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 [...]

Obama May Privatize New Deal Gem, Tennessee Valley Authority

By Joel Yudken, www.epi.org -

By Joel Yudken in The Economic Policy Institute - The Obama administration is considering whether to divest all or part of the federally owned Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) as a means to pay [...]

Tennessee Officials Appeal Occupy Nashville Ruling

By Travis Loller, www.greenwichtime.com -

Two high-ranking Tennessee officials are asking a federal appeals court to rule that they did not violate the rights of Occupy Nashville protesters who were arrested on the War Memorial Plaza in [...]

Coal Giant Ordered To Cease Mining Operations In Tennessee

By Sierra Club, www.content.sierraclub.org -

The federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) has issued 39 cessation orders against three Jim Justice owned companies in Tennessee. The subsidiaries in question - [...]