Voices from the Gulf

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More than two months after ExxonMobil’s 65-year-old Pegasus pipeline burst and spewed a gusher of thick Canadian tar sands oil through Mayflower, AR, and into a marsh on Lake Conway—the state’s most popular fishing spot—residents are still complaining of health problems and are worried about poisonous impacts on wildlife and in the environment. Many locals and some scientists have little faith in the continuous rosy assurances from Exxon and the Unified Command that

Thanks to all of you who’ve been paying attention to the Mother’s Day mass shooting in New Orleans. I was in the crowd that was attacked in gunfire that left 19 people shot. When my eyes started seeing through the chaos, a bloody semi-circle of bodies arched around me and my people—my partner, my baby, my sister, my nephew, my teachers, my friends, the comrades I organize with, the musicians I dance to, the artists I create with… My community got shot up.

On May 9, New Orleans community members held a rally against racial and gender profiling. Over 75 people gathered outside the New Orleans police headquarters and called for an end to discriminatory policing practices. Some shared their own stories about being profiled.

Photo: Derwin Wilright, Jr. speaks at the Stop the Frisk Rally

mississippi river walkers“I love this river,” explained Sharon Day during a ceremony held May 3rd, at Fort Jackson in Plaquemines Parish. The occasion drew to a close a more than 1,700 mile journey of the Mississippi River Walkers 2013 – a group of indigenous men and women who walked the length of the second most polluted river in the United States.

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