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Protests around the South target fossil fuels in run-up to Global Divestment Day

Sue Sturgis
Residents of Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia rallied, marched and prayed this week against fracking, gas pipelines, dirty power plants, coal ash dumping, and public investments in fossil fuels. The actions preceded an international Valentine's Day protest calling on the world to break up with dirty energy.

North Carolina's Moral Movement readies for mass march with week of protest actions

Sue Sturgis
The grassroots movement that's led to the arrest of more than 1,000 people in nonviolent protests against North Carolina's regressive political direction is getting ready to kick off another year of action with a week of daily events followed by a mass march through the state capital.

Moral Monday photo exhibit opens in North Carolina

Allie Yee
Since launching in 2013, the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina has engaged thousands of people across the state in protests against regressive policies. A photo exhibit that opens Feb. 1 will showcase images from the movement captured by photographer and participant Phil Fonville.

Governors' Big Oil-assisted lobbying pays off in Obama's Atlantic drilling plan

Sue Sturgis
The Obama administration has proposed opening Atlantic waters to offshore oil and gas drilling after years of being lobbied by a coalition of coastal-state governors that had more than a little industry help. But a growing grassroots movement aims to keep the drills at bay.

NC NAACP files complaint over state Senate leader's ad for misleading on voter ID

Sue Sturgis
The civil rights group has filed a complaint with the State Board of Elections and a local district attorney over a TV ad sponsored by the campaign of state Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger that suggests citizens need to show a photo ID to vote -- even though the ID requirement doesn't take effect until 2016. In North Carolina, misrepresenting election law to discourage voting is a felony.