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Abortion, slavery, democracy: How the South's ballot measures fared

November 18, 2022 - Voters across the South weighed in on dozens of high-profile ballot initiatives in this year's general election, directly shaping policy on matters including reproductive rights, prison labor, and ballot measures themselves. In another election to be held next month, Louisiana voters will consider three ballot measures, including one to bar noncitizens from voting in local elections.

From the Archives: Remembering Rev. Charles Sherrod and New Communities

November 15, 2022 - Rev. Charles Sherrod, a leader of the Albany Movement in Georgia, passed away earlier this year. A 1974 article in Southern Exposure remembered Sherrod's New Communities project, an experiment in land-based justice. We republish that article with an introduction from Chip Hughes, who lived on New Communities Farm in the 1970s, remembering Sherrod's life and work. 

Louisiana fisherfolk fear Air Products' Lake Maurepas carbon capture scheme

November 14, 2022 - New Orleans-based documentarian Jason Kerzinski recently visited Manchac, Louisiana, to talk to fisherfolk there about an international chemical company's plan to capture carbon dioxide from a nearby natural gas-to-hydrogen plant and pipe it beneath Lake Maurepas. They shared their fears about the $4.5 billion project, which will begin seismic testing on Nov. 17.