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Connecticut activists mark Freedom Summer anniversary

The powerful presentation and discussion involved sharing of Mississippi experiences, and throughout the leitmotif repeated: "Organize! Organize! Organize!"

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"Workers' rights same as civil rights," says actor and activist Danny Glover

"Well first of all, I have been involved with issues about labor for a great deal of my life, I come out of a union family and my mother and my father were very much involved in organizing."

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“Jackson, hell yes:” Chokwe Lumumba elected mayor

The right wing's Southern strategy can only be defeated by a progressive Southern strategy.

 

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Today in women's history: Long live Fannie Lou Hamer

On this day in 1977 Mississippi civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer passed away.

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Oil barge crashes, leaks into Mississippi River

Cleanup crews rushed to clean up the mess the following day, and are continuing to skim oily water off the river.

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Big win for women in Mississippi, but downsides too

The ambiguously worded and short-sighted proposal, if passed, could have had terrible consequences for Mississippi women and their families.

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Initiative 26: life-threatening proposition for Mississippi women

The legality of abortion has remained a hot topic in American politics, the most recent incarnation of which is the "personhood" initiatives.

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Mississippi is still burning, vicious murder shows

This crime, tragic and vile as it is, seems to only be the latest example of long-standing racism that appears to permeate Mississippi to the core.

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Mississippi stuck with Haley Barbour, for now

Haley Barbour announced yesterday that he will not be running for  president in 2012. He may have done the nation a favor by pulling out.

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Extremist Westboro Church foiled in Mississippi

When members of the far-right Westboro Baptist Church showed up in Brandon, Miss., April 16 to protest the funeral of Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jason Rogers, local residents banded together.

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