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A New Year for the South

December 31, 2012 - Be part of a growing voice for change in the South -- join us with a year-end gift to Facing South and the Institute for Southern Studies today!

The South's ALEC All-Stars

May 1, 2012 - In the face of growing controversy, the corporate-backed American Legislative Exchange Council still has allies in the dozens of politicians they've given awards to over the years. Who are the ALEC All-Stars in your state?

BP 2-Year Anniversary: What can be done to restore the Gulf?

April 20, 2012 - The following is an excerpt from the Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies report, "Troubled Waters: Two Years after the BP Oil Disaster, A Struggling Gulf Coast Calls for National Leadership for Recovery." Read the full report here [pdf]. TROUBLED WATERS: A Community Blueprint for Gulf Renewal By Sue Sturgis and Chris Kromm