into the air. The coming of the New Year 2021 saw the most [...]

Missourians Did An End-Around Their Legislature To Expand Medicaid

By JP Keenan, Cristina Corujo, Jason Potere, and Meredith Deliso, ABC News. -

For almost a decade, advocates in Missouri have been lobbying their legislators to expand Medicaid coverage in the red state. Since the Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that the Medicaid expansion [...]

Protest Over Arrest Of Pregnant Woman Enters Seventh Day

By Justine Coleman, The Hill. -

A protest in front of City Hall in Kansas City over the arrest of a pregnant Black woman entered its seventh day on Thursday. Demonstrators have camped out in front of City Hall after videos [...]

Grand Jury Indicts Couple Who Pointed Guns At Protesters

By Celine Castronuovo, The Hill. -

A grand jury in St. Louis on Tuesday indicted Mark and Patricia McCloskey on counts of exhibiting a weapon and tampering with evidence four months after footage circulated showing the couple [...]

Officer Indicted After Beating Man On Dash Cam Video

By Andrew Emett, Nationofchange.org -

Caught on a police dash cam video repeatedly kicking a suspect who had already surrendered, a Missouri police officer was recently charged with one count of deprivation of rights under color of [...]

Missouri Unions Add 47,000 Members, Putting Total At A 15-Year High

By David Nicklaus, Stltoday.com -

The defeat of a right-to-work law in 2018 seems to have given Missouri's unions a boost. Their membership grew by 46,000 last year, bucking a downward national trend. The increase boosted the [...]

Radioactive Waste Could Be Killing Residents In Missouri Community

By Austin Price, Truthout.org -

In Bridgeton, on the northern edge of St. Louis County, Missouri, a fire burns underground in a vast landfill, creeping closer and closer to a pile of radioactive waste from the World War II era [...]

Artists Call For Kemper Museum Of Contemporary Art To Drop Trustee Tied To $130 Million Lawsuit Over ICE Detainees

By Staff, Artforum.com -

Mariner Kemper, the CEO and chairman of the UMB Financial Corp (UMB Bank) and a trustee of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri—which was founded by his parents, R. [...]

How Missouri Beat “Right to Work”

By Nelson Lichtenstein, Dissentmagazine.org -

The most remarkable thing about last week’s rejection by Missouri voters of a right-to-work law enacted by the Republican-run state legislature was its magnitude. Not only did opponents crush the [...]

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