From Facing South:
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VOICES: LABOR RIGHTS ARE CIVIL RIGHTS: This week marks the 100th anniversary of the NAACP, an organization that has fought not only for civil rights but a broader progressive agenda. We look back at a 2007 address in which outgoing NAACP Chair and Institute co-founder Julian Bond draws the connection between black freedom and workers' dignity. (Facing South, 2/12/2009)
COAL ASH IN YOUR VEGGIES?: Coal combustion waste -- like the stuff that spilled from the TVA Kingston power plant back in December -- is being spread on food crops across the South. But just how safe is the practice, which isn't regulated by the federal government? (Facing South, 2/6/2009)