Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Tag: Mississippi

U.S. Department of Justice sues city of Jackson over water crisis

“Every American — regardless of where they live, their income, or the color of their skin — deserves access to safe, reliable drinking water.”

EPA launches civil rights investigation into Jackson, Mississippi, water crisis

“We believe we gave compelling evidence that the state of Mississippi intentionally starved the city of Jackson of the resources to maintain its water infrastructure.”

Community groups and activists pivot to mutual aid amid ongoing water...

With 150,000 residents still lacking safe drinking water, grassroots organizations are scrambling to address a crisis decades in the making.

Supreme Court has set a date to hear Mississippi’s abortion case

“The fate of Roe v. Wade and legal abortion is on the line.”

Former Mississippi cop pleads guilty after tasing handcuffed man on video

“Law enforcement officers take an oath to serve and protect their communities. When an officer breaks this oath and abuses the authority given to them, they must be held accountable.”

Jackson mayor demands help After month-long water crisis amid pandemic, racism,...

The crisis in Jackson, which is 82 percent Black, highlights how climate catastrophe threatens much of the nation’s aging infrastructure.

Gas pipeline rupture injures 46, forces 300 to evacuate in Mississippi

An initial investigation suggests the rupture was a result of recent heavy rainfall in Mississippi.

A win for women: Federal judge strikes down Mississippi abortion ban

"Banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, the law prevents a woman's free choice, which is central to personal dignity and autonomy."

American corporations are helping fund the war on women

These corporations say they are all for gender equality but their political contributions say otherwise.

Mississippi passes bill to legalize death by firing squad as lethal...

Of the 33 states with the death penalty, only Oklahoma and Utah allow for execution by firing squad.

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Biden wants to prevent a strong primary challenge. He shouldn’t get away with it.

A president is not a party’s king, and he has no automatic right to renomination.

Former Superfund Site becomes largest landfill solar farm in North America

The project is just one example of an innovative trend turning symptoms of throwaway culture into sites for generating renewable energy. 

Tax the rich? We did that once

A little history might just inspire us to try that taxing again.

We just can’t wait for world leaders to fix our broken food system

When global leaders won’t save our food system, cities take the lead.

Ultimate rightwing transgression: the mockery of politics as a preposterous joke 

The Big Lie is "yoked to an older deception, without which it could not survive: the idea that American politics is a joke," attackable without consequences.