Tennessee To Strip Right To Vote From Protesters

By Staff, Commondreams. -

Tennessee protesters will face harsh penalties, including losing the right to vote, as punishment for participating in protests under a law enacted by the Tennessee  GOP-dominant General [...]

Tennessee Lawmakers Pass Bill Making Some Acts Of Protest Felonies

By Nick Visser, Huffington Post. -

The Tennessee legislature passed a sweeping proposal on Wednesday that would increase penalties against some protesters who have camped outside the statehouse in Nashville for months demanding [...]

Striking GM Workers Arrested In Spring Hill, Tennessee For Blocking Scab Truck

By Tom Hall, Wsws.org -

At least five GM workers were arrested on the picket line this morning in Spring Hill, Tennessee for attempting to block a car-hauling truck from leaving the plant with new GM vehicles, [...]

ICE Agent Opens Fire on Immigrants Outside a South Nashville Grocery Store

By Staff, Latinorebels.com -

NASHVILLE — On Thursday September 5, 2019, an Immigration Customs and Enforcement agent approached three men in a white work van parked in the Food Lion located in Antioch, TN. The Food Lion [...]

Tennessee Antifascists Boldly Disrupt, Infiltrate And Expose Annual White Supremacist Gatherings

By Beth Foster, Wagingnonviolence.org -

Despite mounting challenges from a state keen on welcoming white supremacists, antifascist activists are learning that deep organizing is the way they win. A wooden bridge guarded by two [...]

Third Time’s The Charm? UAW Announces New Election At Volkswagen

By Chris Brooks, Labornotes.org -

For the third time in five years, auto workers will vote on whether to form a union at the country’s sole Volkswagen plant, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. On Tuesday, the United Auto Workers [...]

Teachers Are ‘Ready To Fight,’ Says New Tennessee Coalition Inspired By Strikes In Other States

By Marta W. Aldrich and Laura Faith Kebede, Chalkbeat.org -

Weary of standardized testing and underfunded schools, and alarmed by the prospect of education vouchers and charter expansion in Tennessee, a group of teacher leaders have organized a new [...]

Fighting Climate Change With A Green TVA

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

In addition to these reforms to the TVA Act, the paper also proposes that the federal government authorize and appropriate money to the TVA so that it can subsidize the price of its carbon-free [...]

Confronted By Black Lives Matter Activist, Tennessee Governor Says He’s Considering Clemency For Cyntoia Brown

By Michael Harriot, Theroot.com -

Questioned by a Black Lives Matter activist during a recent speaking engagement, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced that his office is considering offering clemency to Cyntoia Brown, a sex [...]

Tension Mounts; Stun Gun, Police Dogs Used At Sandisfield Pipeline Protest

By Heather Bellow, berkshireeagle.com -

By Heather Bellow for The Berkshire Eagle - SANDISFIELD — On the very day the pipeline company got permission to put its new third line in service here, three anti-pipeline activists were [...]

Lessons From Tennessee: Confront Hate And Win

By Zach D. Roberts, nationofchange.org -

By Zach D. Roberts for Nation of Change - Outnumbered by more than three to one and late for their own event, the White Lives Matter demonstrators left. If we should learn anything from this [...]

Neo-Nazi Coalition Rallies In Tennessee Amid Pushback

By Patrick Strickland, www.aljazeera.com -

By Patrick Strickland for Aljazeera - Predicting a "strong turnout" in advance of Saturday's rallies, Schoep told Al Jazeera that the events marked the far right's "first major street action" [...]

Tennessee Cops Sued For Three Hour Torture Of Suspect

Amy K Nixon, www.tennessean.com -

By Amy K Nixon for The Tennessean - Three Cheatham County Sheriff's deputies have been placed on administrative leave after a Pegram teen filed suit in federal court accusing them of using [...]

Nashville Police Training Includes Lessons In Civil Rights History

By Lucas L. Johnson II, www.csmonitor.com -

By Lucas L. Johnson II for The Christian Science Monitor - NASHVILLE, TENN. — On the same downtown block where Nashville police officers carried a young John Lewis by his hands and feet to a [...]

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