April 23, 2015 -
Five years after the BP oil spill, the people of the United Houma Nation continue to live with impacts of the disaster but are barred from recovery funds due to the tribe's lack of federal recognition. This week, the Houma are renewing their long fight for federal status by launching a petition to the Obama administration.
December 4, 2014 -
The U.N. global climate talks are no longer just about emissions limits and trends. The annual negotiations that got underway this week in Peru have also become the most visible effort to address social justice and human rights.
August 27, 2014 -
Terminated without due process in the chaos that reigned after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans' unionized public schoolteachers have been fighting back in court -- and winning. After victories in district and appeals courts, they head to the Louisiana Supreme Court next week. Meanwhile, teachers in the charter schools that now control the city's public education system are beginning to unionize.
August 14, 2014 -
The immigrant workers who rebuilt New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina are the targets of brutal civil rights violations -- and they are showing extraordinary bravery in fighting to end them.
May 16, 2014 -
This week North Carolina-based Chiquita Brands announced it was leaving its unionized operations in Gulfport, Mississippi for New Orleans, lured by millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded incentives.
August 30, 2013 -
In this Bridge the Gulf video, Derrick Christopher Evans, a grassroots community leader on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, talks about the spiritual and historical significance of hurricanes and other disasters in the region.