Free Alabama Movement

Following the McClutcheon ruling, the relationship between money and politics has gone to the next level. One of the most despicable products of the unholy union of state and money is our increasingly for-profit justice system, where greed and racism often collide. Alabama's prison system is a prime example. 2011 saw the passage of an anti-immigrant “show me your papers” bill, enforceable only through racial profiling, which drove immigrant farm workers out of the state in record numbers.

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Equal Pay = Equal Rights?

Carrying signs calling for “Equal Pay and Equal Rights” and a banner demanding “$15/hr and a UNION!”, a crowd of about sixteen protestors marched in Saturday’s LGBT Pride Parade. Organizers of the 15 NOW movement, centered in Seattle, say it especially affects the LGBT community.

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Tar Sands Oil Pipeline in Mobile

For decades, Mobile’s bay and shoreline have been plagued with environmental devastation caused by big oil companies. One of the more recent catastrophes caused by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig, saw 210 million gallons of oil released into the Gulf, forever poisoning the shores and ecosystems of the Gulf states. The government’s response to this was to put the responsible party, BP, in charge of the cleanup. BP used its own toxic chemical cocktail known as Corexit to coat and coagulate the floating oil to make it sink to the Gulf floor.

Mobile Socialists Picket Wal-Mart

Mobile- For years unions have tried to organize workers in the notoriously anti-union Wal-Mart, where workers are disciplined whenever they speak out. The corporate giant employs over 1.4 million people in the U.S. and many earn so little that they have to rely on food stamps and other government assistance.

Opposing Alabama's Attack on Women's Health

By Grace McGee

On February 19th, the Alabama State House passed "TRAP" bill HB-57. TRAP stands for "Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers", but the acronym is quite apt given the implications of the bill. This assault by Alabama’s right-wing leadership on women's rights has potentially catastrophic implications for women's health, and most significantly impacts working and poor women in the state.

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