February 9, 2023 -
This week the family of Manuel "Tortuguita" Páez Terán, the Atlanta forest defender shot to death by Georgia state troopers, held a press conference to demand more details into the investigation of the incident. Here is the statement made by their older brother, Daniel Páez, a veteran of the U.S. nuclear Navy who was stationed in Georgia.
January 24, 2023 -
The poverty rate for people with disabilities is more than double that of our nondisabled counterparts, and the disparity is being driven by state policy choices that force us into institutions unnecessarily and allow employers to pay us subminimum wages. Some Southern states have already embraced reforms, and others should act now.
January 10, 2023 -
Fifty-eight years ago this month, the Georgia legislature refused to seat newly elected state representative Julian Bond because of his stance against the war in Vietnam. To mark that anniversary, we are republishing a 1976 Southern Exposure interview with him.
December 13, 2022 -
Georgia Power is currently asking for huge rate increases while trying to block rooftop and community solar from taking root in the state. On Dec. 20, Georgia's Public Service Commission has a chance to steer the company in another direction, but commissioners will do so only if enough Georgians speak out.
December 2, 2022 -
Mega-donors have spent millions of dollars supporting election deniers for federal and state offices in the South, while Republican-controlled states have launched law enforcement units aimed at fueling the deniers' narrative. But all that spending so far hasn't translated into big wins for deniers in key positions.
October 27, 2022 -
The cofounder of the Atlanta social justice nonprofit Women Engaged recently spoke with Bard College history professor Jeannette Estruth about the organization's nonpartisan civic engagement efforts in Georgia, its work promoting Black women's human rights, and how Southern organizers are shaping a new standard of political representation.
September 16, 2022 -
On the heels of a 2020 legal settlement with the Georgia city of LaGrange, human rights and immigrant advocates continue their fight against local utility policies in communities across the South that deny service to people who lack Social Security numbers.