mississippi

Jackson, Miss. mayor pleads not guilty to federal charges

July 17, 2008 - Mayor Frank Melton and his two police bodyguards, Michael Recio and Marcus Wright, were indicted last week on three counts each of conspiracy and violating the civil rights of an owner of a private residence and the man who lived in the house. They were indicted yesterday, and all three men pleaded not guilty.

Civil Rights Movement Veterans

By R. Neal
June 5, 2007 - I recently received a press release regarding an upcoming 43rd Annual Mississippi Civil Rights Martyrs Memorial Service and Conference and Caravan for Justice. About the event:

Southern Scandal Watch

April 28, 2006 - The scandal season is still in full bloom, claiming ethically challenged lawmakers across the political aisle. Two recent items of a Southern flavor (hat tip to TPM Muckraker):

Reconstruction for the People

September 21, 2005 - Community Labor United -- an excellent group of grassroots activists in Louisiana and Mississippi and their allies -- have released a new dispatch about their work to ensure Gulf reconstruction serves ordinary people, not the developers, contractors and other powerful interests seeking to impose their agenda on the region.